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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An unforgettable tale of joy, grief and triumph that unlocks the secret of unconditional love, speaking to all families who strive for their children.
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My Life in 8 Words

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Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. illigetimi non carborundum

Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?

A. The Cilento Coast along the Mediterranean

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

A. Acting

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

A. Kindness, generosity, truthfulness

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