Lorraine Bracco

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Lorraine Bracco

Born

10/2/1954, Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, New York

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Lorraine Bracco showed her 6th grade classmates: after being voted "ugliest girl in the 6th grade" at her Long and became a fashion superstar for Jean-Paul Gautier. She came to prominence ion the Martin Scorsese gangster movie 'Goodfellas,' and followed that with turns in 'Sea of Love' and…more

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    • Lorraine has been nominated for four Golden Globes. In 1991, she was nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture for Goodfellas. From 2000-2002, Lorraine was nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a TV-Series - Drama for The Sopranos.

    • In 1991, Lorraine was nominated for an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for Goodfellas.

    • Lorraine won the 2008 and 2000 SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series, along with her Sopranos castmates. They were also nominated from 2001-2003, 2005 and 2007. She was nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series in 2000, 2002 and 2003.

    • Lorraine got her acting start in French film comedies.

    • In 1987, Lorraine made her American film debut in Ridley Scott's thriller, Someone to Watch Over Me.

    • Before she was an actress, Lorraine worked as a disc jockey for Radio Luxembourg.

    • Lorraine's brother-in-law is Aidan Quinn. He is married to her sister, Elizabeth.

    • Lorraine was raised in Hicksville, Long Island, New York.

    • Lorraine has been nominated three times for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for her role as "Dr. Jennifer Melfi" on The Sopranos.

    • In 1979, Lorraine married Frenchman Daniel Guerard, a salon owner, after she became pregnant. The two divorced in 1983.

    • Lorraine is a former Wilhelmina model.

    • In 1992, Lorraine married actor Harvey Keitel. The two divorced in 1993 after she began dating actor Edward James Olmos.

    • In 2004, Lorraine did her first play ever, The Graduate in which she played "Mrs. Robinson".

    • The producer of The Sopranos, David Chase, originally wanted Lorraine to portray "Carmela Soprano". However, she refused because she had already played a mobster's wife in the 1990 film Goodfellas.

    • In 1974, Lorraine moved to France to become a model.

    • Lorraine was voted the "Ugliest Girl in the 6th Grade" at her Long Island grade school.

    • In June 1999, Lorraine had to file for bankruptcy because of all the legal fees she spent during her custody battle with Harvey Keitel.

    • Lorraine's sister, Elizabeth Bracco, is also an actress who appeared on The Sopranos as well. The two never shared any scenes however.

    • While modeling as a young woman in Europe, Lorraine was once asked to posed nude for the late, eccentric, Spanish surrealist painter, Salvador Dalí, but she refused his offer.

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