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Livia Soprano

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This article is about a fictional character from The Sopranos.

Livia Soprano, played by Nancy Marchand, was the mother of Tony Soprano on the fictional HBO TV series, The Sopranos.

She was named after and partly based on the empress Livia Drusa Augusta.

Livia Soprano, the family matriarch, was scheming, manipulative, conniving and abusive. She seemingly derived little pleasure from life other than making the people around her miserable, especially her three children, Tony, Barbara (who moved away years ago) and Janice. Nothing was sacred with Livia. She even tried to manipulate her brother-in-law Junior into putting out a hit on her own son after he tried to put her in a nursing home (or, as he maintained, a 'retirement community').

Based on her conversations with Tony, Dr. Melfi speculated that Livia might suffer from some form of borderline or narcissistic personality disorder.

When actress Nancy Marchand died in 2000, the end came for Livia as well.

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