Violante Placido

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Violante Placido
V-placido-cantù-18062010.jpg
Placido in concert in Cantù, 18 June 2010
BornMaria Violante Placido
(1976-05-01) 1 May 1976 (age 38)
Rome, Italy
OccupationActress, singer
Years active1993–present
ParentsMichele Placido
Simonetta Stefanelli
 
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Violante Placido
V-placido-cantù-18062010.jpg
Placido in concert in Cantù, 18 June 2010
BornMaria Violante Placido
(1976-05-01) 1 May 1976 (age 38)
Rome, Italy
OccupationActress, singer
Years active1993–present
ParentsMichele Placido
Simonetta Stefanelli

Maria Violante Placido (Italian: [ˈplatʃido]; born 1 May 1976) is an Italian actress and singer.

Early life[edit]

Placido was born in Rome, Italy. She is the daughter of actor-director Michele Placido and actress Simonetta Stefanelli.

Career[edit]

Film[edit]

Her film debut was alongside her father in Quattro bravi ragazzi, and later took part in Jack Frusciante Left the Band. Her first important role was in L'anima gemella, directed by Sergio Rubini.

Placido's other movies include Ora o mai più, by Lucio Pellegrini, Che ne sarà di noi, by Giovanni Veronesi, and Ovunque sei, directed by her father. In 2006, she starred in Pupi Avati's comedy La cena per farli conoscere, released in 2007. In March 2009, she played a role in the Hindi movie Barah Aana. She also played the title role as Moana Pozzi in the 2009 miniseries Moana. In 2010, she appeared alongside George Clooney in the drama-thriller The American.

Placido played Nadya in the 2012 film Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, a sequel to the 2007 film Ghost Rider, both based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name.[1]

TV[edit]

She co-stars in The Transporter The TV series, a spin-off from the movie of the same name. The TV series stars Chris Vance as Frank Martin. In season two, she appears as Caterina Boldieu, a former French intelligence officer, now assisting Frank Martin, in all episodes

Music[edit]

In 2006, Placido released, under the name Viola, her first album as a singer, Don't Be Shy..., including 10 tracks (most of which are in English) written by herself, inspired by Stuart Benson. Viola sings in the style of singer-songwriter Suzanne Vega. The second single is "How to save your life". Subsequently she collaborated with the Italian singer-songwriter Bugo in the remake duet version of his song "Amore mio infinito".[2]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

YearFilmRoleNotesRef(s)
1993Quattro bravi ragazziValeriaFilm debut
1996Vite strozzateLaura
1996Jack Frusciante è uscito dal gruppoAdelaide
1997Farfalle
2000A Deadly CompromiseCaterina
2002Les amants de MogadorHélène
2002Ciao AmericaPaola Angelini
2002Soul MateMaddalenaMajor role
2002GinostraNurse
2003Now or NeverViola
2003Gli indesiderabiliAgneska
2004Che ne sarà di noiCarmen
2004Ovunque seiElena
2004RuinsJuly
2005Raul - Diritto di uccidereSonia
2006Fade to BlackStella
2006Any Reason Not to Marry?Nina
2007A Dinner for Them to MeetBetty Lanza
2007Lezioni Di CioccolatoCecilia Ferri
2008La luna nel desertoVoiceShort
2009SleeplessAnna
2009Barah AanaKateBollywood film
2010The AmericanClaraHollywood film
2011Ghost Rider: Spirit of VengeanceNadyaHollywood film
2012The LookoutAnnaHollywood film

Television[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotesRef(s)
2001Casa famigliaTV Series
2005Karol: A Man Who Became PopeMaria PomorskaTV Movie
2005A Cursed MonarchyTV Mini-Series
2006The Mona Lisa MysteryAuroreTV Movie
2007War and PeaceHelene KuraginTV Mini-Series
2007Quelli che... il calcioHerselfTV Series
2008Una madreMariaTV Movie
2008Donne assassineMartaTV Series
2008PinocchioFata Turchina (Blue Fairy)TV Movie
2009MoanaMoanaTV Movie
2010Entertainment TonightHerselfTV Series
2010Janela IndiscretaHerselfTV Series
2014Transporter: The SeriesCaterina BoldieuTV Series (11 episodes)

Personal life[edit]

Violante Placido gave birth to her first child, a son named Vasco, in October 2013. The father is her partner, Massimiliano D'Epiro, who is an Italian film director.[3]

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