Lorraine Bracco Biography

Lorraine Bracco Biography
Lorraine Bracco (born on October 2, 1954) is an Academy Award-nominated American actress who is best known for her role as Dr. Jennifer Melfi on the HBO TV series, The Sopranos.



Lorraine Bracco has also appeared in a number of other films, including Goodfellas (which netted her an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress), Riding in Cars with Boys, The Basketball Diaries, The Medicine Man, Radio Flyer and Hackers.

Lorraine Bracco was born in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Bay Ridge and grew up in Hicksville on Long Island. She was voted the "ugliest girl in the 6th grade" at her Long Island grade school. She moved to France in 1974 where she became a fashion superstar for Jean-Paul Gaultier.

Lorraine Bracco is of Italian and English ancestry, speaks fluent French, and was previously married to Harvey Keitel, and later Edward James Olmos. Bracco engaged in a five-year legal battle that ended in 1999 for custody of her daughter Stella from the marriage with Keitel, the legal fees and taxes of which forced her to file for bankruptcy; later she and Olmos filed for divorce in March 2002. After another failed relationship, Bracco is dating Jason Cipolla and has long since recovered financially as well through the success of The Sopranos.

Lorraine Bracco is the owner of Bracco Wines.

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