'Sopranos' Actress Denise Borino-Quinn Dies At 46

By AccessHollywood.com Editorial Staff
|  Saturday, Oct 30, 2010  |  Updated 7:00 PM PDT
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'Sopranos' Actress Denise Borino-Quinn Dies At 46

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Denise Borino-Quinn, who unexpectedly won a role as a mafia wife on "The Sopranos" after she attended an open casting call, has died. She was 46.

The Farmer Funeral Home in Roseland, N.J., said Borino-Quinn died Wednesday after a long battle with liver cancer. Her husband, Luke Quinn Jr., had died in March.

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A Roseland native who lived in Bordentown, Borino-Quinn had no acting experience when she was hired in 2000 to play Ginny Sacrimoni, the mafia wife with a weight problem. The character quickly became popular with fans and was featured in an October 2002 episode.

Borino-Quinn had attended the casting call mostly to support a childhood friend and was shocked when she was hired for the HBO show.

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When she wasn't acting, Borino-Quinn worked at a New Brunswick law firm.

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