Cristiana Capotondi

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Cristiana Capotondi
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Cristiana Capotondi
Born Cristiana Capotondi
(1980-09-13) 13 September 1980 (age 34)
Rome (Italy)
Occupation Actress
Years active 1993 — present
Website
Official website

Cristiana Capotondi (born 13 September 1980) is an Italian actress.

Biography[edit]

Capotondi was born in Rome to an Italian family with partial Italian Jewish descent (her maternal grandfather was Jewish).[1][2] She graduated from the Università La Sapienza in Rome with a degree in communication sciences.[3]

Capotondi first gained popularity in a commercial ad for the "Maxibon Motta" ice cream. Her acting career began at the age of thirteen in the Italian series Amico mio, aired by RAI.

Capotondi debuted in cinema in 1995 with the comedy Vacanze di Natale '95. Between 1993 and 2006 she worked mostly in television, starring in 2004-2006 in the series Orgoglio (TV series), aired on Rai Uno. She gained additional exposure in the film Notte prima degli esami (2006), in which she starred as a main character alongside Nicolas Vaporidis. In 2009 Capotondi played the Austrian Empress Elisabeth of Bavaria in the ZDF/Rai Uno/ORF co-production Sissi.

She has been the 'madrina' of the 2011 Giro d'Italia.[4]

Filmography[edit]

Film
Year Title Role Notes
1995 Vacanze di Natale 95 Marta Theatrical debut
1999 Il cielo in una stanza Supporting role
2004 Forse si... forse no...
2004 Christmas in Love Monica Supporting role
2005 Volevo solo dormirle addosso Laura Main role
2006 Notte prima degli esami Claudia Main role
2007 Scrivilo sui muri Sole Main role
2007 I Vicerè Teresa Main role
2008 Come vuoi Giada Main role
2009 Ex Giulia Supporting role
2009 Sissi Kaiserin Elisabeth 2 part telefilm, Main Role
2010 La passione Flaminia Sbarbato Supporting role
2010 From the Life and Onward Katia Main Role
2011 Merlin Guenièvre TV Series, Supporting Role
2011 L'infiltré Laura Bassano Supporting Role
2011 The Wholly Family Madre A short by Terry Gilliam
2011 La peggiore settimana della mia vita Margherita Main Role, based on TV series
2011 La kryptonite nella borsa Titina Main Role, Nominated—David di Donatello for Best Supporting Actress 2012
2012 Barabbas Ester Main Role
2012 Il peggior Natale della mia vita Margherita Main Role, based on TV series
2013 Amiche da morire Olivia Main Role
2013 The Mafia Kills Only in the Summer Flora Main Role
2013 Indovina chi viene a Natale? Valentina Main Role

References[edit]

  1. ^ Capotondi: Al cinema e in amore meglio tenere i piedi per terra, La Repubblica — 15 aprile 2006, pagina 58, sezione: SPETTACOLI
  2. ^ La Repubblica: "Capotondi: Al cinema e in amore meglio tenere i piedi per terra" 15 aprile 2006
  3. ^ Francesco Rigatelli (17 December 2008). "Cristiana Capotondi: 'Vi racconto la solitudine dei numeri 1'" (in Italian). La Stampa. 
  4. ^ "2011 Giro Madrina Revealed: Cristiana Capotondi". 2 March 2011. 

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