Giovanna Mezzogiorno

Giovanna Mezzogiorno

Highest Rated: 92% Vincere (2009)

Lowest Rated: 26% Love in the Time of Cholera (2007)

Birthday: Nov 09, 1974

Birthplace: Rome, Italy

Celebrated Italian actress Giovanna Mezzogiorno has been exposed to the world of acting all her life. Her parents, Vittorio Mezzogiorno and Cecillia Sacchi, both successful actors, would take her on set when she was a child. At first, she wanted to become a ballerina. She studied ballet for 13 years, but after her father's death when she was 19, her ambitions changed. She relocated from Rome to Paris and studied theater with legendary theater director Peter Brook, who had also taught her father. Her talent became apparent in her very first role, as the tragic character Ofelia in the play "Qui est la," which was based on Shakespeare's "Hamlet." Her performance won her the Coppola-Prati award, a jury prize for theater, in 1996. The following year, she was appearing in her first film role, in director and star Sergio Rubini's comedy "The Bride's Journey." In 2004, she appeared again in a Rubini-directed film, "Love Returns." Her starring role as Sabina, a woman who is haunted by nightmares after the death of her father, in 2005's Cristina Comenici-directed drama "Don't Tell," earned her the Copp Volpi award, considered to be one of the most prestigious international awards for an actress. Previous winners have included Bette Davis, Shirley MacLaine, and Catherine Deneuve. In 2009, Mezzogiorno paid tribute to her famous father by narrating and producing a documentary about his life.


Highest Rated Movies



86% 30% Naples in Veils Adriana/Isabella (Character) - 2017
No Score Yet 71% Tenderness Elena (Character) - 2017
No Score Yet 40% The Dinner Clara (Character) $1.8K 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Vinodentro Adele (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet 35% La prima linea Susanna Ronconi (Character) - 2009
92% 68% Vincere Ida Dalser (Character) $615.3K 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cycles Unknown (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sono Viva Unknown (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet 62% Palermo Shooting Flavia (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet L'amore non basta Martina (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet 57% Night Bus Leila (Character) - 2007
26% 45% Love in the Time of Cholera Fermina Daza (Character) $4.6M 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet AD Project Gaia (Character) - 2006
29% 53% Don't Tell Sabina (Character) $27.1K 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Love Returns Lena (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet 89% The Cruelest Day Ilaria Alpi (Character) - 2003
63% 87% Facing Windows Giovanna (Character) $541.7K 2003
No Score Yet 69% Entrusted Maria von Gall (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Woman Behind Bars Francesca (Character) - 2001
73% 79% The Last Kiss Giulia (Character) $1M 2001


Fermina Daza Urbino says: What is between us is nothing more than an illusion.