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Drea de Matteo promoted to full-time cast member on 'SOA'

Drea de Matteo promoted to full-time cast member on 'SOA'

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- Drea de Matteo has been promoted to series regular on the California-set motorcycle gang drama "Sons of Anarchy," E! News reported.
Drea de Matteo up to series regular for 'Sons of Anarchy's final season

Drea de Matteo up to series regular for 'Sons of Anarchy's final season

Jan. 8 (UPI) -- The former "Sopranos" star got a promotion for the FX show's seventh and final season.
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'Sons of Anarchy' to get 90-minute season premiere

'Sons of Anarchy' to get 90-minute season premiere

LOS ANGELES, July 25 (UPI) -- The Season 6 premiere of the California motorcycle gang drama "Sons of Anarchy" will run 90 minutes, FX announced.
'Desperate Housewives' wraps up 8-season run

'Desperate Housewives' wraps up 8-season run

LOS ANGELES, May 14 (UPI) -- The U.S. nighttime soap opera "Desperate Housewives" ended its eight-season run with a 2-hour season finale.
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De Matteo gives birth to a son

De Matteo gives birth to a son

NEW YORK, April 8 (UPI) -- U.S. actress Drea de Matteo has given birth to a son, her fiance Shooter Jennings confirmed via Twitter.
De Matteo pregnant with baby No. 2

De Matteo pregnant with baby No. 2

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- Drea de Matteo's publicist has confirmed the U.S. actress is pregnant with her second child.
Barrowman to join 'Housewives' cast

Barrowman to join 'Housewives' cast

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- Scottish-born television star John Barrowman is joining the cast of the U.S. series "Desperate Housewives," an ABC representative said.
Jennings and de Matteo get engaged

Jennings and de Matteo get engaged

UTICA , N.Y., June 14 (UPI) -- U.S. country singer-songwriter Waylon "Shooter" Jennings has confirmed his longtime girlfriend, actress Drea de Matteo, accepted his marriage proposal.

It's a girl for Drea de Matteo

NEW YORK, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- Hollywood actress Drea de Matteo has given birth to a baby girl, E! Online reported Thursday.

Drea de Matteo not sure if Adriana lives

LOS ANGELES, July 12 (UPI) -- Actress Drea de Matteo said in Los Angeles that she does not know if her character in HBO's "The Sopranos" survives getting whacked in the woods.

'Soprano's' Drea De Matteo is 'Joey's' sis

LOS ANGELES, March 29 (UPI) -- "The Sopranos'" Drea De Matteo has been cast as Joey Tribbiani's sister in the upcoming NBC "Friends" spinoff, "Joey."
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Drea de Matteo arrives for the premiere of "Broken English" at the Landmark Sunshine Theater in New York on June 18, 2007. (UPI Photo/Laura Cavanaugh)
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Drea de Matteo (born January 19, 1972) is an Emmy Award-winning American actress, best known for her roles as Adriana La Cerva on the HBO TV series The Sopranos, Joey Tribbiani's sister Gina on the NBC sitcom Joey and as Angie Bolen on ABC's Desperate Housewives.

De Matteo, an Italian American, was born Andrea Donna de Matteo in Queens, New York, the daughter of Donna, a playwright and playwriting teacher, and Albert De Matteo, a furniture manufacturer. She grew up in a Catholic family. She came out as bisexual in 2005. She lives in New York City, where she owned Filth Mart, an East Village clothing store, with best friend and ex-boyfriend Michael Sportes. She is engaged to Shooter Jennings, the son of late country legend Waylon Jennings. The couple had their first child together, a girl named Alabama Gypsy Rose, on November 28, 2007. Jennings proposed onstage at the Stanley Center during a show in Utica, New York, on June 11, 2009, and confirmed the news on Twitter. "Asked Drea to marry me on stage tonight. I'm a lucky man," he Tweeted, "I'll never forget Utica, NY." On December 8th, 2010, de Matteo's second pregnancy was announced. She's due in spring 2011.

Is good friends with Desperate Housewives co-star John Barrowman who played her ex-lover and eco-terrorist partner Patrick Logan. She told him that he was her long lost brother and joked that she'd love to be a surrogate for his children. Barrowman mentions her in his autobiography, saying:

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