Italia Ricci

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Italia Ricci
Born Stephanie Italia Ricci
(1986-10-29) October 29, 1986 (age 30)
Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada
Alma mater Queen's University
Occupation Actress
Years active 2007–present
Spouse(s) Robbie Amell (m. 2016)

Stephanie Italia Amell (née Ricci[1]) (Italian pronunciation: [iˈtaːlja ˈrittʃi]; born October 29, 1986) is a Canadian actress. She is known for playing April Carver in the ABC Family series Chasing Life. She also co-starred as Maggie Winnock in the Cartoon Network live-action series Unnatural History and had a recurring role as Sasha in the Comedy Central series Secret Girlfriend.

Since September 2016, she has starred as Emily Rhodes in the ABC political drama Designated Survivor.[2]

Career[edit]

Ricci made her major acting debut in 2007, in the American Pie direct-to-video film, Beta House.[3] She then went on to have a recurring role on the Disney XD series Aaron Stone. Ricci also appeared in the music video "Hate" by Plain White T's as the ex-girlfriend.

During 2009, she began appearing in American productions with minor roles in How I Met Your Mother, House and Greek. During that same year she had a recurring role in the Comedy Central series Secret Girlfriend as Sasha. In 2010, she co-starred in the Cartoon Network live-action series Unnatural History as Maggie Winnock. She also appeared in Clean & Clear commercial as herself. In 2011, she appeared in the short film Valediction.

In 2013, she appeared in a small role in Joseph Gordon-Levitt's directorial debut film Don Jon. Also in 2013, she was cast in the lead role of April Carver in the ABC Family series Chasing Life, the series premiered in 2014.[4] On October 2, 2015, ABC Family canceled Chasing Life after two seasons.[5]

Ricci joined the cast of Supergirl in December 2015 as Siobhan Smythe (aka "Silver Banshee") - the character transforms from Kara's rival and CatCo mean girl to full-on villain.[6] "I think they do a really good job with telling that story in a way that keeps her honest and doesn’t paint her as a one-dimensional villain," Ricci says of her character. "You can see that there is still a good person somewhere in there; it's just she's choosing to put her away for now."[7] Ricci is no stranger to the DC universe. Her husband Robbie Amell played Firestorm on The Flash in season one, and Robbie's cousin, Stephen Amell, is Oliver Queen on Arrow.[8]

Personal life[edit]

Ricci was born in Richmond Hill, Ontario and is of Italian descent. She graduated from Queen's University.[9] She has been dating Canadian actor Robbie Amell since July 2008.[10][11] They became engaged on August 19, 2014[12] and were married on October 15, 2016.[citation needed]

Filmography[edit]

Film
Year Title Role Notes
2007 American Pie Presents: Beta House Laura Johnson Direct-to-video film
2008 Death of Indie Rock, TheThe Death of Indie Rock Diane
2012 Valediction Erica Short film
2013 Don Jon Gina
2013 Dean Slater: Resident Advisor Samantha Montaigne
2014 The Remaining Allison
Television
Year Title Role Notes
2009 Aaron Stone Chase Ravenwood 5 episodes
2009 How I Met Your Mother Hot Woman #1 Episode: "The Front Porch"
2009 House Immigration Officer #2 Episode: "House Divided"
2009 Greek Delia Episode: "Social Studies"
2009 Secret Girlfriend Sasha 6 episodes
2010 True Jackson, VP Herself Episode: "Pajama Party"
2010 Unnatural History Maggie Winnock Series regular
2012 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Vanessa Drake Episode: "Pick and Roll"
2014–2015 Chasing Life April Carver Lead role
Nominated – Golden Maple Award for Newcomer of the Year in a TV series broadcasted in the U.S. (2015)[13]
2015 Fatal Memories Sutton Roberts Lifetime movie
2016 Supergirl Siobhan Smythe / Silver Banshee 5 episodes [14]
2016–present Designated Survivor Emily Rhodes Series regular

References[edit]

  1. ^ We really need to see more of Italia Ricci… Posted by DC Scrap - Guyism.com
  2. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (5 February 2016). "'Designated Survivor' Casts Kal Penn, Maggie Q, Natascha McElhone, Italia Ricci". 
  3. ^ Italia Ricci: Her Lucky Break and Her New Show, starsentertainment.com
  4. ^ "Breaking News - ABC Family Starts Production on New Drama Series "Chasing Life"". TheFutonCritic.com. August 14, 2013. Retrieved October 3, 2013. 
  5. ^ "ABC Family's 'Chasing Life' Canceled After Two Seasons". hollywoodreporter.com. Retrieved 22 September 2016. 
  6. ^ "EXCLUSIVE: 'Supergirl' Lands 'Chasing Life' Star in Major Villain Role". etonline.com. Retrieved 22 September 2016. 
  7. ^ "'Supergirl' star Italia Ricci teases Siobhan's evolution into Silver Banshee". Entertainment Weekly's EW.com. Retrieved 2016-03-25. 
  8. ^ TV.com. "Chasing Life's Italia Ricci Joins Supergirl as a Villain". TV.com. Retrieved 2016-03-25. 
  9. ^ Foxy Fans - American Pie - Italia Ricci Posted on April 20, 2010
  10. ^ "Robbie Amell Height Weight Body Statistics". HealthyCeleb.com. Retrieved May 22, 2014. 
  11. ^ Falls, Kayla (June 16, 2013). "Italia Ricci is Robbie Amell's real life leading lady". TheTomorrowPeopleCW.com. Retrieved May 22, 2014. 
  12. ^ Longeretta, Emily (August 20, 2014). "Italia Ricci & Robbie Amell Engaged — After 6 Years Of Dating". Hollywood Life. Retrieved August 27, 2014. 
  13. ^ Levine, Sydney. "Golden Maple Awards'15 Winners Include Brandon Jay McLaren and Amanda Crew | IndieWire". www.indiewire.com. Retrieved 12 November 2016. 
  14. ^ ""Supergirl" Italia Ricci joins series as Silver Banshee". Pulse.com.gh. Chidumga Izuzu. Retrieved 2 February 2016. 

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