Join us in commemorating this special day with a joyous collection of Happy Birthday Images Wishes Drea De Matteo. Drea de Matteo is an American actress best known for her roles as Adriana La Cerva in the HBO television series The Sopranos (1999–2006) for which she received the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series in 2004 and as Wendy Case in the FX television series Sons of Anarchy (2008–2014). De Matteo was born on January 19 1972 in Queens New York City to Donna a playwright and playwriting teacher and Albert De Matteo a furniture manufacturer. She is of Italian descent. De Matteo spent her early childhood in Queens and the family then moved to the Upper East Side in Manhattan.