The Sopranos is an Emmy Award-winning an American television drama series created by David Chase and originally broadcast on the HBO network. The show revolves around New Jersey mafia boss Tony Soprano and the difficulties he faces as he tries to balance the often conflicting requirements of his home life and the criminal organization he heads.
The series aired on HBO from January 10, 1999 to June 10, 2007, spanning six seasons and 86 episodes. The show has also aired in dozens of other countries.
A major critical and commercial success, The Sopranos is widely considered to be one of the greatest television shows of all time and has been called "perhaps the greatest pop-culture masterpiece of its day" by Vanity Fair. Enormously influential, the show is often credited for bringing a greater level of artistry to the television medium and paving the way for many successful drama series that followed. The show has won numerous awards including twenty-two Emmys and five Golden Globes, and has been the subject of much parody and analysis.
# James Gandolfini — Anthony "Tony" Soprano
# Edie Falco — Carmela Soprano
# Lorraine Bracco — Dr. Jennifer Melfi
# Michael Imperioli — Christopher "Chrissy" Moltisanti
# Dominic Chianese — Corrado "Junior" Soprano, Jr.
# Vincent Pastore — Salvatore "Big Pussy" Bonpensiero
# Steven Van Zandt — Silvio "Sil" Dante
# Tony Sirico — Peter Paul "Paulie Walnuts" Gualtieri
# Robert Iler — Anthony "A.J." Soprano, Jr.
# Jamie-Lynn Sigler — Meadow Mariangela Soprano
# Drea de Matteo — Adriana La Cerva
# Aida Turturro — Janice Soprano
# Nancy Marchand — Livia Soprano
# Jerry Adler — Herman "Hesh" Rabkin
# David Proval — Richard "Richie" Aprile
# John Ventimiglia — Arthur "Artie" Bucco
# Frank Vincent — Phillip "Phil" Leotardo
# Joe Pantoliano — Ralph "Ralphie" Cifaretto
# Steve Buscemi — Anthony "Tony B." Blundetto