Edie Falco

Edie Falco

Date of Birth

Birthday: July 5
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York

Edie Falco is an American television, film, and stage actress.

Falco is well-known for her roles as Diane Whittlesey in the HBO series Oz (1997–2000) and Carmela Soprano on the HBO series The Sopranos (1999–2007), for which she received six Emmy nominations, winning three for an Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series as well as winning two Golden Globes and five Screen Actors Guild Awards.

Edie Falco is an American television, film, and stage actress.

Falco is well-known for her roles as Diane Whittlesey in the HBO series Oz (1997–2000) and Carmela Soprano on the HBO series The Sopranos (1999–2007), for which she received six Emmy nominations, winning three for an Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series as well as winning two Golden Globes and five Screen Actors Guild Awards.

Falco portrayed the eponymous role on the Showtime series Nurse Jackie (2009–15), earning six further Emmy nominations and winning once for an Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy. In 2016, she played Sylvia Wittel on the Louis C.K. web series, Horace and Pete.

Falco's film roles include lead roles in Laws of Gravity (1992), for which she was nominated for the Independent Spirit Award for Best Female Lead, and supporting roles in films including Sunshine State (2002), Freedomland (2006) and The Comedian (2016). For her role in the 2011 Broadway revival of The House of Blue Leaves, Falco earned a nomination for a Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play.

In 2017, Falco portrayed real life defense attorney Leslie Abramson in the first season of the true crime anthology series Law & Order True Crime, for which she garnered her 14th Emmy nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie.

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Awards & Nominations

14 Nominations | 4 Emmys
Outstanding Lead Actress In A Limited Series Or Movie - 2018
Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series - 2015
  • Nominee
  • Edie Falco, as Jackie Peyton
  • Nurse Jackie
  • Showtime
  • SHOWTIME Presents, Lionsgate Television, Jackson Group Entertainment, A Caryn Mandabach Production, Clyde Phillips Productions
Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series - 2014
Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series - 2013
  • Nominee
  • Edie Falco, as Jackie Peyton
  • Nurse Jackie
  • Showtime
  • Showtime Presents, Lionsgate Television, Jackson Group Entertainment, Madison Grain Elevator, Inc. & Delong Lumber, A Caryn Mandabach Production
Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series - 2012
  • Nominee
  • Edie Falco, as Jackie Peyton
  • Nurse Jackie
  • Showtime
  • Showtime Presents, Lionsgate Television, Jackson Group Entertainment, Madison Grain Elevator, Inc. & Delong Lumber, A Caryn Mandabach Production
Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series - 2011
  • Nominee
  • Edie Falco, as Jackie Peyton
  • Nurse Jackie
  • Showtime
  • Showtime Presents, Lionsgate Television, Jackson Group Entertainment, Madison Grain Elevator, Inc. & Delong Lumber, A Caryn Mandabach Production
Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series - 2010
  • Winner
  • Edie Falco, as Jackie Peyton
  • Nurse Jackie
  • Showtime
  • Showtime Presents, Lionsgate Television, Jackson Group Entertainment, Madison Grain Elevator, Inc. & Delong Lumber, A Caryn Mandabach Production
Outstanding Guest Actress In A Comedy Series - 2008
  • Nominee
  • Edie Falco, as Celeste 'C.C.' Cunningham
  • 30 Rock
  • NBC
  • Broadway Video, Little Stranger, Inc. in association with Universal Media Studios
Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series - 2007
  • Nominee
  • Edie Falco, as Carmela Soprano
  • The Sopranos
  • HBO
  • Chase Films and Brad Grey Television in association with HBO Entertainment
Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series - 2004
  • Nominee
  • Edie Falco, as Carmela Soprano
  • The Sopranos
  • HBO
  • Chase Films and Brad Grey Television in association with HBO Entertainment
Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series - 2003
  • Winner
  • Edie Falco, as Carmela Soprano
  • The Sopranos
  • HBO
  • Chase Films and Brad Grey Television in association with HBO Entertainment
Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series - 2001
  • Winner
  • Edie Falco, as Carmela Soprano
  • The Sopranos
  • HBO
  • Chase Films and Brad Grey Television in association with HBO Entertainment
Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series - 2000
  • Nominee
  • Edie Falco, as Carmela Soprano
  • The Sopranos
  • HBO
  • Chase Films and Brad Grey Television in association with HBO Entertainment
Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series - 1999
  • Winner
  • Edie Falco, as Carmela Soprano
  • The Sopranos
  • HBO
  • Chase Films and Brad Grey Television in association with HBO Entertainment
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Alec Baldwin and Edie Falco on stage at the 2017 Primetime Emmys.
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Edie Falco of Nurse Jackie arrives at the 66th Emmy Awards.
Edie Falco, Amy Poehler and Peter Dinklage share a look of surprise in the Audi Green Room at the 65th Emmy Awards.
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Edie Falco arrives at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards
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Edie Falco in the Green Room during the 62nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at Nokia Theatre
Edie Falco at the 62nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at Nokia Theatre
Edie Falco at the 62nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at Nokia Theatre
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Edie Falco on the red carpet at the 70th Emmy Awards.

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Alec Baldwin and Edie Falco on stage at the 69th Emmy Awards.
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Alec Baldwin and Edie Falco on stage at the 69th Emmy Awards.

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Alec Baldwin and Edie Falco on stage at the 2017 Primetime Emmys.
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Alec Baldwin and Edie Falco on stage at the 2017 Primetime Emmys.

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Edie Falco on the red carpet at the 67th Emmy Awards.
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Edie Falco on the red carpet at the 67th Emmy Awards.

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Edie Falco of Nurse Jackie arrives at the 66th Emmy Awards.
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Edie Falco of Nurse Jackie arrives at the 66th Emmy Awards.

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Edie Falco, Amy Poehler and Peter Dinklage share a look of surprise in the Audi Green Room at the 65th Emmy Awards.
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Edie Falco arrives at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards
Edie Falco in the Green Room during the 62nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at Nokia Theatre
Edie Falco in the Green Room during the 62nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at Nokia Theatre
Edie Falco at the 62nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at Nokia Theatre
Edie Falco at the 62nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at Nokia Theatre
Edie Falco at the 62nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at Nokia Theatre
Edie Falco at the 62nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at Nokia Theatre
Actress Edie Falco accepts her award from actor Neil Patrick Harris onstage at the 62nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at the
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Edie Falco arrives at the 62nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at the Nokia Theatre
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Variety's Cynthia Littleton, the evening's moderator, with actress Edie Falco
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