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Edie Falco

Edie FalcoAKA Edith Falco

Born: 5-Jul-1963
Birthplace: Brooklyn, NY

Gender: Female
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Actor

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: The Sopranos, Nurse Jackie

Edie Falco was born in Brooklyn, and started appearing in school plays almost as soon as she started going to school. Falco had a fairly substantial role in her first film, Sweet Lorraine with Maureen Stapleton and Giancarlo Esposito. She attended college with eventual independent filmmaker Hal Hartley, and has appeared in three of his films. She has also made two films with Abel Ferrara, and had a tiny role in Woody Allen's Bullets Over Broadway. She had a rare leading role in Judy Berlin, an oddball but endearing independent movie about an eclipse over Long Island.

She is best known for playing Carmela, Mafia don Tony Soprano's long-suffering wife on The Sopranos. Falco was the first actress to sweep all three major TV awards for the same role in the same year, winning the Emmy, Screen Actors Guild, and Golden Globe Awards in 1999 for The Sopranos. She has also played a cop's wife on Homicide: Life on the Street, a defense attorney on Law & Order, and a prison guard on Oz.

She has survived breast cancer, and is a recovering alcoholic, sober since the early 1990s.

Her uncle is novelist Edward Falco, author of Acid and Sabbath Night in the Church of the Piranha.

Father: Frankie Falco (jazz drummer)
Mother: Judith Anderson Loney
Brother: Joe Falco (b. 1961)
Sister: Ruth Falco (b. 1967)
Brother: Paul Falco
Boyfriend: John Devlin (dated 1996-2000)
Boyfriend: Stanley Tucci
Son: Anderson Falco (adopted 2004)

    High School: Northport High School, Long Island, NY (1981)
    University: BFA Drama, State University of New York at Purchase (1986)

    Friends of Hillary
    People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals
    Emmy 1999 Best Lead Actress in a Dramatic Series, for The Sopranos
    Emmy 2001 Best Lead Actress in a Dramatic Series, for The Sopranos
    Emmy 2003 Best Lead Actress in a Dramatic Series, for The Sopranos
    Emmy 2010 Best Lead Actress in a Comedy Series, for Nurse Jackie
    Golden Globe 2000 Best Lead Actress in a Dramatic Series, for The Sopranos
    Golden Globe 2003 Best Lead Actress in a Dramatic Series, for The Sopranos
    Italian Ancestry
    Swedish Ancestry
    Risk Factors: Smoking, Breast Cancer, Alcoholism

    TELEVISION
    Nurse Jackie Jackie Peyton (2009-)
    The Sopranos Carmela Soprano (1999-2007)
    Oz Officer Diane Whittlesey (1997-99)

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    3 Backyards (24-Jan-2010)
    Then She Found Me (7-Sep-2007) · Herself
    Show Business: The Road to Broadway (19-Apr-2007) · Herself
    Freedomland (17-Feb-2006) · Karen Collucci
    The Quiet (12-Sep-2005)
    The Great New Wonderful (22-Apr-2005) · Safarah Polsky
    The Girl from Monday (26-Jan-2005) · Judge
    Sunshine State (19-May-2002) · Marly Temple
    Random Hearts (8-Oct-1999) · Janice
    Judy Berlin (10-Sep-1999)
    A Price Above Rubies (22-Jan-1998) · Feiga
    Cost of Living (31-Oct-1997)
    Cop Land (15-Aug-1997) · Berta
    Hurricane (21-Jan-1997)
    Breathing Room (8-Nov-1996)
    The Funeral (8-Sep-1996) · Union Speaker
    The Addiction (4-Oct-1995) · Jean
    Backfire! (20-Jan-1995)
    The Sunshine Boys (1995) · Carol
    Bullets Over Broadway (16-Sep-1994)
    Laws of Gravity (26-Aug-1992) · Denise
    Trust (9-Sep-1990)
    Sidewalk Stories (15-Sep-1989)
    The Unbelievable Truth (8-Sep-1989)
    Sweet Lorraine (8-May-1987)


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