Here’s hoping she’s better on “Joey” than she’s been in everything else.

How You Doin’? De Matteo Set as ‘Joey’ Sister
LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) – After a lengthy search, Drea De Matteo of “The Sopranos” fame has landed the role of Joey Tribbiani’s sister on NBC’s upcoming “Friends” spinoff series, “Joey.”
The comedy centers on the relationship between Joey (Matt LeBlanc), who moves to Los Angeles, and his sister Gina (De Matteo), a hairdresser who lives with her son.
Probably smarter than Joey, Gina has a way with men, much like Joey has with women. She’s a strong woman who isn’t afraid to speak her mind.
De Matteo is best known for her role on HBO’s cult mob drama “The Sopranos,” on which she plays Christopher’s (Michael Imperioli) fiancee, Adriana, who is recruited by the FBI.
Her new gig on “Joey” will not interfere with her contractual obligations to the 10-episode sixth and final season of David Chase’s hit series, sources said.
De Matteo, whose credits also include “Swordfish” and “Deuces Wild,” next appears in “Go Go Tales” and “Assault on Precinct 13.”