Who is Violante Placido?
Maria Violante Placido was born on 1 May 1976. in Rome, Italy, so is currently aged 42. She is an actress, probably best recognized for starring in the roles of Maddalena in the fantasy-comedy film “Soul Mate” (2002), Nadya in the superhero film “Ghost Rider: Spirit Of Vengeance” (2011) and featuring as Caterina Boldieu in the TNT action series “Transporter: The Series” (2014). She is also known as a singer and songwriter.
Would you like to know more about Violante Placido’s professional career and personal life? How rich is she, as of now? Is she married or not? Who is the father of her son? If you are interested, stay tuned and find out.
Violante Placido Net Worth
Her career started in 1993, and she has been an active member of the entertainment industry ever since, primarily known as a professional actress. So, if you ever wondered how rich Violante Placido is, it has been estimated by authoritative sources that the total size of her net worth is over $3 million, accumulated through her successful acting career, with another source of her wealth coming from her career as a singer. If she continues to develop her career further, her net worth will certainly increase in the coming years.
Early Life and Education
Concerning her early life, Violante Placido spent her childhood in Rome, where she was raised alongside two half-siblings in a famous family, as her father is Michele Placido, a well-known actor and director, while her mother is Simonetta Stefanelli, a famous actress and fashion designer. Following the divorce of her parents, Violante spent some time living in London. Regarding her education, there is no any information revealed to the public about that.
The 1990s: Career Beginnings
Speaking about Violante’s professional acting career, it began in 1993 when she made her debut film appearance alongside her father in the role of Valeria in the crime-drama “Quattro Bravi Ragazzi”. She was then inactive until 1996, when she starred as Laura in the crime “Vite Strozzate” and played Adelaide in the romantic drama “Jack Frusciante è Uscito Dal Gruppo”, based on Enrico Brizzi’s novel of the same name. By the end of the decade, she had appeared in the comedy “Farfalle” (1997), and portrayed Caterina in the thriller “A Deadly Compromise” (2000), directed by Giovanni Robbiano, roles which marked the establishment of her net worth.
The early 2000s: Rise to Prominence
Violante’s first role in the new millennium came in 2002, when she was cast as Paola Angelini in the comedy-drama film “Ciao America”, after which she came to prominence with the role of Maddalena in the 2002 fantasy-comedy film “Soul Mate”, directed by Sergio Rubin, which earned her the Wella Prize at the 2002 Venice Film Festival, helping add a considerable amount to her net worth and encouraging her to pursue more serious acting roles in the coming years. She then starred as Hélène in “Les Amants De Mogador” (2002), played Viola in Lucio Pellegrini’s comedy-drama “Now Or Never” (2003), and featured in the TV mini-series “Sospetti 2” (2003).
In 2004, Violante landed such roles as Carmen in the romantic comedy “Che Ne Sarà Di Noi”, Elena in her father’s romance-drama “Another Life”, alongside Stefano Accorsi and Barbora Bobulova, and July in the drama “Ruins”, increasing her net worth by a large margin. Her next major appearance came with the role of Sonia in the 2005 crime drama “Raul – Diritto Di Uccidere”, which was followed by her portrayal of Stella in the British political thriller drama “Fade To Black” (2006), next to Danny Huston.
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The late 2000s
In the late 2000s, she continued to line up successes by starring in the role of Betty Lanza in Pupi Avati’s comedy “A Dinner For Them To Meet”, portraying Helene Kuragin in the TV mini-series “War And Peace”, and featuring as Cecilia Ferri in the comedy “Lezioni Di Cioccolato”, directed by Claudio Cupellini, all in 200, the latter leading her to win two Best Actress awards at the 2007 Monte-Carlo Comedy Film Festival and the 2008 Kineo Awards, Italy. During the following year, Violante did a voice over of Desdemona in the short film “La Luna Nel Deserto”, and in the same year was cast as Fata Turchina in the TV film “Pinocchio”. By the end of the decade, she had joined the cast of the 2009 Bollywood comedy-drama film “Barah Ana” playing Kate, the TV biographical drama film “Moana” (2009) in the title role, and featured as Clara in the action thriller film “The American” (2010),.
At the beginning of the present decade, Violante landed the role of Nadya in the superhero film “Ghost Rider: Spirit Of Vengeance” (2011), based on the Marvel Comics antihero Ghost Rider, starring next to Nicolas Cage, Ciarán Hinds and Idris Elba, which was followed by her portrayal of Anna in the 2012 crime “The Lookout”. Two years later, she was chosen to play Caterina Boldieu in the TNT action series “Transporter: The Series” and then to appear as Anna Pozzo in the TV mini-series “Questo è Il Mio Paese” in 2015.
To speak further of her acting career, Violante landed the role of Marianna in the 2016 drama “7 Minutes”, directed by her father, which was followed by her appearances in the title role in the comedy “Alice Non Lo Sa”, and as Bianca in the comedy “Restiamo Amici”, directed by Antonello Grimaldi. Most recently, Violante portrayed Linda in the 2019 comedy film “Modalità Aereo”, directed by Fausto Brizzi, so her net worth is certainly still rising.
Career in the Music Industry
Apart from being in the film industry, Violante Placido is also known for being involved in the music industry as a singer and songwriter. Under the stage name ‘Viola’, she released her debut studio album “Don’t Be Shy…” in 2006, consisting of ten songs all of which she wrote; her second single from the album is “How To Save Your Life”. Thereafter, she also collaborated with Bugo in the duet version of the song “Amore Mio Infinito”, increasing further her wealth.
To talk about her personal life, Violante Placido has been in a relationship with Massimiliano D’Epiro since 2011 – he is also involved in the entertainment industry as a film director. The couple welcomed their first child, a son named Vasco, in October of 2013. She divides her time between her residences in Rome and Los Angeles, California.
Appearance and Vital Statistics
Speaking about her appearance and physical attributes, Violante Placido is apparently a beautiful and attractive woman with short dark brown hair and blue eyes. She also has an amazing body with a height of 5ft 7ins (1.70m), while her weight is reputed to be around 117lbs (53kgs), and her vital statistics 34-24-34. Her dress size is 4 US, her shoe size 8 US, and her bra size 32B.
Social Media Presence
In addition to her career, Violante Placido is active across many of the most popular social media sites, which she uses not only to promote her career but also to share various other content with her fans. So, she runs her official Instagram account, having almost 28,000 followers, as well as her own Facebook page.