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Edie Falco

Falco at Drama League Benefit Gala honoring Angela Lansbury on February 8, 2010
Born Edith Falco
(1963-07-05) July 5, 1963 (age 53)
Brooklyn, New York, United States
Alma mater SUNY Purchase (BFA ’86)
Occupation Actress
Years active 1987–present
Children 2
Awards Full list

I'm not sad about any of my life. It's so unconventional. It doesn't look anything like I thought it would.
Edie Falco
Writers, actors, anybody working on an ensemble-type thing, there are going to be some creaks in the beginning. It seems like there's tremendous potential in just letting things sort of breathe a little bit. It's tremendously important.
Edie Falco
My friends started having children after college, while I was pursuing this crazy acting career and living hand to mouth. Plus, all my boyfriends were artists struggling to make a living. Having kids didn't make any sense – why would I take on more of a financial burden when I couldn't even afford a dog?
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Being a single mother was the right thing for me. But I have a tremendous amount of help from my friends. They're in love with my kids, and my kids are in love with them.
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There's a little good and bad in everyone. Everybody I've ever loved is very complicated.
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I don't watch a lot of television.
Coming home to my family afterward makes the work richer, easier and more fun.
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We're living in a time when parenting is not at all mirroring the way I was parented. For me, I just followed my parents around on their errands; when they were busy on the phone, I was quiet. It's a different kettle of fish these days: They run the house, and you listen to their music, and you go to their appointments.
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I'm a very ritualistic, routine-oriented person, and I discovered over the years that I love working Monday through Friday.
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I've watched those shows my whole life – being on one is like a dream. It's hard to balance that dream with the fact that this is the Edie I've known my whole life.
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I really am profoundly grateful just in general in my life. I've had an embarrassing amount of good fortune.
Edie Falco
The world gets very small after a while, if you stick around long enough.
The high-grossing films are not all that interesting to me, I have to say. It's not stuff I would want to be in. Yes, you would want the big paycheck, but that's never really been my concern.
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And hey-the psychiatrist in the show is Italian also. So people are going to focus on what they want to focus on. There's not much you can do about that.
Edie Falco
My kids have never seen me scream at anybody. They've never seen an argument. There's never been even a cold silence. And those are things that I grew up with because my parents did end up divorcing.
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Throughout my career I've played a lot of parts that might've been played by a man. They're human roles rather than specifically men or women. I've never been as hooked into that as a lot of women are, you know, like, 'There aren't enough roles for women.' There aren't necessarily a lot of good roles for anybody.
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I'm just not one of those people who thought having biological children was that important, to me it was more about wanting to raise a child.
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One of the ways I think I gain fodder for characters is by watching people.
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I have lots of friends and, like me, they're not married. So my kids have lots of godparents – men and women, gay and straight. My loft is always filled with people helping me out with them and loving them.
Edie Falco
Is it harder having kids and working? It definitely is, but the payoff is you get to go home to your kids, and it all balances out. And I know I'm a better mother when I'm engaged in something outside of the house.
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I've also learned to no longer feel guilty if I'm invited out and don't want to go. If I start to say to myself, 'What's wrong with you that you're staying in five nights in a row to watch 'Forensic Files' instead of going out with your friends' I remind myself that it's what I need to do for myself at that point.
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I wanted to act; that was my one goal. I wanted to devote all my time to acting and not waitressing or anything else.
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I have this dog named Marley, and it is a kind of love I had never known. I have a hard time believing Marley did not come from my body. I know that sounds insane, but I feel that connected to her. She made me realize I wanted to adopt children.
Edie Falco
I grew up kind of a tomboy and I used to fight with all the neighborhood boys.
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It's a very complicated issue, this fame thing – I was not really cut out for it. There are some really fantastic things about it, but it's difficult for a private person like myself.
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I've never been all that interested or aware of what people are thinking about me or saying about me. I think that has kept me safest and sanest.
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I don't know what it must be like to be a writer in general, but to be a comedy writer, it's got to be something – it's a very special kind of talent.
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I never really wanted kids. I didn't not want them, but motherhood just wasn't something that pulled at me.
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I think that you do get a little extra jolt of confidence when you win an Emmy.
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When a show has gotten as much attention as this one, everyone wants to join in with something to say.
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I was able to support myself by acting alone about six years ago. Until then, I was just scraping by.
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Well, yeah, but I probably wasn't as open about my desperation.
I actually washed my window once, and it fell through – it was being held together by the dirt.
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I think there was a time when I considered myself a work addict, but that's no longer accurate. My life has changed so dramatically over the last number of years, especially having a family now. My priorities have shifted.
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I'm an old-school, embarrassing Joni Mitchell fan. Her music made a hook in my soul and hasn't let go for all these years. I even sing her songs as lullabies to my kids.
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I was a young kid from Long Island who wanted to do something large with her life, so I can relate to that.
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My actual personality probably lies someplace between the two.
It's hard to notice things without people noticing me and that takes some getting used to.
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In my household there is an insane amount of laughter and celebration.
I love to hand sew. I sometimes make clothing for my children, which of course they grow out of in a matter of minutes. I thoroughly love it.
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I sort of love reading the scripts and going, 'Oh wow, what a great idea. I never would have thought of that.'
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The common misconception is that as an actress you have to learn what you're doing. No, you just have to make the audience think you've learned it.
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The second you are handed a newborn it is yours. It doesn't matter what body it came out of. I've never felt more strongly about anything in my life.
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I love being able to take a nap in the afternoon.
I do not cook.
There were a lot of times I wondered if I was deluding myself. I had nothing else to fall back on, but I never enjoyed anything else.
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I don't have examples in my life of people who are all good or bad; I have deeply loved many people who are both, and I relate to those kinds of people on a far greater level.
Edie Falco
Coming home to my family afterward makes the work richer, easier and more fun.
Edie Falco