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Edie Falco      

Actress, Known for "The Sopranos" & "Nurse Jackie"

Edie Falco's is an actress who's work has been widely acclaimed - among other recognitions, she has won two Golden Globe awards (from eleven nominations) and four Emmy awards (from fourteen nominations), all for individual performances. An outstanding cast member on one of the most highly acclaimed television series of all time, "The Sopranos" (HBO, 1999-2007), Falco earned those Emmy and Golden Globe awards for creating the iconic Carmela Soprano, a suburban New Jersey mother and conflicted wife of an organized crime boss. Prior to her powerhouse portrayal of the Mafia don's manicured wife, Falco had appeared regularly on the gritty prison series "Oz" (HBO, 1997-99) and police dramas including "Law & Order" (NBC, 1990-2010) and "Homicide: Life on the Street" (NBC, 1993-99), where she displayed a naturalistic acting style that was world-weary and independent, yet vulnerable. Hardly an overnight sensation, the actress had spent over a dozen years as a player in the independent films of Hal Hartley and Nick Gomez and appeared on countless New York stages. Unlike her lower profile co-stars from "The Sopranos," Falco stayed in the spotlight, taking on the lead role of "Nurse Jackie" (Showtime, 2009-15), a dark comedy centered on a brilliant, but drug-addicted emergency room nurse that once again put her back into awards contention and allowed Falco to demonstrate her considerable acting prowess.

Falco grew up on Long Island and attended SUNY Purchase, where she was trained in acting at the prestigious Conservatory of Theatre Arts and Film. In December 2004, Falco adopted a baby boy, whom she named Anderson after her mother's surname. Another adoption of a baby girl named Macy followed in 2008.

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Edie Falco Remembers James Gandolfini: Our On-Screen Love ...

For six seasons on “The Sopranos” James Gandolfini and Edie Falco played Tony and Carmela Soprano–a married couple (with ties to the mob) raising their  ...

Edie Falco Voices Orca Mother In PETA Campaign

PETA has officially kicked off the cross-country tour of its new state-of-the-art “I, Orca” empathy project, which uses wireless Google virtual reality (VR) goggles to immerse potential SeaWorld visitors in a world where they can swim freely in the ocean with their orca family.

Edie Falco Reveals Hidden Lives Of New York City Carriage Horses ...

The video, narrated by Emmy award-winning actress Edie Falco, is the result of an LCA investigation showing New York City carriage horses operating in ...

Zika Threat Prompts Edie Falco to Call for Shutdown of Monkey Facilities

It’s not an episode of Nurse Jackie, but it could be a health emergency. Emmy Award–winning actor Edie Falco is joining PETA in calling on Florida Interim Surgeon General Celeste Philip to take an important step to prevent the spread of the Zika virus: Shut down the massive monkey-breeding facilities in Hendry County.

Coffee With Edie Falco, Buddhist Mom of the West Village

“I play sort of scary a lot, a little bit outside what’s accepted,” Edie Falco says. “I don’t know how it happened. I’m a nerdy little girl from Long Island. I sort of love the fact that people think I’m tough, because I’m really a bit of a pushover.”

Edie Falco will always tell you exactly what she thinks, like it or not

When you interview Edie Falco, you’re in for a ride. Even if she disagrees with the premise of your question — as she did when I tried to ask her about her acting process — she’ll tell you exactly what she thinks and spin you in a brand new direction entirely. Where some actors remain tightly focused and pinned to their talking points, Falco is always game for whatever you throw at her.

Edie Falco On Sobriety, The Sopranos, And Nurse Jackie's Self-Medication

In Nurse Jackie, Edie Falco plays an ER nurse who does a lot of self-medicating. Addicted to pills, she finally got sober last season and started going to 12-step meetings. But she saved one pill, and right before going to the party celebrating one year of sobriety, she took it. In the sixth season, which starts Sunday on Showtime, Jackie is back on pills and back to hiding her addiction.

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