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Giovanna Mezzogiorno Biography

  • Profession: Actor
  • Born: Nov 9, 1974
  • Died: Jan 1, 0001

Mediterranean actress Giovanna Mezzogiorno grew up in Rome, then entered formal dramatic studies under the aegis of the legendary [[Performer~P83136~Peter Brook~peterbrook]] at his Paris-based International Center of Theatre Research. Early roles waxed exclusively continental, so that Mezzogiorno's work in projects including [[Feature~V158649~Il Viaggio Della Sposa~ilviaggiodellasposa]] (1997), [[Feature~V186637~Un Uomo Perbene~unuomoperbene]] (1999), and [[Feature~V261187~Nobel~nobel]] (2001) did little to carry her beyond Adriatic borders. A few pivotal crossover efforts, however, began to reverse this trend, notably [[Performer~P85611~Cristina Comencini~cristinacomencini]]'s [[Feature~V332972~Don't Tell~donttell]] (2005) -- a child abuse-themed drama that received positive critical notices thanks largely to Mezzogiorno's evocation of post-incest trauma -- and director [[Performer~P104358~Mike Newell~mikenewell]]'s [[Feature~V348408~Love in the Time of Cholera~loveinthetimeofcholera]] (2007), with Mezzogiorno as the sole female member of a South American love triangle that also includes [[Performer~P3887~Javier Bardem~javierbardem]] and [[Performer~P197753~Liev Schreiber~lievschreiber]]. ~ Nathan Southern, Rovi

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