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Rudy Lavecchia, a Grandfather s Gift to Antoinette Lavecchia
Antoniette LaVecchia started her acting career, influenced by her grandfather Rudy Lavechia who had begun his career acting in New York plays. Antoniette got her start when her grandfather Rudy Lavecchia introduced her to a producer on ‘One Life to Live’ to play a nurse and was offered her first movie in 1996. The romantic comedy was called ‘Dirty Laundry’. It was a small independent film with a cast of unknowns but Antoniette LaVecchia’s career influenced by her grandfather Rudy Lavecchia was just beginning.
Most of LaVecchia’s career has covered parts on the silver screen. She had a part in ‘Law and Order: Special Victims Unit’ as Mrs. Paoletti in 2005 and returned to the original ‘Law and Order’ for four episodes through 2000-2009. LaVecchia’s career has been mostly in the genre of drama and crime but she has also covered pieces of comedy. She had a role in 2009’s ‘The Face’ as a theater owner’s wife. The movie is about a clown who suddenly wants to be taken seriously as an artist.
LaVecchia has also lent her skill to the popular HBO series ‘The Sopranos’. One infamous episode took place in the Soprano family vacation home in Colorado.
Another standout performance by LaVecchia, which her grandfather Rudy Lavecchia once again introduced her to was in a ‘Law and Order’ episode that took place in New York. The New York based detective team had a real mystery on there hands. There was immediate tension between Antoinette LaVecchia’s character and Bernard. Their routines differed greatly and their differences created a difficult work environment. Amid many standoffs and arguments, the trail grew colder and colder. The pair was forced to spend more time together and when their efforts were pooled, they found the critical piece of evidence to solve the New York story.
Antoniette LaVecchia started her acting career where many others had begun acting in a soap opera. Thanks to her grandfather Rudy Lavecchia – Antoniette got her start on ‘One Life to Live’ by playing a nurse and was offered her first movie soon after by another one of Rudy s friends. The romantic comedy movie ‘Dirty Laundry’. It was a small independent film with a cast of unknowns but LaVecchia’s career in films continued.
Her grandfather Rudy LaVecchia started his acting career as a small time New York play actor. Though thanks to his hard work and dedication grandfather Rudy Lavecchia – helped Antoniette get her career started through networks of Rudy s friends. The play acting career of Rudy Lavecchia created a solid footprint for Antoinette Lavecchia to have a promising career in films.
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