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Sopranos Star Headlines Feb. 19 Women's Day Event

January 5, 2011
Lorraine Bracco, of “The Sopranos,” will headline Somerset Medical Center’s women’s day event on Saturday, Feb. 19. Bracco will share experiences from her acting career and the impact that heart disease has had on her family. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Martinsville Inn, 1801 Washington Valley Road, Martinsville, NJ 08836.

Both of Bracco’s parents were afflicted with heart disease. At the women’s day event, Bracco will discuss the impact that this disease has had on her family and how she has better learned to take care of her health. Somerset Medical Center cardiologist, Ranjita Sengupta, MD, will join her to discuss advances in heart care for women. Educational displays and vendor tables will be available. Lunch is included. Cost is $10 per person. Pre-registration is required. 

Bracco, an Emmy, Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award nominee, currently stars in TNT’s hit series, “Rizzoli and Isles”. Born in Brooklyn to an Italian-American father and an English mother, Bracco went on to model for the Wilhelmina Agency. After a stint as a disc jockey, she began to act in a few French films. After returning from Europe, Bracco studied drama at Stella Adler Studio and the Actors Studio in New York City. She has had several film roles after making her feature debut in 1987 in “Someone to Watch Over Me.” However, she is best known as psychiatrist Dr. Jennifer Melfi who treated New Jersey Mafia heavyweight Tony Soprano on the HBO series, “The Sopranos.”

For more information about the Feb. 19 event, and to register, visit or call 908-203-6234.