Actress Alicia Coppola made her first strong impression on U.S. television around the beginning of the 1990s, when the performer -- then in her early twenties -- landed guest appearances on such series programs as Star Trek: Voyager, NYPD Blue and Touched by an Angel. Coppola essayed roles in a series of projects over the ensuing decade, which included everything from direct-to-video melodramas (the 1997 Velocity Trap) to well-received telemovies (the 1999 Blood Money); through it all, she remained active and prolific. After taking on a recurring role on the TV period drama American Dreams as Nancy (2003-2004) and a bevy of guest roles on other series, Coppola earned a regular part on the cult show Jericho as Mimi Clark (2006-2007). Coppola's film career ascended to a new level in 2007, when she signed on for a supporting role alongside Nicolas Cage and Harvey Keitel in the Jerry Bruckheimer-produced adventure saga National Treasure: Book of Secrets.
Biography by Nathan Southern
- Became a model after her NYC landlord, who had connections at an agency, suggested she try it.
- Big break came in 1991 when she was cast as Lorna Devon on Another World.
- Won a Soap Opera Digest Award in 1993 for Outstanding Younger Leading Actress.
- Played a Muslim intelligence analyst in a 2005 episode of 24, only to have all of her scenes cut from the broadcast. They were later restored as extras on the DVD.
- Cousin to film producer Denise Di Novi (Edward Scissorhands, Batman Returns, Message in a Bottle).