Television actress Denise Borino-Quinn lost her battle with liver cancer on Wednesday in Morristown, N.J.
She was 46.
Borino-Quinn's Hollywood experience is the stuff legends are made of. She was living with her parents while working as a legal secretary and part-time manicurist in Roseland, N.J. when an open casting call was held for the HBO series "The Sopranos."
The then 38-year-old Borino-Quinn was among some 14,000 women to answer the casting call. With no real acting experience to her credit, she was the one who won the coveted part, appearing in 17 episodes throughout the show's six-year run on HBO.
Landing the role as Ginny Sacrimoni, wife of mob boss Johnny "Sack" instantly made Borino-Quinn part of an award-winning and iconic television show. She was also able to hone her acting skills as her character struggled with weight issues throughout the series.
Fans continued to recognize her long after "The Sopranos" ended in 2007. However, she would never take on other roles.
Denise Borino-Quinn is survived by two younger brothers, Vincent and Chris. Her husband, Luke Quinn Jr., died seven months ago. The two had been married since 2005.
CNN reports that a funeral mass for the actress was held on Saturday.
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