Known to pint-sized filmgoers as April O'Neil in the two sequels to 1990s live-action Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie, actress Paige Turco followed up that role with several extended arcs on such television shows as NYPD Blue, Party of Five, and Rescue Me. In 2007, Turco was cast as one of the leads on ABC's Big Shots, a corporate drama starring Dylan McDermott and Michael Vartan. In the years to come, Turco would remain active on screen, appearing on shows like Damages.
Biography by Matthew Tobey
- After training to become a ballet dancer, she performed with the New England Dance Conservatory, the Amherst Ballet Theater Company and the Western Massachusetts Ballet Company. An ankle injury shortened her dance career.
- First TV acting gig came with the CBS daytime soap opera Guiding Light in 1987.
- In 1991, debuted on the silver screen as April O'Neil in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze.
- Received training from real-life CIA operatives for research into her role on the CBS series The Agency (2001).