Birth name Edith Falco NationalityUSA Birth 5 july 1963 (60 years) at New York City (USA)
Edith "Edie" Falco (/ˈiːdi ˈfælkoʊ/; born July 5, 1963) is an American television, film, and stage actress, known for her roles as Diane Whittlesey in the HBO series Oz (1997–2000), as Carmela Soprano on the HBO series The Sopranos (1999–2007), and as the titular character of the Showtime series Nurse Jackie (2009–2015).
In 2003, Falco was diagnosed with breast cancer. She chose not to make the news public until the following year.
Falco has had struggles with alcohol and decided to become sober sometime in the early 1990's after "one particular night of debauchery." She said in an interview that it was hard to be around the hard-partying cast of The Sopranos; "This cast in particular, they really love to hang out and party. They make it look like fun. And it was fun for me! They spend a lot more time without me than with me, by my own choice. I'm always invited, and I'm always there for two minutes and I leave, because I can't live in that world anymore. It's too dangerous." She is an advocate of Alcoholics Anonymous' 12-step program.
Falco adopted a son, Anderson, in 2005 and a daughter, Macy, in 2008.
In 2012, Falco was the subject of an episode of Who Do You Think You Are? which focused on her matrilineal descent from the daughter of a Cornish master mariner, from Penzance, who was born at sea and died in 1840.
In 2013, Falco teamed up with PETA in a public-service message urging parents to keep their children away from the circus.
, 1h40 Directed byHelen Hunt OriginUSA GenresDrama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romance ActorsBette Midler, Colin Firth, Matthew Broderick, Helen Hunt, Lynn Cohen, Ben Shenkman Roles Herself Rating58% Deeply religious April Epner, a 39-year-old Brooklyn elementary school teacher, finds her life derailed by a series of events over which she has no control. Her husband Ben abruptly leaves her, her abrasive adoptive mother Trudy passes away the following day, and shortly after she is contacted by Alan, a representative of Bernice Graves, the flamboyant host of a local talk show, who introduces herself as her biological mother.
, 1h50 Directed byJoe Roth OriginUSA GenresDrama, Thriller, Crime ActorsSamuel L. Jackson, Julianne Moore, Edie Falco, Ron Eldard, William Forsythe, Aunjanue Ellis Roles Karen Collucci Rating52% Brenda (Julianne Moore) walks through a predominantly African American housing project and enters an emergency room, apparently in shock and with cut and bleeding hands. Police detective Lorenzo Council (Samuel L. Jackson) is sent to take a statement from Brenda, who says that her car has been stolen. When Lorenzo gets there, she reveals that her young son, Cody, was in the back seat of the car. The police frantically begin searching for Cody.