- Following the end of Nichola Turturro’s 11 years of marriage with Jami Biunno, he met Lissa Espinosa as a flight attendant and married her a year later
- Lissa Espinosa revealed she cooking is one of her favorite things to do and she now runs a page where she shares her recipes
- Having been married for 27 years, Lissa and Nicholas have been blessed with two children: Apollonia and Nick Nick
Since 1996, Lissa Espinosa has been married to the Blue Bloods actor Nicholas Turturro Jr. Apparently, she has featured in a couple of movies alongside her husband and kids.
Being a mother of two, Espinosa enjoys cooking for her family and has now decided to share it with the world. She has a page on social media where she shares her special recipes and meals.
Aside from being a good mother and wife, Lissa has supported her husband’s blooming career in the entertainment industry. She has been spotted a couple of times with her husband at red carpet events and other outdoor activities.
Who is Lissa Espinosa?
Lissa Espinosa, now also known as Lissa Turturro hails from Dasol, Pangasinan, Philippines but she was reportedly raised in South Carolina. She has quite a number of relatives spread with the same family name on social media.
Espinosa has decided to stay off the media’s scrutiny but keep details about herself private. She has not shared any information about her background and educational qualifications.
However, from the findings, it seems her mother is MannyEve Espinosa. She is a retired U.S Customs and Border Protection and she has worked in the King County Public Works department in the past.
While she is from the Philippines, her husband is said to be from Bari Italy and he was born on January 29, 1962. His parents were Italians who had roots in Sicily. His father Nicholas Turturro Sr. was a carpenter and shoemaker whereas his mother worked in a navy yard and was an amateur jazz singer.
She Has Been Married for 27 Years
In 1995, while she was working as a flight attendant, Lissa met Nick Turturro and they started dating shortly afterward. Barely a year later, the new lovers decided to tie the knot on August 3, 1996.
Their marriage has produced two children. The couple welcomed their daughter Apollonia in 1997. Their son Nick Nick was born a couple of years after Apollonia was born.
Her children are both musical artists and are trying to break through into the music industry.
She is Not the First Wife of Nicholas Turturro
According to reports, Lissa Espinosa got hitched to her husband a year after he got divorced from his first wife. He reportedly left the university to marry his lover then-Jami Biunno in 1984 and to also help her raise their child Erica.
However, the marriage could not stand the test of time after 11 years so they divorced in 1995.
Lissa Espinosa’s Husband Comes from a Family with Deep Roots in Showbiz
Nichola Turturro comes from a relatively large family. The Turturro extended family got into the show biz before Lissa’s husband did. He is the younger brother of actor John Turturro and musician Ralph Turturro.
Nick’s other relatives in the entertainment industry include his cousin Aida Turturro, Arianna Turturro, and Diego Z Turturro.
Lissa’s husband has been in the industry since 1989. He was initially working as a doorman at the St. Moritz Hotel in New York as he dabbled between an extra and a voice-over artist.
His brother, John later introduced him to Spike Lee and his career took off from there following several collaborations with the director. Ever since he started acting, he has been featured in more than 50 movies. He is widely recognized for his role in the television series, Blue Blood and also NYPD Blue.
Turturro has received an Emmy Award nomination for his role as James Martinez on the television series NYPD Blue.
What Does Lissa Espinosa Do?
Based on her Facebook profile, she enjoys cooking so she has decided to share her special recipes with her followers and friends on social media. Although it seems she is just building her presence on social media as someone who enjoys cooking and would want to become a professional chef.
She revealed on her page that cooking for her family is one of the favorite things she does as a mother and also a wife. She apparently has quite a few recipes that she would want to share with the world.