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.