Actress (Béni Mellal, Morocco, 9.12.1973)
Born in Morocco in 1973 and naturalized Italian citizen, Samya Abbari started her career in 1996 as model for several Italian and foreign designers and since 1998 for a cosmetics company. In 1998 she attended lessons in poise and makeup, in 2004 she started to study diction and acting at the school directed by Jenny Tamburi, in Rome. Since 1999 she appeared in several TV shows and her popularity as a host grew up considerably: in 2009 she was supposed to participate to the reality adventure show La tribù – Missione India to be broadcast by Mediaset, that was cancelled for production troubles, in 2010 she started to host the popular segment Le ricette di Samia in the TV show Mattino 5 and in 2011 and 2012 she anchored late night Canale 5 program Nonsolomoda.
Since 2008 Samya began to have roles in popular TV series such as the soap opera Incantesimo. In 2009 she played the role of Sofia in La cosa giusta, the first work by Marco Campogiani, partly filmed in Tunisia and also starring Ahmed Hafiene, Anis Gharbi and Hedy Krissane. In 2012 she authored the cookbook Le ricette di Samya in salsa piccante (Milan: Mondadori).
Incantesimo (s8) (Tomaso Sherman, Ruggero Deodato, 2005-06, tvs, act), Giorni da leone (s2) (Francesco Barilli, 2006, tvms, act), Sotto casa (2006, tvs, act), Butta la luna (s2) (Vittorio Sindoni, 2009, tvs, act), Io e mio figlio. Nuove storie per il commissario Vivaldi (Luciano Odorisio, 2010, tvms, act), La cosa giusta (Marco Campogiani, 2009, ff, act), Due imbroglioni e mezzo (s1e4. Il riscatto degli imbroglioni) (Franco Amurri, 2010, tvms, act), L’ombra del destino (s1e1. Un richiamo fatale) (Pier Belloni, 2011, tvms, act), Non smettere di sognare (Roberto Burchielli, 2011, tvms, act), Le tre rose di Eva (2013, tvs, act)
Frame taken from:
La cosa giusta. Dir. Marco Campogiani. Toma Cinematografica S.r.l., Rai Cinema, Planet Image S.r.l., Film Commission Torino Piemonte, 2009.
Contributors: Leonardo De Franceschi, with Alessio Altieri and Renata Ornella Orlando
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