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Lorraine Bracco

Highest Rated:   97% GoodFellas (1990)
Lowest Rated:   20% Medicine Man (1992)
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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
32% Hackers
  • Margo
1995
46% The Basketball Diaries
  • Jim's Mother
1995
22% Even Cowgirls Get the Blues
  • Delores Del Ruby
1994
No Score Yet Getting Gotti
  • Diane Giacalone
1994
50% Being Human
  • Anna
1994
No Score Yet Scam
  • Maggie Rohrer
1993
29% Traces of Red
  • Ellen Schofield
1992
32% Radio Flyer
  • Mary
1992
20% Medicine Man
  • Dr. Rae Crane
1992
33% Switch
  • Sheila
1991
No Score Yet Talent for the Game
  • Bobbie
1991
97% 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
76% Someone to Watch over Me
  • Ellie Keegan
1987
55% 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
33% Dice
2016
  • Actor
  • 2016
No Score Yet Rizzoli & Isles
2010-2016
  • Angela Angela Rizzoli
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
No Score Yet The View
1997
  • Guest
  • 2015
  • 2012
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
  • Guest
  • 2014
  • 2011
No Score Yet Top Chef
2006
  • Judge
  • 2011
  • 2006
No Score Yet Law & Order: Criminal Intent
2001-2011
  • Actor
  • 2010
97% 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 Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
  • Guest
  • 2000
No Score Yet Rizzoli Isles
  • Actor

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