Claudia Ferri was born into a multicultural family in Montreal. Her father of Italian Origins and her mother's ancestry is Irish, Scottish, French and Native American. When all the members of her family got together for festivities, Italian, French, English or Arab was spoken among cousins or aunts and uncles. It's no surprise that she is multilingual (English, Italian, French and Spanish) on screen too.
The eastern coast of U.S.A. is a familiar scene to her, as many of her childhood summers would see the family traveling down to New York State, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Massachusetts, where they would visit cousins and relatives. Later, her parents built a home and took up residence in Naples, Florida. Claudia was in fact visiting her parents in Naples when a phone call from her agent informed her that she was considered to play opposite Aidan Quinn & Donald Sutherland in "The assignment", which proved to be her first big break in film.
Claudia Ferri's landmark performances include a wide variety of roles:
Ms. Ferri returns in season 2 of AMC's "The Killing" as Native American band chief Nicole Jackson.
The summer of 2010 saw Ms Ferri reunited with Aidan Quinn in "Across The Line: The Exodus of Charlie Wright" as Mary, a Mexican escort on the edge of beauty, haunted by time creeping up on her.
In 2009 she was cast for the web series and voiced characters in the mega popular video game "Assassin's Creed II; Lineage".
Throughout the years she was also cast as the Caucasian sister, mother, curator, meanie, sweetie and the list goes on!
In 2003, she was nominated as Best Supporting Actress at the Jutra Awards and Canadian Comedy Awards for her role as the neurotic sister, Anna Barberini, in "Mambo Italiano", and in 2005, she won the Outstanding Female Performance ACTRA Awards as the series lead, Elena Batista, in Ciao Bella.
She portrayed the Italian Mafia boss's wife, Christina Panzoni, in Omerta II. One crucial scene between her character & her Mafia boss husband made Quebec's top 10 television events that year.
In her very first television series "Triplex" she was Ana Maria from Argentina.