Birth Place Matching "Rome, Lazio, Italy" (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)
1. Joel McHale
Actor | Community
Joel Edward McHale was born in Rome, Italy, to a Canadian-born mother, Laurie (Jackson), and an American-born father, Jack McHale. His father, from Chicago, is of Irish descent, and his mother, from Vancouver, has Norwegian, Finnish, and English ancestry. Joel was raised in Seattle, Washington, and...
2. Asia Argento
Actress | Land of the Dead
Asia Argento was born in Rome, Italy, into a family of actors and filmmakers, both occupations which she has herself pursued. 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 (1988)...
3. Beatrice Grannò
Actress | The White Lotus
Beatrice Grannò was born on May 6, 1993 in Rome, Lazio, Italy. She is an actress, known for The White Lotus (2021), The Time of Indifference (2020) and Zero (2021).
4. Sophia Loren
Actress | La ciociara
Sophia Loren was born as Sofia Scicolone at the Clinica Regina Margherita in Rome on September 20, 1934. Her father Riccardo was married to another woman and refused to marry her mother Romilda Villani, despite the fact that she was the mother of his two children (Sophia and her younger sister ...
5. Danny Huston
Actor | The Constant Gardener
Award-winning actor, writer and director, Danny Huston is known for his versatility and dramatic screen presence. Most recognized for his roles in films like Martin Scorsese's The Aviator, Alfonso Cuaron's Children of Men and Alejandro Inarritu's 21 Grams, Huston has worked with some of the finest ...
6. Isabella Rossellini
Actress | Blue Velvet
Isabella Rossellini, the Italian actress and model who has made her home in America since 1979 and holds dual Italian and American citizenship, was born cinema royalty when she made her debut on June 18, 1952 in Rome. She is the daughter of two legends, three-time Oscar-winning Swedish-born actress ...
7. Ornella Muti
Actress | Flash Gordon
Ornella Muti was born on March 9, 1955 in Rome, Lazio, Italy. She is an actress, known for Flash Gordon (1980), Oscar (1991) and The Most Beautiful Wife (1970). She was previously married to Federico Fachinetti and Alessio Orano.
8. Allison Miller
Actress | A Million Little Things
Allison Miller was born in Rome, Italy, to American parents, Margo and John Winn Miller. She grew up in Lexington, Kentucky, where her father worked as a journalist.
The family eventually settled in Tallahassee, Florida, where she studied dance, piano, acting and singing while still at high school ...
9. Sabrina Impacciatore
Actress | The Passion of the Christ
Born in Rome (Italy) on March 29 1968, Sabrina Impacciatore is an Italian cinema, TV and theater actress. She went to drama school at the Actors Studio in New York and in Rome. At the age of 25 she was discovered by Gianni Boncompagni who, overwhelmed by her volcanic personality, entrusted her with...
10. Claudia Gerini
Actress | The Passion of the Christ
Claudia Gerini was born in Rome, where she did classical studies and dance training. Her acting career began when an advertising agency cast her in several commercials.
Claudia Gerini has had a long movie career in Italy and abroad, working with actors and directors like Sergio Castellito, Giuseppe ...
11. Sergio Leone
Writer | Once Upon a Time in America
Sergio Leone was virtually born into the cinema - he was the son of Roberto Roberti (A.K.A. Vincenzo Leone), one of Italy's cinema pioneers, and actress Bice Valerian. Leone entered films in his late teens, working as an assistant director to both Italian directors and U.S. directors working in ...
12. Jason Connery
Director | Tommy's Honour
Jason Connery has appeared in over 30 films, television movies and series, combined, since his breakthrough role as "Robin Hood" in the UK television series Robin Hood (1984) in 1985.
The son of Sean Connery and Diane Cilento, Connery grew up in London and Scotland. He attended boarding school at ...
13. Dario Argento
Writer | Profondo rosso
Dario Argento was born on September 7, 1940, in Rome, Italy, the first-born son of famed Italian producer Salvatore Argento and Brazilian fashion model Elda Luxardo. Argento recalls getting his ideas for filmmaking from his close-knit family from Italian folk tales told by his parents and other ...
14. Simonetta Stefanelli
Actress | The Godfather
Simonetta Stefanelli was born on November 30, 1954 in Rome, Lazio, Italy. She is an actress, known for The Godfather (1972), Young Lucrezia (1974) and The Godfather Saga (1977). She was previously married to Michele Placido.
15. Luciana Paluzzi
Actress | Thunderball
Luciana Paluzzi's an Italian-American actress, best known for playing SPECTRE assassin ,Fiona Volpe, in the fourth James Bond film, Thunderball.
In the film, Thunderball she had auditioned for the part of the lead Bond girl, Dominetta "Domino" Petacchi, but producers cast Claudine Auger, changing ...
16. Pierfrancesco Favino
Actor | World War Z
Pierfrancesco Favino was born on August 24, 1969 in Rome, Lazio, Italy. He is an actor and producer, known for World War Z (2013), Rush (2013) and Angels & Demons (2009).
17. Violante Placido
Actress | The American
Italian actress/singer/songwriter Violante Placido was born in Rome. She made her on-screen debut in Quattro bravi ragazzi (1993) alongside her father Michele Placido. In 1996 she starred in Jack Frusciante Has Left the Band (1996) which became quite successful in Italy. Her first major role was in ...
18. Daniela Bianchi
Actress | From Russia with Love
Daniela Bianchi is an Italian actress, best known for her role of Bond girl Tatiana Romanova in From Russia with Love (1963). She Finished 1st Runner Up in Miss Universe 1960 Competition, enough to get the attentions of Bond movie producers who chose her over 200 female prospects for the role of ...
19. Ennio Morricone
Composer | The Hateful Eight
A classmate of director Sergio Leone with whom he would form one of the great director/composer partnerships (right up there with Eisenstein & Prokofiev, Hitchcock & Herrmann, Fellini & Rota), Ennio Morricone studied at Rome's Santa Cecilia Conservatory, where he specialized in trumpet. His first ...
20. Giulio Berruti
Actor | Walking on Sunshine
Giulio Berruti was born on September 27, 1984 in Rome, Lazio, Italy. He is an actor and producer, known for Walking on Sunshine (2014), Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard (2021) and Monte Carlo (2011).
21. Lorenzo Zurzolo
Actor | Sotto il sole di Riccione
Due to his strong passion for acting, he attends an acting course at OMNES ARTES school, under the artistic guidance of Guido Governale and Veruska Rossi, and he enters the theatrical company "Piccoli per Caso". With this company he begins his career at 14 years old with the production of "...
22. Antonio Sabato Jr.
Actor | The Big Hit
Antonio Sabato Jr. was born on February 29, 1972 in Rome, Lazio, Italy. He is an actor and producer, known for The Big Hit (1998), Drifter: Henry Lee Lucas (2009) and Shark Hunter (2001). He was previously married to Cheryl Moana Marie Nunes and Tully Jensen.
23. Alessandro Borghi
Actor | Suburra
Alessandro Borghi was born on September 19, 1986 in Rome, Lazio, Italy. He is an actor, known for Suburra (2015), On My Skin: The Last Seven Days of Stefano Cucchi (2018) and The First King (2019).
24. Raoul Bova
Actor | AVP: Alien vs. Predator
Raoul Bova was born in a Roman white collar family, his father was an employee and his mother a housewife. He has two sisters who he is close to. His passion in his youth was swimming and he became a champion at 16. He performed his military duty in the "Bersaglieri" and he studied at the ISEF but ...
25. Aitana Sánchez-Gijón
Actress | The Machinist
Aitana Sánchez-Gijón was born on November 5, 1968 in Rome, Lazio, Italy. She is an actress, known for The Machinist (2004), A Walk in the Clouds (1995) and Parallel Mothers (2021). She has been married to Papin Luccadane since September 2002. They have two children.
26. Lucio Fulci
Director | Zombi 2
Lucio Fulci, born in Rome in 1927, remains as controversial in death as he was in life. A gifted craftsman with a sharp tongue and a wicked sense of dark humor, Fulci achieved some measure of notoriety for his gore epics of the late 1970s and early 1980s, but respect was long in coming.
27. Monica Vitti
Actress | L'avventura
Monica Vitti was born on November 3, 1931 in Rome, Lazio, Italy. She was an actress and writer, known for L'Avventura (1960), L'Eclisse (1962) and Red Desert (1964). She was previously married to Roberto Russo. She died on February 2, 2022 in Rome, Lazio, Italy.
28. Hugh O'Connor
Actor | In the Heat of the Night
Hugh was born in Rome, Italy, and adopted by actor Carroll O'Connor and his wife, Nancy. At the age of 16, Hugh was diagnosed with Hodgkin's disease, but conquered it with the help of chemotherapy. It was around this time that Hugh started taking drugs. He worked as a courier on the set of his ...
29. Stefano Sollima
Director | Without Remorse
Stefano Sollima was born on May 4, 1966 in Rome, Lazio, Italy. He is a director and writer, known for Without Remorse (2021), ZeroZeroZero (2019) and Gomorrah (2014).
30. Andrea Di Stefano
Actor | Life of Pi
Andrea Di Stefano was born on December 15, 1972 in Rome, Lazio, Italy. He is an actor and writer, known for Life of Pi (2012), The Informer (2019) and Nine (2009). He is married to Anissa Bonnefont.
31. Anita Pallenberg
Actress | Barbarella
Anita Pallenberg is probably best known for her romantic links to three of the original Rolling Stones. She was born in Italy in 1942. She became a model and appeared on covers of magazines such as Vogue. In 1965, she began dating Brian Jones. Subsequently, she left him for Keith Richards in 1967. ...
32. Anna Magnani
Actress | Roma città aperta
Anna Magnani was born in Rome, Italy (not in Egypt, as some biographies claim), on March 7, 1908. She was the child of Marina Magnani and an unknown father often said to be from Alexandria, Egypt, but whom Anna herself claimed was from the Calabria region of Italy although she never knew his name. ...
33. Ray Lovelock
Actor | Fiddler on the Roof
Handsome, charming, and versatile actor Ray Lovelock was born on June 19, 1950 in Rome, Italy to an Italian mother and English father. Lovelock's father was an allied British soldier who in 1944 liberated Italy from a fascist regime. Ray's father met and eventually married his mother while ...
34. Francesco Quinn
Actor | Platoon
Perhaps best known for his portrayal of underground drug king Rhah in Oliver Stone's Academy Award-winning Platoon (1986), Francesco Quinn is one of the film industry's most versatile young actors. Intent on following in the footsteps of his father, Oscar winner Anthony Quinn, who had appeared in ...
35. Silvana Mangano
Actress | Dune
Silvana Mangano was born on April 21, 1930 in Rome, Italy and was raised in poverty during World War II. She trained as a dancer for seven years and supported herself as a model. In 1946, at age 16, she won the Miss Rome beauty pageant and through this, she obtained role in a Maria Della Costa film...
36. Rini Bell
Actress | Bring It On
Rini Bell was born on March 21, 1981 in Rome, Lazio, Italy. She is an actress, known for Bring It On (2000), Ghost World (2001) and Road Trip (2000).
37. Luca Marinelli
Actor | The Old Guard
Luca Marinelli was born on October 22, 1984 in Rome, Lazio, Italy. He is an actor, known for The Old Guard (2020), They Call Me Jeeg (2015) and Martin Eden (2019). He is married to Alissa Jung.
38. Giuliano Gemma
Actor | Il gattopardo
Giuliano Gemma was born in Rome on 2 September 1938, grew up in Reggio Emilia but returned to Rome with his parents in 1944. While he was playing on the grass he found a WW II bomb that exploded and today the signs of injury are still visible on his face. He played many sports in his life including...
39. Victor Alfieri
Actor | Angels & Demons
A native of Rome,Victor Alfieri was raised an only child by his mother grandparents and aunt spending summers working in his grandfather's restaurant. Using his natural gift for writing, the self-described 'class clown' created his own sketch comedy act to entertain his classmates.
At the age of 15,...
40. Jasmine Trinca
Actress | The Gunman
Jasmine Trinca was born on April 24, 1981 in Rome, Lazio, Italy. She is an actress and director, known for The Gunman (2015), The Son's Room (2001) and Fortunata (2017).
41. Roberto Rossellini
Writer | Roma città aperta
The master filmmaker Roberto Rossellini, as one of the creators of neo-realism, is one of the most influential directors of all time. His neo-realist films influenced France's nouvelle vague movement in the 1950s and '60s that changed the face of international cinema. He also influenced American ...
42. Rosalinda Celentano
Actress | The Passion of the Christ
Rosalinda Celentano was born on July 15, 1968 in Rome, Lazio, Italy. She is an actress, known for The Passion of the Christ (2004), Paz! (2002) and Probably Love (2001).
43. Valentina Cervi
Actress | Jane Eyre
Valentina Cervi (born 13 April 1974) is an Italian film and television actress. Cervi was born in Rome, Italy. She is the daughter of director Tonino Cervi and granddaughter of the famous Italian actor Gino Cervi. Cervi started her acting career at age ten in Carlo Cotti's Portami la luna (1987). ...
44. Chiara Mastalli
Actress | Rome
Chiara Mastalli was born on August 2, 1984 in Rome, Lazio, Italy. She is an actress, known for Rome (2005), Ten Minutes Older: The Cello (2002) and Il maresciallo Rocca (1996).
45. Margherita Buy
Actress | Mia madre
Margherita Buy was born on January 15, 1962 in Rome, Lazio, Italy. She is an actress and writer, known for Mia madre (2015), The Ignorant Fairies (2001) and Days and Clouds (2007). She was previously married to Sergio Rubini.
46. Yvonne Sciò
Actress | The Pink Panther
Yvonne Sciò was born on July 25, 1969 in Rome, Lazio, Italy. She is an actress and director, known for The Pink Panther (2006), Redline (1997) and Rose Red (2002). She has been married to Stefano Dammicco since November 12, 2005. They have one child.
47. Livia Giuggioli
Livia Giuggioli met her husband, Colin Firth, in Colombia where they were both working on the mini-series "Nostromo".
Along with her brother Nicola Giuggioli and Ivo Coulson, the Firths founded Eco-Age, a shop and consultancy in Chiswick that promotes ecologically-friendly products. She also writes ...
48. Vittorio Storaro
Cinematographer | Apocalypse Now
Vittorio Storaro, the award-winning cinematographer who won Oscars for "Apocalypse Now (1979)", "Reds (1981)" and "The Last Emperor (1987)". He was born on June 24, 1940 in Rome, where his father was a projectionist at the Lux Film Studio. At the age of 11, he began studying photography at a ...
49. Sergio Corbucci
Writer | Django
Sergio Corbucci was born on December 6, 1926, in Rome, Italy. He entered grade school with thoughts of becoming a businessman, but after earning a college degree in economics he took an abrupt detour into the world of cinema. Corbucci began his career as a film critic, first for the Italian film ...
50. Edoardo Leo
Actor | Diciotto anni dopo
Edoardo Leo was born on April 21, 1972 in Rome, Lazio, Italy. He is an actor and writer, known for 18 Years Later (2010), The Legendary Giulia and Other Miracles (2015) and Perfect Strangers (2016).