It gives you a chill to hear about all the celebrity women who have faced breast cancer, many of whom take years to discuss their private battle with the illness. About two weeks ago Sex and The City star Cynthia Nixon went public with the fact that she underwent a lumpectomy and radiation in at the age of 40 after doctors found a small cancerous lump on a routine mammogram. Nixon is the new spokesperson for the Susan J Komen breast cancer foundation and emphasizes the importance of regular checkups with a gynecologist.
A year earlier, she had felt a lump in one breast, but the doctors told her it was nothing. When it happened again, she underwent a biopsy and the diagnosis was confirmed. Edie said at the time that she felt fear and shock, but also confusion and extreme anger.
Everything about her Hollywood life melted away when Edie Falco, known for her star turns on the hit television series The Sopranos and Nurse Jackie, received a diagnosis for breast cancer. It waswhile she was working on The Sopranos. The diagnosis happened in the morning.
W hen The Sopranos ended init seemed impossible that we'd ever think of Edie Falco as anyone other than Carmela. Falco seemed destined to be for ever "Carmela" in the way that Lisa Kudrow is for ever "Phoebe". But then she was cast as Nurse Jackie.
Trust your instincts. I decided to adopt my son on my own five years ago, and my daughter three years later. I had never really been that interested in having kids, but I had a bunch of relationships in a row where we had talked about it, and it was like the seed had been planted — figuratively at least.
The actress, 45, has been sober for 17 years -- she has said that she struggled with alcohol for years -- and insists that kicking the habit is what helped her battle the disease. See photos of Edie and other stars who beat breast cancer! In addition to staying physically healthy, she adds that her mental health was a likely factor in her recovery.
This interview discusses the plotline of Nurse Jackie through the end of season five and beginning of season six. Edie Falco plays ER nurse Jackie Peyton, who is competent at her high-stress job but struggles with addiction. The sixth season of Nurse Jackie starts Sunday on Showtime.
Minus the Carmela Soprano nails. And the Jackie Peyton tough reserve. At 49, Falco is busier than ever: In addition to promoting the season 5 premiere of "Nurse Jackie," which airs on Sunday, she's currently starring onstage off-Broadway in a new play titled "The Madrid," written by Liz Flahive incidentally, one of the writers of "Nurse Jackie".