CAROLINA CRESCENTINI

JULY 20th

BIOGRAPHY

CAROLINA CRESCENTINI was born in Rome on April 18, 1980; daughter of two commerce graduates, she grew up in the Roman quarter of Monteverde. She originally wanted to be a film critic but at 19 her interest in acting increased and she decided to attend several acting schools, including the "Teatro Azione" and the prestigious "Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia". She appeared in a TV commercial (directed by Gabriele Muccino), several music videos and short films, but her breakthrough came in 2007, when she was chosen by director Fausto Brizzi for the teen comedy and box office hit "Notte prima degli esami - Oggi" (2007), opposite Nicolas Vaporidis. The film was so successful that Vaporidis and Crescentini teamed up again six months later to shoot the thriller "Concrete Romance" (2007), in which for the first time, starring as a rape victim, she showed her dramatic talent; she received a Best Actress nomination at the Nastro D'Argento/ Silver Ribbon Awards for this film.
The following year she starred as Benedetta in "Parlami d'amore" (2008), in which she was directed by Gabriele Muccino's brother Silvio. Her excellent performance as a fragile and self destructive girl in the film brought her her first nomination at the David di Donatello Awards (the Italian Oscars). Always giving interesting performances (even in small roles, such as Anna in "The Demons of St. Petersberg" (2008). Amongst her other credits, "Generation 1000 Euros" by Massimo Venier, "Loose Cannons" by Ferzan Ozpetek, "Zoolander 2" by Ben Stiller in 2015 where she plays herself. In 2017 she has originated the role of Ladie Hester in "Il sogno del califfo" by S. Benbarka .
Carolina Crescentini is undoubtedly one of the most talented young actresses that Italy has to offer at the moment.

  • Filmography:

    CINEMA
    Hate 2 O, by Alex Infascelli (2006)
    Notte prima degli esami - Oggi, by Fausto Brizzi (2007)
    Concrete Romance, by Marco Martani (2007)
    Parlami d'amore, by Silvio Muccino (2008)
    The Demons of St. Petersberg, by Giuliano Montaldo (2008)
    The Ladies Get Their Say, by Enzo Monteleone (2009)
    Generation 1000 Euros, by Massimo Venier (2009)
    Oggi sposi, by Luca Lucini (2009)
    Loose Cannons, by Ferzan Özpetek (2010)
    20 sigarette, by Aureliano Amadei (2010)
    Henry, by Alessandro Piva (2010)
    The Entrepreneur, by Giuliano Montaldo (2011)
    Ti amo troppo per dirtelo, by Marco Ponti (2011)
    Boris: The film, by Giacomo Ciarrapico, Mattia Torre and Luca Vendruscolo (2011)
    A Perfect Family, by Paolo Genovese (2012)
    Niente può fermarci, by Luigi Cecinelli (2013)
    Fasten Your Seatbelts, by Ferzan Özpetek (2014)
    Unique Brothers, by Alessio Maria Federici (2014)
    Wondrous Boccaccio, by Paolo and Vittorio Taviani (2015)
    Tempo instabile con probabili schiarite, by Marco Pontecorvo (2015)
    Assolo, by Laura Morante (2016)
    Beata ignoranza, by Massimiliano Bruno (2017)

    TELEVISION
    La squadra 4, various directors - TV Series (2003)
    Carabinieri - Sotto copertura, by Raffaele Mertes (2005)
    Provaci ancora prof 2, by Rossella Izzo - TV Series, Episode 2: Una mina vagante (2007)
    Boris, by Luca Vendruscolo - TV Series (2007)
    Boris 2, screenplay and directed by Giacomo Ciarrapico, Mattia Torre and Luca Vendruscolo - TV Series (2008)
    Boris 3, by Davide Marengo - TV Series (2010)
    Un cane per due, by Giulio Base (2011)
    Mai per amore - TV Series, episode: "Ragazze in web'", by Marco Pontecorvo (2012)
    Max & Hélène, by Giacomo Battiato (2015)
    Lampedusa - Dall'orizzonte in poi - fiction - by Marco Pontecorvo (2016)
    Lost in Paramount, sitcom (Paramount Channel, 2016)
    I bastardi di Pizzofalcone, TV Miniseries, by Carlo Carlei (2017)

    SHORT FILMS
    Donna Regina, Donna Romita, Donna Albina, by Marcello De Archangelis (2002)
    Suono vivo, by Gabriele Ferrando (2003)
    Ho deciso, by Luca Scivoletto (2004)
    È giusto così, by Francesca Olivi (2004)
    Natura morta, by Cristiano Civitillo (2004)
    Solo, by Ivan Silvestrini (2004)
    Autodistruzione per principianti, by Ivan Silvestrini (2004)
    Thermae 2'40", by Christian Filippella (2005)
    Fib 1477, by Lorenzo Sportiello (2006)
    Mezz'ora non mi basta (2010)

    VIDEOCLIPS
    “Broken By” Giardini Di Mirò, by Lorenzo Sportiello (2007)
    “Non seguitemi” Alex Grande, by Hendrick Wijmans (2007)
    “Regole per un cervello difettoso” Carpacho, by Lorenzo Sportiello (2007)
    “Ancora un po'” by Gemelli Diversi (2007)
    “Io che amo solo te”, by Luigi Cecinelli - song by Sergio Endrigo - Cover by Fiorella Mannoia (2008)
    “Non c'è contatto” by Silvia Mezzanotte (2008)
    “Gli spietati” Baustelle (2010)
    “Ogni cosa di me” Sergio Cammariere (2012)

    AUDIO BOOKS
    “Kitchen” by Banana Yoshimoto, Emons Audiolibri (2012)
    “La ragazza del treno” by Paula Hawkins, Emons Audiolibri (2016)


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