Actress (Sassari, Italy, 3.11.1982)
Astrid Meloni is an Italian actress, with an Italian Eritrean ancestry (her mother is Eritrean). Majored in Clinical Psychology at La Sapienza University in Rome in 2004, she graduated in acting at Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia, the Italian national film school, in 2008. In the meantime, from 2005 she had started to appear in some shorts. Astrid continued to study and doing internships with several actors, notably Ascanio Celestini, Toni Servillo, Sonia Bergamasco, Marco Bellocchio, Daniele Luchetti.
In 2007, Astrid had her first experience in theatre, for a production of Anton Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard, directed by Elena Ivanovna Popova. she continued regularly to feature in theatrical productions, sometimes also as assistant director. In 2012-13, she starred in a production of David Seidler’s The King’s Speech, directed by Luca Barbareschi, and in 2015-17 featured in Arthur Schnitzel’s Scandal, directed by Franco Però.
Starting from Tutta la vita davanti (Her Whole Life Ahead, 2008), Astrid appeared in several Italian films, shorts, music videos, commercials and TV series. In 2011 she played the leading role of Simonetta Cesaroni, in a TV movie inspired to a tragic news story directed by Roberto Faenza, Il delitto di via Poma.
Final-mente (Andrea Meloni, 2005, sf, act), Dieci (Valentina Bertuzzi, 2005, sf, act), Rum e coca (Enzo Caiazzo, 2006, sf, act), Tratti illuminanti (Paolo Di Maio, 2006, sf, act), 9:45 (Alberto Dall’Ara, 2007, sf, act), Tutta la vita davanti (Paolo Virzì, 2008, ff, act), Cronaca di un rapimento (Guido Tortorella, 2008, sf, act), Romeo e Giulietta (Andrea Fasciani, 2009, sf, act), Il tuo cigno è un corvo (Pasquale Marino, 2009, sf, act), Il sogno di Gaia (Tommaso Agnese, 2011, sf, act), Io e la mia ombra (Cosimo Alemà, 2011, mv, act), Il mio domani (Marina Spada, 2011, act), Good morning Aman (Claudio Noce, 2008, ff, act), CentoVetrine (s10-11) (2010-11, tvs, act), Il delitto di Via Poma (Roberto Faenza, 2011, tvm, act), Come andrà a finire (Andrea Di Iorio, 2011, sf, act), Distretto di polizia (s11) (Alberto Ferrari, 2011, tvs, act), Il buio (Jacopo Cullin, 2012, sf, act), Il restauratore (s2) (Enrico Oldoini, 2014, tvs, act), Un fidanzato per mia moglie (Davide Marengo, 2014, sf, act), Soap opera (Alessandro Genovesi, 2014, ff, act), Eddy (Simone Borrelli, 2014, ff, act), Un mondo nuovo (Alberto Negrin, 2014, tvm, act), Un passo dal cielo (s3) (Monica Vullo, Jan Maria Michelini, 2015, tvs, act), Zeus’ Desires (Marzia Mete, 2015, mc, act), #Romeo (Marcello Di Noto, 2016, ff, act), Tommaso (Kim Rossi Stuart, 2016, ff, act), L’equilibrio (Vincenzo Marra, 2017, ff, act), Una pallottola nel cuore (s3e3. Era mia madre) (Luca Manfredi, 2018, tvs, act)
Frame taken from:
#Romeo. Dir. Marcello Di Noto. Moliwood Films, SciroccoCinematografica, 2017
Contributors: Leonardo De Franceschi
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