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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