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Giada Colagrande

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16, 1975
Pescara, Italy
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16, 1975 (age 45)
Pescara, Italy


Known for directing, writing, and starring in such films as Aprimi il Cuore (English title: Open My Heart) and Before It Had a Name (international title: Black Widow), she showed her acclaimed work at the Venice Film Festival, the Paris Cinema, and the Tribeca Film Festival.

Before Fame

Beginning her career as a video artist and documentary filmmaker, she wrote and directed such early shorts as "N.3" and "Carnaval."


She co-starred with Jason Schwartzman in a 2013, Wes Anderson-directed short film titled "Castello Cavalcanti."

Family Life

She and her husband, the Academy Award-nominated actor Willem Dafoe, co-starred in several of her films, including A Woman (2010) and Before It Had a Name (2005).

Associated With

She made two films about the life of the renowned performance artist Marina Abramovic, Bob Wilson's Life & Death of Marina Abramovic and The Abramovic Method.