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Net Worth:
$25 Million
Jul 5, 1963 (60 years old)
5 ft 4 in (1.651 m)
United States of America
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What is Edie Falco's Net Worth?

Edie Falco is an American television, film, and stage actress who has a net worth of $25 million. Edie Falco is probably best known for playing the role of Carmela Soprano on the critically-acclaimed HBO series "The Sopranos." The role earned her six Emmy nominations and three wins for Oustanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series. In addition, Edie won several Golden Globes and Screen Actors Guild Awards.

In 2009, she booked the lead role in the Showtime series "Nurse Jackie," earning six more Emmy nominations and another win for Oustanding Lead Actress in a Comedy. Another notable role came with HBO's "Oz" from 1997 to 2000.

More recently, Edie has been involved in a range of TV projects, including "Horace and Pete" and "Law & Order True Crime."

She began her professional career onstage, and then moved to television work, guest starring on episodes of "Law and Order" and "Homicide: Life on the Street".  From there, she branched out into films, winning accolades in independent projects such as "Laws of Gravity".  She played a recurring role on the critically acclaimed series, "Oz", and then began gaining more high-profile film roles in such projects as "Bullets Over Broadway" and "Sunshine State".  She is most widely recognized for her award-winning work on "The Sopranos" and "Nurse Jackie".  She is one of only four actresses to have ever won an Emmy, a Golden Globe, and a SAG Award during the same year, and she is one of only two performers ever to have won Emmys for Best Actor in both a Comedy and a Drama.  In all, she has won four Emmys, five SAG Awards, and two Golden Globes.  She also starred in two successful productions on Broadway.

Sopranos Salary

Edie's salary for the early seasons of "The Sopranos" is not known, but considering the show was a big risk and most of the actors were not famous before it aired, it is presumable that they each earned relatively small per-episode paychecks. Her co-star James Gandolfini reportedly earned $5 million across the first two seasons before negotiating a $400,000 per-episode salary for the third season. For the third through sixth seasons, Edie and her secondary co-stars earned in the "low to mid six figures." For the sixth and final season, which was 21 episodes, Edie earned $500,000 per episode and Gandolfini earned $1 million. That worked out to $10.5 million for her and $21 million for him.

While Falco's salary fluctuated over the many seasons of "Nurse Jackie," she was at one point earning a peak amount of $175,000 per episode.

Early Life

Edie Falco was born on July 5th of 1963 in Brooklyn, New York. Raised by an actress and a jazz drummer, Edie was involved in the art community from a very young age. She grew up alongside three siblings in Long Island, North Babylon, and West Islip. By the time she was a child, Edie was acting in plays alongside her mother. Finally, her family relocated to Newport, where she continued to perform in plays during her high school years. After graduating from high school, she attended the State University of New York at Purchase, studying acting. She graduated in 1986 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in acting.


Falco started her career with appearances in shows like "Law & Order" and "Homicide: Life on the Street." An early film role came with "Laws of Gravity" in 1992, and another came with Woody Allen's "Bullets over Broadway." During this period, Edie continued to appear in various Broadway productions as well as additional films.

Her big breakout role came in 1999, when she booked the central role of Carmela Soprano in "The Sopranos." Today, the show is considered to be one of the greatest TV series of all time. Her performance earned her substantial praise and a multitude of awards. During her time on "The Sopranos," Falco found time to appear in series like "Will & Grace" and "30 Rock." She also appeared in films like "Freedomland" and "Sunshine State."

Edie Falco

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Falco of course played the wife of Anthony Soprano, the main character of the series. The relationship between Carmela and Anthony was a central focus throughout the many seasons, and Falco's character went through a significant transformation during the series. During the fourth season of "The Sopranos," Falco won a Golden Globe, an Emmy, and a SAG Award. She is among a very small group of actresses who have managed to win all three of these awards within a single year. The only other actresses who have managed this feat are Gillian Anderson and Tina Fey.

Two years after "The Sopranos" ended in 2007, Edie booked another major role in the series "Nurse Jackie." The dark comedy helped Falco continue her career, and it won her additional awards and honors. During this period, she also continued to appear in various Broadway productions, such as "House of Blue Leaves," which earned her a Tony Award nomination.

In 2016, Edie booked another central role in the Louis CK web series, "Horace and Pete." The series ran for ten episodes before ending later in 2016. In 2017, Falco joined the cast of "Law & Order True Crime," taking her career full circle (she had originally started her TV career with a role in the original "Law and Order").

Acting Style

Falco's acting style has been the subject of significant praise by multiple critics. She is particularly known for her simplicity, and her ability to portray an honest character without overembellishing any part of her performance.


Health Issues

In 2004, Falco publicly revealed that she had been diagnosed with breast cancer. The initial diagnosis came a year prior, but she decided to keep it under wraps until she was ready to make the news public. Edie has also been quite vocal about her struggle with alcoholism over the years. In the 90s, she decided to pursue a sober lifestyle. She is also a vegan.

Family Life

Although Edie Falco never married, she did adopt two children. She adopted her first child in 2005, and in 2008 she adopted a second child.

Real Estate

In 2012, it was reported that Edie Falco was selling her duplex in New York. She listed the TriBeCa duplex for a price of $5.5 million. The residence spans over 3,000 square feet with 4 bedrooms. She originally purchased the home back in 2004 for $3.8 million, which means that she's expected to receive a significant profit margin when she listed the Manhattan apartment. Features include 12-foot ceilings, hardwood floors, a wood-burning fireplace, and a 600-square-foot terrace.

Back in 2010, Falco sold a home in Northport, New York. Prior to buying the TriBeCa duplex, she sold a townhouse in West Village for about $3.5 million.

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