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PERSONAL DATA OF PAOLA CORTELLESI
Age: 47 years old
Height: 172 cm
Born in: Rome Italy
Born on: 24/11/1973
Spouse: Riccardo Milani (married since 2011)
BIOGRAPHY OF PAOLA CORTELLESI
Born on November 24, 1973 in Rome, Paola Cortellesi starts his career in show business very early; already at the age of thirteen he lends his voice to the song “Cacao Meravigliao” within the program All back. After the scientific maturity, he enrolled in the Faculty of Arts, which he left to devote himself completely to the show. At nineteen he began studying acting and in these first years of his career he was mainly on stage and on the radio together with Enrico Vaime for Rai Radio Due. In 1997 comes the debut on TV with the program Macau, where Cortellesi plays the comic character of Argentina. Other television appearances follow, such as The mail of the heart (1998) and Theater 18 (2000), and already in these first shows he proves to be a character full of great comedy and versatility.
Success for Cortellesi arrives, however, in 2000 with Never say goal and subsequently with Never say Big Brother (2001), Never say Sunday (2002) and Never say Monday (2005). Alongside Gialappa’s Band, with whom she will also collaborate on the radio for the “Rai dire Sanremo” column (2001), the actress will experiment and highlight her great skills as a parodist, imitating well-known Italian faces (Daniela Santanchè, Daria Bignardi, Giorgia) and international ones (Britney Spears, Cher, Jennifer Lopez). 2000 is also the year of her film debut as the female protagonist of ask me if I’m happy, comedy with Aldo, John is Giacomo, with whom he will work again in Do you know Claudia? (2004). But the many roles that Cortellesi can cover do not end here, after having been a parodist and actress, she is entrusted with the management of Free (2001) and One of us (2002), experiences that will lead her in 2004 to go down the steps of the Ariston Theater as a presenter of Sanremo Festival and to win the Flaviano Prize for Theater and TV.
Meanwhile, increasingly active on the big screen, the Roman actress is in the cast of Riding the tiger (2002), The place of the soul (2003) and Don’t make plans tonight (2006). In 2008 she received the first recognition for her acting skills, the David di Donatello for Best Supporting Actress in Plan, alone (2007), biopic by Riccardo Milani on the pianist Luca Flores in which she plays the musician’s sister. Known above all for comic roles, with this interpretation proves to get along very well even with dramatic performances. This is not the only dramatic character with which Cortellesi is measured in recent years, in fact she is the protagonist of the miniseries on TV Maria Montessori – A life for children (2007), thanks to which he received the Maximo Award at the Roma Fiction Fest.
Eclectic, funny and self-deprecating, in 2008 she was running it together with Francesco Mandelli of Let’s keep in touch, a program written by her during which she demonstrates her vocal, acting and satirical skills. At the cinema the actress gives her best with comedies and in the second decade of the 2000s her career abounds in this genre: it is the feminist Chiara in Males against females (2010) and in the sequel Females versus males (2011). An excellent vintage for Cortellesi is 2011, when it does the honors of the house a Zelig, accompanying Claudio Bisio to conduct the show, and won the David di Donatello victory, the nominations for the Silver Ribbon and the Golden Globe for the leading role in No one can judge me (2011) of Massimiliano Bruno.
Another year of great satisfaction is 2014, when she receives the Anna Magnani Award and the Alberto Sordi Award. Also in 2014, thanks to his consolidated imitative skills, he moves with great agility between the accents of northern and southern Italy in comedy A boss in the living room (2014), where he shares the set with Luca Argentero is Rocco Papaleo. He is also at the cinema with Under a lucky star (2014) by Carlo Verdone and the challenge of the sexes Sorry if I exist! (2014) by Milani with Raoul Bova; the pair of films earned her the Pegaso d’oro and the nominations for the David di Donatello and the Nastri d’Argento for Best Actress. The following year he comes to terms with the Decameron in Wonderful Boccaccio (2015) by the Taviani brothers, in which she is the Abbess Usimbalda, the main character of the fourth short story of the film.
Act with Antonio Albanese in two films directed by Milan, her husband since 2011: Mom or Dad? (2017), where the two actors are newly separated spouses struggling to avoid custody of the children, and Like a cat on the ring road (2017), in which they are the parents with opposing mentality and social status of two young boys in love. This latter interpretation allows her to win the Ciak d’oro, the Nastro d’Argento and a new nomination for the David. Two “undercover” comedies follow, the Christmas The Befana comes at night (2018), where she plays the old woman who fills the socks of children in disguise, and But what does the brain tell us (2019), where she is a secret agent posing as a trivial employee of the Ministry.
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THE MOST RECENT FILMS BY PAOLA CORTELLESI
Like a cat on the ring road – Return to Coccia di Morto
Nilde Iotti, the time of women
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