Lorraine Bracco

Sopranos vet Lorraine Bracco will appear in an upcoming episode of Law & Order: Criminal Intent, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively.

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The Oscar-nominated actress (Goodfellas) will play a woman who cares for foster children. She'll cross paths with the Major Case Squad when one of her former wards is murdered.

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Bracco is best known for playing Jennifer Melfi, Tony Soprano's principled shrink, on HBO's The Sopranos, a role that earned her four Emmy nominations. More recently, she turned heads on the doomed Lipstick Jungle playing an unscrupulous book publisher at odds with Brooke Shields' character.

Bracco's episode will air this summer.