Edith Falco, also known by the stage name Edie is an American television, film and stage actress perhaps best known for playing the iconic roles, Diane Whittlesey in the HBO series “Oz” (1997-2000) and Carmela Soprano in “The Sopranos” (1999-2007). She starred in the “Nurse Jackie” (2009-2015) classic as a hard-core drug addict nurse, Jackie Peyton. She got critical acclaim by the realistic portrayal of the character. She has won several Tv and film awards. She is a recipient of five Screen Actors Guild Awards, three Emmy Awards as Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series and two Golden Globes. She was also awarded the Television Critics Association Award for Individual Achievement in Drama, which makes her the first-ever actress to receive that honor.
Her services as a stage actress are also vastly recognized by the fraternity. She was nominated for a Tony Award for stage excellence and won the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding featured actress in a play for House of Blue Leaves (2011).
Maybe you already know Edith Falco very well, but in this article, we will take an in-depth look at including, her Net worth, childhood/family, education, personal life, movies/Tv Shows and other less known details about her life.
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In 2020, Edie Faclo’s net worth is estaimted to be $50 Million (USD) through her lifetime earnings. She built her net worth as an actress through acting in tv-series and movies and on-stage performances. A major portion of her net worth came from her roles in The Sopranos and Nurse Jackie. She made around $175,000 per episode of Nurse Jackie ended up with overall earnings of $14 million. In “The Sopranos” she charged $500,000 per episode by the final season of the show left her with overall earnings of approximately $10 million.
In addition to that, her other roles which account for her net worth are HBO’s Oz, Law and order true-crime series and The Menendez Brothers. In her conspicuous career of 30-year, she has up to sixty credited roles. She landed many high-profile roles and proved herself as a fine actress through sheer hard work. She is currently playing the lead role in Tommy as Abigail Tommy. As long she will keep on working at this pace, her net worth is only going to skyrocket!
Edie was born on July 5, 1963, in Brooklyn, New York, USA. She was born to the parents frank Falco and Judith Anderson. Her father was a jazz drummer and worked at an advertising firm. Her mother was an actress but does not have any prominent roles to mention. She has three siblings, two brothers Joseph and Paul and a sister named Ruth. She is a niece of American author, playwriter and poet, Edward Falco.
She was raised on Long Island from the age of four. Her family lived in Hicksville, then moved to North Babylon and settled in West Islip. But eventually, the family moved to Northport. Falco has English, Italian and Swedish ancestry.
Falco completed her schooling at Northport High School in 1981. In her senior, she got the opportunity to perform in “My Fair Lady” a musical adaptation of George Bernard Shaw’s play “Pygmalion” as Eliza Doolittle.
She graduated from Purchase College State University of New York (SUNY) with a degree in Bachelor of Fine Arts with an acting major in 1986. The alumni of purchase college are known as “The Purchase Mafia”.
She dated Stanley Tucci, the couple first met in 2003 and broke up in March 2004. Falco is currently in a relationship with Bill Sage. She has adopted two children, a son named Anderson Falco in 2005 and a daughter, Macy Falco in 2008. Falco is vegan and follows Buddhism.
Falco is also a cancer survivor. She was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2003 at the age of 40. She fought the battle and found herself cancer-free one year later. She is currently living in New York.
“The soprano” is an American crime television series by David Chase aired on HBO from 1999 to 2007. It is a story of an Italian American mobster Tony Soprano played by James Gandolfini’s struggle of stabilizing his personal life and professional life as a criminal. Edith Falco portrayed the role of Carmela Soprano, wife of Tony Soprano. This role took her career to the great heights. She received five Screen Actor Guild Awards, two Golden Globes and three Primetime Emmy Awards for flawlessly depicting the role of Carmela. The show has six seasons comprised of 86 episodes.
Sopranos is considered as one of the greatest TV series in the history of HBO. The series was nominated for numerous awards and won twenty-one Primetime Emmy Awards, five Golden Globes and Peabody Awards for the first two seasons. In 2013, The Soprano was declared as the best-written TV series of all time by the Writers of Guild America and ranked as the Best television series by TV Guide. In 2016, The Sopranos was included in the Rolling Stone list of the 100 greatest TV shows ever made.
A video game named “The Sopranos: Road to Respect” inspired by the series was released in November 2016. After reaching the heights of popularity series went off the air on June 10, 2007. In March 2018, a prequel of the series “The Many Saints of Newark” was announced, which is set to release on 25 September 2020.
Movies and TV Shows
Falco’s earlier career consisted of mostly minor roles and guest appearances in TV and films. She appeared in the following films, The Unbelievable Truth and Sidewalk Stories (1989), Trust (1990), Laws of Gravity and Time Expired (1992), Bullets over Broadway (1994), The Addiction (1995), Layin’ Low and The Funeral (1996), Private Parts, Cop Land and Trouble on the Corner (1997), A Prince Above Rubies (1998), Judi Berlin, Random Hearts (1999), Sunshine State (2002). She appeared in Sunshine State (2003) and won the Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actress.
She appeared in multiple movies like The Girl from Monday, The Great New Wonderful and The Quiet (2005), Freedomland (2006), 3 Backyards (2010), Gods Behaving Badly (2013), The Comedian (2016), Landline, Megan Leavey, Outside-in and I love You Daddy (2017). In 2018, she appeared in the documentary “Every Act of Life”. In 2018 she played a starring role in the movies “The Land of Steady Habits” and “Vulture Club”.
Falco also has an extensive television resume, she appeared in “The Sunshine Boys” (1996), “Homicide: Life on the Street” (1993-1997) as Eva Thormann, “Law & Order” (1993-1998) as Sally bell, New York Undercover (1995-1997). She starred in a prominent role in Oz as Diane Whittlesey (1999-2007). In the same year, she was offered the most defining role of her career in The Sopranos which earned her most prestigious award for her portrayal of Carmela.
The immensely talented actress played Nurse Jackie, another revolutionary role in the medical comedy series “Nurse Jackie” which earned her enormous critical reception and fame.
In addition to being a shinning TV and film star, Falco also shown her talent as a live Broadway stage actress. Her prominent works that deserve an honorable mention are Side Man (1998-1999), Frankie and Johnny in the Claire de Lune )2002), ‘night, Mother (2004-2005) and House of Blue Leaves (2011).
Edie Falco landed on another extravagant role and starred as Abbigail Tommy in the CBS latest crime/political drama series “Tommy” developed by Paul Attanasio, premiered on 6 February 2020. The series tells the story of Abigail Tommy Thomas, who becomes the first lady Chief of Police for LAPD.
She is a feminist and a former high ranked NYPD officer who is infamous for indicting her senior for sexual assault which destroyed her career. The series consists of a total of six episodes and received average ratings from the critics so far.
Edie Falco Co-star Net Worth:
- Jamie-Lynn Sigler, co-star from The Sopranos
- Aida Turturro, co-star from The Sopranos
- Drea De Matteo, co-star from The Sopranos