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Colbert, Falco to be Emmys presenters

Colbert, Falco to be Emmys presenters

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 18 (UPI) -- Will Arnett, Stephen Colbert, Edie Falco, Tina Fey and Laurence Fishburne are to be presenters at the 62nd Prime time Emmy Awards show in Los Angeles.
Stars line up for NY cancer benefit

Stars line up for NY cancer benefit

WATER MILL, N.Y., July 28 (UPI) -- Kelly Ripa, Ashley Greene, Donna Karan, Ariel Foxman and InStyle are to serve as hosts of the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund's upcoming New York fundraiser.
Edie Falco gets Sardi's caricature

Edie Falco gets Sardi's caricature

NEW YORK, June 24 (UPI) -- Edie Falco has been honored with an iconic wall caricature of herself at New York's famed Sardi's restaurant, publicists for her current Broadway project said.
Falco, Pill to co-star in Off-B'way play

Falco, Pill to co-star in Off-B'way play

NEW YORK, April 5 (UPI) -- Edie Falco and Alison Pill have signed on to star in the U.S. premiere of Chloe Moss's play "This Wide Night."
Falco, Nixon star in cancer PSAs

Falco, Nixon star in cancer PSAs

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 10 (UPI) -- U.S. actresses and breast cancer survivors Edie Falco and Cynthia Nixon have agreed to appear in a new Stand Up to Cancer public service campaign.
'Nurse Jackie' renewed for Season 2

'Nurse Jackie' renewed for Season 2

SANTA MONICA, Calif., June 11 (UPI) -- Lionsgate says its new half-hour comedy series, "Nurse Jackie," was renewed by Showtime Networks for a second season one day after its U.S. premiere.
Falco still an awkward Long Island kid

Falco still an awkward Long Island kid

NEW YORK, June 7 (UPI) -- Actress Edie Falco says she still sees herself as an "awkward kid from Long Island" despite her fame from the U.S. TV series "The Sopranos."
Tony Awards show to air in hi-def

Tony Awards show to air in hi-def

NEW YORK, May 26 (UPI) -- The 63rd annual Tony Awards show is to be broadcast live from New York for the first time in high definition television, CBS said Tuesday.

Actress Falco a mother-of-two despite plan

NEW YORK, May 23 (UPI) -- U.S. actress Edie Falco said while she was never driven to have biological children, she decided to adopt two young children to create a family.
Falco says she's up for 'Sopranos' flick

Falco says she's up for 'Sopranos' flick

NEW YORK, April 28 (UPI) -- U.S. actress Edie Falco said she is doubtful a film follow-up of TV's "The Sopranos" will get made, but suggested she'd be on board if there is one.
Stars manning the phones for Obama

Stars manning the phones for Obama

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- Sarah Jessica Parker, Matthew Broderick, Uma Thurman and Edie Falco worked the phones for U.S. presidential hopeful Barack Obama, Usmagazine.com reported.
Edie Falco to star in comedy series

Edie Falco to star in comedy series

LOS ANGELES, July 21 (UPI) -- Edie Falco, the U.S. actress best known for portraying mob wife Carmela on "The Sopranos," will play a New York City nurse in a new TV comedy, Showtime said.
Report: Edie Falco adopts baby girl

Report: Edie Falco adopts baby girl

NEW YORK, April 30 (UPI) -- Edie Falco's manager has confirmed the U.S. television actress adopted a baby girl named Macy from Florida this year.

'Sopranos' star gets new Showtime comedy

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 22 (UPI) -- Three-time Emmy Award-winning actress Edie Falco is set to play a strong-willed New York City nurse in a new half-hour comedy series for Showtime.

'Sopranos' sweeps SAG Awards

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- James Gandolfini, Edie Falco and the rest of "The Sopranos" crew all won Screen Actors Guild awards in Los Angeles Sunday night.
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Edie Falco attends the CBS, CW, CBS Television Studios and Showtime Television Critics Association party in San Marino, California on August 3, 2009. UPI/ Phil McCarten
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Edith "Edie" Falco ( /ˈiːdi ˈfælkoʊ/; born July 5, 1963) is an American television, film and stage actress, known for her role in Oz as Diane Wittlesey and her roles as both Carmela Soprano on the HBO series The Sopranos and the titular character on the Showtime series Nurse Jackie. She is the first actress to win an Emmy for Outstanding Actress in a Comedy as well as Outstanding Actress in a Drama.

Falco was born in Brooklyn, New York, the daughter of Judith Anderson, an actress, and Frank Falco, a jazz drummer. Her father is Italian American and her mother Swedish American. Falco's siblings are Joseph, Paul and Ruth. Her uncle is novelist, playwright and poet Edward Falco, an English professor at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg. She was raised in Northport and West Islip, on Long Island. Falco graduated from Northport High School in 1981, after playing Eliza Doolittle in a production of My Fair Lady. She attended the Acting Program at SUNY Purchase with fellow actors Stanley Tucci and Ving Rhames; she remains friends with both.

Early in her career, Falco made guest appearances on television shows like Law & Order and Homicide: Life on the Street. Tom Fontana, executive director of Homicide, cast Falco as Eva Thormann, the wife of an injured police officer, after watching Falco's performance in Laws of Gravity, a 1992 film directed by Nick Gomez. Fontana said of her, "She's an actress who's unadorned by any embroidery. She does everything with such simplicity and honesty, it's breathtaking." A struggling actress at the time, Falco said her salary from these television episodes paid for one month's worth of rent. Fontana cast Falco as a regular character, prison officer Diane Wittlesey, in his HBO series Oz based on her work in the Homicide episodes "Son of a Gun" and "A Shot in the Dark".

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