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Born: October 2, 1954 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Bay Ridge-Brooklyn, New York, USA Profession: Cast ... actor disc jockey model producer
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A husky-voiced New York native who enjoyed an early career as a popular model in France, Lorraine Bracco went on to build an enviable résumé as an actress in film and television. After having appeared with future husband Harvey Keitel in the Italian crime-drama "Camorra" (1986), Bracco made her U.S. feature debut in Ridley Scott's modern noir, "Someone to Watch Over Me" (1987). A few years later, she delivered a memorable supporting performance in director Martin Scorsese's iconic mob drama, "Goodfellas" (1990), opposite Ray Liotta. She went on to star alongside Sean Connery in the jungle-adventure, "Medicine Man" (1992), followed by a turn as Elijah Wood's mother in the fantasy-drama, "Radio Flyer" (1992). Bracco later played the despairing mother of troubled teen Tom Carroll (Leonardo DiCaprio) in the gritty biopic "The Basketball Diaries" (1995), prior to taking on the most indelible role of her career, that of psychiatrist Dr. Jennifer Melfi on the groundbreaking crime family drama "The Sopranos" (HBO, 1999-2007). Following her acclaimed tenure on the revered series, she picked up another regular cast role on the police-procedural, "Rizzoli & Isles" (TNT, 2010-16), as the mother of Detective Jane Rizzoli (Angie Harmon). In role after role as complex, intelligent women, Bracco continued to play against convention and demonstrated a range initially belied by her beauty and defiantly undisguised Brooklyn accent.

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