Maria Grazia-Cucinotta

Actor, Model
A tall, dark-haired Sicilian beauty, Maria Grazia Cucinotta achieved international attention with her co-starring role as the sexy barmaid who catches the attention of the late Massimo Troisi in "The Postman (Il ... Read more »
Born: 07/27/1969 in Italy

Filmography

Actor (30)

Road to Capri 2014 (Movie)

Julia (Actor)

The Trick in the Light 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Transgression 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Death of the Virgin 2012 (Movie)

Claudia (Actor)

The Rite 2011 (Movie)

Aunt Andria (Actor)

L' imbroglio nel lenzuolo 2010 (Movie)

(Actor)

Flores Negras 2009 (Movie)

(Actor)

Purple Sea 2009 (Movie)

Agnese (Actor)

Io non ci casc 2008 (Movie)

(Actor)

Last Minute Marocco 2007 (Movie)

Valeria (Actor)

Sweet Sweet Marja 2007 (Movie)

(Actor)

Our Italian Husband 2006 (Movie)

(Actor)

Uranya 2006 (Movie)

Uranya (Actor)

All the Invisible Children 2005 (Movie)

Bartender (Actor)

Vaniglia e Cioccolato 2004 (Movie)

(Actor)

Just One Night 2000 (Movie)

(Actor)

Picking Up the Pieces 2000 (Movie)

Desi (Actor)

Ballad of the Nightingale 1999 (Movie)

(Actor)

The World Is Not Enough 1999 (Movie)

Julietta--Cigar Girl (Actor)

The Day of the Beast 1998 (Movie)

Susana (Actor)

Camere da Letto 1997 (Movie)

Maddalena (Actor)

The Second Wife 1997 (Movie)

Anna (Actor)

A Brooklyn State of Mind 1996 (Movie)

Gabriella (Actor)

Il Postino 1995 (Movie)

Beatrice Russo (Actor)

Il Sindaco 1995 (Movie)

Rita (Actor)

Italians 1995 (Movie)

Maria (Actor)

I Laureati 1994 (Movie)

Letizia (Actor)

Mary Magdalene (TV Show)

Actor

Solomon (TV Show)

Actor

Thomas (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (4)

The Trick in the Light 2014 (Movie)

(Producer)

L' imbroglio nel lenzuolo 2010 (Movie)

(Producer)

Purple Sea 2009 (Movie)

(Producer)

All the Invisible Children 2005 (Movie)

(Producer)

Biography

A tall, dark-haired Sicilian beauty, Maria Grazia Cucinotta achieved international attention with her co-starring role as the sexy barmaid who catches the attention of the late Massimo Troisi in "The Postman (Il Postino)" (1994).

As a teenager, the voluptuous Cucinotta began a modeling career in Milan, working during summer holidays. When she finished her education, she decided to abandon posing for the more rigorous demands of acting. She landed her first job in the Italian TV program "Indietro tutta" and continued to hone her craft in a number of small screen productions. The actress segued to the big screen in "Commandos" and had roles in a handful of other motion pictures and commercials before the success of "The Postman (Il Postino)". Although her role in that film mostly required her to look alluring and project sensuality, she succeeded admirably. She went on to appear in larger roles in films released internationally, including Alex de la Iglesia's comedy, "The Day of the Beast/El Dia de la bestia" (1995), about the coming of the Antichrist. She fared less well in some of her next ventures: delivering a too-studied performance as the lead in the amiable but lackluster comedy "The Graduates/I Laureati" (1996) and as pregnant women in both "Italiani/Italians" (also 1996) and "The Mayor/Il Sindaco" (1997). In "Bedrooms" (also 1997), Cucinotta was more relaxed as the nurse girlfriend of a night watchman in a role that allowed her to display not just her physical attributes but an unforced comic presence. Attempting to break into American films, she co-starred opposite Vincent Spano in "A Brooklyn State of Mind" as an Italian journalist who has come to America to find her father's murderer. Critics found her charming, but hampered somewhat by the English dialogue.

Relationships

Julio Violate

Husband
married on October 7, 1995

Milestones

1999

Had featured role as the cigar girl in the James Bond thriller "The World Is Not Enough"

1997

English-language debut, "A Brooklyn State of Mind"

1994

Breakthrough feature role opposite Massimo Troisi in "The Postman (Il Postino)"

1987

Began working as a model (date approximate)

Abandoned modeling career for acting; landed first role on the TV show "Indietro tutta"

Film acting debut "Commandos"

Appeared in Italian commercials

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