22 June 2021
After graduating from the Silvio d’Amico Academy in 1993, she was directed by Luca Ronconi in Ibsen’s Peer Gynt, Hugo’s Ruy-Blas, Dostoevsky’s The Brothers Karamazov, Pirandello’s Questa sera si recita a soggetto (for which she won an UBU Award for Best Young Actress) and Giovan Battista Andreini’s Amor nello specchio (Best Supporting Actress at the UBU Awards 2003) alongside Mariangela Melato. At the Milan’s Piccolo Teatro, she has appeared in Calderón de la Barca’s La vita è sogno, Goldoni’s I due gemelli veneziani, Giordano Bruno’s Il Candelaio and Rafael Spregelburd’s Il panico. She has worked with many other directors including Massimo Castri (Pirandello’s Questa sera si recita a soggetto and August Strindberg’s Il padre with Umberto Orsini), Piero Maccarinelli (Oreste by Euripides, Virgil’s Eneide, Thomas Bernhard’s Ritter, Dene, Voss with Paiato and Massimo Popolizio, Ibsen’s John Gabriel Borkman with Massimo Popolizio and Lucrezia Lante della Rovere), Mauro Avogadro, with whom she performed Bernhard’s L’ignorante e il folle. Antonio Calenda entrusted her with the title role in Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler (for which she won the award best protagonist actress in the Premio Le maschere 2015). Her other shows include Santeramo’s Preamleto directed by V. Cruciani, Mare Mater directed by F.Cocifoglia and A. Postiglione at Napoli Teatro Festival, J. Genet’s Le serve with Anna Bonaiuto, From Medeawith the Ballet National de Marseille, Sergio Pierattini’s Un mondo perfetto and Giraudoux’s La pazza di Chaillot directed by Franco Però. The group “Mitipretese”, which she founded in 2006 with Sandra Toffolatti, Mariàngeles Torres and Alvia Reale, has produced shows including Elio Petri’s Roma ore 11 (which won the best innovative show in the Premio Olimpici del Teatro), Festa di famiglia in collaboration with Andrea Camilleri, Troiane-Frammenti di tragedia (treated from Euripides), Carlos Be’s Piovono mucche, Stefano Massini’s Credoinunsolodio and Lucia Calamaro’s Sindrome italiana. She has also won the Critics’ Prize, the Virginia Reiter Prize and the Flaiano Prize. She has worked with film directors including Nanni Moretti (Habemus Papam), Cristina Comencini (Quando la notte), Francesca Archibugi (Il nome del figlio), Marco Bellocchio (Fai bei sogni), Alessandra Mortelliti (Famosa) Francesca Comencini, Susanna Nicchiarelli and Paola Randi (Luna nera) and Pietro Castellitto (I predatori). She is one of the voices of the radio programme Ad alta voce on Rai Radio3.