Carlotta Sofia Montanari , known as Carlotta Montanari is an Italian film actress, writer and producer, former TV host. Known for the award winner feature film The Mason Brothers, Being American with Christopher McDonald, Sienna Guillory and Lorenzo Lamas, Parenthood, American Crime Story. In 2013 acted and co-produced Riccione Chi Ama Hollywood, a short film dedicated to her beloved seaside home town Riccione in Italy.  Growing up she wanted to become a filmmaker, given her early passion for the big screen, the old movies and filming, but later she studied and graduated with Master of Visual Arts at the Fellini's Institute; thereafter she studied journalism and communication sciences. During the studies was invited to join an intensive acting seminary based on Stanislavski and Lee Strasberg. It was at that moment that Carlotta started feeling emotionally free and thought that acting was going to be her lifetime companion and a healing playground. Carlotta has been helping and supporting over the years several charity initiations, events and causes. Supported the America: A Tribute To Heroes charity telethon for victims of 9/11. Montanari performed by hosting various TV shows telethon to benefit Italian Red Cross, Gaslini Children's Hospital, and the global organization Save The Children, and the Leukemia Research. Carlotta is an active supporter of Anti-VAW initiations and Face Forward against domestic abuse. Carlotta Montanari is an active helper and supporter of Horse Rescues and Dog Rescues groups of California such as Dogs Without Borders, Angel's Heaven Ranch and Horse Rescue, and WWF.
|Occupation||Actress, Producer, Writer, former TV Host|
|Years active||2003 – present|
Carlotta Sofia Montanari was born at Villa Maria Hospital in Rimini, Italy. Her parents got married in 1976 in Rimini, and separated when she was about 7 years old. The separation of her parents and the loss of the family unit, when she was only a child, lead to an emotional state of incompleteness and melancholy in Carlotta's life that was soothed by the deep relationship with her grandmother Maria and the contact with the animals and nature. Montanari grew up in a household with "little money", spent lot of time with her grandparents especially her grandmother Maria, born in 1929, who since very little Carlotta considered her best friend and second mother. Montanari and her brother attended the Sisters of Our Lady of Sorrows elementary school, in Riccione. Grew up with a strong passion for animals in particular horses and horse riding. After high school she attended and graduated with Master of Visual Arts at the Federico Fellini's Institute in Riccione, thereafter studied journalism and communication sciences in Rome. Therefore, moved to Rome to study theater full-time and attended Communication Sciences and Journalism at University Sapienza University of Rome while studying theater and working as TV host and at only 25 was the creator of the ethic column called LiberaMente (Free Mind).
Montanari lent her voice to numerous film, documentaries, audiobooks and video games. She is voice and motion capture of Sofia Sartor in Assassin's Creed: Revelations, the Italian translator of Zumba Fitness. She interpreted Damiata Macchiavelli and narrated the audiobook The Malice Of Fortune by Michael Ennis. Carlotta was one of the Italian translators of Soul Surfer by Sean McNamara, The Joneses by Derrick Borte, Flipped by Rob Reiner, The Vatican by Ridley Scott, and other contemporary movies. Montanari is the Italian narrator of the children's DVD series Early Lingo.
Activism and humanitarian workEdit
Carlotta Montanari has been helping and supporting over the years several Charity Initiations, Events and Causes. Supported the America: A Tribute To Heroes charity telethon for victims of 9/11. Montanari performed by hosting various live TV shows telethon to benefit Italian Red Cross, Gaslini Children's Hospital, and the global organization Save The Children, as well as the Leukemia Research.
|2018||"American Crime Story"||Elegant Woman||FX|
|2017||"The Mason Brothers"||Allena||US movie|
|2017||"Mission S.O.P."||Monica Baker||US movie|
|2014||"Being American"||Karen, Co -Producer||US movie|
|2014||Parenthood (2010 TV series)||Art Teacher||TV series|
|2013||"Trash"||Giulia, co-producer||US short film|
|2013||"The Vatican"||Voice||US movie|
|2013||"LA Superheroes"||Samantha||US movie|
|2012||"The Rift"||The Tourist||US movie|
|2012||"Choices"||Louise||US Short fIlm|
|2009||"The Friends at the Margherita Cafe"||Worker||DUEA Production|
|2008||"Incantesimo 10"||Nurse||RAI TV|
|2008||"La solitudine del portiere"||Elena||ITA short film|
|2005–2007||"Rome"||Beggar||US TV Series|
|2006||"Il mio amico Babbo Natale 2"||Officer||ITA TV mini-series|
|2006||"The Borgia"||Dancer||US TV movie|
- Talent Uno music show (2007) - Italia 1, Italy
- Charity LIVE Show "Note D'Incanto" (2007) - Rai 1, Italy
- Charity Show LIVE "Stelle E Note Di Natale" second edition (2006) - Rai 2, Italy
- Game Show LIVE "Quizissimo" (47 total), (2005) – Italia 7 Gold, Italy
- Charity Show LIVE "Stelle E Note Di Natale" (2003) - Rai 1, Italy
- RaiLife LIVE show (7 total) 2003) - Rai 1, Italy
- "Carlotta Montanari is on National FX Network with American Crime Story". 4 November 2017.
- "Riccione e Hollywood, mai così vicine: il sindaco Pironi saluta Carlotta Montanari".
- Yourimini (15 July 2014). "Riccione chi...ama Hollywood !" – via YouTube.
- "Carlotta Montanari". Crunchbase.
- "CARLOTTA MONTANARI hosting reel". Vimeo.
- "LiberaMente". www.flipnews.org.
- Ennis, Michael; Paul, Adrian; Montanari, Carlotta; Lee, John; Sanders, Fred. "The Malice of Fortune". Random House – via Amazon.
- "Carlotta Montanari for EARLY LINGO". Vimeo.
- "Biografy". Carlotta Montanari.