The Sopranos is an American crime drama HBO series the story revolves around Tony Soprano (James Gandolfini), a New Jersey-based Italian-American mobster. Tony Soprano potrays the difficulties he faces as he tries to balance his family life with his role as the leader of a criminal organisation. These are explored during his therapy sessions with his psychiatrist Dr. Melfi. The series features Tony’s family members, mafia colleagues, and rivals in prominent roles. The show premiered on HBO on January 10, 1999. The series ran for six seasons totaling 86 episodes until June 10, 2007.
James Gandolfini was an American actor and producer, was the star of The Sopranos where he played the character Tony Soprano, the Italian-American crime boss in HBO’s television series The Sopranos, for which he won three Emmy Awards, three Screen Actors Guild Awards, and one Golden Globe Award.
James Gandolfini was born September 18 1961 and he died suddenly at the age of 51 in Rome on June 19, 2013