She may be best known for her character Carmela Soprano on the HBO series “The Sopranos”, but actress and never married Edie Falco is much more than that. She’s won four Emmys, two Golden Globes and five SAG Awards and judging by the looks of things, she’s not done yet.
Born Edith Falco in Brooklyn, New York in 1963, the award-winning actress got her first taste of acting as a student in the acting program at SUNY Purchase. Her first big break in films was a small speaking role in the 1994 Woody Allen film Bullets Over Broadway. From there Edie was cast in a feature film Judy Berlin directed by Tom Fontana, who had this to say about the actress: “She’s an actress who’s unadorned by any embroidery. She does everything with such simplicity and honesty, it’s breathtaking.”
After winning awards at the Sundance Film Festival for her work in Judy Berlin, Edie’s career blossomed into bigger roles on popular cable shows including “Oz” and “Nurse Jackie” and she even completed a stint in the Broadway play, House of Blue Leaves.
Although she’s made great strides in her career, Edie has seen her share of challenges. She is a recovering alcoholic and in 2004, she announced that she had breast cancer. Edie has kept her love life fairly private and despite being unmarried, she chose to do what many Single women in Hollywood have done: adopt. She is the mother of two children. Of motherhood, she says:
“I’m just not one of those people who thought having biological children was that important, to me it was more about wanting to raise a child.”
We look forward to seeing more good things from Edie Falco, Single and living fab in life and on screen!