Marianne Leone

Marianne Leone is an actress who appeared in The Sopranos, a screenwriter, and an essayist published in The Boston Globe. She lives in Massachusetts with her husband, actor Chris Cooper, and two rescue dogs. The Jesse Cooper Foundation funds inclusion and adapted sports for children with special needs, and supports disabled orphans in Romania.

  • Knowing Jesse

    By Marianne Leone

    Read by Marianne Leone

    A Mother's Story of Grief, Grace, and Everyday Bliss

    "In her fine and moving book, Leone enables us to know a boy who was well worth knowing." - LA Times

    "In prose so full of life and love and rage and grace it will fill the room where you read it, Marianne Leone tells the story of her son, Jesse. Sorrow and joy found in the same breath, but grace abounds and justice triumphs." - Abigail Thomas, author of A Three Dog Life

    Released December 14, 2010
    English, Unabridged

  • Ma Speaks Up

    By Marianne Leone

    Read by Marianne Leone

    And a First-Generation Daughter Talks Back

    An admired actress tells the story of her outspoken, frequently outrageous Italian immigrant mother.

    Released November 6, 2017
    English, Unabridged