Inspiring: Lorraine Bracco
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While working as a model in France, Lorraine was approached by Marc Camoletti to act in the adaption of his play Duos Sur Canapé. She portrayed the character Bubble and was not impressed with her performance. She would later go on to take other film roles but it wasn’t until she had an uncredited role in Camorra that she was inspired to pursue acting.



On September 19th, 2017 Lorraine after being away from New York for years attended the launch of Hope Fragrance. 100 % of the proceeds from the sales of the fragrance went to mental health research. The fragrance was also exclusive to Saks Fifth Avenue where the launch even was held last year. Lorraine was quoted saying she was“so friggin’ excited to be here and walk the streets and look at the people.” This comes after her 6 year stint on the succesful TNT drama, Rizzoli and Isles. 

 

 



Over six seasons, Lorraine portrayed the no-nonsense Dr. Jennifer Melfi whom we mostly saw through her interactions with Tony. On occasion we saw her outside of her office when she visited her own therapist or with family. In Season 3, we were given the only Melfi centered episode with Employee of the Month exploring the aftermath of her brutal assault in a stairwell. Along with the mystery of the Russian that Paulie and Chris chased in Pine Barrens this episode has had a profound affect on fans. To this day fans still question whether or not Melfi should have told Tony about her rapist in order receive the justice the law fail to serve her. Many feel that to have told him would have made her no better than her patient, her morality would be stripped. Even Lorraine noted in various interviews that she didn’t understand why she was being hurt, that she was the only decent character on the show. While the episode may be triggering to some due to the violence of Melif’s rape, the entire episode is well written and Lorraine’s performance is her most powerful of the series.

 



Maggie Dutton, is butting heads again with Frank over a cop who tests positive for marijuana use.

  



After an absence from Blue Bloods since episode 2, Lorraine returns in the fifth episode entitled The Forgotten. Frank must deal with fallout after Mayor Dutton eliminates solitary confinement in prison. You can view screen caps from the episode below.



In Lorraine’s 2nd appearance on Blue Bloods she order Frank to attend a West Indies Parade for a man whom conspired to attack the police. Screencaps from the episode can be viewed below. Also Mayor Dutton will eliminate solitary confinement in Ep 5 entitled ” The Forgotten” still no more information on how many additional episodes Lorraine will appear in.

 



Last night Lorraine made her return to TV since the Series Finale of Rizzoli & Isles last year, with CBS hit show Blue Bloods. She portrays the new mayor Margaret Dutton who butts heads with Tom Selleck’s Frank Reagan. It has not be revealed yet how long she we be on the show other then that it will be an arc. On September 27th Lorraine was in attendance at the Curb Your Enthusiasm after party for the new season premiere. Screen captures and photos from these both can be viewed below.



For a Throwback Thursday photos have been added from Sn 2 Episodes 1-5 of The Sopranos, Lorraine was absent in Episodes 2 as well as 4. The 2015 closing night of the screening of Goodfellas as well as latest picture on September 11th Annual Charity Day have also been added.



In 2016 Lorraine attended two events one being the Ripple of Hope Awards where each year Robert Kennedy honors various people who are dedicated to social change. The second event was the Annual Charity Day. Thanks to Claudia from The Mary McDonnell Vault for sending these pictures to me to be included in the gallery!



In 2005, Lorraine co-starred in Crazy For Love (AKA My Suicidal Sweetheart) an independent dark comedy. Lorraine portrays Sheila, her son Max tries to commit suicide on his 21st birthday. This is not the first time he has attempted this and as a result the family commits him. He ends up meeting the eccentric Grace and escapes on an adventure with her throughout the movie. Lorraine’s role is short, but comedy is a genre she hasn’t made much of an appearance in.



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