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Donnamarie Recco was born in Brooklyn NY, where she swore she would become a world-renowned ballerina. After deciding instead to be a famous concert pianist, then a rock star, then again a concert pianist, she finally settled on becoming an actress, reasoning that this would allow her to do it all.
Accompanying the many years of classical piano training and dance classes, Donnamarie studied with Terry Schreiber in NYC and at the Lee Strasburg Theatre Inst. in LA. It was in Los Angeles where she landed her first role in the cult classic Tri-Star film, "Three Ninjas." Her appearance in this film, where all she did was sell a hot dog, was her ticket to… a SAG card!
Since those humble beginnings, she has played opposite Robert DeNiro in "Analyze This;" opposite Greg Kinnear and Willem DeFoe in "Auto Focus;" and opposite Gwyneth Paltrow in "View from the Top." She has also appeared as a guest star on acclaimed television shows such as The Sopranos, Law & Order, Judging Amy, Third Watch, and NYPD Blue to name a few.
She recently starred in an independent film called "One Night" in her hometown of New York City during the hottest summer ever recorded. When asked how that made her feel she simply whispered, "Water..."
Donnamarie currently lives in Hollywood, where she splits her time between acting and volunteering as a caretaker for hospice patients, another one of her life's passions. Her volunteer work goes hand in hand with her belief that how we leave this life is as important as how we enter it. Plus, she claims to derive great pleasure playing Bingo.
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