Nunzi went on to become an award-winning actress with leads in films screened theatrically and at over 50 film festivals worldwide. Her “Gypsy” in the feature, Dischord, garnered her 2 Best Actor honors. Biting Personalities (for which she acted, co-wrote and produced) won Best Acting, Best Film and the Audience Award at the SoCal Cinema Slam and screened at the Sundance Digital Pavilion during Sundance 2008. Her earlier films, Sally & Angela (a mafia action comedy) and The Next Big Thing (dubbed “a cult sci-fi classic” by Cinefantastique and a winner of the SATURN Golden Scroll award) continue to attract a passionate fan base. Most recently, she played Dr. Maya Turner on The Resident (FOX), Carmen Davis on Tyler Perry’s The Haves and the Have Nots, (OWN) tough addict on Blue Bloods (CBS), a badass barmaid in the new Mischa Barton film, Deserted, a meth addicted South Central denizen in TV’s Southland and the iconic evil witch, Blood Mary Billingsworth, in Nickelodeon’sDeadtime Stories which re-airs every year around Halloween.
In her first foray back into the theatre after her film years, Annunziata was named Top 5 Leading Actresses of the Year (ReviewPlays) for her work in Duet for One. Since then, she has performed leads in Brecht’s Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, Sheila Callaghan’s edgy, comic drama, Scab, Tony Tanner’s The Trojan Women, The Two Gentlemen of Verona with West Hollywood’s Shakespeare in the Parks, as well as Io in Prometheus Bound, Anya in The Cherry Orchard, Electra in Electra, and Mary Warren in The Crucible with the Classical Theatre Lab, among others.
Annunziata’s production credits include clients: Universal Studios, Chris Columbus’ 1492 Productions, National Geographic, Propaganda Films, and Tri-Star, among others. Her theatre production of Duet for One raised awareness and money for the National Multiple Sclerosis Foundation. As well as performing with Noah Wyle’s The Blank Theatre Company, she has produced their Young Playwrights Festival and associate produced the 11-month running Amy & David Sedaris hit The Book of Liz.
Annunziata co-founded the Ivy Media Group, Inc, comprised of Ivy Films (a film production company) and Ivy Digital Design (a post-production and New Media company) where she has produced over 100 projects (multi-award winning films, commercials and musicvideos). With Ivy Digital, she has designed over 30 film and theatre ad campaigns, programmed and implemented corporate online interactive programs, and edited features and short films.
Annunziata served on the Board of Directors of the Classical Theatre Lab and is a founding member and Resident Producer of The Alchemy Arts Ensemble, where she is currently developing an enterprise-level, online Shakespeare learning program. In her spare time, Nunzi performs outreach for the LA Mission and the WEHO Book Fair, among other community interest organizations. She is a current member of the International Academy of Web Television, where she co-founded and maintains the East Coast IAWTV Writers Group.
Speaking and presenter engagements — at NATPE 2012, Blogworld/New Media Expo 2012 (both Writers and Actors Panels), VidCon 2012 (“You’ve got a Webseries…Now What?” with industry luminaries and as an actor in both the Comedy and Non-Comedy: The First Page series) and at New Media Expo 2013 on the “Advice from Award Winning Actors” panel. Next up on the docket for Nunzi is the NY-based crime web series Battery Park in which she plays the corrupt hard-hitting detective, Andy Temple. It sneak peek premiered at ITVFest 2012, where she was nominated for Best Actress in a Drama.