Edith Falco is an American television, film, and stage actress, known for her roles as Diane Whittlesey in the HBO series Oz and Carmela Soprano on the HBO series The Sopranos, 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, 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. 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, this one for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie.