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Alba Caterina Rohrwacher (Italian: [ˈalba rorˈvaːker], German pronunciation: [ˈʁoːɐ̯ˌvaxɐ]; born 27 February 1979) is an Italian actress.

Alba Rohrwacher
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Rohrwacher in 2013
Born
Alba Caterina Rohrwacher

(1979-02-27) 27 February 1979 (age 40)
Florence, Italy
Alma materCentro Sperimentale di Cinematografia
OccupationActress
Years active2004–present
RelativesAlice Rohrwacher (sister)
AwardsDavid di Donatello
Best Actress
2009 Giovanna's Father
Best Supporting Actress
2008 Days and Clouds
Nastro d'Argento
Best Actress
2011 The Solitude of Prime Numbers

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Early lifeEdit

Alba Rohrwacher was born in Florence, the daughter of a German father and an Italian mother.

From the age of 17 to 21 she studied medicine, intending to be a doctor.[1] At the age of 21 she moved to Rome to study acting at the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia.

Her younger sister is director Alice Rohrwacher.

CareerEdit

Her first movie role was in 2004 in L'amore ritrovato. In 2008, she was awarded the David di Donatello for Best Supporting Actress. In 2009, she received a David di Donatello for Best Actress for her performance in Pupi Avati's Giovanna's Father. At the Berlin International Film Festival 2009 she was awarded the Shooting Stars Award.

Rohrwacher worked with her sister, director Alice Rohrwacher in the 2014 film The Wonders a semi-autobiographical film in which Alba played a role loosely based on the sisters' mother.[2]

On 6 September 2014, Rohrwacher won the Volpi Cup for Best Actress at the 71st Venice International Film Festival in Hungry Hearts, a film by Italian director Saverio Costanzo.[3] Under the presidency of Meryl Streep, she was member of the jury of the Berlinale 2016.[4]

Rohrwacher worked with her sister a second time on the film Happy as Lazzaro which premiered at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival.

Rohrwacher provided the narration for the series My Brilliant Friend, an adaptation of Elena Ferrante's Neapolitan Novels.

Personal lifeEdit

Rohrwacher is in a relationship with Italian director Saverio Costanzo.[5]

Selected filmographyEdit

Film
Year Title Role Notes
2007 My Brother is an Only Child Violetta Benassi
Days and Clouds Alice David di Donatello for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated—Golden Ciak for Best Supporting Actress
2008 Riprendimi Lucia
Caos calmo (Quiet Chaos) Annalisa
Giovanna's Father Giovanna David di Donatello for Best Actress
Italian Golden Globe Award for Best Actress Revelation
Nominated—Nastro d'Argento for Best Actress
Nominated—Italian Golden Globe Award for Best Actress
2009 The Ladies Get Their Say Giulia
I Am Love Elisabetta Recchi
The Man Who Will Come Beniamina Nominated—David di Donatello for Best Supporting Actress
2010 Diarchy (Diarchia) Jeune fille
Come Undone Anna Golden Ciak for Best Actress
Pasinetti Award for Best Actress
Nominated—Nastro d'Argento for Best Actress
Nominated—Italian Golden Globe Award for Best Actress
The Solitude of Prime Numbers Alice (when adult) Nastro d'Argento for Best Actress
Golden Ciak for Best Actress
Nominated—David di Donatello for Best Actress
Nominated—Italian Golden Globe Award for Best Actress
Sorelle Mai the teacher
2011 Missione di pace Maria Pettariello
2012 Dormant Beauty Maria
Bliss Irina
Garibaldi's Lovers Diana
2013 Via Castellana Bandiera Clara Pasinetti Award for Best Actress
2014 The Wonders Angelica Nominated—Golden Ciak for Best Supporting Actress
Hungry Hearts Mina Italian Golden Globe Award for Best Actress
Volpi Cup for Best Actress
Pasinetti Award for Best Actress
Nominated—David di Donatello for Best Actress
Nominated—Nastro d'Argento for Best Actress (also for Sworn Virgin)
2015 Sworn Virgin Hana/Mark
Tale of Tales Circus Artist
Taj Mahal Giovanna
Blood of My Blood Maria Perletti
2016 Perfect Strangers Bianca
2017 La mécanique de l'ombre Sara
The Place Chiara
2018 Daughter of Mine Angelica
2018 Happy as Lazzaro Antonia
2018 Troppa grazia Lucia
2019 The Staggering Girl Vera Short film

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Martin, Penny. "The Reader". Retrieved 1 May 2019.
  2. ^ Coppola, Sofia. "Sofia Coppola Interviews the Sisters Behind Her Favorite New Film". Retrieved 29 December 2015.
  3. ^ "Roy Andersson film scoops Venice Golden Lion award". BBC News. Retrieved 7 September 2014.
  4. ^ http://cineday.orange.fr/actu-cine/berlinale-2016-clive-owen-et-alba-rohrwacher-dans-le-jury-de-meryl-streep-CNT000000jbrVd.html
  5. ^ Horowitz, Jason. "Meet the Adorable Italian Stars in HBO's Elena Ferrante Adaptation, My Brilliant Friend". Retrieved 1 May 2019.

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