Jennifer Esposito (born April 11, 1973) is an American actress and dancer.
Esposito, an Italian American, was born in Brooklyn, New York, the daughter of Phyllis, an interior decorator, and Robert Esposito, a computer consultant and music producer. She has one older sister. Esposito grew up and attended St.Teresa School in Staten Island, and graduated high school in Staten Island.
Esposito dated Benjamin Bratt in 1996-1997 and married Bradley Cooper on December 30, 2006. However, in April 2007, she filed for divorce. On August 24, 2007 court papers were filed that set a final date of November 10 for the official termination of the couple's marriage.
Esposito made her first appearance in Law & Order in 1996, but she is best known as Stacey in the prime time hit Spin City. She can also be seen in I Still Know What You Did Last Summer playing the role of Nancy. One of her more recent successes was her role as Ruby in Spike Lee's controversial Summer of Sam in 1999, which was set against the mid-Seventies backdrop of the Son of Sam murders. She originally had the Mira Sorvino role in Summer of Sam, but had to take a different role due to scheduling conflicts. Esposito's next film was Wes Craven Presents: Dracula 2000. She played the detective's girlfriend "Ria" in the Academy Award-winning film Crash. Esposito was part of the cast for the now cancelled WB show Related in which she played Ginnie Sorelli. She also played a Lieutenant in the NYPD in the 2004 film Taxi. She recently played a love interest to Denis Leary's character in the FX dramedy Rescue Me. Esposito can currently be seen on television as Andrea in the ABC comedy, Samantha Who?.