Edie Falco Biography (1964-)

Born 1964, in Northport, Long Island, New York; daughter of Frank Falco (a jazz drummer) and Judith Loney (an actress). Education: Graduated from State University of New York at Purchase. Addresses: Agent-- Innovative Artists, 1999 Avenue of the Stars, Suite 2850, Los Angeles, CA 90067.Career: Actress. Previously worked as a clown for weddings and birthday parties. Awards, Honors: Independent Spirit Award nomination, bestfemale lead, 1993, for Laws of Gravity; Los Angeles International FilmFestival Award, best actress, 1997, American Film Institute Award, best actress, both for Cost of Living; Emmy Award, outstanding lead actress ina drama series, 1999, Golden Globe Award, best performance by an actress in aTV series--drama, Screen Actors Guild Awards, outstanding performance by anensemble in a drama series (with others) and outstanding performance by a female actor in a drama series, Emmy Award nomination, outstanding lead actressin a drama series, Q Award nomination, best actress in a quality drama series, Golden Satellite Award nomination, best performance by an actress in a series--drama, 2000, all for The Sopranos; Theatre World Award and Drama Desk Award nomination, for Side Man. Addresses: Agent: Innovative Artists, 1999 Avenue of the Stars, Suite 2850, Los Angeles, CA 90067.

Birth Details
Long Island, New York, United States

Famous Works

  • Film Appearances
  • Karen, Sweet Lorraine,1987
  • Carriage woman, Sidewalk Stories,1989
  • Jane (the waitress), The Unbelievable Truth, Miramax, 1990
  • Peg Coughlin, Trust, Republic Pictures, 1990
  • Denise, Laws of Gravity, Meistrich Corp., 1992
  • Female cab driver, I Was on Mars, Good Machine, 1992
  • Ginny, Time Expired,1992
  • Film director, Rift,1993
  • Lorna, Bullets over Broadway, Miramax, 1994
  • Mom, Backfire!, A-pix Entertainment, 1995
  • Jean, The Addiction, October Films, 1995
  • Woman in union hall, The Funeral, October Films, 1996
  • Marcy, Breathing Room, Arrow Releasing, 1996
  • Angie, Layin' Low,1996
  • Patty, Childhood's End,1996
  • Alison's friend, Private Parts(also known as Howard Stern's Private Parts), Paramount, 1997
  • Berta, Cop Land, Miramax, 1997
  • Vivian Stewart, Trouble on the Corner,1997
  • Firehouse,1997
  • Billie, Cost of Living,1997
  • Feiga, A Price above Rubies, Miramax, 1998
  • Joanne, Hurricane Streets, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1998
  • Diana, Blind Light,1998
  • Title role, Judy Berlin, The Shooting Gallery, 1999
  • TV producer, Stringer,1999
  • Janice, Random Hearts, Columbia, 1999
  • Festival programmer, Overnight Sensation,2000
  • Mom, Death of a Dog,2000
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Officer Diane Whittlesey, Oz, HBO, 1997-20
  • Carmela Soprano, The Sopranos, HBO, 1999-
  • Movies
  • The Sunshine Boys, CBS, 1995
  • Specials
  • Presenter, The 57th Annual Golden Globe Awards, NBC, 2000
  • Episodic
  • Eva Thormann, "Son of a Gun," Homicide: Life on the Street, NBC, 1993
  • Sally Bell, legal aid attorney, "Mother Love," Law & Order, NBC, 1993
  • Eva Thormann, "A Shot in the Dark," Homicide: Life on the Street,NBC, 1993
  • Eva Thormann, "Dog and Pony Show," Homicide: Life on the Street, NBC, 1993
  • Sally Bell, "Scoundrels," Law & Order, NBC, 1994
  • Eva Thormann, "Crosetti," Homicide: Life on the Street, NBC, 1994
  • Sergeant Kelly, "Internal Affairs," New York Undercover, Fox, 1995
  • Law & Order, NBC, 1996
  • Eva Thormann, "Double Blind," Homicide: Life on the Street, NBC, 1997
  • Sally Bell, "Double Down," Law & Order, NBC, 1997
  • Sergeant Kelly, "Vendetta," New York Undercover, Fox, 1997
  • "Grief," Law & Order, NBC, 1998
  • Pilots
  • Sheriff Marge Gunderson, Fargo, CBS, 1997
  • Stage Appearances
  • (Broadway debut) Side Man, Naked Angels, then New York Stage &Film at Vassar, later off-Broadway production, then Broadway production, later Apollo Theatre, London, 2000
  • Also appeared in Shooting Gallery, off-Broadway production; TheWay, off-Broadway production; A Fabulous Beast, off-Broadway production.

Further Reference


    • Entertainment Weekly, January 15, 1999 , p. 48.
    • TV Guide, March 11, 2000 , p. 22.

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