Marianne Leone

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Marianne Leone is an actress who appeared in The Sopranos, a screenwriter, and an essayist published in The Boston Globe. She lives in Massachusetts with her husband, actor Chris Cooper, and two rescue dogs.

The Jesse Cooper Foundation funds inclusion and adapted sports for children with special needs, and supports disabled orphans in Romania.

Photograph by Kerry Brett

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My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. illigetimi non carborundum

Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?

A. Acting

Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?

A. The ability to sing an aria, specifically "Sempre Libera" from Verdi's La Traviata

Q. What’s your fantasy profession?

A. Opera Diva

Q. What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?

A. Kindness, generosity, truthfulness

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