Noah Tannenbaum Edit
Meadow Soprano's first boyfriend at Columbia; they met during a film course. Noah is from Los Angeles. His father, an entertainment attorney for various celebrities and Hollywood notables like Dick Wolf, is Jewish and his mother is African American. "Noah Tannenbaum" was originally going to be the stage name of Brooklyn-born singer Neil Diamond. Noah first appears visiting the Soprano home with Meadow to view a movie for a class project. Being a film buff, Noah thought he had common ground with Tony when he observed video equipment at the Soprano residence. He told Tony that, just like him, he is a big fan of Howard Hawks movies. Noticing that Noah was pursuing Meadow, Tony asked Noah a few questions about his ethnic background. Upon confirmation of Noah's African American heritage Tony attempted to intimidate Noah into staying away from Meadow, hurling racial slurs in the process. Following this heated discussion Noah leaves the house in a huff. The next time Meadow brought him to the house, Noah would not get out of the car. Tony expressed his displeasure with Meadow for having any kind of relationship with him, starting a lengthy feud between Tony and Meadow which ultimately drove Noah and Meadow closer together. Later, after a visit from his father, Noah broke up with Meadow, saying she is "too negative" about things, though it was implied the real reason was pressure from his father due to Tony's criminal activities.