An actress who was a regular on the HBO mob drama “The Sopranos” went public about a longtime battle with multiple sclerosis. In an interview with People magazine, Jamie-Lynn Sigler, says she was diagnosed with the disease when she was 20.
Sigler, 34, is known for playing Meadow Soprano, Tony Soprano’s daughter, on the acclaimed series, which wrapped its six-season run in 2007. In the interview, she described some of the symptoms she has been dealing with, saying: “I can’t walk for a long period of time without resting. I cannot run. No superhero roles for me. Stairs? I can do them but they’re not the easiest. When I walk, I have to think about every single step, which is annoying and frustrating.”
The actress has continued her career since “The Sopranos,” including TV roles on “Entourage,” “Ugly Betty” and “Guys With Kids.” “Things are manageable now,” she told People. “It takes a fighting attitude to deal with all this. This disease can absolutely take over your life if you let it.”
Her full interview is in the issue of People that comes out Friday.