Francesca Neri

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Francesca Neri
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Born (1964-02-10) 10 February 1964 (age 50)
Trento, Italy
Years active 1986-present
Spouse(s) Claudio Amendola (2010-present) 1 child
Children Rocco (b. 1999)

Francesca Neri (born 10 February 1964) is an Italian actress.

Neri was born in Trento,[1] and has twice received the Silver Ribbon Award for Best Actress from the Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists, for Pensavo fosse amore invece era un calesse, directed by Massimo Troisi (1991) and Carne trémula (Live Flesh) (1997).

She has also received three nominations for the David di Donatello Award (Italy's equivalent of the Oscar), as Best Actress in Il dolce rumore della vita and Io amo Andrea (both 1999) and as Best Supporting Actress for La felicità non costa niente (2003).

Other notable films include her three films in Spain: Live Flesh (1997, by Pedro Almodóvar, ¡Dispara! (Outrage, 1993, by Carlos Saura), both with her own voice speaking Spanish, and sex drama film Las edades de Lulú (The Ages of Lulu, 1990, by Bigas Luna, where she's dubbed into Spanish).

After years of highly acclaimed work in Europe, she first received widespread notice in America when she played the role of Allegra, wife of the Inspector Rinaldo Pazzi in the Hollywood blockbuster, Hannibal in 2001. In 2002, she played the Colombian wife of Claudio Perrini, and co-starred alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger in Collateral Damage.

Neri has one son, Rocco (born 1999), with actor Claudio Amendola.

Selected filmography[edit]

Film
Year Title Role Notes|-
1989 Bankomatt Maria
1990 Captain America Valentina de Santis
The Ages of Lulu Lulu
1991 I thought it was love, but it was a barouche Cecilia Nastro d'Argento for Best Actress
Nominated—David di Donatello for Best Actress
1992 Al lupo, al lupo Livia Sagonà Golden Pegasus for Best Actress
Nominated—Nastro d'Argento for Best Actress
Sabato italiano Marina
1993 The Flight of the Innocent Marta Rienzi
¡Dispara! Ana
1995 Ivo the Genius Sara Nominated—Nastro d'Argento for Best Actress
1996 Bits and Pieces
My Generation Giulia
1997 Live Flesh Sofia Nastro d'Argento for Best Actress
The Grey Zone Claudia
1999 Marriages Giulia Nominated—David di Donatello for Best Actress
Nominated—Nastro d'Argento for Best Actress
2000 Io amo Andrea Andrea Nominated—David di Donatello for Best Actress
Il dolce rumore della vita Sofia Nominated—David di Donatello for Best Actress
Nominated—Nastro d'Argento for Best Actress
2001 Hannibal Allegra Pazzi
2002 Collateral Damage Selena
Ginostra Helena Gigli
2003 Happiness Costs Nothing Sara Nominated—David di Donatello for Best Supporting Actress
Forever Sara
2004 The Vanity Serum Sonia Norton
2007 A Dinner for Them to Meet Alma Kero Nominated—David di Donatello for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated—Nastro d'Argento for Best Supporting Actress
2008 Giovanna's Father Delia Casali Nastro d'Argento for Best Supporting Actress
2010 A Second Childhood Francesca
2013 A Perfect Family Alicia Nominated—David di Donatello for Best Supporting Actress

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