03-15 Happy birthday to Angelina Fiordellisi, Born: March 15, 1955.
Angelina Fiordellisi is the actress who played Kaminer in the Star Trek: The Next Generation sixth season episode “Schisms” in 1992.
From Detroit, Michigan, Fiordellisi has served as the Artistic Director of New York’s off-Broadway Cherry Lane Theatre in historic Greenwich Village since 1996. She founded the non-profit Cherry Lane Alternative and the Obie-Award winning Mentor Project Program. In 1998, she built the Cherry Lane Studio theater, and in January 2009 she was offered the 90-seat Cherry Pit, located at Westbeth Community Center. She was also on Broadway in “Zorba” with Academy Award winner Anthony Quinn.
She attended Northern Michigan University for two years, then received scholarships to The University of Detroit, Jesuit College, and Asolo Conservatory of Theater. Fiordellisi became a professional actress playing a 70-year old nun in “Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up?”. She moved to New York where she immediately landed the National Touring company of “Annie”. Soon after she accepted a role in the National Tour of “Zorba” that moved to Broadway.
Besides her appearance on The Next Generation, Fiordellisi also made guest appearances in episodes of The Cosby Show (1987), Roseanne (1988), The Munsters Today (1990, with John Schuck, Lee Meriwether, and Jason Marsden), L.A. Law (1991, with Corbin Bernsen, Larry Drake, Michael Cumpsty, and Joseph Ruskin), and Law & Order (1996). Between 1994 and 1995 she portrayed Rita in the ABC television comedy series Thunder Ally on which she worked with Jim Beaver and Bertila Damas.
In addition, Fiordellisi was featured in the crime thriller Delusion (1991, with Jim Metzler, Robert Costanzo, Tracey Walter, Barbara Alyn Woods, Raymond Singer, Brendan McKane, and Rudolph Willrich), in the television drama Out of Darkness (1994, with Randy Lowell and Annie O’Donnell), the romance When a Man Loves a Woman (1994, with Eugene Roche, Gail Strickland, Susanna Thompson, William Frankfather, Ellen Geer, and Rico E. Anderson), and in the romance Where The Heart Is (2000, starring Ashley Judd and with Jim Beaver and Katelin Petersen).
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