Sara Serraiocco

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Sara Serraiocco
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Serraiocco at the 66th Berlinale
Born (1990-08-13) 13 August 1990 (age 28)
Pescara, Italy

Sara Serraiocco (born 13 August 1990) is an Italian film, stage and television actress.

Life and career[edit]

Born in Pescara, Serraiocco developed from a young age a passion for dance and cinema, and she later worked as a dance teacher too.[1] In 2010, Serraiocco moved to Rome where she attended the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia Italian National Film School.[2]

After appearing in one episode of crime series R.I.S. Roma, Serraiocco made her film debut in 2013, starring in Salvo, awarded The Critics' Week Grand Prix during 2013 Cannes Film Festival. Her performance as a blind girl brought up in the suburbs of Palermo got her several awards including the Italian Golden Globe for best actress and the "Guglielmo Biraghi" Nastro d'Argento as best new talent.

In 2014, Serraiocco was picked by director Liliana Cavani to play the role of Saint Clare of Assisi in the miniseries Francesco.

In 2015, Serraiocco starred in the film Cloro, directed by Lamberto Sanfelice. The film was presented both at Robert Redford’s Sundance Film Festival and at the 65th Berlinale (Generation section). She was nominated best actress at the 2015 Globo d'oro award for this role. During the same year, Serraiocco was chosen by Enrico Pau to play the role of Tecla in the film Accabadora co-starring Donatella Finocchiaro and Barry Ward. Shortly after she was invited to be part of the jury at Independent section of the 2015 Rome Film Fest.

Serraiocco was awarded the Shooting Stars Award as best European talent during the 66th Berlin International Film Festival. Meanwhile, Serraiocco landed the lead role in Marco Danieli’s debut feature film La Ragazza del Mondo (aka Worldly Girl), that was presented within the GdA review during the Venice Film Festival. Her performance in this film granted her several recognitions: the “Premio Pasinetti” (the National guild of Film critics’ award) as Best Actress and the nomination for Best Actress both in the 2017 edition of Globo d’oro and Nastri d’argento. In addition to this she won the golden Ciak alongside with Michele Riondino as best acting duo of the year.[1][3]

She landed the female leading role of Nora in Non è un paese per giovani directed by Giovanni Veronesi in 2017 whose subject was inspired by the radio show hosted by Danieli on Radio 2. The film got Serraiocco the nomination as Best Lead Actress in the 2017 Nastri d’Argento. Also, she played the main character in Cosimo Gomez’s debut film Brutti e Cattivi that was presented in the “Orizzonti”section of the 2017 Venice Film Fest. Serraiocco has been cast as a series regular in the TV series Counterpart directed by Morten Tyldum, where she played the role of Baldwin alongside Academy Award winner J. K. Simmons. Her performance in Counterpart gained her a Best Supporting Actress nomination at the Autostraddle TV Awards.

Later in 2017, she returned to Italy to shoot Alessandro Capitani’s debut film In viaggio con Adele, which was presented at the 2018 Rome Film Festival.[4] Still in that year, she got back to Los Angeles to shoot the second season of Counterpart (aired in January 2019). After that, she was chosen by director Renato De Maria to play the lead female role in his movie “Lo spietato”(2019). In 2019 she was chosen as a member of the international jury at the Kiev film festival, Molodist 48.




Nastro d'argento
Year Title Category Result
2014 Salvo Newcomer of the year Won
2017 La ragazza del mondo e Non è un paese per giovani Best Actress Nominated
2014 Brutti e cattivi Best Actress in a comedy Pending
Italian Golden Globe
Year Title Category Result
2014 Salvo Best Actress Won
2015 Cloro Best Actress Nominated
2017 La ragazza del mondo Best Actress Nominated
Berlin Film Festival
Year Title Category Result
2016 Cloro Best European talent Won
Venice film festival
Year Title Category Result
2016 La ragazza del mondo Premio Pasinetti,Best Actress Won
2014 Salvo Premio Kineo,Best Actress Won
Ciak d'oro
Year Title Category Result
2017 La ragazza del mondo Best Actress and Best Actor(Michele Riondino) Won
Festival du film d' Annecy
Year Title Category Result
2015 Cloro Best Actress Won
2016 La ragazza del mondo Best Actress Won

Autostraddle TV Award
Year Title Category Result
2018 Counterpart Outstanding Supporting Actress Playing an LGBTQ+ Character in a Sci-Fi Series Nominated


  1. ^ a b Arianna Finos (16 December 2014). "L'ascesa di Sara Serraiocco, da Cannes al Sundance". La Repubblica. Retrieved 22 February 2016.
  2. ^ Giulia Bianconi (16 February 2016). "Il sogno della Serraiocco: «Vorrei recitare con DiCaprio»". Il Tempo. Archived from the original on 17 February 2016. Retrieved 22 February 2016.
  3. ^ Alissa Simon (3 February 2016). "European Shooting Stars 2016: Sara Serraiocco". Variety. Retrieved 22 February 2016.
  4. ^ Camillo De Marco (18 October 2018). "Review: In viaggio con Adele". Retrieved 16 January 2019.

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