Lorraine Bracco :: Biography
Born on October 2, 1954, ‘Lorraine Bracco’ is an American actress. Bracco is popular for her roles on the HBO series ‘The Sopranos’ as Dr. Jennifer Melfi. She is also famous as Karen Hill in the 1990 movie ‘Goodfellas’. Currently, she appears on the TNT series ‘Rizzoli & Isles’ as Angela Rizzoli. She was born in Brooklyn, New York City as a daughter of Eileen and Salvatore Bracco, Sr. Bracco belongs to mixed ethnical group of Italian and English as her father was from Italy and her mother was born in England. In relation to her educational background, she holds graduation degree from Hicksville High School in 1972.
Lorraine started her career as a fashion model for Jean-Paul Gaultier when she moved to France in 1974. She introduced to the novelist and director Lina Wertmuller while she was working as a fashion model. Lina offered her a role in her new film production ‘Camorra’ in the early 1970s. Lorraine accepted the role and showed her hidden acting talents. Wertmuller got very impressed by her performances. Later, she acted in various French-language movies. She started making appearances in other movies as well. Bracco made appearance in the first season of Crime Story episode ‘Hide and Go Thief’. She played the role Paul Guilfoyle’s hostage in the episode. Her notable movies include ‘Someone to Watch Over Me’, Riding in Cars with Boys’, ‘Medicine Man’, ‘The Basketball Diaries’, ’Radio Flyer’ and ‘Hackers’. However, her career turning role came as the mobster-wife Karen Hill in ‘Goodfellas’. Bracco received an Academy Award nomination in a category of Best Supporting actress. She was also nominated for a Golden Globe in Best Supporting Actress category. She even won the prestigious awards from the critics which include Angeles Film Critics Association Award and the Chicago Film Critics Association Award. In addition to her outstanding performance, it also includes the movie ‘The Sopranos’. For her heart breaking performance, she received three consecutive nominations for Outstanding lead Actress in a Drama series at Emmy Awards and Golden Globe awards. However, she lost Emmy award in 1999 and 2001 and Golden Globes awards to her co-star Edie Falco.
The gorgeous model turned actress is a complete package of actress and fashion star. Even at the age of 59, she looks younger than her actual age. She has wrinkleless face and perfect shaped body that makes her as one of fashionable star in the movie industry. Bracco has kept extra effort to maintain her body in en attractive shape. She stands with the height of 5 feet 7 inches and has the sensual body measurements size of 34-24-35 inches. Till date, she has definitely makes the world charmed with her beautiful and hot body figure. However, there is news that she has gained some weight to broaden bit to her slender physique. Currently she weighs about 60 kg. She looks even hot when she exposed her beautiful and bold pair of legs and feet wearing the bikini.
Adding essence to her personal life, her real life seems more complicated than her celebrity life. She got married three times in life but all three marriages weren’t successful at all. She got married first time to her husband Daniel Guerard which ended with a divorce in the year 1980. Later, she got married to Harvey Keital from which she has one daughter Stella Keitel. Her third husband name is Edward James Olmos with whom also her relation became disaster. She charged for a divorce with Edward in the year 2002.
Through her acting career, she has gained total net worth amount of $19 million. Bracco has achieved a great achievement from the movie industry. Her contribution towards the film territory is highly appreciable. Her inspiring bio is available in the wiki and other internet sites. She is also active in the social networking sites like twitter where she has massive followers of 36K.