Actress (Rivoli, Italy, 5.13.1976)
Zahira Berrezouga was born in Rivoli, 17 km east of Turin, Italy from a family of Tunisian origins. After an accounting degree, since 1997 Zahira started to attend acting, dancing and dubbing workshops and courses, studying with Eugenio Allegri, Claudio Montagna, Tony Mazzara, Monica Bonetto, Andrea Zalone, Riccardo Lombardo, Cornelia Georgus, Francesca Rizzotti, Ivo De Palma, Mauro Piombo, Ascanio Celestini and Domenico Castaldo. From 2000 to 2002 she attended Scuola Professionale d‘Arte Teatrale at Teatranzartedrama in Moncalieri (Turin) and got her diploma.
In the same years he participated in theatrical productions addressed to children and realized several workshops in schools. In 2002 she founded an association called Officina per la scena that staged Moliere’s Dom Juan and Strindberg’s The Pelican. Among her participation in theater shows, worth to mention productions staged by Francesca Rizzotti (Nunca mas sin nosotros), Enrico Fasella (Dom Juan, Pellicano), M. Violato and R. Rabezzana (Lune storte, Mal di pietre, Mad), Tommaso Massimo Rotella (Carmen), Riccardo Diana (Milo e il tesoro del libro). In 2003 she participated in the production of La commedia della pazzia, hosted in Tarragona and Avignone festivals.
In the same year she was chosen to play the character of the bad witch Varana in the popular TV show for children Melevisione, role that made of her a familiar face of Italian Television. She had minor roles also in two independent films, directed by Salvatore Maira and Rolando Ravello.
Valzer (Salvatore Maira, 2007, ff, act), Tutti contro tutti (Rolando Ravello, 2013, ff, act), Fuoriclasse (s3e8) (Tiziana Aristarco, 2015, tvs, act)
Frame taken from:
Tutti contro tutti. Dir. Rolando Ravello. Fandango, 2013.
Contributors: Leonardo De Franceschi
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