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See Falco's roles through the years

Shaun Harrison
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As the 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards draw near, we look back at the careers of the lead acting nominees.
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Homicide: Life on the Street

In 1993, Falco landed the recurring role of Eva Thurmann, the wife of a police officer, on the NBC procedural.
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Oz creator Tom Fontana cast Falco as prison officer Diane Wittlesey, Oz's first female guard, after working with her on Homicide: Life on the Street.
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The Sopranos

Falco has won three Emmys, two Golden Globes and three SAG awards for her portrayal of Carmela Soprano on the long-running HBO hit. She is one of four actresses — the others being Gillian Anderson, America Ferrera and Tina Fey — to sweep the Golden Globe, SAG and Emmy in a calendar year, which she did in 2003.
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Falco co-starred alongside Samuel L. Jackson and Julianne Moore in this 2006 crime mystery.
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30 Rock

Showing off her comedic chops, Falco wooed Alec Baldwin on 30 Rock as Celeste "C.C." Cunningham, a liberal congresswoman whose life was dramatized in the (fictional) Lifetime movie, A Dog Took My Face and Gave Me A Better Face to Change the World: The Celeste Cunningham Story.
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Nurse Jackie

Falco has earned Emmy, Golden Globe and SAG award nominations for her turn as the abrasive and pill-popping titular character.