Alessandra Mastronardi

Alessandra Carina Mastronardi (born February 18, 1986) is an Italian actress. She is best known for her roles in the film To Rome with Love and the television series Master of None the latter for which she garnered a nomination for the Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series in 2017.

Alessandra Mastronardi
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Mastronardi in 2019
Born
Alessandra Carina Mastronardi

(1986-02-18) February 18, 1986 (age 35)
OccupationActress
Years active1997–present

Early life and careerEdit

Alessandra was born in Naples, Italy, to a father from Agnone, in the province of Isernia and a mother from Naples, but was brought up in Rome after moving there at the age of five.[1] She attended a Classical Lyceum and then the Sapienza University of Rome where she studied performing arts. Previously she had attended a psychology course at the same institution.

 
Mastronardi in July 2008

She made her debut as an actress in 1997, in the miniseries Un prete tra noi, followed by: Amico mio 2 (1998), directed by Paolo Poeti, Lui e lei 2 (1999), Il veterinario, by José María Sánchez, and Il grande Torino with Remo Girone and Michele Placido, directed by Claudio Bonivento, in which she pictures the character of Rosa Di Girolamo, both filmed in 2005, and an episode of Don Matteo 5 (2006). She also had some roles in different films : Il manoscritto di Van Hecken (1999) and The Beast in the Heart (2003); moreover some short subjects make part of her range of performances Cose che si dicono al buio, by Marco Costa, and Due sigarette, both filmed in (2004).

Mastronardi gained more fame, mainly in Italy, when she became a regular cast member of the 2006 Italian version of the TV series Los Serrano, I Cesaroni, in which she plays the part of the young shy and romantic girl Eva Cudicini. In 2006, she was the main character, together with Matteo Branciamore, in the music video Stai bene come stai, performed by the Italian musical group Le Mani.

On January 16, 2007 she made her theatre debut in the comedy The Prozac Family, directed by Marco Costa. She portrayed the character of Margherita, while the role of her fiancé Mamo was played by Eros Galbiati, who became popular in Italy in 2006 thanks to the movie Notte prima degli esami. On August 24, 2007 the movie Prova a volare by Lorenzo Cicconi Massi was released. She acted with Riccardo Scamarcio, portraying the role of Gloria. In February 2008 she returned to TV with the second season of I Cesaroni, still directed by Francesco Vicario. Then she appeared in the miniseries Romanzo criminale – La serie, by Stefano Sollima, a remake of the 2005 movie Romanzo criminale.

In January, 2009, the third season of I Cesaroni began. Subsequently, Alessandra obtained an important role in TV film Non smettere di sognare, in which she played the part of a young dancer, Stella. Mastronardi played Milly, a young bride and astronomy teacher, in the 2012 Woody Allen movie, To Rome with Love.

In 2017, she appeared as the character of Francesca in Season 2 of Netflix's Master of None.

In 2019, she appeared in the role of Lucrezia Donati in the Netflix show Medici: Masters of Florence.

In 2021, she appeared on the Netflix movie The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent with Nicolas Cage.

FilmographyEdit

Film roles
Year Title Role Notes
1999 Il manoscritto di Van Hecken Anna
2005 The Beast in the Heart Shopper Cameo appearance
2007 Prova a volare Gloria
2012 To Rome with Love Milly Nominated Nastro d'Argento – Best Supporting Actress
2013 AmeriQua Valentina
The Fifth Wheel Angela
2014 Amici come noi Rosa
Ogni maledetto Natale Giulia Colardo
2015 Life Annamaria Pierangeli
2017 Lost in Florence Stefania
Titanium White Silvia
2018 Ötzi and the Mystery of Time Gelica
2019 L'agenzia dei bugiardi Clio
2020 About Us Annie
Si muore solo da vivi Chiara
2021 La donna per me Laura Post-production
Television roles
Year Title Role Notes
1999 Un prete tra noi Barbara Episode: "Per troppo amore"
2001 Un medico in famiglia Claudia Episode: "Contratti"
2005 Il Grande Torino Rosa Di Girolamo Miniseries
2006 Don Matteo Vanessa's daughter Episode: "Il ballo delle debuttanti"
2008–2010 Romanzo criminale - La serie Roberta Main role (season 1); recurring role (season 2); 14 episodes
2008–2014 I Cesaroni Eva Cudicini Main role (seasons 1–4); recurring role (season 5); 105 episodes
2009 Non smettere di sognare Stella Carossi Television film
2010 Sotto il cielo di Roma Miriam Television film
2011 Atelier Fontana - Le sorelle della moda Micol Fontana Miniseries
2012 Titanic: Blood and Steel Sofia Silvestri Main role; 12 episodes
2014 Romeo e Giulietta Giulietta Miniseries
2016–2020 L'allieva Alice Allevi Lead role; 35 episodes
2017 C'era una volta Studio Uno Giulia Martini Miniseries
Master of None Francesca Main role (season 2); 5 episodes
2018–2019 Medici Lucrezia Donati Main role (seasons 2–3); 16 episodes
2021 Carla Carla Fracci Television film
Music video appearances
Year Title Artist(s)
2007 "Stai bene come stai" Le Mani
2009 "Il mio riflesso" Tormento
"Parole nuove" Matteo Branciamore
2010 "Roberta" Il Genio
2017 "Dobbiamo fare luce" Gianni Morandi
2019 "What More Can I Do?" Jack Savoretti

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Monaco, Teresa. "Alessandra Mastronardi". Archived from the original on April 7, 2016. Retrieved March 27, 2016.

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