Edie Falco

Edie Falco

Jul. 5th, 1963
Born in
Brooklyn, New York, USA
5' 5

Edie Falco's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
The Sopranos TV Show
The Sopranos
Nurse Jackie TV Show
Nurse Jackie
Independent Lens TV Show
Independent Lens
VH1 Divas TV Show
VH1 Divas

Main Movie Roles

2013 - Gods Behaving Badly
2010 - 3 Backyards
2007 - Then She Found Me
2006 - Freedomland
2005 - The Girl from Monday
2005 - The Great New Wonderful
1999 - Random Hearts
1999 - Judy Berlin
1998 - A Price Above Rubies
1997 - Cop Land
1997 - Private Parts
1996 - The Funeral
1995 - The Addiction
1994 - Bullets Over Broadway
1992 - Laws of Gravity
1989 - The Unbelievable Truth

Guest TV Roles

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
Officer Diane Whittlesey
Sally Bell
Celeste Cunningham
Sgt. Kelly
Herself - Guest
Herself - Guest
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Edith Falco (called Edie, born on July 5, 1963), grew up on Long Island and attended SUNY Purchase, where she was trained in acting at the prestigious Conservatory of Theatre Arts and Film. After graduating she lived in Manhattan, auditioning for roles and supporting herself as best she could, such as working parties for an entertainment company where she would wear a Cookie Monster costume and urge people to get on the dance floor.
Falco began getting film roles, mostly smaller supporting parts, starting in the late 1980s. Her first notable role was a supporting part in Bullets Over Broadway (1994).

Ironically, it was in television where the conservatory-trained Falco's career first flowered. She obtained her first recurring roles in 1993, on the acclaimed police dramas Homicide: Life on the Street (1993), as the wife of a blinded police officer, and Law & Order (1990) as a Legal Aid attorney. Next came a recurring role on the prison drama Oz (1997), as a sympathetic corrections officer. All the while she continued to work in film, still in small supporting roles.

Supporting herself in acting continued to be a challenge until at last Falco found success in 1999, when she was cast in the HBO series The Sopranos (1999), as Carmella, the wife of New Jersey Mafia street boss Tony Soprano. The Sopranos gained her a great deal of visibility and praise for her exceptionally strong dramatic skills.
In 2000 Falco became the first actress in history to sweep all of the major television awards (the Emmy, the Golden Globe and the SAG Award) in one year for a dramatic role. She is also the first female actor ever to receive the Television Critics Association Award for Individual Achievement in Drama.

Interestingly, her roles have frequently put her on one side of the law or the other--a defense attorney, a corrections officer, a cop's wife, a mobster's wife, a police officer in a pilot for a television adaptation of the movie Fargo (1996). She has also worked frequently on the stage, such as her award-winning work in the play Sideman, in The Vagina Monologues, and in revivals of Frankie and Johnny in the Claire de Lune (which was hugely successful) and night, Mother.

Unlike her brashly assertive alter-ego Carmella Soprano, Falco is self-described as shy, but is clearly a witty and down-to-earth person. She sometimes travels with her beloved dog Marley, driving so that the dog does not have to travel in the baggage compartment. At one point Falco had a relationship with her Frankie and Johnny co-star 'Stanley Tucci'. She was treated for breast cancer in 2004 and her prognosis is very good. In December of 2004, Falco adopted a baby boy, who she named Anderson.

  • Is of Swedish and Italian heritage.
  • Adopted a baby girl from Florida and named her Macy (February 2008).
  • (December 2004) Adopted a baby boy, and named him Anderson after her mother. It is her mother's maiden name.
  • Has been sober for thirteen years.
  • Has a dog named Marley.
  • Has fully recovered from breast cancer in 2004.
  • Is the daughter of art director Frank Falco and actress Judith M. Anderson.
  • She is the first actress to ever sweep the top three television awards. In 2000, she received the Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series, The Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Drama Series, and the SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series, all in the same year for her performance as "Carmela Soprano" in the hit HBO series _"The Sopranos" (1999)_ (qv).

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