Biography

Asia Argento (born Aria Maria Vittoria Rossa Argento; 20 September 1975) is an Italian actress, singer, model, and director.

Her mother is actress Daria di Nicolodi and her father is Dario de Argento, an Italian film director, producer and screenwriter, well known for his work in the Italian giallo genre and for his influence on modern horror and slasher movies. Her maternal great-grandfather was composer Alfredo Casella.

Asia Argento started acting at the age of nine,[9] playing a small role in a film by Sergio Citti. She also had a small part in Demons 2, a 1986 film written and produced by her father, at the age of 10, as well as its unofficial sequel, La Chiesa (The Church), when she was 14, and Trauma (1993), when she was 18. She received the David di Donatello (Italy's version of the Academy Award) for Best Actress in 1994 for her performance in Perdiamoci di vista, and again in 1996 for Compagna di viaggio, which also earned her a Grolla d'oro award. In 1998, Argento began appearing in English-language movies, such as B. Monkey and New Rose Hotel.

Argento has proven her ability to work in multiple languages, adding French, with a role as Charlotte de Sauve in 1994's La Reine Margot. That same year, she made her first foray into directing, calling the shots behind the short films Prospettive and A ritroso. In 1996, she directed a documentary on her father, and in 1998 a second one on Abel Ferrara, which won her the Rome Film Festival Award.

Argento directed and wrote her first movie, Scarlet Diva (2000), which her father co-produced. In 2002, she portrayed Russian undercover spy Yelena in the action film XXX alongside Vin Diesel. In 2004 she directed her second film The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things, based on a book by JT LeRoy, the pen name of Laura Albert, this time in the United States.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Asia Argento, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Asia Argento (born Aria Maria Vittoria Rossa Argento; 20 September 1975) is an Italian actress, singer, model, and director.

Her mother is actress Daria di Nicolodi and her father is Dario de Argento, an Italian film director, producer and screenwriter, well known for his work in the Italian giallo genre and for his influence on modern horror and slasher movies. Her maternal great-grandfather was composer Alfredo Casella.

Asia Argento started acting at the age of nine,[9] playing a small role in a film by Sergio Citti. She also had a small part in Demons 2, a 1986 film written and produced by her father, at the age of 10, as well as its unofficial sequel, La Chiesa (The Church), when she was 14, and Trauma (1993), when she was 18. She received the David di Donatello (Italy's version of the Academy Award) for Best Actress in 1994 for her performance in Perdiamoci di vista, and again in 1996 for Compagna di viaggio, which also earned her a Grolla d'oro award. In 1998, Argento began appearing in English-language movies, such as B. Monkey and New Rose Hotel.

Argento has proven her ability to work in multiple languages, adding French, with a role as Charlotte de Sauve in 1994's La Reine Margot. That same year, she made her first foray into directing, calling the shots behind the short films Prospettive and A ritroso. In 1996, she directed a documentary on her father, and in 1998 a second one on Abel Ferrara, which won her the Rome Film Festival Award.

Argento directed and wrote her first movie, Scarlet Diva (2000), which her father co-produced. In 2002, she portrayed Russian undercover spy Yelena in the action film XXX alongside Vin Diesel. In 2004 she directed her second film The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things, based on a book by JT LeRoy, the pen name of Laura Albert, this time in the United States.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Asia Argento, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Female

Known Credits 68

Birthday 1975-09-20

Place of Birth Rome, Lazio, Italy

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Also Known As

  • Asia Aria Maria Vittoria Rossa Argento
  • 아시아 아르젠토
  • Азия Ардженто

Acting TV ShowsMovies

2018 Alien Crystal Palace as Sybille Atlante
2018 Parts Unknown: Hong Kong as Herself
2018 Citizen Rose (1 episode) as Herself
2017 The Executrix as Isidora
2014 Shongram as Sarah
2014 Obsessive Rythms as Margo
2013 The Voice Thief
2013 Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown (1 episode) as Herself
2012 Firmeza as Asia
2012 Dracula 3D as Lucy
2012 Do Not Disturb as Monica
2011 Cavalli as Madre
2011 Baciato dalla fortuna as Betty
2011 Drifters as Beatrice Plana
2011 Islands as Martina
2009 Diamond 13 as Calhoune
2008 On War as Uma
2008 The Making of 'Mother of Tears' as Self
2007 The Mother of Tears as Sarah Mandy
2007 The Last Mistress as Vellini
2007 Go Go Tales as Monroe
2007 Boarding Gate as Sandra
2006 Mafiosa (8 episodes) as Charly
2006 Don't Bother To Knock as Herself
2006 Friendly Fire as Grand Dame
2006 Transylvania as Zingarina
2006 Marie Antoinette as Madame du Barry
2006 Live Freaky Die Freaky as Habagail Folger (voice)
2005 Cindy, the Doll Is Mine as Cindy Sherman / The model
2005 Land of the Dead as Slack
2005 Last Days as Asia
2004 The Heart is Deceitful Above All Things as Sarah
2004 The Keeper as Gina
2004 Nice to Meet You, Please Don't Love Me! as Herself
2004 Milady
2004 The Making of Last Days as Herself
2003 Abel Ferrara: Not Guilty
2002 xXx as Yelena
2002 The Red Siren as Anita
2001 Love Bites as Violaine Charlier
2000 Les Misérables (4 episodes) as Éponine Thénardier
2000 Scarlet Diva as Anna Battista
2000 Dario Argento: An Eye for Horror as Herself
1999 Your Tongue On My Heart
1999 The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn (1 episode)
1999 New Rose Hotel as Sandii
1998 The Phantom of the Opera as Christine Daaé
1998 B. Monkey as Beatrice
1998 Viola Kisses Everybody as Viola
1998 Abel/Asia
1997 Il museo degli orrori di Dario Argento as Herself
1996 Traveling Companion as Cora
1996 Bits & Pieces
1996 The Stendhal Syndrome as Det. Anna Manni
1994 DeGenerazione as Lorna
1994 Queen Margot as Charlotte of Sauve
1994 Perdiamoci di vista as Arianna
1993 Condemned to Wed as Olivia
1993 Trauma as Aura Petrescu
1992 Close Friends as Simona
1989 Red Wood Pigeon as Valentina
1989 The Church as Lotte
1988 Zoo as Martina
1986 Demons 2 as Ingrid Haller
1985 Sogni e bisogni as Gloria

Directing

2018 Parts Unknown: Hong Kong Director
2017 Era di marzo Director
2014 Misunderstood Director
2012 Firmeza Director
2010 42 One Dream Rush Director
2004 The Heart is Deceitful Above All Things Director
2000 Scarlet Diva Director
1999 Your Tongue On My Heart Director
1998 Abel/Asia Director
1994 DeGenerazione Director

Writing

2017 Era di marzo Writer
2012 Firmeza Screenplay
2004 The Heart is Deceitful Above All Things Screenplay
2000 Scarlet Diva Writer
1999 Your Tongue On My Heart Screenplay

Production

2010 42 One Dream Rush Executive Producer

Editing

2010 42 One Dream Rush Editor

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