Claudia Ferri’s feuille de route is comprised of compelling and versatile performances, which keep directors, and the audience alike, coming back for more.
Endearing movie goers, as the clueless, neurotic sister, Anna Barberini, in Mambo Italiano and taunting television audiences with her chilling performance as La Capitana in Queen of the South and in AMC’s “The Killing” as Native American band chief Nicole Jackson, the determined and straightforward Judge France Charbonneau in Bad Blood or the touching and loving mother in A Date With Miss Fortune, which garnered her a nomiation as Best Actress for the 2017 ACTRA Awards, Claudia Ferri’s brand is about character essence.
She grew up hearing Italian, French, Arabic, and English being spoken among cousins, aunts and uncles, thanks to a truly multi-cultural family. Not surprisingly, she is also multilingual on screen (English, Italian, French, Spanish and numerous foreign accents).
Nominated as best leading actress in a dramatic series for the Canadian Screen Awards’ Gémeaux 2014 for her portrayal of a Colombian drug trafficker and money launderer in the based-on-true-events miniseries “The Godmother”.
In 2009 she voiced characters in the megapopular video game “Assassin’s Creed II; Lineage” and became Ezio Auditore’s mother in the live action short movies of the same videogame.
In 2005, she won the Outstanding Female Performance ACTRA Awards as the series lead, Elena Batista, in the TV comedy “Ciao Bella”.
In 2003, she was nominated as Best Supporting Actress at the Jutras Awards and Canadian Comedy Awards for her role as Anna Barberini in “Mambo Italiano”,
She got her first break in film in 1996, when a VHS taped audition she’d sent out, retained the directors’ attention. She subsequently landed the role of Maura Ramirez, Lt. Ramirez’s wife (Aidan Quinn), in “The assignment”, sharing the screen with Donald Sutherland, and Ben Kingsley; a good indication of things to come…