Actress Suzanne Shepherd, who gained notoriety for her portrayals of maternal characters in shows like The Sopranos and Goodfellas, has died at 89. 

Her representative confirmed the news of her death and affirmed that she quietly passed away early on Friday morning in her New York City home. 

Notably, Shepherd played the mother of Lorraine Bracco’s character Karen Hill in Goodfellas and Mary DeAngelis, the mother of Edie Falco’s Carmela Soprano, in 20 episodes of The Sopranos.

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Cause of death-

As of now, the precise cause of her death has not been disclosed by her family and representative. However, she died peacefully at her home in NYC.


Suzanne Shepherd was born on October 31, 1934. She died at the age of 89.

Net worth-

Due to her private financial views, Suzanne Shepherd’s net worth is unknown. Still, it is believed that millions of dollars have been amassed during her prosperous career as an actor and theatrical director. Shepherd starred in major motion pictures and TV shows, including Uncle Buck, The Sopranos, and Goodfellas.

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Suzanne Shepherd became a renowned actress and theater director who left a lasting mark on the entertainment industry in the United States.

Over the course of her more than 50-year career, Shepherd won praise for her standout performances in both television and movies. She most famously played Carmela Soprano’s mother, Mary DeAngelis, in the critically acclaimed HBO series “The Sopranos,” garnering accolades for her real and insightful portrayal that enhanced the show’s examination of family dynamics.

Shepherd has a notable career outside of “The Sopranos,” with notable roles in movies such as “Goodfellas,” “Uncle Buck,” “Mystic Pizza,” “Lolita,” and “Requiem for a Dream.” Her characters have a lasting impression on viewers because of their distinct combination of warmth, comedy, and emotional depth.

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Suzanne Shepherd had one daughter, Kate Shepherd. Kate is an artist by profession.