BIOGRAPHY

I STAR IN ENGLISH AND ITALIAN

My work:
The feature film “Governance” where I’m starring as Carla Petrucci for French/Italian director Michael Zampino now premiering on Amazon Prime.
I’m also starring in the documentary feature “Liberta’” for director Mauro Conciatori.

In the US feature world, I’m part of the cast for the film “Senior Entourage” along with Ed Asner and Mark Rydell.
And I appeared in “Angels and Demons” directed by Ron Howard.

I’m one of the leads in Dario Argento’s “Dracula”, and I star in the U.K. produced film “Battered Dreams”.

In the US television world, I have major roles in international co-productions of American and European miniseries: “Jesus” for CBS, “St. Paul” for TNT, “Hercules” for NBC, and “Barabbas” for Reelz Channel.

I appeared in the TNT series “The Last Ship” opposite Adam Baldwin.
In a recurring role on the comedic series “Backpackers” for CW Network.
And in “Law-and-Order” opposite Alfred Molina, for NBC.
I’m the lead in the comedic pilot “Rossi and White”.

And weekly, I’m the anchor for “TeleItalia Los Angeles” airing every Sunday at 1pm on channel 18, and online at: vimeo.com/Italiantvla
Where I host in English and Italian.

I also perform my comedy Stand-Up and One Woman show in Los Angeles and in Rome with great success.

Very young I was hired as a series regular on the Channel 5 sitcom “Casa Vianello” the most successful situation comedy ever produced in Italy. I played “Valeria” …the tempting young woman living in the penthouse. This role in such a hit television show gave me wide name recognition.

I moved to Rome to pursue a cinema career, and quickly received major roles with Italian masters: Castellano & Pipolo, Pupi Avati, Dario Argento, and Alessandro Benvenuti.

I had starring roles in many television series, both drama and comedy, for RAI and Channel 5, such as: “Good and Evil”, “All for Bruno”, to name a few.
I also acted in French for director Stephane Giusti in “Odysseus” a French/Italian coproduction series on Arte’ and RAI-TV

I was born in Trieste, Italy, not far from Venice. At 19 years old I began my acting career on the air for premier radio RAI and on the live stage with the “Commedia dell’Arte”, the traditional Venetian masks of comedy and satire.

I moved to Milan where I modeled for Italian designers: Moschino, Versace, Dolce & Gabbana, and French designers Capucine Puerari and Tehen, while hosting several national radio shows for RAI. I worked in theatre in leading roles of major Italian productions. And as a voice-over talent.

Training:
I graduated at the School of Theatre of Bologna. In the United States I was invited to study at the world-famous Actors Studio West in Hollywood with Martin Landau. And I joined the Second City Comedy Experience: Improvisation, Stand Up, and Sketch Writing at the West Side Comedy Theatre in Santa Monica. I also studied with Ivana Chubbuck at her studio in Hollywood.