Name: Edie Falco

Age: 43

Occupation: Actress

What was your first job, and what did you learn from it that you are still using today?

“The day after I graduated from acting school I had to be on the set of my first movie called Sweet Lorraine. I got it right from college and what I walked away from it with was that it was so easy. People said this was such a tough career choice and (I thought) this will obviously be clear sailing for me. Boy, was I wrong. I didn't work for five years after that. It was very disarming, but it was my first job and it was very exciting. I was 23.”