40 Crazy Behind-the-Scenes Secrets of The Sopranos
Very few cast members weren’t of Italian hertiage
Chase wanted to be as true to life as possible when casting for the show, therefore only a few cast members weren’t actually Italian. This includes Jamie-Lynn Sigler who played Meadow Soprano; Robert Iler who played AJ Soprano; and David Proval who played Richie Aprile. They were able to play Italian Americans convincingly enough to still get cast on the show. But other than a few notable exceptions, everyone in the cast boasted an Italian American background, adding true authenticity to the series.