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She Played Carmela on 'The Sopranos.' See Edie Falco Now at 58.

Best Life Logo By Joel Cunningham of Best Life | Slide 2 of 6: Born on Long Island to parents who were both involved in the arts (her father was a jazz drummer and her mother, an actor), Falco studied acting in college and later moved to New York City to begin her career. She appeared in films including The Unbelievable Truth and Bullets Over Broadway and on TV shows including the soap opera Loving, Law & Order, and Homicide before landing a recurring role on the HBO prison drama Oz, doing 23 episodes between 1997 and 2000.It was during that time that creator David Chase cast her as Carmela Soprano, partner and sometimes foil to James Gandolfini's troubled mob boss, Tony Soprano. "She was just so good," Chase said, as quoted in the book The Soprano Sessions. "There couldn't have been anybody else."After The Sopranos ended in 2007, Falco guest starred on 30 Rock and Will & Grace before taking on her next career-defining role: New York City E.R. nurse Jackie Peyton on Showtime's Nurse Jackie. The show lasted six seasons and earned the star numerous accolades, including, in 2011, an Emmy and a Golden Globe for Best Actress.Since Nurse Jackie ended in 2015, Falco has appeared in the Law & Order spinoff True Crime, which focused on the Menendez murders; and the CBS crime drama Tommy, which premiered in 2020 and lasted one season.

She's been working steadily on TV for many years.

Born on Long Island to parents who were both involved in the arts (her father was a jazz drummer and her mother, an actor), Falco studied acting in college and later moved to New York City to begin her career. She appeared in films including The Unbelievable Truth and Bullets Over Broadway and on TV shows including the soap opera Loving, Law & Order, and Homicide before landing a recurring role on the HBO prison drama Oz, doing 23 episodes between 1997 and 2000.

It was during that time that creator David Chase cast her as Carmela Soprano, partner and sometimes foil to James Gandolfini's troubled mob boss, Tony Soprano. "She was just so good," Chase said, as quoted in the book The Soprano Sessions. "There couldn't have been anybody else."

After The Sopranos ended in 2007, Falco guest starred on 30 Rock and Will & Grace before taking on her next career-defining role: New York City E.R. nurse Jackie Peyton on Showtime's Nurse Jackie. The show lasted six seasons and earned the star numerous accolades, including, in 2011, an Emmy and a Golden Globe for Best Actress.

Since Nurse Jackie ended in 2015, Falco has appeared in the Law & Order spinoff True Crime, which focused on the Menendez murders; and the CBS crime drama Tommy, which premiered in 2020 and lasted one season.

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