From a Tony nomination to playing Leonardo DiCaprio‘s wife in a film directed by Martin Scorsese — as far as career boosts go, it doesn’t get much better.
Cristin Milioti, recently nominated for her turn in the Broadway production of “Once,” has landed the pretty plum role in “The Wolf Of Wall Street.” Joining a cast that so far includes Jonah Hill, Kyle Chandler and “The Artist” star Jean Dujardin, the film tells the true story of Jordan Belfort, a wheeling and dealing New York stockbroker who sees his career and personal life fall into shambles thanks to sex, drugs and alcohol. Milioti will play of Belfort’s Italian-American hairdessing wife, who is crushed by his infidelity.
Milioti will continue her run on Broadway before heading over to ‘Wall Street’ when production on the Terence Winter penned film begins at the end of the summer. And we would guess her appearances on “The Sopranos” may have tipped her to Winter and Scorsese’s attention. And in case you’re curious what her pipes sound like, watch her below signing the show’s signature tune, “Falling Slowly.” [Variety]