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Anne DeSalvo

Anne DeSalvo enjoys a prolific career as actor/director/writer/producer/professor.  Broadway includes “Gemini” opposite Aiello (Obie Award, and Showbusiness Award for Distinguished Performance) and “Safe Sex” opposite Harvey Fierstein. She created roles in many Off-Broadway plays including ”Sorrows of Stephen” and “Girls Girls Girls” both at the Public Theatre. She also wrote and performed her one-woman show, “Mamma Roma” featured in The Mentor Project at the Cherry Lane Theatre. Regional theatre includes “The Miser” at Yale, “Lend Me a Tenor” at Pasadena Playhouse (Best Actress Award), “Gemini The Musical” (Best Featured Actress in a Musical Nomination) and “Doubt” in Las Vegas. TV credits include “Two Broke Girls”, “The Closer”, “Monk”, “Sex & The City”, “Entourage”, “CSI-Miami” and “X-Files. She’s had recurring roles on “Taxi”, “Wiseguys”, “LA Law” and “Cheers.” She starred as Lee Strasberg’s daughter in Emmy Award-winning “The Last Tenant.”
Lee welcomed Anne into the Actor’s Studio community and she was officially invited as a Lifetime Member in 1983. She’s appeared in many acclaimed films including “Arthur” starring with Dudley Moore, “Stardust Memories” starring with Woody Allen, “My Favorite Year” starring with Peter O’Toole, “Perfect” starring with John Travolta and “Taking Care of Business” starring with Charles Grodin. She wrote directed and produced “Women Without Implants” for Lifetime Television (Cable Ace Award Nomination as Best Actress). She also wrote and directed “The Amati Girls” with Mercedes Ruehl and Cloris Leachman (Best Director, Best Writer, Best Film at the Marco Island Film Festival). It also won the Award of Excellence from the Heartland Film Festival and the Award of Excellence from The Film Advisory Board as well as Best Film at LA’s Italian American Film Festival. She was elected as a National Officer for the SAG Board of Directors and has appeared on several talk shows including “The Tonight Show” and “Entertainment Tonight.”