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But perhaps his most Jewish role came in Spike Jonze’s “Where the Wild Things Are” (2009), an adaptation of Maurice Sendak's classic illustrated children's story.
Gandolfini played Carol, one of the titular characters dreamed up by the Max (Max Records), a disobedient little boy with a vivid imagination who is sent to bed without his supper.
In 2002, she co-authored an autobiography, Wise Girl: What I've Learned About Life, Love, and Loss.
On July 11, 2003, Sigler married her agent and longtime boyfriend, A. Di Scala, She subsequently changed her name to Jamie-Lynn Di Scala, stating she is a very "traditional girl", and never had any doubt that she would take her husband's name after marrying, even professionally.
Outside of “The Sopranos,” Gandolfini played Tony Baldessari in Sidney Lumet’s “A Stranger Among Us” (1992), a police drama that unravels within New York City's Hasidic community.
He teamed up with the Jewish director again in 1996 for “Night Falls on Manhattan.” In between those two films he appeared in Barry Sonnenfeld’s “Get Shorty” (1995).
Consequently, he attended regular sessions with a psychoanalyst. Jennifer Melfi (Lorraine Bracco), as his therapist, he is very aware of the profession’s Jewish provenance.As his disgusted mother Livia (Nancy Marchand) bluntly put it, “Everybody knows that it's a racket for the Jews.” Tony's daughter, Meadow, was played by a Jewish actress (Jamie-Lynn Sigler).When Meadow begins to date a fellow student at Columbia University, who is half-black and half-Jewish, Tony has much to say about it, but expresses no annoyance at his Jewishness.Her father was born to a Jewish family and her mother converted to Judaism.Sigler also attended the Cultural Arts Playhouse where she played many leads.
In 1997, she was cast as the smart but troubled Meadow Soprano, daughter of New Jersey mob boss Tony Soprano.