Maria Grazia Cucinotta

BIRTHDAY6 September 1925
BIRTHPLACEPorto Empedocle

Maria Grazia Cucinotta is a true icon of Sicily in the world. An actress, producer, director and even model, she has starred in iconic films linking her name to great films and performers. She was born in Messina the 27 July of 1968, under the sign of Leo. Gritty personality and unmistakable smile. She has always been linked to her Sicily, which has given her the determination needed to achieve her dreams.

Her first experience in show business was in the field of fashion: at the age of sixteen she established herself on the Italian catwalks as a model and modeling model. In 1987 she participated in the Miss Italy competition, with the title of Miss Cinema Sicily, reaching the final. In the same year she made her debut in Renzo Arbore's historic variety show "Indietro tutta." After moving to Rome, she continued working as a model and undertook studies in acting and diction.

The years from 1988 to 1994 are formative years. From commercials (including a Barilla commercial) to entertainment shows (including "Cocco" and "C'era questo c'era quello") to various sitcoms and TV miniseries (including "Andy and Norman").During the same period, singer Zucchero chose her to star in the video clip for the song "Diamante" and her first film experiences also arrived ("Christmas Vacation '90" "Abbronzatissimi 2 - Un anno dopo").

In 1994 success came: Massimo Troisi chose her to play the role of Beatrice in "Il Postino."

From 1995 to 1997 she worked on Italian and foreign films. Pieraccioni calls her for "I laureati," later she joins the cast of "El Dìa de la Bestia" Spanish horror film. Maurizio Ponzi's film "Italiani" follows. The following year he stars alongside Anthony Quinn and Raoul Bova in "The Mayor." He became better known to small screen audiences with "The Fourth King." In the same period, Simona Izzo chose her for the film "Camera da letto" a comedy, with Diego Abatantuono, Giobbe Covatta and Ricky Tognazzi. Mauro Cappelloni casts her in the role of a journalist in the drama film "The Decision Maker."

In 1997 she posed for the calendar of the weekly magazine Panorama and soon after flew to New York for the film "A Brooklyn state of mind," for which in 1998 she won the Best Drama Actress Award at the New York International Independent Film & Video Festival.

From 1998 to 2004, Maria Grazia Cucinotta put her name side by side with artists of great depth. She gives audiences a wonderful performance in Ugo Chiti's film, "The Second Wife." She works in Guy Greville-Morris' comedy, "Los Angeles-Cannes One Way." He participates in the successful cult series "The Sopranos" and in "The Porta Lawyer" with Gigi Proietti.

In 1999 he participated in "007 - The world is not enough." The following year she stars alongside Timoty Hutton in "Just One Night." She returned to Italy and returned to work for small screen audiences with the film, "Mary Magdalene" and the drama "The Beauty of Women 2."

She starred opposite Woody Allen and Sharon Stone in "Picking up the piece," and in 2004 she enjoyed great success with Ciro Ippolito's film "Vanilla and Chocolate."

In 2005, she embarked on her work as a film producer, with the film "All the invisible children," which was awarded the Grolla D'oro Prize as the best-selling Italian film abroad.

In 2006, she made her debut as a voice actress for the world's most watched cartoon, "The Simpsons," as well as for cartoons such as "Felix the Bunny" and "The Time Machine" by Giuseppe Maurizio Laganà. She continued her work as a producer with "Last Minute Morocco" and, also in the same year, Costas Kapakas entrusted her with the lead role in "Uranya."

In 2009 Mariagrazia Cucinotta was chosen as a godmother for the Venice Film Festival and received the Maratea Award. Also in 2009 she participated as a guest-star in some episodes of the sitcom "Così fan tutte." The following year she stars in the film "A Day in the Life" by Giuseppe Papasso. For American cinema she plays a role in the film "The rite." Also in the same year she was awarded the America Award of the Italy USA Foundation.

In 2011 Maria Grazia Cucinotta made her directorial debut with the short film "Il maestro." In 2012 she plays the role of Donatella in the comedy "Oggi a te, domani a me." In the same year she tried her hand at producing Federico Zampaglione's new horror film, "Tulpa," and made the first official co-production between Italy and China with a romantic comedy about food, love and cultural diversity, "There's Always a Why." He leaves his footprints on Toronto's Walk of Fame. A few months later, in Sicily, she was awarded the Trinacria Prize, given to Sicilians whose activities have distinguished themselves nationally and internationally. In November, she opened the exhibition "Nation of fashion" in Moscow.

In 2012 she starred in the Italian film "The Tailor's Wife."

In 2015 he is in the cast of the film "Santa Claus is not from the North."

In 2019, the non-profit organization Lives Without Fear opened to combat forms of abuse such as bullying, violence against women, and marginalization.

Since 2021 he has been hosting the TV program The Perfect Ingredient, on LA7.

Maria Grazia Cucinotta has been married since October 7, 1995, to Giulio Violati. The couple in 2001, had a daughter.

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