Lorraine Bracco (born October 2, 1954) is an Academy Award-nominated American actress who is best known for her role as Dr. Jennifer Melfi on the HBO TV series, The Sopranos.
She has also appeared in a number of other films, including Goodfellas (which netted her an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress), Riding in Cars with Boys, The Basketball Diaries, The Medicine Man,Radio Flyer and Hackers.
Bracco was born in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Bay Ridge and grew up in Hicksville on Long Island. She was voted the "ugliest girl in the 6th grade" at her Long Island grade school. She moved to France in 1974 where she became a fashion superstar for Jean-Paul Gaultier.
She is of Italian and English ancestry, speaks fluent French, and was previously married to Harvey Keitel, and later Edward James Olmos. She and Olmos filed for divorce in March 2002.