Suzanne Shepherd, the actress known for her roles in “The Sopranos” and “Goodfellas,” has died, her agency confirmed Sunday. She was 89 years old.
Shepherd died early Friday morning at her home in New York, her agency said. She is survived by her daughter Kate Shepherd, her son-in-law Miles McManus and her granddaughter Isabelle Shepherd.
Shepherd played Karen Hill’s mother on “Goodfellas” and Carmela Soprano’s mother on “The Sopranos.” She was one of more than two dozen actors who appeared in “Goodfellas” and “The Sopranos.”
Ray Abruzzo, who played little Carmine Lupertazzi on “The Sopranos,” mourned Shepherd’s death in an Instagram post.
“Sad to learn of the passing of Suzanne Shepherd. A force of nature,” wrote Abruzzi. “Actress, teacher.”
Shepherd made her acting debut in the 1988 film “Mystic Pizza.” The actress, who also appeared in “Lolita” and “A Dirty Shame,” has also worked as a director and acting teacher, according to her agency .
His agency did not share the cause of death.
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