Biography

Though she came to prominence as an Italian mafioso's daughter on The Sopranos, Sigler is of Greek-Jewish and Cuban extraction. Involved in entertainment from an early age, she starred in a number of stage musicals before landing her seminal role. The stress of playing Meadow Soprano on a high-profile TV show prompted her to take a leave of absence from college and battle a very public bout of anorexia, which almost derailed her career. However, she bounced back and went on to release a 2001 pop album and pen a 2002 memoir, Wise Girl, about her eating disorder. Forays onto the big screen and Broadway kept her busy when The Sopranos was on hiatus. Once the series ended in 2007, Sigler guest-starred as herself on another HBO series, Entourage, as a love interest for Turtle. Life imitated art, and Sigler and Jerry Ferrara (who plays Turtle) dated for over a year.

Fast Facts

  • Began singing and acting at the age of 7, landing roles in regional stage productions of Annie, The Wizard of Oz, The Sound of Music and The Wiz.
  • Almost lost her Meadow Soprano role in the first season of The Sopranos because producers were concerned about her extreme weight loss. She later became a spokesperson for the National Eating Disorders Association.
  • Released a pop album, Here to Heaven, in 2001.
  • Published a memoir, Wise Girl: What I've Learned About Life, Love and Loss, in 2002.
  • Appeared in Mariah Carey's video for "Through the Rain."
  • Made her Broadway debut in 2002, starring as Belle in Beauty and the Beast.
  • Her Greek-Jewish heritage lent additional perspective when she narrated In the Shadow of the Acropolis, an award-winning educational documentary focusing on the culture of Greek Jews during World War II.

Awards

  • 2006, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2007, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Winner
  • 2000, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2004, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 1999, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Winner
  • 2002, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2001, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Nominee

Relationships

  • A.J. DiScala — Ex-husband
  • Adam Sigler — Brother
  • Connie Sigler — Mother
  • Cutter Dykstra — Fiancé
  • Steve Sigler — Father
  • Brian Sigler — Brother
  • Beau Kyle Dykstra — Son
  • Scott Sartiano — Ex-significant Other
  • Jerry Ferrara — Ex-significant Other

College

  • Attended New York University, New York, New York, United States

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  • Birth Place: Jericho, New York, United States
  • Birthday: May 15, 1981, Taurus
  • Profession: Actor, Singer
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