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If you have followed either The Sopranos or Nurse Jackie, the characters you must definitely have loved are Carmela Soprano and Jackie Peyton both played by Edie Falco. Falco is an American actress who has been acting since 1987 and has many awards including the Screen Actors Guild Awards and Golden Globes to her name. Here is all to know about her.
Edie Falco’s Biography
Of Swedish and Italian descent, Edie Falco was birthed on July 5, 1963, in New York City, New York as Edith Falco. Her parents were both in the entertainment industry. While her mother, Judith Anderson, was an actress, her father, Frank Falco, was a jazz drummer. More than that, her uncle, Edward Falco is a poet and playwright.
Falco was brought up alongside three siblings in different places including Long Island, Hicksville, and West Islip. For her education, she went to the Northport High School from where she graduated and proceeded to the State University of New York at Purchase where she got a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in acting.
Eddie Falco was acting since she was just a child in plays but professionally, her first role was in Sweet Lorraine (1987) followed by The Unbelievable Truth and Sidewalk Stories in 1989. She would go on to act in many movies including The Land of Steady Habits and Viper Club in 2018. Her first TV production was in The Sunshine Boys (1996) followed by Homicide: Life on the Street and Law & Order. There are also a good number of stage productions that the versatile actress has acted in such as This Wide Night (2010) and The House of Blue Leaves (2011).
With a career that can simply be described as very successful, Edie has won a good number of awards including the Television Critics Association Awards, Screen Actors Guild Awards, Primetime Emmy Awards, Golden Globe Awards, and Satellite Awards.
Looking at her career life, it appears to have been on a smooth lane but has also had her ride on the rough paths, looking at her personal life. She struggled with alcohol in the past but what is more than that is that she battled breast cancer after she was diagnosed in 2003.
Husband And Kids
If you are wondering who The Sopranos star is married to, she has never been married. As she revealed, even though this is not conventional, she is very much happy with her life as she does not get to go into the kind of arguments and problems that married couples have.
The actress, however, said she wants love in her life but she has gotten enough of that from her family. What seems to be affecting her perception of marriage is her experience with the marriage of her parents which had many problems before later ending in a divorce. More so, she has not seen many marriages that have turned out to be great, so, she has seen no reason to get married. That said, she has been in some relationships in the past including with Stanley Tucci from 2003 to 2004 and Bill Sage in 2009.
Even as she has never had a husband, Falco has two adopted kids. She adopted Anderson in 2005 and in 2008, she adopted Macy.
A woman who has been around for many years in Hollywood and has acted both on screen and stage with many accolades, it will be very simplistic to say Edie Falco has paid her dues in full. She has an estimated net worth of $40 million to show for her hard work.
All You Need To Know About Edie Falco
- While growing up, her parents got divorced and that, coupled with other experiences, would make her not to be a fan of marriage in her later life.
- The most important things in her life are her kids, family, friends, and religion – Buddhism.
- Eddie got to find herself as a Buddhist after entering a class that had a message “Learn to Meditate”. She joined the class and that began her journey as a Buddhist.
- Her greatest surprise in life is becoming a successful actress because she was a waitress and also did some smaller jobs.
- She is a vegan.
- Falco is a little political and strongly believes that will get impeached from office.