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The Joys of Rena

From "Loving" to "Just Shoot Me," the daughter of an Orthodox rabbi has landed some unorthodox roles.

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/arts/article/the_joys_of_rena_20021115

Rena Sofer always seems to land ethnic roles. As the newest regular on NBC's "Just Shoot Me," Sofer plays Vicki Costa, a hairdresser from Brooklyn, whose name is Greek, but whose ethnicity is undefined. It's reminiscent of her Emmy-award winning role of Lois Cerullo Ashton, the brassy Italian Brooklynite she played for five years on the soap opera "General Hospital." She's also known for playing journalist Rachel Rose, the stereotypically ideal Jewish woman who goes out with a Reform rabbi (Ben Stiller), in the 2000 film "Keeping the Faith."

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