Actor, director, producer and TV host: CLAUDIO AMENDOLA is a multi hyphened artist. He made his debut in 1982 when he was 19 in a Mini-series "Storia d'amore e d'amicizia" (1982) directed by Franco Rossi. He was born in 1963 to Ferruccio Amendola and Rita Savagnone. Over his career he has demonstrated great versatile talent playing comedy roles as well as more dramatic ones both on the small screen and the big one. He is credited for Marco Risi's "Soldati - 365 all'alba" (1987) and "Forever Mery" (1989). On the same year he visited the Giffoni Film Festival for the first time. In 1993 he win the David di Donatello Award for Best Actor in a supporting role in Carlo Mazzacurati's "Un'altra vita".
The 90's saw his popularity hit great heights thanks to "Ultra" by Ricky Tognazzi (1991) - his first David di Donatello nomination -, "The Escort", by Tognazzi (1993), "Policemen", by Giulio Base (1995), "Who Killed Pasolini?", by Marco Tullio Giordana (1995), Pozzessere's "Un paradiso di bugie" (1997) and "An Eyewitness Account" (1998), which garnered him David di Donatello nominations. In 1997 he lent his voice in the Disney remake of "Lady and the Tramp".
The 2000 have seen him gain even greater popularity thanks to the huge success of TV show "I Cesaroni", the Italian adaptation of Spanish format Los Serrano, which aired from 2006 to 2014. He also hosted TV shows like "Scherzi a parte" and "Le Iene". Claudio Amendola's other credits include "The Legendary Giulia and Other Miracles" - which garnered him a Nastro d'Argento, award for Best Actor in a supporting role. In 2017 he earned a nomination for Best Actor in a supporting role for his film - "The Furlough".