Karin Proia

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Karin Proia (born 14 March 1974 in Latina, Lazio) is an Italian actress who began acting in 1994.

Movies she has appeared in include the Italian movies The Crusaders, the comedy Cinque giorni di tempesta and Wasteland.

She has also appeared in television dramas, including Amico mio 2, Avvocato Porta, Shoo Shoo and Lo zio d'America.

Her stage performances include Catherine in A View from the Bridge (Italy, 1995) and Shelby in Steel Magnolias (Italy, 1997).


An actress since 1994, she works in theatre, cinema and television in Italy and abroad. She worked such as leading-actress with directors as Joseph Sargent, Dominique Othenin-Girard, Michele Placido and close to actors such as Joe Mantegna, Emmanuelle Seigner, Valeria Golino, Giancarlo Giannini, Burt Young, Armin Mueller-Stahl.

In 1990 she obtained the "theory, solfeggio and musical dictation" diploma at the Conservatory "L. Refice" in Frosinone. She plays piano and she sings.

In 1991 she obtained the diploma of "Master of Art" at the State Institute of Art "J. Romani" in Velletri, Italy and in 1993 the diploma of "Applied Art" at the same Institute, specializing in "Art of Ceramics".

From 1991 to 1994 she attended some seminars: acting, diction, movement, theatral fencing at the "S.A.T (I.A.L.S)" of Rome and a course of mime at the "Perfecta of Latina".

In 1993 she enrolled at Sapienza University of Rome in Literature DMS (Study of the performing arts) where she also attended a class of "psichodrama" with prof. Ferruccio Di Cori.

She studied dancing and she trained in skating, archery and competitive swimming.

In 2006 she attended a course of "editing" in Rome. The short film Farfallina is her first film as director.






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