Actress (Asmara, Eritrea, 4.28.1989)
Martina Sammarco is an Italian actress. Born in Asmara in 1989, she grew up in Pojana maggiore, near Vicenza and graduated in Performing Arts and Studies at Roma Sapienza University in 2012. After that she attended the acting school CIAPA – Centro Intensivo Allenamento Permanente Attori with Gisella Burinato (2012-14) and the prestigious Piccolo Teatro School in Milan, under the direction of Luca Ronconi (2014-17).
In early 2010s, Sammarco started to appear in videoclips, to have supporting roles in TV series and shorts, and performed in a few theatrical productions by Piccolo Teatro School. Martina featured in the 2-episode miniseries Lampedusa, aired in September 2016 on RAI 1, playing Nadira, an Eritrean pregnant refugee arrived illegally in Italy, after his husband Badu has been killed by traffickers. Lampedusa included in its cast also Venji Liam Alessandro Servina (Dhaki), Farid Elouardi (Adid), Ahmed Hafiene (Nemer), Nina Gary (Fatima), Simon Makonnen (Badu), Sylvia Savy (Sana) and Marouane Zotti (Maghrebi).
Casa e bottega (Luca Ribuoli, 2012, tvs, act), In confidenza (Enrique Munoz, 2013, vc, act), For Another Day (Alessandro Porzio, 2013, vc, act), Niente (Alessandro Porzio, 2014, sf, act), Lampedusa – Dall’orizzonte in poi (Marco Pontecorvo, 2016, tvms, act), Rimbocchiamoci le maniche (Stefano Reali, 2016, tvs, act), Moby Dick (Nicola Sarcinelli, 2017, sf, act), L’ispettore Coliandro (s7e4. Caccia grossa, Marco Manetti, Antonio Manetti, 2018, tvs, act)
Frame taken from:
Lampedusa – Dall’orizzonte in poi. Dir. Marco Pontecorvo. Rai Fiction, Fabula Pictures, 2016.
Contributors: Leonardo De Franceschi
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