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Elizabeth Bracco (born November 5, 1957) is an American actress best known for her role as Marie Spatafore, the wife of Vito Spatafore, on the HBO TV series, The Sopranos.

Elizabeth Bracco
Born (1957-11-05) November 5, 1957 (age 61)
ResidenceEnglewood, New Jersey, U.S.
OccupationActress
Spouse(s)
Aidan Quinn
(m. 1987)
Children2
RelativesLorraine Bracco (sister)

Early lifeEdit

Bracco was born on November 5, 1957, in Brooklyn, New York. She is the daughter of Eileen (née Molyneux; 1926–2010) and Salvatore Bracco, Sr. She has a sister, the actress Lorraine Bracco, who was a main cast member on The Sopranos, and a brother, Salvatore, Jr. Her mother was from Britain and met her father during World War II; Eileen came with Salvatore to the United States as a war bride.[1][2] Bracco grew up on Maxwell Drive in Westbury, on Long Island. Her father was of Italian descent, while her mother was born in England to French parents.[3][4] Bracco is fluent in English, French, and Italian.

CareerEdit

Bracco has appeared in a number of other films, including Mystery Train, Louis & Frank, Trees Lounge, and The Impostors. She has also played minor roles in movies like The Color of Money and Stakeout. On television, in addition to portrayng Vito Spatafore's wife on The Sopranos, Bracco appeared in the pilot of the TV series Crime Story.

Personal lifeEdit

In 1987, Bracco married her Stakeout co-star, Aidan Quinn. They have two daughters: Mia (b. 1998) and Ava Eileen (b. 1989), who has autism.[5][6] Ava appeared as the baby "David" in Avalon,[7] and Mia played a ghost in The Eclipse.[8] Formerly residents of Englewood, New Jersey, Bracco and her family now live in Palisades, Rockland County, New York[9] and Marbletown in the Catskills / Woodstock region of Ulster County, New York.[10][11]

Bracco has retired from serious acting to focus on raising her children.[citation needed]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Eileen Bracco Obituary – NJ, NJ | The Record". legacy.com. 28 November 2010. Retrieved June 3, 2015.
  2. ^ "Obituaries: Bracco, Salvatore Sr". The Journal News. March 19, 2013. Archived from the original on March 19, 2013. Retrieved April 15, 2017.
  3. ^ Jay Carr (October 15, 1987). "Lorraine Bracco Savors Her Big Break As A Hollywood Strong Woman". Chicago Tribune.
  4. ^ Witchel, Alex (September 27, 1990). "A Mafia Wife Makes Lorraine Bracco a Princess". The New York Times.
  5. ^ McGoldrick, Debbie (18 Sep 2008). "The Mighty Quinn". IrishAbroad. Archived from the original on 4 June 2012. Retrieved 20 September 2008.
  6. ^ Garcia, Rikkie (Nov 2001). "Biography (Aidan Quinn)". Tripod.com.
  7. ^ "Ava Eileen Quinn". IMDb.
  8. ^ "Mia Quinn (I)". IMDb.
  9. ^ David, Mark (24 May 2013). "Al Pacino Sells Palisades Guest House". Variety.
  10. ^ Rohan, Virginia (31 Oct 2013). "Aidan Quinn talks about his role on "Elementary"". NorthJersey.com.
  11. ^ Van Buskirk, Leslie (12 Apr 2013). "Daniel Craig, Anne Hathaway, The Clintons: Is Hippie Town Woodstock the New High-End NYC Getaway?". The Hollywood Reporter.

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