Born in Rome, the son of a craftsman - interior decorator, Kuveiller soon abandoned his studies and began working as an apprentice at Cinecittà in the troupe of cinematographer Filiberto Emmanuel for the film Redenzione (1943), directed by Marcello Albani. In the fifties Kuveiller started an important career as a camera operator, working among others with Aldo Scavarda in L'Avventura (1960) by Michelangelo Antonioni and with Aldo Tonti in the biblical Barabbas (1961).
Kuveiller made his debut as cinematographer in 1967, at forty, with A ciascuno il suo, a film which marked the beginning of his critically appreciated artistic collaboration with the director Elio Petri. His credits also include films by Billy Wilder, Marco Bellocchio, Mario Monicelli, Andy Warhol, Marco Ferreri, Alberto Lattuada, Dario Argento, Damiano Damiani. After having achieved the best results of his career in the first half of the seventies, Kuveiller devoted himself mainly to popular comedy, regularly working with Bruno Corbucci and Carlo Vanzina.
From the mid-eighties he began working for television, and from the mid-nineties most of his work was television-based.
- Carlo Griseri (12 January 2013). "Addio a Luigi Kuveiller – Si è spento il 10 gennaio". CinemaItaliano. Retrieved 26 June 2013.
- Stefano Masi, Dizionario mondiale dei direttori della fotografia, Le Mani, 2007, pp. 491-493. ISBN 88-8012-387-4.