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Go ahead and call Edie Falco a clown. It will only harken her memory back to the time she had to work as a clown at parties to make ends meet. Granted that was eons ago and at the beginning of her career, but the self-described shy women knows what it takes to scrounge and make ends meet to pursue her heart's desire.
As a graduate of the State University of New York Paradise, Falco attended a relished program that would grab any theatrical companies attention if they read her resume. Her apprenticeship included anything that could pay the rent – dressing up as a clown, encouraging people to dance at weddings and catering. As she continued in the track of auditions and networking, she landed small parts that allowed for critical praise. The more she worked, the more she was notice for her flawless, effortless performances. She started to gain roles both on reoccurring series and bit parts in movies.
Falco's big break came when she was cast as James Gandolfini's wife on the hugely successful television series 'The Sopranos.' As she delved into the dramatic part, heads turned. In fact, after the show's third season, Falco swept the big three. In 2003, Falco took home the Awards for Best Actress in a Drama from the Emmys, the Golden Globes and the SAG Awards. In total, Falco owns four Emmys, two of the Golden Globes and Five SAG Awards.
A breast cancer surviver, Falco now is featured in her own rather dark television series called Nurse Jackie. In its third year, Falco portrays a drug-addicted nurse who struggles to find a balance between the demands of her frenetic job at a New York City hospital and normal day-to-day personal dramas.