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Asia Argento

Asia Argento (height 5' 6" (1,68 m)) was born into a family of actors and movie-makers, and she is one of the most sought-after actresses of the moment. She made her debut when she was only nine years old in Sergio Citti's "Sogni e bisogni" (1985). In 1988, she had the leading role in Cristina Comencini's first film Zoo (1989) and was part of the cast of The Church (1989), directed by Michele Soavi. The following year, she played Nanni Moretti's daughter in Red Lob (1989) (also directed by Nanni Moretti). It was with Close Friends (1992), written and directed by Michele Placido that Asia's career really took off and she was able to move on from playing very young girls to more mature, complex roles. The movie was well-received at the Cannes International Film Festival. In Trauma (1993), she worked for the first time with her father, famed Italian horror director Dario Argento, playing an anorexic girl in search of her parents' killer. The Phantom of the Opera) is the third film Asia has made with her father; in 1992, she made Trauma (1993) (filmed in the US) and The Stendal Syndrome in 1996. Her mother is actress Daria Nicolodi'. Asia's absorbed, intense style of acting was well-used in Giuseppe Piccioni's Condannato a nozze (1993). In 1993, she co-starred in Carlo Verdone's Perdiamoci di vista! (1994) in which she played Arianna, a physically disabled girl--an intricate, difficult role that won her the David di Donatello for best actress (1993-1994). She also had a featured role in the international cast of Queen Margot (1994), directed by Patrice Chéreau. In 1995, she worked with Michel Piccoli in Peter Del Monte's Traveling Companion (1996), which again won her a David di Donatello and a Grolla d'oro. In 1994, Asia turned her hand to directing two short films: "Prospettive" (an episode of the film DeGenerazione (1994)) and "A ritroso." In 1996, she directed a documentary on her father and, in 1998, one on Abel Ferrara, "Abel/Asia," which won an award at the Rome Film Festival. In 1999, Asia made her feature-directing debut with a feature film titled Scarlet Diva (2000), for which she was the leading actress and author of the screenplay. Scarlet Diva (2000) was released in May 2000 in Italy and the rest of the world. The movie won an award at the Williamsburg Film Festival in Brooklyn, New York, USA. In 2001, after directing a number of music videos, she gave birth to her first daughter, Anna Lou. In 2002, she starred in La sirène rouge (2002) by Olivier Megaton with Jean-Marc Barr and the action thriller xXx (2002), directed by Rob Cohen, with Vin Diesel. Asia Argento is also the author of a number of short stories published in many prestigious magazines such as "Dynamo," "L'Espresso," "Sette," and "Village," Her first novel, "I Love You, Kirk," was published in Italy by Frassinelli Editrice in October 1999 and in France by Florent Massot in 2001. IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous

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Sep 20, 1975 In Rome - Lazio - Italy
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Demons 2 1987-02-13
Latest Project:
Movie Shongram 2015-02-26
Known For
Poster of Shongram
Poster of xXx
Poster of Viola Kisses Everybody
Poster of Perdiamoci di vista
Movie Shongram Sarah 2015-02-26
Movie Obsessive Rythms Margo 2014-01-08
Movie The Voice Thief 2013-09-12
Movie Dracula 3D Lucy 2012-11-09
Movie Do Not Disturb Monica 2012-10-03
Movie Firmeza Asia 2012-12-13
Movie Islands Martina 2011-05-10
Movie Drifters Beatrice Plana 2011-09-09
Movie Cavalli Madre 2011-10-21
Movie Baciato dalla fortuna Betty 2011-09-30
Movie Diamond 13 Calhoune 2010-06-03
Movie The Mother of Tears Sarah Mandy 2008-06-06
Movie On War Uma 2008-10-01
Movie Boarding Gate Sandra 2007-05-18
Movie Go Go Tales Monroe 2007-05-23
Movie The Last Mistress Vellini 2007-05-30
Movie Marie Antoinette Comtesse du Barry 2006-05-24
Movie Transylvania Zingarina 2006-09-09
Movie Last Days Asia 2005-05-13
Movie Land of the Dead Slack 2005-06-24
Movie Cindy, the Doll Is Mine Cindy Sherman / The model 2005-10-01
Movie The Keeper Gina 2004-05-14
Movie The Heart is Deceitful Above All Things Sarah 2004-09-15
Movie The Red Siren Anita 2002-01-01
Movie xXx Yelena 2002-08-09
Movie Love Bites Violaine Charlier 2001-03-21
Movie Dario Argento: An Eye for Horror Herself 2000-01-01
Movie Scarlet Diva Anna Battista 2000-05-26
Movie Les Misérables Éponine Thénardier 2000-09-03
Series Les Misérables 2000-09-04
Movie New Rose Hotel Sandii 1999-03-19
Movie Your Tongue On My Heart 1999-08-12
Series The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn Unknown 1999-03-30
Movie Viola Kisses Everybody Viola 1998-02-02
Movie B. Monkey Beatrice 1998-11-07
Movie The Phantom of the Opera Christine Daaé 1998-11-20
Movie The Stendhal Syndrome Det. Anna Manni 1996-01-26
Movie Traveling Companion Cora 1996-05-26
Movie Bits & Pieces cousin 1996-02-01
Movie Perdiamoci di vista Arianna 1994-01-01
Movie DeGenerazione Lorna 1994-07-15
Movie Queen Margot Charlotte of Sauve 1994-05-11
Movie Trauma Aura Petrescu 1993-03-12
Movie Condemned to Wed Olivia 1993-09-24
Movie Close Friends Simona 1992-05-16
Movie The Church Lotte 1989-03-10
Movie Red Wood Pigeon Valentina 1989-09-15
Movie Zoo Martina 1988-11-17
Movie Demons 2 Ingrid Haller 1987-02-13