Alessia Marcuzzi

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Alessia Marcuzzi
Alessia Marcuzzi

(1972-11-11) 11 November 1972 (age 46)
OccupationActress, television presenter
Years active1991 - present
Paolo Calabresi (m. 2014)
Partner(s)Francesco Facchinetti (2010–2012)
  • Tommaso Inzaghi (born 2001)
  • Mia Facchinetti (born 2011)

Alessia Marcuzzi (born 11 November 1972) is an Italian television host and actress.


Born in Rome, to father Eugenio, from Trieste, and mother Antonietta from Roseto Valfortore, in the province of Foggia,[1] she has debuted in Telemontecarlo hosting Attenti al dettaglio and then Qui si gioca, with José Altafini, in the 1991/1992 season. In March 1992 also presented the kids show Amici mostri. In the 1992/1993 season hosted the entertainment show Novantatrè, with Umberto Smaila.[2] Has appeared in RAI televisions in 1994, with Gigi Sabani, in Il grande gioco dell'oca.[3] In 1994 also debuted as actress in the movies Chicken Park, directed by Jerry Calà, and Tra noi due è tutto finito.

She started working in Mediaset from November 1995 hosting the Italia 1 Saturday afternoon program Colpo di fulmine, until June 1997. It became a daily show in 1996, because of his great success.[4] Thanks to this program has become one of the most important Italia 1 host; in this period she started hosting the well-known music festival Festivalbar, from 1996 to 2002, with whom she won a Telegatto in 2001, has presented the late night show 8 millimetri with Paolo Brosio and, from 1997 to 1998, the afternoon show Fuego!.[5] She also presented the primetime show Mai dire Gol, from 1998 to 2000, with Ellen Hidding and the Gialappa's Band. In these years acted in the movies Gunslinger's Revenge, directed by Giovanni Veronesi, Tutti gli uomini del deficiente, and the TV movie Un cane e un poliziotto and the series Tequila & Bonetti, acting with Jack Scalia. In 2000 hosted the pilot of Macchemù, with Paola Barale, dedicated to television themes and won the Oscar TV as "Personaggio televisivo femminile dell'anno".[6]

From 2000 has replaced Simona Ventura in the Italian version of Caiga Quien Caiga, named Le Iene, presenting it until 2005, aired by Italia 1 initially as late night show and then as primetime show.[7]

In 2002 and 2003 she presented the Telegatto's awards and, in 2003 too, the Galà della pubblicità, with Heidi Klum; both the events were aired by Canale 5.[8] In Autumn 2003 has hosted the charity show La fabbrica del sorriso, with Gerry Scotti, Claudio Bisio and Michelle Hunziker. In the same years has won Premio Flaiano and another Oscar Tv for Le iene.

After hosting an edition of Scherzi a parte in 2005, with Diego Abatantuono and Massimo Boldi,[9] in 2006 has replaced Barbara d'Urso presenting the Italian version of Big Brother, Grande Fratello, that she's still hosting.[10]

From 2004 to 2006, she was the protagonist of the television series Carabinieri, while in 2007 she acted in Il giudice Mastrangelo 2. Acted also in the TV movie Un amore di strega, with Pietro Sermonti, her partner in 2009, and in the sitcom Così fan tutte, with Debora Villa. Her credits also include performances in various films and television, with starring roles in Leonardo Pieraccioni's 1998 feature film Il mio West, as well as the TV shows Tequila and Bonetti (2000) and Carabinieri.

She had a child with Simone Inzaghi, an Italian former footballer. After their separation, she had an affair with the Italian actor Pietro Sermonti and was engaged with the television host and singer Francesco Facchinetti[11] with whom has a daughter, Mia, born 4 September 2011. The relationship ended in October 2012.[11]

TV shows[edit]

As a host[edit]

  • Attenti al dettaglio (1991)
  • Qui si gioca (1991–1992)
  • Amici mostri (1992)
  • Novantatrè (1992–1993)
  • Il grande gioco dell'oca (1994)
  • Colpo di fulmine (1995–1997)
  • Festivalbar (1996–2002)
  • 8 millimetri (1997)
  • Fuego! (1997–1998)
  • Mai dire Gol (1998–2000)
  • Macchemù (2000)
  • Le Iene (2000–2005)
  • Gran premio internazionale della Tv (2002–2003)
  • Il galà della pubblicità (2003)
  • La fabbrica del sorriso (2003)
  • Scherzi a parte (2005)
  • Grande Fratello (2006–2015)

L'isola dei famosi (2015-)





  1. ^ Puka, Genti. "Alessia Marcuzzi". Retrieved 20 March 2016.
  2. ^ "Umberto Smaila gioca sotto la tenda". Corriere della Sera (in Italian). Italy. 27 November 1992. p. 38. Retrieved 24 January 2011.
  3. ^ Davide Frattini (8 April 1994). "Il gioco dell'oca sulla casella risparmio". Corriere della Sera (in Italian). Italy. p. 36. Retrieved 24 January 2011.
  4. ^ Stefania Ulivi (23 January 1996). "Ambra promossa a Sanremo, "bocciata" su Italia 1". Corriere della Sera (in Italian). Italy. p. 27. Retrieved 24 January 2011.
  5. ^ Stefania Ulivi (30 December 1997). "Alessia, la rivelazione dell'anno". Corriere della Sera (in Italian). Italy. p. 17. Retrieved 24 January 2011.
  6. ^ Maria Volpe (6 April 2000). "Oscar Tv, trionfano Ricci e Cecchi paone. Le reazioni: "Premiate satira e cultura. Finalmente è finita l'era della frivolezza"". Corriere della Sera (in Italian). Italy. p. 37. Retrieved 24 January 2011.
  7. ^ ""Le iene", doppio appuntamento con Bisio e Alessia Marcuzzi". Corriere della Sera (in Italian). Italy. 23 September 2001. p. 39. Retrieved 24 January 2011.
  8. ^ ""Le iene", doppio appuntamento con Bisio e Alessia Marcuzzi". Corriere della Sera (in Italian). Italy. 23 September 2001. p. 39. Retrieved 24 January 2011.
  9. ^ "Ci sarà un finto reality a "Scherzi a parte"". Corriere della Sera (in Italian). Italy. 29 January 2005. p. 31. Retrieved 24 January 2011.
  10. ^ Emilia Costantini (19 January 2006). "Grande fratello con la Marcuzzi. Casa divisa per ricchi e poveri e un milione di euro al vincitore". Corriere della Sera (in Italian). Italy. p. 40. Retrieved 24 January 2011.
  11. ^ a b "". Archived from the original on 21 October 2012. Retrieved 21 October 2012.

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