Luca Argentero

Luca Argentero (born 12 April 1978) is an Italian actor, model and television personality. He has appeared in more than 18 films since 2006.

Luca Argentero
Luca Argentero 2017.jpg
Argentero in 2017
Born (1978-04-12) April 12, 1978 (age 42)
Turin, Italy
OccupationActor, model, television personality
Years active1985-present
Spouse(s)
(m. 2009; div. 2016)

BiographyEdit

Born in Turin to Guido and Agata, Argentero grew up in neighboring Moncalieri. After completing high school at the Catholic "Collegio San Giuseppe", he worked as a bartender in a local nightclub while earning a degree in Economy & Commerce in 2004. Argentero rose to fame in 2003 as a participant in the third season of the popular reality TV series Grande Fratello (Big Brother), arriving to the final and earning third place, with 9% of the Italian votes. After this experience, Argentero began guest appearing on a variety of television shows and worked as a model, posing for a sensual calendar made by the Italian monthly magazine Max.

In 2005, Argentero made his debut as an actor in the television series Carabinieri, in which he portrayed the character of Marco Tosi in the fourth, fifth, and sixth seasons. In 2006, he played the main character in the short film Il Quarto Sesso (The Fourth Sex). That same year, Argentero also made his cinematic debut in A Casa Nostra (Our Country), directed by Francesca Comencini. In 2007, he was in Saturno Contro (Saturn in Opposition), a film by Ferzan Özpetek, playing the role of a homosexual man. The same year, Argentero also appeared in Lezioni di Cioccolato, a film by Claudio Cupellini. In addition, he appeared on television as one of the two main characters in the miniseries La Baronessa di Carini.

In 2008, Argentero took the role of the protagonist in the film Solo un padre, directed by Luca Lucini. Production on this movie began in January 2008 in Argentero's hometown of Turin. In 2009 he was in Diverso da Chi? (Different from Whom?), in which he again portrayed a gay man. This role earned Argentero his first David di Donatello nomination as best actor.

FilmographyEdit

Films
Year Title Role Notes
2006 Our Country Gerry
2007 Saturn in Opposition Lorenzo Marchetti
Lezioni di cioccolato Mattia Cavedoni
2008 Solo un padre Carlo
2009 Different from Whom? Piero
The Big Dream Libero
Oggi sposi Nicola Impanato
2010 The Woman of My Dreams Leonardo
Eat, Pray, Love Giovanni
2011 Some Say No Max Rizzi
Hop Fred DeLepris Voice
Lezioni di cioccolato 2 Mattia Cavedoni
2012 The Lookout Nico
Gladiators of Rome Timo Voice
They Call It Summer Alessandro
Evil Things - Cose cattive Producer
2013 Women Drive Me Crazy Corrado
White as Milk, Red as Blood The Professor
Cha Cha Cha Corso
2014 A Boss in the Living Room Michele Coso
Unique Brothers Francesco
Tre tocchi Dream Man #1 Cameo
2015 The Legendary Giulia and Other Miracles Diego
Poli opposti Stefano
Vacanze ai Caraibi Fausto
2016 Al posto tuo Luca Molteni
The Last Shaman Producer
2017 Il permesso - 48 ore fuori Donato
2018 Hotel Gagarin Sergio
Cosa fai a Capodanno? Mirko
2019 Copperman Anselmo/ Copperman
Io, Leonardo Leonardo da Vinci
Brave ragazze Giovanni Morandi
Television
Year Title Role Notes
2003 Grande Fratello Himself Contestant (season 3)
2005–2007 Carabinieri Marco Tosi Italian TV Series; 74 episodes
2007 La baronessa di Carini Luca Television film
2011 Tiberio Mitri - Il barone e la miss Tiberio Mitri Italian TV Miniseries; 2 episodes
2013–2014 Amici di Maria De Filippi Himself Judge
2015 Ragion di Stato Andrea Rosso Italian TV Miniseries; 2 episodes
2017 Sirene Salvatore Gargiulo Italian TV Series; 6 episodes
2020–present Doc - Nelle tue mani Andrea Fanti Italian TV Series; 8 episodes

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