Jackie is a tough New York City ER nurse who’s not afraid to bend the rules — for her patients or for herself.
She takes Vicodin, Percocet and Adderall to keep herself going and complains of back pain during sex with Eddie the pharmacist (Paul Schulze) in order to score prescriptions. Falco liked the idea of a hospital dramedy told through the eyes of a nurse, but wasn’t interested in the woo-woo angle.
Cameras were on set for the very last day of filming the beloved Emmy-winning series about a strong-willed (slightly troubled) nurse to capture the cast looking back at everything..looking ahead to a life without "What I'm going to miss most is the day to day work life. Bar none."Falco took home an Emmy for playing Jackie Peyton and been nominated four other times, while Merrit Wever took home an Emmy for playing Zoey Barkow.
It's an experience unrivaled in my life," Falco says. The cast also includes Peter Facinelli, Stephen Wallem, Paul Schulze, Dominic Fumusa and Anna Deavere Smith.
" Later, while speaking to the press, she expanded upon her statement and said that she felt her performance was dramatic.
Several articles have since been written addressing this question, with some writers even calling for an overhaul of the Emmy categorization process as well as a "Comedy-Drama/Dramedy" category for the awards.
Doctors are absolutely unable to do what they have to do without nurses.
The daughter of jazz drummer Frankie Falco and actress Judith Loney, Falco graduated from the State University of New York at Purchase in 1986..With her marriage coming to an end, a careless accident sends Jackie to her own All Saints Hospital for emergency care.While recovering, she meets NYC policeman Frank Verelli (Adam Ferrera), whose flirtatious advances may lead Jackie into uncharted territory: dating.The show's Season 6 renewal announcement was made Thursday by David Nevins, president of entertainment for Showtime Networks Inc.Production on the fresh run of episodes is to begin this fall and the new installments will air in 2014. The long-running Showtime series starring Edie Falco is ending with season seven, debuting Sunday, Apr.12."If I found out tomorrow that we were doing five more years I'd be like, ‘Woohoo,' but the fact that we're ending it when we are also feels right," Falco says in the exclusive video above.Showtime says it has renewed "Nurse Jackie," its New York-set hospital dramedy starring Edie Falco as the title character, for a sixth season.Falco plays Jackie Peyton, a strong-willed and brilliant, but flawed, emergency room nurse, in the series.Showtime brought in out lesbians Linda Wallem and Liz Brixius, who worked together on is packed with twists and turns — including an ending that is a total surprise.Watch the episode online at the Showtime site — click “Watch Now” and enter the password, “Shift Happens” — then come back and tell us what you think.