Valeria Bilello

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Valeria Bilello
Born (1982-05-02) 2 May 1982 (age 39)[1]
Sciacca, Sicily, Italy
Occupation
  • Actress
  • model
Years active1999-present

Valeria Bilello (born 2 May 1982) is an Italian actress and model.

Biography[edit]

Valeria Bilello was born in Sciacca, in Sicily, Italy, on 2 May 1982, and grew up in Milan. During her high-school studies in foreign languages, she made her debut in the showbiz starting to model and shooting commercials. After her film studies in Milan, in 2006 she shot the short film Attesa, winner at the Festival Sguardi Altrove.[2] In 2008 she started her career as an actress, playing in the movie Giovanna's Father, directed by Pupi Avati and presented at the Venice Film Festival. In 2010, Academy Award winner Gabriele Salvatores chose her for the movie Happy Family,[3] for which she was awarded as best actress at the Festival International du film de Boulogne-Billancourt. Between 2011 and 2012 she played different roles: in Il giorno in più by Massimo Venier, in I soliti idioti by Enrico Lando, in Ti amo troppo per dirtelo by Marco Ponti and in Come non detto by Ivan Silvestrini. In 2013 she played in Pazze di me by Fausto Brizzi, in Miele by Valeria Golino and she was the only Italian actress in One Chance by David Frankel.[4][5][6] In 2014 she will be on the screen in the movie Io, Arlecchino by Giorgio Pasotti.

In 2012 Giorgio Armani wanted her to be the worldwide testimonial of the fragrance Armani Code Luna commercial and print campaign. The campaign led to the creation of a trilogy of short movies (Olga, Alice and Valeria), directed by Olivier Zahm, Can Evgin and Julien Carlier and in collaboration with the magazine Purple.

Filmography[edit]

Films[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2008 Giovanna's Father Marcella Taxler
2010 Happy Family Caterina
2011 I soliti idioti: Il film Woman Cameo appearance
2011 One Day More Alessia
2012 Tell No One Stefania
2013 Pazze di me Giulia
2013 Miele Irene's mother
2013 One Chance Alessandra
2015 Monitor Elisa
2017 Ignorance Is Bliss Margherita
2019 Compromessi sposi Claudia
2019 Un'avventura Linda
2020 Made in Italy Natalia
2021 Security TBA Post-production

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2006 Intralci Alvara/ Various roles Main role; 20 episodes
2013 Ultimo - L'occhio del falco Deborah Miniseries
2013 Il clan dei camorristi Mara De Simone Main role; 8 episodes
2014 Ti amo troppo del dirtelo Claudia Television film
2014 La strada dritta Maria Television film
2015–2017 Squadra mobile Isabella D'Amato Main role; 30 episodes
2016 Il sistema Floriana Ferro Episode: "Sistema Turckey 2015"
2017–2018 Sense8 Lila Facchini Recurring role; 7 episodes
2019 Lontano da te Francesca Main role; 8 episodes
2019–present Liberi tutti Nicoletta Main role; 12 episodes
2020–present Curon Anna Raina Lead role; 6 episodes

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Artist(s) Notes
2006 "Dimmi come passi le notti" Pier Cortese
2012 "Come non detto" Syria feat. Ghemon
2015 "Melancholia" Mambassa

Non-scripted television shows[edit]

MTV[edit]

  • Web Chart (1999-2000)
  • Hitlist Italia
  • Dancefloor Chart
  • Romalive (2000-2001)
  • MTV Select (2002-2004)
  • MTV On the beach (2001, 2003-2004)
  • Dance Show (2004-2005)

All Music[edit]

  • Call Center (2006)
  • One Shot Revolution (2006-2009)
  • All Music Show (2006)
  • Playlist
  • Community (2008)
  • On Live (2008)

Mediaset[edit]

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Videoclip[edit]

  • Pier Cortese - Dimmi come passi le notti, directed by Jacopo Tartarone (2006)
  • Mambassa - Melancholia, directed by Lorenzo Vignolo (2015)

Awards[edit]

  • 2006: Best Directing Award at the Festival Sguardi Altrove for the short film Attesa.
  • 2010: Best Actress Award at the Festival International du film de Boulogne-Billancourt for the film Happy Family directed by Gabriele Salvatores.
  • 2015: L'Oréal Paris for Cinema Award at Venice Film Festival.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Monitor". Entertainment Weekly (1212). 22 June 2012. p. 24.
  2. ^ "Il Corriere della Sera - Premi e maratona finale per Sguardi Altrove".
  3. ^ "Il Corriere della Sera - Così ho conquistato Gabriele Salvatores".
  4. ^ "The Huffington Post UK - The Regards of Women in Italian Cinema".
  5. ^ "TIFF 2013 - Valeria Bilello nel cast di "One Chance" di David Frankel".
  6. ^ "Esquire - How To Impress Me: Valeria Bilello".
  7. ^ "Giorgio Armani - Olga, directedy by Olivier Zahm and Can Evgin (2011)".
  8. ^ "Giorgio Armani - Alice, directed by Olivier Zahm and Can Evgin (2012)".
  9. ^ "Giorgio Armani - Valeria, directed by Olivier Zahm and Julien Carlier (2012)".
  10. ^ "Giorgio Armani - Armani Code Luna (2012)".

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