Lorraine Bracco

Lorraine Bracco

  • Highest Rated: 96% GoodFellas (1990)
  • Lowest Rated: 19% Even Cowgirls Get the Blues (1994)
  • Birthday: Oct 2, 1954
  • Birthplace: Bay Ridge, Brooklyn
  • Born October 2, 1954, it's no surprise that Lorraine Bracco, with her thick Brooklyn accent, was raised in a working-class neighborhood in New York City, but her twenties were not as predictable. Relocating to Europe, she spent several years living in France as a fashion model and working in radio, TV commercials, and films. She appeared in the Lina Wertmuller crime thriller Un Complicato Intrigo Di Donne, Vicoli E Delitti along with American actor Harvey Keitel, to whom she would be married for ten years. Moving back to New York to study acting with Stella Adler and the Actor's Studio, she made her U.S. debut as a hooker in The Pick-Up Artist (also with Keitel) and later starred as a Queens housewife in Ridley Scott's Someone to Watch Over Me. After a couple roles in Sing and The Dream Team, she received an Oscar nomination for her work as mobster Henry Hill's wife in Martin Scorsese's Goodfellas, making her a full-blown movie star overnight. She continued working in features for the remainder of the '90s, most notably opposite Sean Connery in Medicine Man, as the whip-cracking Delores Del Rio in Even Cowgirls Get the Blues, and as Leonardo DiCaprio's long-suffering mother in The Basketball Diaries.Then in 1999, when Bracco got the stellar role of Dr. Jennifer Melfi on the hit HBO series The Sopranos. Bracco stayed with the series until 2007, playing the understated psychiatrist of mob boss Tony Soprano, and picking up several Emmy, Golden Globe, and Screen Actors Guild awards over the years. The show kept her busy, but the actress continued to pursue other projects, playing a nervous mother in Penny Marshall's Riding in Cars With Boys , and taking on a recurring role on the series Lipstick Jungle. In 2010 Bracco co-starred in the comedy Son of Morning, and directed the ensemble drama Love and Distrust (starring Robert Downey, Jr., James Franco, and Amy Adams) the same year. Bracco took on a recurring role as Angela Rizzoli in the television series Rizzoli & Isles (2010-2012), and continues to work in film and television.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet Son Of Morning Leda 2011
No Score Yet Love & Distrust Director 2010
No Score Yet Snowglobe Rose 2007
92% We Are Together: The Children of Agape Choir Actor 2006
No Score Yet My Suicidal Sweetheart (Crazy for Love) Sheila 2005
47% Death of a Dynasty Enchante R&B Singer No. 2 2003
No Score Yet Tangled Ann Anders 2002
49% Riding in Cars With Boys Eileen Donofrio $29.7M 2001
No Score Yet Auto Motives Director 2000
No Score Yet Ladies Room Gemma 1999
No Score Yet The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (TV) Inez Raye 1998
No Score Yet Silent Cradle Actor 1997
33% Hackers Margo 1995
46% The Basketball Diaries Jim's Mother 1995
19% Even Cowgirls Get the Blues Delores Del Ruby 1994
No Score Yet Getting Gotti Diane Giacalone 1994
54% Being Human Anna 1994
No Score Yet Scam Maggie Rohrer 1993
29% Traces of Red Ellen Schofield 1992
33% Radio Flyer Mary 1992
19% Medicine Man Dr. Rae Crane 1992
33% Switch Sheila 1991
No Score Yet Talent for the Game Bobbie 1991
96% GoodFellas Karen Hill 1990
54% The Dream Team Riley 1989
43% Sing Miss Lombardo 1989
No Score Yet In una notte di chiaro di luna (As Long as It's Love) (On a Moonlit Night) Sheila 1989
70% Someone to Watch over Me Ellie Keegan 1987
57% The Pick-Up Artist Carla 1987
No Score Yet Mais qu'est-ce que j'ai fait au Bon Dieu pour avoir une femme qui boit dans les cafés avec les hommes? (What Did I Ever Do to the Good Lord to Deserve a Wife Who Drinks in Cafes with Men?) Actor 1980

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet Jerk
2019
  • 2019
No Score Yet Blue Bloods
2010
Margaret Dutton Mayor Margaret Dutton Mayor Dutton
  • 2018
  • 2017
33% Dice
2016-2017
  • 2016
72% Rizzoli & Isles
2010-2016
Angela Angela Rizzoli
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
No Score Yet The Dr. Oz Show
2009
Guest
  • 2015
No Score Yet The Wendy Williams Show
2008
Guest
  • 2015
No Score Yet The View
1997
Guest
  • 2015
  • 2012
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
Guest
  • 2014
  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet Top Chef
2006
Judge
  • 2011
  • 2006
No Score Yet Law & Order: Criminal Intent
2001-2011
  • 2010
19% Lipstick Jungle
2008-2009
Janice Lasher
  • 2008
92% The Sopranos
1999-2007
Dr. Jennifer Melfi
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2004
  • 2002
  • 2001
  • 2000
  • 1999
No Score Yet Colbert Report
2005-2014
Guest
  • 2006
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
Guest
  • 2004
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Guest
  • 2001
  • 2000
No Score Yet Rizzoli Isles

QUOTES FROM Lorraine Bracco CHARACTERS

Karen Hill
I know there are women, like my best friends, who would have gotten out of there the minute their boyfriends gave them a gun to hide. But I didn't. I gotta admit the truth, it turned me on.
Karen Hill
One night, Bobby Vinton sent us champagne. There was nothing like it. I didn't think there was anything strange in any of this. You know, a twenty-year-old kid with such connections. He was an exciting guy. He was really nice. he introduced me to everybody. Everybody wanted to be nice to him. And he knew how to handle it.