Edie Falco is from Brooklyn New York, born on 5th of July 1963 to the talented couple Judith Anderson who was also an actress and Frank Falco who was a jazz drummer. Having come from Italian and Swedish traits in her blood, she was well educated and classically learned acting like a pro. Growing up in Long Island, she attended SUNY Purchase and got training at Conservatory of Theater Arts and Films for acting. This formed a strong basis for her long run career.

Though her acting did not kick off soon after she came to LA, she did not lose heart. Her first job, as she recalls, was wearing a costume in the mall but she did her best and got the chance to appear on Bullets Over Broadway in 1994. Although she was well trained in acting, she was not cut out for the movies or so her career says. She got her break in the television shows like Homicide: Life on the Street, as a wife to a cop in Law And Order, and in the Prison Drama Oz as a corrections officer. She was seen doing cameos and small parts in the movies which did not give her acting any strong credibility, despite the talent.

In 1999, Edie got her big break playing the Mobster’s wife in The Sopranos. Playing Carmela, wife of New Jersey Mobster Tony Soprano, was an HBO production show. Her acting was highlighted and to such an extent that she made a record winning Golden Globe Award, an Emmy and also a SAG award in the same year (2000) for her Supporting Character Role in the hit show. She joined the elite class of America Ferrara and Tina Fey to have got this feat. Edie was honored by the Television Critics Association Award for Individual Achievement in the field of drama. Edie has also won four Emmys and five of Screen Actors Guild Awards and two Golden Globe Awards for her show overall.

Also making another record, Edie is one of those few actors who have won both for Best Actor in a Drama and as well as for Comedy. Edie’s film career was not as successful as that of her small screen career. She was cast in the movies for small supporting roles and appeared on Reversal Of Fortune, Cop Land, ‘Trust’, Random Hearts, and ‘Freedomland’. But a special mention can be made of the film The Sunshine State where she played a supporting character, Mary Temple. She was nominated for several awards for this role and won at the LA Film Critics’ Awards for Best Supporting Actor.

Edie’s talent was much justified and acknowledged on Broadway. Her acting school skills paid off when she has seen in Side Man and Frankie and Johnny In Clair de Lune and Night Mother. Sideman, which opened on 1998 and ran for a year, had Edie play Terry, a supporting role in the play. Her performance was worth watching and was nominated for many prestigious awards. Playing Frankie in the play Frankie and Johnny in Clair de Lune, Edie attained huge popularity and the play showcased on 2002, turned out to be a huge success commercially as well. Edie was seen sharing the stage with co-star Stanley Tucci and the play was very well received. Her last Broadway appearance was The House of Blue Leaves in 2011, where she played Bananas Shaughnessy and she was bestowed with the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play.

Edie’s role in the title show Nurse Jackie, where she plays Nurse Jackie, is a role which gave her an opportunity to showcase her comedic skills and it ran from 2009 through 2015. Playing Jackie Peyton in the show in the Manhattan Hospital Emergency room, Edie plays a role that is flawed and has tainted views on bureaucracy and her character is always addicted to pain meds, which shows Jackie as a realistic figure in the show. This comedy series ended in 2015 earning her an Emmy and a large fan base. Edie is set to appear in the main role in the web series called Horace And Pete as Sylvia in the 2016 series.

Edie’s life has been full of ups and downs. She was not perfect even in her real life. In 2004 she was given a breast cancer diagnosis but she was successful in overcoming it. She had severe drinking problems but after realizing it, she quit and now supports the twelve step program of AA (Alcoholics Anonymous). In 2004, she adopted a baby boy and named him Anderson and in 2008, a girl child was adopted into her family. Never married, Edie wishes to spend her life with her children and also work constantly in the entertainment industry as she considers it as a regular job. The 51-year-old actress is still active and is known for her short hair and funny bone persona.

Shirley Booth English Actress

Shirley Booth

Shirley Booth was born on August 30,1898.She started her career in 1925 as a Broadway actress. Her prominent roles were Lola Delaney from Come Back, Little Sheba. She also bagged the Tony Award for this role. She recreated her same role into her debutant movie and went on winning the Academy Award as well as the Golden Globe Award for the role. She was a successful actress, but her love for the stage was deeper than anything else. May be this was the reason that she made it to only four movies while a countless number of plays. She portrayed the lead role in sitcom Hazel from 1961 to 1966. This character earned her two Primetime Emmy Awards. Audiences saw and appreciated her in The Glass Menagerie. She was last spotted in the special animated movie The Year Without A Santa Claus as Mrs Claus in the year 1974. She was born in New York City but, later, on she moved to Brooklyn. She did her schooling from a Public school. Her parents were Virginia M Ford and Albert James. She had a younger sister to her named Jean. At a very young age of seven, her passion for acting could be witnessed. When she was a teenager, her family shifted to Hartford. Here, she got involved with Summer stock. People saw her first time in Mother Carey's Chickens. After this, she put a halt to her education and left for New York City to build her career. Booth made it to NBC comedy series Hazel. The show was based on Saturday Evening Post of Ted Key. The series was hilarious, and audiences enjoyed it a lot. Her role in the series is still eminent. She portrayed the character of domineering and funny housemaid so lively that people still spell praises for the role. After the cancellation of this comedy series Booth did The Glass Menagerie. In 1929, she got married to Ed Gardner. He was famous as the host as well as the creator of Duffy's Tavern, a series on Radio. They got separated in 1942. The next year, she married William H Baker. He was United States Army personnel. They continued to be together through thick and thin until William’s death. Both never had children. After her husband’s death, she was alone, and she decided to shift to Massachusetts.IThe neighbours  say that she was accompanied with her pets . She engaged herself in needlework and painting during this time, but she remained in contact with her friends through telephone. In 1979, she was felicitated as the American Theater Hall of fame. But because of her weak health, she could not attend the ceremony.1980’s was the period of her weak health. A stroke caused her eye impairment and hindered her mobility. While she could not cope up with her declining health, she died in the year 1992. Another version of the bio... Shirley Booth was born to Albert James Ford and Virginia M. in New York City. Her birth name was Marjory Ford. Her childhood was spent in Flatbush, Brooklyn with her parents and a younger sister. She attended the Public School 152 in Brooklyn. Her love for acting began when her family moved to Philadelphia when she was just seven years old. She was introduced to stage performances there. When she was 12, she joined the Hartford Stock Company. She performed plays, did road tours, etc. for the next six years in the stock company. When her father protested against her acting, she dropped out of school, left her father’s last name out of her full name and eventually changed it to Shirley Booth. Her parents got divorced when she was a teenager and she did not maintain any contact with him since he caused a lot of pain to her and her mother while they were together. Through all the problems, her prime focus remained on acting. She got introduced to the world of Broadway in 1925 when she starred in Hell’s Bells which was a play in which she acted opposite Humphrey Bogart. She gained a lot of popularity in comedies, dramas and even musicals between the 1930s and 1940s. She was highly appreciated for her character when she starred in a popular radio series as Miss Duffy on Duffy’s Tavern. The series went on for a few years. In 1952, she became the first actress to win two awards for a single role - an Oscar and an award at the Cannes Film Festival for her role in Come Back, Little Sheba, the play that turned into a movie. She became the 4th performer to get the Triple Crown of Acting (with an Oscar, three Tony Awards and two Emmy Awards), making her one of the 14 actresses to have won the Triple Crown. Even after winning the Oscar, her heart and soul still belonged to Broadway and she only made four movies in her career. She married Ed Garner in 1929 but the marriage was difficult since Ed was a drinker and a womanizer. She divorced him in the 1940s and married William H. Baker soon after. Her marriage with him was a happy one until Baker died suddenly of a heart ailment. Although her contribution to the film industry was a major one, it wasn’t until 2001 that she had a biography written in her respect. Her contribution is highly acknowledged as she has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6840 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood.


Marcia Cross

Marcia Cross is an American actress. She has worked mainly on television. Marcia was born on 25 March 1962 in Marlborough, Massachusetts. She is of Irish and English descent. She was born to Mark Cross and Janet. Her mother was a teacher and father was a personal manager by profession. Marcia did her schooling from Marlborough High School. She got graduated from the same in 1980, after which she received a scholarship to Juilliard. She did B.F.A in Acting there and graduated in 1984. She again returned to school in 1997 for earning a Master’s in Psychology. She received this degree from Antioch University Los Angeles in the year 2003. Cross debuted with the soap The Edge of Night in 1984 on television. She had played the role of Liz Correll. Then, Later, she moved her base from New York to Los Angeles. She started getting many offers in television movie The Last Days of Frank and Jesse James which had co- starred Kris Kristofferson and Johnny Cash. In 1986, Cross joined the sitcom One Life To Live aired on ABC, she portrayed Kate Sander’s role, till the year 1987. She was also seen in some soaps as a guest appearance namely Cheers, Who's the Boss?, Knots Landing and Quantum Leap. She appeared on episodes of Seinfeld, Ally McBeal, Boy Meets World, The King of Queens and Spin City. She also did some movies independently Bad Influence in 1990, Always Say Goodbye in 1996, Just Peck in 2009 and Bringing Up Bobby in 2011. In the year 2004, Cross won a role in Desperate Housewives as the role of Bree Van de Kamp. This show was a breakthrough hit which won Cross many awards and nominations. She was nominated for three Golden Globe Awards, an Emmy Award and also five Screen Actors Guild Awards out of which they won two. She won a Satellite Award in the show’s second season. The show ran for eight seasons in total. It got concluded in the year 2012. Cross married Tom Mahoney, a stockbroker in 2006. She has twins Savannah and Eden born in 2007.

Marcia Cross English Actress