About Violante Placido

Violante Placido (born 1 May 1976) is an Italian actress and singer. She is the daughter of actor and director Michele Placido.

She was born in Rome, the daughter of Placido and actress Simonetta Stefanelli. She debuted alongisde her father in Quattro bravi ragazzi, and later took part in the successful Jack Frusciante uscito dal gruppo; her first important role was however in L'anima gemella, directed by Sergio Rubini.

Other movies she played include Ora o mai pi, by Lucio Pellegrini, Che ne sar di noi, by Giovanni Veronesi, and Ovunque sei, directed by her father. In 2006 she starred in Pupi Avati's comedy La cena per farli conoscere, released in 2007.

In 2007 Placido released, under the pseudonym Viola, her first album a singer, Don't Be Shy..., including 10 tracks (most of which in English) written by herself.

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