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Occupation
  
Actress, singer

Height
  
1.65 m

Role
  
Actress

Name
  
Violante Placido

Years active
  
1993–present


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Full Name
  
Maria Violante Placido

Born
  
1 May 1976 (age 47) (
1976-05-01
)

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.

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Early life

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Placido was born in Rome, Italy. She is the daughter of actor-director Michele Placido and actress Simonetta Stefanelli.

Film

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Her film debut was alongside her father in Quattro bravi ragazzi, and later took part in Jack Frusciante Left the Band. Her first important role was in L'anima gemella, directed by Sergio Rubini.

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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.

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Placido played Nadya in the 2012 film Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, a reboot to the 2007 film Ghost Rider, both based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name.

TV

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.

Music

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".

Personal life

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.

Filmography

Actress
-
Improvvisamente a Natale mi sposo (post-production) as
Alberta
2023
Evelyn in the Cloud as
Erika
2022
Improvvisamente Natale as
Alberta
2022
Il giorno più bello as
Adele
2022
Femminile Singolare as
Mother
2021
Fino all'ultimo battito (TV Series) as
Elena
- Il regno dei vivi (2021) - Elena
- Senza fine (2021) - Elena
- Il morso del serpente (2021) - Elena
- Codice rosso (2021) - Elena
- La trappola (2021) - Elena
- Il mondo oscuro (2021) - Elena
- Il bacio di Giuda (2021) - Elena
- Caronte (2021) - Elena
- Io confesso (2021) - Elena
- Il patto con il male (2021) - Elena
- Vivere o morire (2021) - Elena
- In nome del figlio (2021) - Elena
2021
La cavia (Short)
2020
Revenge Room (Short) as
Alma
2018
Meraviglie: La penisola dei tesori (TV Mini Series documentary) as
Eleonora Duse / Rosa Vercellana
- Episode #3.1 (2020) - Eleonora Duse
- Episode #1.2 (2018) - Rosa Vercellana
2019
Hand in the Cap (Short)
2019
Enrico Piaggio: Vespa (TV Movie) as
Livia
2019
Modalità Aereo as
Linda
2018
Restiamo amici as
Bianca
2017
Sweetheart (Short) as
Marilyn
2017
Alice non lo sa as
Alice
2016
Stella (Short) as
Sous Chef
2016
7 Minutes as
Marianna
2015
Questo è il mio paese (TV Mini Series) as
Anna Pozzo
- Episode #1.6 (2015) - Anna Pozzo
- Episode #1.5 (2015) - Anna Pozzo
- Episode #1.4 (2015) - Anna Pozzo
- Episode #1.3 (2015) - Anna Pozzo
- Episode #1.2 (2015) - Anna Pozzo
- Episode #1.1 (2015) - Anna Pozzo
2014
The Transporter (TV Series) as
Caterina Boldieu
- End Game (2014) - Caterina Boldieu
- Sixteen Hands (2014) - Caterina Boldieu (credit only)
- Trust (2014) - Caterina Boldieu
- Euphro (2014) - Caterina Boldieu
- Chimera (2014) - Caterina Boldieu
- T2 (2014) - Caterina Boldieu
- The Diva (2014) - Caterina Boldieu
- Beacon of Hope (2014) - Caterina Boldieu
- Boom (2014) - Caterina Boldieu
- Sex, Lies and Videotape (2014) - Caterina Boldieu
- We Go Back (2014) - Caterina Boldieu
- 2B or Not 2B (2014) - Caterina Boldieu
2013
We Will Save the Show (Short)
2012
And They Call It Summer as
Commenter (voice)
2012
The Lookout as
Anna
2011
Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance as
Nadya
2010
The American as
Clara
2009
Sleepless as
Anna
2009
Moana (TV Mini Series) as
Moana
2009
Pinocchio (TV Mini Series) as
Blue Fairy
- Part 2 (2009) - Blue Fairy
- Part 1 (2009) - Blue Fairy
2009
Barah Aana as
Kate
2008
Donne assassine (TV Series) as
Marta
- Marta (2008) - Marta
2008
Una madre (TV Movie) as
Maria
2008
La luna nel deserto (Short) as
Desdemona (voice)
2007
Lezioni di cioccolato as
Cecilia Ferri
2007
War and Peace (TV Mini Series) as
Helene Kuragin
- Episode #1.4 (2007) - Helene Kuragin
- Episode #1.3 (2007) - Helene Kuragin
- Episode #1.2 (2007) - Helene Kuragin
- Episode #1.1 (2007) - Helene Kuragin
2007
A Dinner for Them to Meet as
Betty Lanza
2006
Any Reason Not to Marry? as
Nina
2006
Fade to Black as
Stella
2006
The Mona Lisa Mystery (TV Movie) as
Aurore
2005
Les rois maudits (TV Mini Series)
- Le Lys et le lion (2005)
- La Louve de France (2005)
- Les poisons de la couronne (2005)
- La Reine étranglée (2005)
- Le Roi de Fer (2005)
2005
Raul - Diritto di uccidere as
Sonia
2005
Karol, un uomo diventato Papa (TV Movie) as
Maria Pomorska
2004
Ruins as
July
2004
Another Life as
Elena
2004
Che ne sarà di noi as
Carmen
2003
Sospetti 2 (TV Mini Series)
- Episode #1.3 (2003)
- Episode #1.2 (2003)
- Episode #1.1 (2003)
2003
The Undesirables as
Agneska
2003
Ora o mai più as
Viola
2002
Les amants de Mogador as
Hélène
2002
Ginostra as
Nurse
2002
L'anima gemella as
Maddalena
2002
Ciao America as
Paola Angelini
2001
Casa famiglia (TV Series)
2000
A Deadly Compromise as
Caterina
1997
Farfalle
1996
Jack Frusciante Has Left the Band as
Adelaide
1996
Vite strozzate as
Laura
1993
Quattro bravi ragazzi as
Valeria
Composer
2013
We Will Save the Show (Short)
Miscellaneous
2016
The Jungle Book (voice dubbing: Raksha)
Self
2018
Che tempo che fa (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode dated 3 March 2019 (2019) - Self
- Episode dated 7 January 2018 (2018) - Self
2017
Emigratis (TV Series) as
Self
- Budapest (seconda parte) e Monte Carlo (2017) - Self
2013
Dammi più voce (Video short) as
Self
2010
At the Movies (TV Series) as
Self
- Venice Film Festival 2012 (2012) - Self
- Venice Film Festival 2011 (2011) - Self
- Venice Film Festival 2010 (2010) - Self
2012
The Path to Vengeance: Making 'Ghost Rider, Spirit of Vengeance' (Video documentary) as
Self
2010
Janela Indiscreta (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode #1.40 (2010) - Self
2010
Entertainment Tonight (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode dated 3 August 2010 (2010) - Self
2007
Quelli che... il calcio (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode #15.11 (2007) - Self

References

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