Date of Birth : Jul 5th 1963
Edith Falco is well known for her role as Carmella in “The Sopranos”. She grew up on Long Island and attended SUNY Purchase, where she was trained in acting at the prestigious Conservatory of Theatre Arts and Film. After graduating she lived in Manhattan, auditioning for roles and supporting herself as best she could, such as working parties for an entertainment company where she would wear a Cookie Monster costume and urge people to get on the dance floor. Falco began getting film roles, mostly smaller supporting parts, starting in the late 1980s. Her first notable role was a supporting part in Bullets Over Broadway (1994).
Ironically, it was in television where the conservatory-trained Falco’s career first flowered. She obtained her first recurring roles in 1993, on the acclaimed police dramas “Homicide: Life on the Street” (1993), as the wife of a blinded police officer, and “Law & Order” (1990) as a Legal Aid attorney. Next came a recurring role on the prison drama “Oz” (1997), as a sympathetic corrections officer. All the while she continued to work in film, still in small supporting roles.