Character

Leslie Abramson

Played by Edie Falco

Actor Bio

Edie Falco portrays tenacious defense attorney Leslie Abramson in NBC's fall event series "Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders."

Falco is the only actress to have won the Emmy Award for Best Actress in both the drama and comedy categories upon receiving the award for her performance in "Nurse Jackie" after having previously won for her portrayal of Carmela Soprano in the groundbreaking series "The Sopranos." Falco has been nominated for a record 22 SAG Awards and became the only actress to ever receive the Emmy, Golden Globe and SAG Award in the same year for the same performance.
 
Falco recently starred alongside Louis C.K. in his critically acclaimed new web series "Horace and Pete." Early in her career, she became known to audiences for her recurring roles on the dramatic series "Oz," "Law & Order" and "Homicide."  
 
Onstage, Falco made her Broadway debut in the Tony Award-winning play "Side Man," and later starred opposite Stanley Tucci in the acclaimed revival of "Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune." She was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Actress for her performance opposite Ben Stiller in "The House of Blue Leaves."
 
Falco has also received acclaim for her performances in such films as "Laws of Gravity," "Cost of Living," "Judy Berlin" and "Sunshine State." Other film credits include "A Price Above Rubies," "Hurricane Streets," "Bullets Over Broadway," "The Addiction," "Freedomland" and "Random Hearts."

Falco was recently seen opposite Kate Mara in "Megan Leavey" and in the film "Landline," with Jenny Slate. She will next be seen in "The Land of Steady Habits," opposite Ben Mendelsohn.

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