Drea de Matteo (born Andrea Donna de Matteo on January 19, 1972) is an American Emmy-winning actress, perhaps best known for her roles as Adriana La Cerva on the HBO TV series The Sopranos and as Joey Tribbiani's sister Gina on the NBC-TV sitcom TV series Joey.
In 2004, de Matteo won an Emmy for Best Supporting Actress (Drama) for her role as Adriana on The Sopranos (season 5) and was nominated for a Golden Globe the same year, for the same role. She was ranked #42 and #56 on the Maxim Hot 100 Women of 2001 and 2002, respectively.
De Matteo played the role of Wendy Case in the FX original series Sons of Anarchy. The pilot episode aired September 3, 2008, and De Matteo continued making regular appearances into the series' sixth season. She was promoted to a series regular for the seventh and final season.
De Matteo played Angie Bolen, the mother of the Bolen family, on season 6 of the ABC show Desperate Housewives. She officially left Desperate Housewives at the season 6 finale in 2010, due to personal reasons. 
De Matteo played the stepmother of Steve Wilde, the main character of the FOX comedy Running Wilde, appearing in Season 1, Episode 9. De Matteo co-starred as Krissi Cates in the film adaptation of Dark Places (2015), with Charlize Theron, Chloë Grace Moretz, and Nicholas Hoult. In 2015, she was cast as Det. Tess Nazario in the NBC drama series Shades of Blue, starring alongside Jennifer Lopez and Ray Liotta. It premiered on January 7, 2016.
- ↑ "Desperate Housewives" Recruits "Sopranos" Vet Drea de Matteo Template:Webarchive, Entertainment Weekly, June 29, 2009
- ↑ "Desperate Housewives" Casts Drea de Matteo as New Vixen, E! Online, June 29, 2009
- ↑ Drea de Matteo Joins "Desperate Housewives", Los Angeles Times, June 29, 2009
- ↑ "Desperate Housewives" Welcomes the Bolens, TV Guide Magazine, August 5, 2009
- ↑ ""Desperate Housewives" Exclusive: Drea de Matteo to Make "Explosive" Exit from "Desperate Housewives" in May", 'Entertainment Weekly', March 4, 2010. Retrieved on July 26, 2017.
- ↑ "Drea de Matteo leaving Desperate Housewives im May", PerezHilton.com, March 5, 2010. Retrieved on July 26, 2017.
- ↑ Dark Places