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Maureen Van Zandt Actress

Maureen Van Zandt

Maureen guest starred regularly as "Gabriella Dante" on HBO's original series "The Sopranos." Van Zandt grew up in northern New Jersey and at a very young age appeared in the Broadway musical, "Gypsy." After training at the High School of Performing Arts, the American Ballet Theatre School and the School of American Ballet, she began a long career in dance, performing with ABT, the Metropolitan Opera Ballet, and the Garden State Ballet. Upon retiring after an injury, she continued her acting training with Stella Adler and Herbert Berghof (among others) and appeared in numerous theatrical productions on and off Broadway, and in several films. Maureen joined the cast of "The Sopranos" during its second season and has continued to play the role of Gabriella Dante up to the present. In 2001, she co-founded the With Out Papers Theatre Company and since then has produced and acted in the five productions they have mounted. She also produced and was casting director on the soon-to-be-released independent feature "Bloodlines." She can be seen in the film "Remedy" which will be screened this spring at the Tribeca Film Festival. Maureen continues to be active in the dance world as a teacher and coach, and is involved in several upcoming theatrical productions, the first of which is her company's production of "Burn This," opening in March. She lives in Manhattan and is married to musician and actor Steven Van Zandt.

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