CRISTIANA CAPOTONDI

JULY 19th

BIOGRAPHY

CRISTIANA CAPOTONDI was born in Rome and debuted in 1993, when she was twelve, in the miniseries "Amico mio", con Massimo Dapporto.
In 1995 she made her cinema debut in "Vacanze di Natale '95", opposite Massimo Boldi and Luke Perry. Cristiana is also credited for "Un nero per casa", directed by Gigi Proietti, TV miniseries "Anni '50" e "Anni '60", directed by Carlo Vanzina. José Maria Sanchez's "Piovuto dal cielo", "Il giovane Casanova", by Giacomo Battiato, "Christmas in Love", "To Sleep Next To Her", directed by Eugenio Cappuccio: she was nominated for the Nastri d'argento for both roles.
In 2006 she received her first nomination for the David di Donatello for Best Actress for her portrayal of Claudia, in "Notte prima degli esami" by Fausto Brizzi opposite Giorgio Faletti and Nicolas Vaporidis. In 2009 she featured in Terry Gilliam's short "The Wholly Family". In 2011 after featuring as the testimonial for the 94th edition of the Giro d'Italia she appeared in "Kryptonite!" as Titina, role which garnered her a David di Donatello nomination for Best Actress in a supporting role.
In 2012 she voiced Mavis, Dracula's eighteen year old daughter in "Hotel Transylvania", while in 2013 she voiced Xenya, the main female character played by English actress Eleanor Tomlinson in Academy Award winner Gabriele Salvatores's "Deadly Code". In November she starred in Pierfrancesco Diliberto's debut film (aka PIF) "The Mafia Kills Only in Summer". The film won the audience award at the Torino film festival. In 2015 she appeared in "A Golden Boy" by Pupi Avati, opposite Sharon Stone and Riccardo Scamarcio.
She debuted as a film director in 2014 with her short "Sulla poltrona del Papa". From 2016 to 2017 she starred in the TV show “Io ci sono”, on Raiuno. She is currently on set for director Marco Tullio Giordana's latest film.

 

PHOTO CREDITS: Marco Falcetta

  • Filmography:

    CINEMA
    Vacanze di Natale '95, by Neri Parenti (1995)
    Il cielo in una stanza, by Carlo Vanzina (1999)
    Forse sì... forse no..., by Stefano Chiantini (2004)
    Christmas in Love, by Neri Parenti (2004)
    To Sleep Next To Her, by Eugenio Cappuccio (2004)
    Notte prima degli esami, by Fausto Brizzi (2006)
    Scrivilo sui muri, by Giancarlo Scarchilli (2007)
    I Viceré, by Roberto Faenza (2007) - Anche miniserie TV (2008)
    Come tu mi vuoi, by Volfango De Biasi (2007)
    Many Kisses Later, by Fausto Brizzi (2009)
    La passione, by Carlo Mazzacurati (2010)
    From the Waist Up, by Gianfrancesco Lazotti (2010)
    The Worst Week of My Life, by Alessandro Genovesi (2011)
    Kryptonite!, by Ivan Cotroneo (2011)
    The Worst Christmas of My Life, by Alessandro Genovesi (2012)
    Amiche da morire, by Giorgia Farina (2013)
    The Mafia Kills Only in Summer, by Pierfrancesco Diliberto (2013)
    Indovina chi viene a Natale?, by Fausto Brizzi (2013)
    Amori elementari, by Sergio Basso (2014)
    A Golden Boy, by Pupi Avati (2014)
    Soap opera, by Alessandro Genovesi (2014)
    Tommaso, by Kim Rossi Stuart (2016)
    7 Minutes, by Michele Placido (2016)

    TELEVISION
    Amico mio, by Paolo Poeti - TV Miniseries (1993)
    Italian Restaurant, by Giorgio Capitani - TV Miniseries (1994)
    Un nero per casa, by Gigi Proietti - TV Film (1998)
    S.P.Q.R., by Claudio Risi - TV Series (1998)
    Anni '50, by Carlo Vanzina - TV Miniseries (1998)
    Anni '60, by Carlo Vanzina - TV Miniseries (1999)
    Piovuto dal cielo, by José María Sánchez - TV Film (2000)
    Compagni di scuola, by Tiziana Aristarco and Claudio Norza with Massimo Lopez - TV Series (2001)
    Io ti salverò, by Mario Caiano - TV Miniseries (2001)
    Angelo il custode, by Gianfrancesco Lazotti - TV Miniseries (2001)
    Il giovane Casanova, by Giacomo Battiato - TV Film (2002)
    La casa dell'angelo, by Giuliana Gamba - TV Film (2002)
    Part Time, by Angelo Longoni - TV Miniseries (2004)
    Luisa Sanfelice, by Taviani bros. - TV Miniseries (2004)
    Virginia, la monaca di Monza, by Alberto Sironi - TV Film (2004)
    Orgoglio, by Giorgio Serafini and Vittorio De Sisti - TV Series (2004)
    Le voyage de Louisa, by Patrick Volson - TV Film (2005)
    Orgoglio capitolo secondo, by Giorgio Serafini and Vittorio De Sisti (2005)
    Orgoglio capitolo terzo, by Giorgio Serafini and Vincenzo Verdecchi - TV Series (2006)
    Joe Petrosino, by Alfredo Peyretti - TV Miniseries (2006)
    Rebecca, la prima moglie, by Riccardo Milani - TV Miniseries (2008)
    Sisi, by Xaver Schwarzenberger - TV Miniseries (2009)
    L'infiltré, by Giacomo Battiato - TV Film (2011)
    L'olimpiade nascosta, by Alfredo Peyretti - Tv Miniseries (2012)
    Merlin, by Stéphane Kappes - TV Miniseries (2012)
    Barabba, by Roger Young - TV Miniseries (2013)
    Purché finisca bene - Un marito di troppo, by Luca Ribuoli - TV Film (2014)
    Zelig - Host (2014)
    Una casa nel cuore, by Andrea Porporati - TV Film (2015)

    DIRECTOR
    Sulla poltrona del Papa - short film (2014)
    Milano 2015 - documentary (2015)

    SHORT FILMS
    Iris Blu, by Sydney Sibilia and Fabio Ferro (2005)
    La Fondue, by Enzo Caiazzo (2005)
    Maruzzella, by Gianni Quaranta (2005)
    The Wholly Family, by Terry Gilliam (2011)
    Hands, by Sebastiano Luca Insigna (2013)
    Sulla poltrona del Papa, by Cristiana Capotondi (2014)
    In ritardo, by Franz Laganà (2014)


  • Discography:

    RADIO
    Radio Due a Zero, con Giorgio Lauro su RaiRadioDue (2015)


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