Exploring Sobriety
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Exploring Sobriety

Edie Falco on the Reality of Alcoholism

The star of “Nurse Jackie” has wrestled with addiction on-screen and off.

Edie Falco. Photo by David Shankbone via Wikimedia Commons. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0.

Edie Falco rose to fame playing Carmela in the Sopranos and solidified her stardom as the eponymous star of “Nurse Jackie.”

In this latter role, she portrayed a nurse struggling with a pill addiction. Although the show was a comedy, it took Jackie’s…

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