Birth Name: Edith Falco
Place of Birth: Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
Date of Birth: July 5, 1963
*Swedish, English, 1/16th Cornish (mother)
Edie Falco is an American actress. She starred on the series The Sopranos. Edie is the daughter of Frank Falco, a jazz drummer, and Judith Anderson, an actress. Her father was of Italian descent. Her mother had Swedish, English, and 1/16th Cornish, ancestry.
Her uncle is novelist, playwright, and poet Edward Falco. Edith has two children, who are adopted.
Edie’s paternal grandparents were named Joseph Falco and Edith. The name Falco means “hawk” in Italian.
Edie’s maternal grandfather was named Howard S. Anderson (the son of Howard Anderson and Mary). Edie’s grandfather Howard was born in New Jersey.
Edie’s maternal grandmother was Ruth S. Megrath (the daughter of George Brown/Megrath and Florence Augustus Reimerth). Ruth was born in New York. George was born in Wisconsin, the son of Charles Childs Brown, who was born in England, and of Mary Megrath. Florence was born in New York, the daughter of Swedish parents, Carl/Charles/Christ Hjalmar/Herbert Reimerth and Paulina/Pauline Lovisa/Louise Nilsdotter/Nilson/Nelson, from Barkåkra, Kristianstad.
On an episode of Who Do You Think You Are? (2012), Edie traced her ancestry back to her third great-grandmother, Catherine “Kate” Kindley, a nun who was born at sea, to Cornish parents, and grew up with her grandmother in Penzance, Cornwall. Her parents were Ralph Roldon/Sheldon Kindley, a master mariner, and Dorothy Childs.
Sources: Genealogy of Edie Falco (focusing on her mother’s side) – http://www.geni.com
Edie’s maternal grandparents, Howard S. Anderson and Ruth S. Megrath, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Edie’s appearance on Who Do You Think You Are?, 2012 – http://ancestraldiscoveries.blogspot.se
Genealogy of Edie’s ancestor, Ralph Roldon/Sheldon Kindley – https://familysearch.org
Genealogy of Edie’s ancestor, Dorothy Childs – https://familysearch.org