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"On the screen, Lorraine Bracco often finds herself mistreated and cheated on by husbands and boyfriends. But instead of collapsing on the bed in a flood of tears, she fights back. Her combativeness not only adds life to any film, it especially delights female moviegoers. ... Bracco never plays the evil bitch who gets her comeuppance. Instead, she's the moral one in an amoral world. And beneath her bravado lies a fragility. Her outbursts stem not just from anger but from a desperate need for union and stability." --From American Film, June 1991.
In June 1999, Bracco filed for bankruptcy citing the costs of her nearly eight-year custody battle with Harvey Keitel over their daughter Stella.
"One of the things that attracted me to Jennifer Melfi is that she's an educated Italian-American. We get Italian women everywhere, and we get sexy and we can cook and we can fool around and we can get passion galore, but educated? I don't see it, and I love her for it." --Bracco to the Boston Herald, January 30, 1999.
Asked if acting is a form of therapy, Lorraine Bracco told The Daily Telegraph (September 18, 2000): "No, it's different. It's an expression, and also it's like stealing from people's lives. It's make-believe. Psychiatry is real life, real issues. It's different."
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