|Occupation Actress, singer|
Height 1.65 m
|Name Violante Placido|
Years active 1993–present
|Full Name Maria Violante Placido|
Born 1 May 1976 (age 39) (1976-05-01) Rome, Italy
Parents Michele Placido, Simonetta Stefanelli
Albums Don't Be Shy..., Far From the Maddening Crowd, Monkey's Tea Party
Siblings Brenno Placido, Michelangelo Placido, Inigo Placido, Gabriele Placido
Movies The American, Ghost Rider: Spirit of V, Moana, Soul Mate, The Lookout
Similar People Michele Placido, Simonetta Stefanelli, Brenno Placido, Thekla Reuten, Federica Vincenti
Weekly Actress: Violante Placido
Maria Violante Placido ([ˈplatʃido]; born 1 May 1976) is an Italian actress and singer.
- Weekly Actress: Violante Placido
- Violante placido live bologna 2013
- Early life
- Personal life
Violante placido live bologna 2013
Placido was born in Rome, Italy. She is the daughter of actor-director Michele Placido and actress Simonetta Stefanelli.
Placido's other movies include Ora o mai più, by Lucio Pellegrini, Che ne sarà di noi, by Giovanni Veronesi, and Ovunque sei, directed by her father. In 2006, she starred in Pupi Avati's comedy La cena per farli conoscere, released in 2007. In March 2009, she played a role in the Hindi movie Barah Aana. She also played the title role as Moana Pozzi in the 2009 miniseries Moana. In 2010, she appeared alongside George Clooney in the drama-thriller The American.
She co-stars in Transporter: The Series, a spin-off from the movie of the same name. The TV series stars Chris Vance as Frank Martin. In season two, she appears as Caterina Boldieu, a former French intelligence officer, now assisting Frank Martin, in all episodes.
In 2006, Placido released, under the name Viola, her first album as a singer, Don't Be Shy..., including 10 tracks (most of which are in English) written by herself, inspired by Stuart Benson. Viola sings in the style of singer-songwriter Suzanne Vega. The second single is "How to save your life". Subsequently she collaborated with the Italian singer-songwriter Bugo in the remake duet version of his song "Amore mio infinito".
Violante Placido gave birth to her first child, a son named Vasco, in October 2013. The father is her partner, Massimiliano D'Epiro, who is an Italian film director.