I felt very protected on that set, I think being one of the only two kids on the set, Jim [Gandolfini], everyone, the whole crew, really looked out for us and made sure we were comfortable and confident, so it gave me everything for my career and my craft, and also just as person. I think my first day on set I woke up early and blew out my hair because I thought I had to do my own hair.
And to have trust in other actors and things like that…It was nothing but positive. I didn’t realize I would have people do my hair and makeup.
It’s about two childhood best friends that reconnect when one of them decides that his lifelong dream is to marry a Jewish girl, and the only Jewish boy he ever knew was his friend from childhood, so he comes to him to help teach him how to pose as a Jew.
I play his friend’s obnoxious and overbearing fiancée.
I mean, everyone has different lives, and we all live in different places, but I think that family and that core support will forever be there.
How did you interpret the controversial series finale? I didn’t know it was going to end so abruptly – like cut to black.
In the script it says “Meadow comes in, fade to black.” So that’s sort of how I thought it was ending – like a nice, sweet, happy ending.
That cast includes Jennifer Love Hewitt, Tom Arnold, Jon Lovitz, Nicollette Sheridan, Rita Wilson, and others.And I think the show could have been edited that way from Season 1, and I think whether his life ended that night, whether it ended a week from then, or a year from then, it seems inevitable that it’s going to end ugly. And so I think it was saying this is their reality, this is their life, and it’s going to end at some point. You are currently engaged to Cutter Dykstra, the son of Mets legend Lenny Dykstra, but, growing up, were you a Mets or a Yankees fan? I really can’t think of one negative thing from that entire 10-year experience. At the beginning, was it like you were being thrown into the deep end? So for sure the first few days it was a little intimidating. There were always rumors about one kid in our school. J.] on the show, and I are still super, super close. What is the biggest thing you’ve ever put in your mouth? But I was a teenager, and being 16-years-old you just kind of try and pretend like you know what you’re doing, or at least that was the kind of teenager I was. Had that experience come when I was 26 instead of 16 I think it would have been entirely different. When you’re young you’re less afraid of consequence, and I think that helped me. But it’s because my school was like 90 percent Jewish, so with the one Italian kid we were like, “He’s in the mafia! We just went on a vacation together a couple months ago. I was three years old, jumping on the bed with my brothers, and I fell off and hit my head on the dresser and cut it open, went to the hospital, got stitches, came home, went back on the bed, jumped with my brothers, fell again, and reopened the stitches. Schirripa • Federico Castelluccio • John Ventimiglia • Joe Pantoliano • Robert Funaro • Kathrine Narducci • Vincent Curatola • Steve Buscemi • Frank Vincent • Dan Grimaldi • Joseph R.Back in 1999, the world was introduced to arguably the best TV show ever created.Set primarily in New Jersey, ' The Sopranos' explored the story of mobster Tony Soprano, a man attempting to keep his home life, as well as his mental state, intact in a profession where a bullet could come flying around any corner.The series was a win in all forms, with the acting, writing, dialogue and overall believability holding us captivated with each episode that aired (yes, even the finale).I think we’re just poking fun at all the different stereotypes they have about Jewish people. I came from doing community theater on Long Island to being on that show. Finish this sentence: If I ruled the world for a day I would…Sleep for 24 hours, because I’m heavily sleep deprived.So it was my acting school, it was my everything school.