WBUR Staff & Contributors

Marianne Leone

Cognoscenti contributor

Marianne Leone is an actress, screenwriter and essayist. Her memoir, "Jesse, A Mother's Story Of Grief And Everyday Bliss" was published by Simon & Schuster in 2010 and her new memoir, "Ma Speaks Up" is from Beacon Press. She has appeared in HBO's hit show, "The Sopranos" and in films by David O. Russell, Larry David, John Sayles and Martin Scorsese.