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Giovanna Mezzogiorno

Giovanna Mezzogiorno

Highest Rated: 95% Amanda (2022)

Lowest Rated: 25% Don't Tell (2005)

Birthday: Nov 9, 1974

Birthplace: Rome, Italy

Celebrated Italian actress Giovanna Mezzogiorno has been exposed to the world of acting all her life. Her parents, Vittorio Mezzogiorno and Cecillia Sacchi, both successful actors, would take her on set when she was a child. At first, she wanted to become a ballerina. She studied ballet for 13 years, but after her father's death when she was 19, her ambitions changed. She relocated from Rome to Paris and studied theater with legendary theater director Peter Brook, who had also taught her father. Her talent became apparent in her very first role, as the tragic character Ofelia in the play "Qui est la," which was based on Shakespeare's "Hamlet." Her performance won her the Coppola-Prati award, a jury prize for theater, in 1996. The following year, she was appearing in her first film role, in director and star Sergio Rubini's comedy "The Bride's Journey." In 2004, she appeared again in a Rubini-directed film, "Love Returns." Her starring role as Sabina, a woman who is haunted by nightmares after the death of her father, in 2005's Cristina Comenici-directed drama "Don't Tell," earned her the Copp Volpi award, considered to be one of the most prestigious international awards for an actress. Previous winners have included Bette Davis, Shirley MacLaine, and Catherine Deneuve. In 2009, Mezzogiorno paid tribute to her famous father by narrating and producing a documentary about his life.

Highest rated movies

95% Amanda
91% Vincere
73% The Ties
73% The Last Kiss
71% Naples in Veils
63% Facing Windows
27% Love in the Time of Cholera
25% Don't Tell

Photos

VINCERE, Giovanna Mezzogiorno (top), 2009. Ph: D. Musso/©IFC Films FACING WINDOWS WINDOW, (aka LA FINESTRA DI FRONTE, Raoul Bova, Giovanna Mezzogiorno, 2003, (c) Sony Pictures Classics FACING WINDOW, (aka LA FINESTRA DI FRONTE), Raoul Bova, Giovanna Mezzogiorno, 2003, (c) Sony Pictures Classics VINCERE, Giovanna Mezzogiorno (left), 2009. ©IFC Films VINCERE, from left: Filippo Timi as Benito Mussolini, Giovanna Mezzogiorno, 2009. ©IFC Films PALERMO SHOOTING, Giovanna Mezzogiorno, 2008. ©Senator Film PALERMO SHOOTING, Giovanna Mezzogiorno, Campino, 2008. ©Senator Film FACING WINDOWS (aka LA FINESTRA DI FRONTE), Massimo Girotti, Giovanna Mezzogiorno, 2003, (c) Sony Pictures Classics VINCERE, Giovanna Mezzogiorno, 2009. ©IFC Films VINCERE, couple foreground from left: Filippo Timi as Benito Mussolini, Giovanna Mezzogiorno, 2009. ph: D. Musso/©01 Distribuzione THE DINNER, (aka I NOSTRI RAGAZZI), Giovanna Mezzogiorno, 2014. ph: Emanuela Scarpa/©Film Movement FACING WINDOWS (aka LA FINESTRA DI FRONTE), Giovanna Mezzogiorno, Raoul Bova, 2003, (c) Sony Pictures Classics LOVE IN THE TIME OF CHOLERA, Giovanna Mezzogiorno, Benjamin Bratt, 2007. ©New Line Cinema FRONT LINE, (aka LA PRIMA LINEA), from left: Riccardo Scamarcio, Giovanna Mezzogiorno, 2009. ©Lucky Red LAST KISS, Stefano Accorsi, Giovanna Mezzogiorno, 2001 VINCERE, Giovanna Mezzogiorno, 2009. Ph: D. Musso/©IFC Films FRONT LINE, (aka LA PRIMA LINEA), from left: Giovanna Mezzogiorno, Riccardo Scamarcio, 2009. ©Lucky Red LOVE IN THE TIME OF CHOLERA, Javier Bardem, Giovanna Mezzogiorno, 2007. ©New Line Cinema/courtesy LOVE IN THE TIME OF CHOLERA, Giovanna Mezzogiorno, Javier Bardem, 2007. ©New Line Cinema/courtesy LOVE IN THE TIME OF CHOLERA, Giovanna Mezzogiorno, 2007. ©New Line Cinema

Filmography

Movies

Credit
95% 84% Amanda Viola (Character) - 2022
73% No Score Yet The Ties Unknown (Character) - 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tornare Alice (Character) - 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Io ricordo, Piazza Fontana Francesca Dendena old (Character) - 2019
71% 38% Naples in Veils Adriana/Isabella (Character) - 2017
No Score Yet 73% Tenderness Elena (Character) - 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alex & Co: The Movie Mary (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet 43% The Dinner Clara (Character) $1.8K 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Vinodentro Adele (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet 46% Basilicata Coast to Coast Tropea Limongi (Character) - 2010
91% 68% Vincere Ida Dalser (Character) $615.3K 2009
No Score Yet 35% La prima linea Susanna Ronconi (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet L'amore non basta Martina (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cycles Unknown (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sono Viva Unknown (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet 63% Palermo Shooting Flavia (Character) - 2008
27% 45% Love in the Time of Cholera Fermina Daza (Character) $4.6M 2007
No Score Yet 57% Night Bus Leila (Character) - 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet AD Project Gaia (Character) - 2006
25% 53% Don't Tell Sabina (Character) $27.1K 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Love Returns Lena (Character) - 2004
63% 87% Facing Windows Giovanna (Character) $541.7K 2003
No Score Yet 89% The Cruelest Day Ilaria Alpi (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet 69% Entrusted Maria von Gall (Character) - 2003
73% 79% The Last Kiss Giulia (Character) $1.0M 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Woman Behind Bars Francesca (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Il viaggio della sposa Porzia Colonna (Character) - 1997