Marianne Leone Cooper is an American film and television actress, screenwriter and essayist.
Cooper was born Marianne Leone in Boston, Massachusetts, to Italian immigrants. In 1987, their son, Jesse Lanier Cooper, was born.
Her longest-running recurring role was playing Christopher Moltisanti"s mother on The Sopranos. Acting Leone has had roles in several films, including The Thin Blue Lincolnshire (1988), True Love (1989), Goodfellas (1990), Household Saints (1993) and The Three Stooges (2012). She has also acted in a small number of television series, including Kate & Allie (1985) and Brotherhood (2007).
Her longest-running recurring role was playing Christopher Moltisanti"s mother in nine episodes of The Sopranos from 2002 to 2007.