Edie Falco

  • Birth Name: Edith Falco
  • Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York, United States
  • Profession: Actor
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Biography

Falco has always excelled at playing tough, world-weary women, which helped make her a familiar face on the dramas Law & Order and Oz. It looked like Falco would never achieve stardom, though, until she rocketed to fame on The Sopranos as the tough-as-nails Carmela. She subsequently landed bigger film roles and starred on Broadway in a number of shows, including Frankie and Johnnie in the Clair de Lune. Like most of her characters, Falco is a strong woman in real life, successfully battling breast cancer in 2003 and adopting a baby boy in 2004. But when The Sopranos wrapped in 2007, Falco only spent a brief time away from series TV, returning in 2009 with the critically acclaimed Showtime dramedy Nurse Jackie.

Fast Facts

  • Participates in "Clothes Off Our Back," an annual event that auctions celebrities' duds and donates the proceeds to children's charities.
  • Still shops at the Salvation Army and has decorated her house with items found on the streets of New York's East Village.
  • In 2003, became the first actress ever to win Emmy, Golden Globe and SAG awards in the same year, for her performance as Carmela on HBO's The Sopranos.
  • Played Jack Donaghy's love interest, Celeste Cunningham, in a run of Season 2 episodes on the NBC sitcom 30 Rock.

Awards

  • 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
  • 2000, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama: Winner
  • 2006, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2005, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama: Nominee
  • 2003, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama: Winner
  • 2001, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series: Winner
  • 2002, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama: Nominee
  • 2010, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: Nominee
  • 2001, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama: Nominee
  • 2003, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series: Winner
  • 2007, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama: Nominee
  • 2001, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2004, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2000, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2013, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1999, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series: Winner
  • 2015, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2008, Emmy — Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2007, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2008, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama: Nominee
  • 2010, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series: Winner
  • 2006, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2000, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2009, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2004, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2002, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2001, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2012, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2002, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series: Winner
  • 2007, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Winner
  • 2007, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series: Winner
  • 2010, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2011, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical: Nominee
  • 2011, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1999, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series: Winner
  • 2011, Tony — Actress (Featured Role--Play): Nominee
  • 2013, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2012, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2012, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2014, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical: Nominee
  • 2015, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical: Nominee
  • 1993, Independent Spirit Awards — Best Female Lead: Nominee
  • 2018, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or a Movie: Nominee
  • 2011, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2014, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2014, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2015, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2005, Golden Globe — Actress in a Television Series: Nominee

Relationships

  • Judith Loney — Mother
  • Frankie Falco — Father
  • Ruth Falco — Sister
  • John Devlin — Ex-significant Other
  • Paul Falco — Brother
  • Anderson Falco — Son
  • Stanley Tucci — Ex-significant Other
  • Joe Falco — Brother
  • Macy Falco — Daughter

College

  • State University of New York, Purchase, New York, United States (1986)

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