“Criminal Minds” Beauty
Daughter of playwright/director Robert Glaudini, Lola Glaudini was first noticed on television while playing the recurring role of heroin-addicted office assistant Dolores Mayo (1996-1999) on ABC Emmy-winning, long-running police drama "NYPD Blue." Afterward, she went on to portray FBI Agent Deborah Ciccerone-Waldrup and Danielle Ciccellela (2001-2004) in recurring dual roles on HBO's multiple Emmy-winning mob drama series, "The Sopranos," and co-star as half-Cuban, Spanish-speaking FBI BAU Special Agent Elle Greenaway (2005-2007) on CBS crime/drama series "Criminal Minds."
Meanwhile, Glaudini, who was one of Entertainment Weekly magazine's "100 Most Creative People In Entertainment" (2000), has guest starred in such shows as "The Magnificent Seven," "The King of Queens," "Andy Richter Controls the Universe," "Boomtown," "Monk," "Las Vegas," "Crossing Jordan" and "ER."
On the big screen, she could be seen in the films "Without a Map" (1996), "Your Friends & Neighbors" (1998), " Groove" (2000), " Down to You" (2000), " Blow" (2001), " Consequence" (2003), " Invincible" (2006) and "Drive-Thru" (2007).
Meanwhile, Glaudini has acted on stage, headlining “Demonology” (won her a Dramalogue award as Best Actress) and “ The Poison Tree” (written by her father), both at the Mark Taper Forum.
Glaudini currently resides in New York with his jewelery designer husband, Stuart England.
Childhood and Family:
In New York, New York, Lola Glaudini was born on November 24, 1972. Her father is playwright, director and teacher Robert Glaudini, who recently wrote a hit off-Broadway play "Jack Goes Boating," starring Phillip Seymour Hoffman. He also guest-starred a few times on "NYPD Blue" (1993), as the father of Lola's recurring character Dolores Mayo. Before playing Dolores, Lola appeared as another character in an earlier episode that her father co-wrote. Lola also once appeared in the play “The Poison Tree,” which was written by her father.
Lola attended Bard College, a small, selective, four-year liberal arts college located in Annandale-on-Hudson in New York's Hudson Valley region. She currently resides in New York and is married to jewelery designer Stuart England, with whom she is expecting her first child.
Born to a playwright/director father, Lola Glaudini made her first on-screen appearance at age 25, playing the recurring role of Dolores Mayo (1996-1999), a heroin-addicted office assistant, on ABC Emmy-winning, long-running police drama "NYPD Blue." During that time, she got her first film role in writer/director Peter Turman's independent "Without a Map" (1996), and has an uncredited role in writer/director Neil LaBute's ensemble drama/comedy "Your Friends & Neighbors" (1998), starring Amy Brenneman, Aaron Eckhart, Catherine Keener, Nastassja Kinski, Jason Patric, and Ben Stiller. She also appeared in two episodes of Fox sci-fi series starring John Corbett, "The Visitor," and the TV series that based on the 1960 Western movie, "The Magnificent Seven."
Entering the new millennium, Glaudini played a small part as a parolee in writer/director Kris Isacsson's comedy about losing a first love, "Down to You," starring Freddie Prinze, Jr. and Julia Stiles. She also played the supporting role of a longtime New York raver who makes an unlikely connection with a reluctant raver (played by Hamish Linklater), in writer/director Greg Harrison's drama film "Groove," and as the wife in writer/director Matthew E. Alper's "Dave's Blind Date." On the small screen, she could be seen in an episode of USA Network's fantasy-based television action series "G vs E" and UPN's short-lived spy-fi television series "Secret Agent Man."
From 2001 to 2004, Glaudini played the dual recurring role of FBI Agent Deborah Ciccerone-Waldrup and Danielle Ciccellela on HBO's multiple Emmy-winning mob drama starring James Gandolfini, "The Sopranos." She also landed a co-starring role as Heater on CBS short-lived FBI drama "The Handler" (2003-2004), alongside Joe Pantoliano.
Meanwhile, Glaudini was cast in Ted Demme's biographical drama film about the American cocaine smuggler George Jung, "Blow" (2001; starring Johnny Depp and Penélope Cruz), writer/director Noah Stern's "7 Songs" (2003; alongside Chris Eigeman), and Anthony Hickox's action/thriller "Consequence" (2003; starring Armand Assante).
She also appeared in the comedy TV movies "H.M.O." (ABC; 2001; starring John Cleese) and "Taste" (CBS; 2004; with Lombardo Boyar, Jane Krakowski and Rufus Sewell), as well as guest starred in an episode of UPN's short-lived horror/comedy series "Special Unit 2," CBS' Emmy-nominated comedy series "The King of Queens," Fox sitcom "Andy Richter Controls the Universe," NBC action/drama series "Boomtown," USA Network's Emmy-winning television show starring Tony Shalhoub, "Monk," and NBC dramatic comedy series "Las Vegas."
In 2005, Glaudini landed the role of half-Cuban, Spanish-speaking FBI BAU Special Agent Elle Greenaway on CBS crime/drama series "Criminal Minds." She left the show in 2007 when her character was replaced by Paget Brewster's FBI BAU Special Agent Emily Prentiss. However, reports mentioned that she left the show because she became unhappy living in Los Angeles and wanted to return to the East Coast.
During her “Criminal Minds” stint, Glaudini was spotted as a guest in an episode of CBS' late night variety show "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson," NBC crime/drama series "Crossing Jordan," as well as NBC medical dramas "Medical Investigation" and "ER."
Moviegoers could also catch her in Ericson Core's biopic of Vince Papale (played by Mark Wahlberg), a 30-year-old bartender from South Philadelphia who overcame long odds to play for the NFL's Philadelphia Eagles in 1976, "Invincible" (2006), in which she had a brief one-scene role as the wife of Vince Papale. Additionally, Glaudini served as producer of Susan Tuan's short film titled "New Year" (2006).
Recently, Glaudini played a detective in writers/directors Brendan Cowles and Shane Kuhn's spoof horror film starring Leighton Meester and Nicholas D'Agostoand, "Drive-Thru," which was released to DVD on May 29, 2007, and starred as the woman in Susan Tuan's short film, "The Diviner" (both in 2007).
Daughter of a playwright, Glaudini has also showed off her acting talent on stage. She headlined “Demonology” at the Mark Taper Forum,” which won her a Dramalogue award as Best Actress, and “The Poison Tree,” also at the Mark Taper Forum, which was written by her father, Robert Glaudini.
Dramalogue: Best Actress, “Demonology”