Suzanne Shepherd was an American actress and theatre director known for her role in Edie Falco’s Mother on HBO’s The Sopranos.
|Name:||Suzanne “Honey” Shepherd|
|Date of Birth:||October 31, 1934|
Suzanne Shepherd Biography
Suzanne “Honey” Shepherd was brought forth into the world on October 31, 1934, to parents whose names have been kept discrete.
Suzanne Shepherd Age
Shepherd lived 89 years until passing away on November 17, 2023.
Suzanne Shepherd Height
5 Feet 6 Inches in height.
Suzanne Shepherd Nationality
She is an America
Suzanne Shepherd Parents
Her parents are not known.
Suzanne Shepherd Siblings
Her siblings if she has any are not known.
Suzanne Shepherd Career
She had a career as an American actress and theatre director, during her time alive.
Shepherd was noted to have been a founding member of the Compass Players in the early 1960s. She remained so along with Alan Alda and Alan Arkin. She is known for her portrayal of Aunt Tweedy in the film Mystic Pizza.
Shepherd played Mary DeAngelis, the mother of Edie Falco’s Carmela Soprano, on the HBO crime drama The Sopranos between 2000 and 2007. Ray Abruzzo, who played Carmine Lupertazzi Jr., has already paid tribute to his Sopranos co-star on Instagram, calling Shepherd “a force of nature.”
The actress also notably portrayed the mother of Karen Hill (played by Lorraine Bracco) in Goodfellas, the 1990 Martin Scorsese film following the rise and fall of a mob associate. In addition to Bracco, the film stars Robert De Niro, Ray Liotta and Joe Pesci.
Shepherd got her first acting credit as Aunt Tweedy in the 1988 romantic comedy Mystic Pizza starring Julia Roberts. She went on to appear in numerous other movies during her decades-long career, including Working Girl, Uncle Buck, Lolita and Requiem for a Dream. She most recently appeared as Tess in the 2023 movie The Performance.
Shepherd’s other TV credits include appearances in Blue Bloods, Ed, Law & Order, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Law & Order: Criminal Intent and Third Watch.
The actress madе hеr tеlеvision dеbut in an еpisodе of Law & Ordеr in 1990. Shе gainеd recognition for portraying Mary DеAngеlis in thе crimе drama sеriеs, Thе Sopranos. Thе sеriеs prеmiеrеd on January 10, 1999, and airеd for six sеasons until June 10, 2007. Thе show rеcеivеd a positivе rеsponsе and was also a rеcipiеnt of sеvеral accoladеs.
Shеphеrd was fеaturеd in multiple TV shows likе Third Watch, Law & Ordеr: Criminal Intеnt, Law & Ordеr: Spеcial Victims Unit,
Bluе Bloods, and morе. Shе portrayеd important rolеs in films likе Thе Jеrky Boys: Thе Moviе, Rеquiеm for a Drеam, I Hatе Valеntinе’s Day, Whеrе Is Kyra?, A Dirty Shamе, and morе.
Suzanne Shepherd Husband
According to The Guardian, Suzanne Shepherd was married to David Shepherd, co-founder of the theatre group Compass Players, for some time. Her daughter Kate Shepherd is an artist, whose work has been displayed in exhibitions held in different cities.
Suzanne Shepherd Children
Suzanne Shepherd had one identified child, a daughter named Kate Shepherd.
Suzanne Shepherd Cause of Death
The actress passed away Friday morning in her New York City home, her agent confirmed to our sister site Variety.
Although the causе of dеath has not yet bееn rеvеalеd, the veteran actress was diagnosеd with chronic obstructivе pulmonary disеasе, as pеr CNN. Furthеr dеtails rеlatеd to thе circumstancеs lеading to Suzannе’s dеath arе yеt to bе disclosеd.
The Sun states that Suzanne’s death was confirmed by her granddaughter Isabelle, and her memorial will be held at the beginning of 2024. Apart from her granddaughter, Suzanne is survived by her daughter Kate Shepherd and son-in-law Miles McManus.
Suzanne Shepherd Net Worth
Suzanne Shepherd appeared in multiple films and a few TV shows from the 30s during her career. The actress was also known for her work in theatre, and all these factors contributed to her wealth. Her net worth was said to be $950,000, as per Idol Net Worth.