Lorraine Bracco - Biography

                                            Lorraine Bracco - Biography


Lorraine Bracco

Bracco was born on October 2, 1954, in the Bay Ridge neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York City. She is the daughter of Eileen (née Molyneux) and Salvatore Bracco, Sr. She has a sister, actress Elizabeth Bracco, and a brother, Salvatore, Jr. Her father was of Italian descent, while her mother was born in England, and had some French ancestry. Her parents met during World War II; Eileen came with Salvatore to the United States as a war bride. Bracco grew up in Hicksville, New York, on Long Island, from fourth grade. Bracco graduated from Hicksville High School in 1972.

Mini Bio:

Born  October 2, 1954 in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA

Height          5' 8" (1.73 m)

Lorraine Bracco is an American actor, model and producer, best known for the movie Goodfellas and in the TV series, The Sopranos. Her other film and TV credits include Riding in Cars With Boys and I Married a Mobster. She has won the CFCA Award, LAFCA Award and SAG Award for her performance. She is also an environmentalist and works to help women in the arts.

Personal Life:

Bracco has been married and divorced twice.

She married Frenchman Daniel Guerard in 1979; they divorced in 1982. They have one daughter, actress Margaux Guerard.

She was in a 12-year relationship with actor Harvey Keitel, whom she met while living in Paris. They have one daughter, Stella Keitel (b. 1985). Bracco and Keitel fought a lengthy custody battle over Stella, resulting in Bracco's depression, a loss of acting roles, and $2 million in legal fees.

Bracco's second marriage was to actor Edward James Olmos in 1994; they divorced in 2002.

Lorraine's newest adventure comes just five years after the 66-year-old actress opened up about her battle with depression and living an unhealthy lifestyle in her 2015 book To the Fullest: The Clean Up Your Act Plan to Lose Weight, Rejuvenate, and Be the Best You Can Be.

While promoting her book, Lorraine opened up to Entertainment Tonight about what made her shed the weight, getting plastic surgery, and pressures in Hollywood.

Several years ago, Bracco opened up about her struggles with depression. She acknowledges that her mental health made it difficult for her to just get through the day sometimes. Celebrities certainly aren't immune to mental health conditions, and life in the spotlight can definitely exacerbate issues like depression and anxiety. "Depression is a vortex," Bracco told Fox News. "You don't have it, it has you....I'm not afraid to talk about it. It made me stronger, it made me a better person."

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