Giovanna Mezzogiorno

Italian Actor
Born Nov 9, 1974

Giovanna Mezzogiorno is an Italian theatre and film actress. Giovanna Mezzogiorno was born in Rome, November 9, 1974, daughter of actors Vittorio Mezzogiorno and Cecilia Sacchi. She grew up watching her parents on set, conscious about acting. At first she wanted to become a ballerina and she studied dancing for 13 years. She is an atheist.… Read More

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1974 Birth Born on November 9, 1974.


1996 21 Years Old She received the Premio Coppola-Prati 1996, the jury was presided over by theatre critic Franco Quadri. … Read More
1997 22 Years Old Mezzogiorno was awarded the Targa d'Argento as the New Talent in Italian Cinema, she was also given the Grolla d'oro, and the Globo d'Oro by the Foreign Press Association and the Premio Flaiano as Best Actress of the 1997 - 1998 season.
1998 23 Years Old In 1998 she starred in the film Del perduto amore directed by Michele Placido, with Fabrizio Bentivoglio and Sergio Rubini (she was awarded the Nastro d'Argento, the Ciak d'Oro and Premio Pasinetti as Best Actress in a starring role) and, for the Italian National Television Network, RaiDue, in a film made-for-TV Più leggero non basta (A lighter burden to bear) in the role of a young girl with muscular dystrophy, directed by Elisabetta Lodoli with Stefano Accorsi.
1999 24 Years Old In 1999, she played the role of Silvia, daughter of Enzo Tortora by whose mistaken conviction the film was inspired. … Read More
2000 25 Years Old In 2000, she travelled between Prague and Paris for work in the TV movie Les Miserables, directed by Josée Dayan, with Gérard Depardieu and John Malkovich. … Read More
2001 26 Years Old In 2001, she worked in the film Malefemmene with Angela Molina and directed by Fabio Conversi, in the role of Francesca, who was imprisoned following a judicial error and came into contact with the reality of friendship and attachment which she had never imagined possible. … Read More
2002 27 Years Old In 2002, she worked on the set of Ilaria Alpi - Il più crudele dei giorni, in the role of the protagonist, directed by Ferdinando Vicentini Orgnani (the film tells the tragic and dark story of the Italian TV journalist killed in Mogadiscio). … Read More


2006 - 2007 2 More Events
2008 33 Years Old After two films shot in 2008, Sono Viva and Palermo Shooting by Wim Wenders, in 2009 she achieved great international success with Vincere by Marco Bellocchio, selected for the official competition in Cannes and a solid candidate for the final award. … Read More
2010 35 Years Old She was a member of the jury at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival in May 2010.
2011 36 Years Old 1 More Event
In January 2011, she was rewarded with the National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actress 2010 for her role in Vincere.
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