Marisa Laurito 
I was born in Naples where theatrical culture is everywhere in the air and the daily dramatic or comic rhythms conquer everyone like the city sea does.
Maybe for this reason when I was eight years old I decided I wanted to be an actress.
Many artists have believed in me. I thank them all: EDUARDO DE FILIPPO, what a great director!My entire career has been deeply influenced by six years of work together both in theatre and television.
Afterwards came “Masaniello” by ARMANDO PUGLIESE -a worldwide success- and my encounter with ROBERTO DE SIMONE for the first musical comedy “Eden Teatro” by Viviani.
NINNI PINGITORE, producer and soul of the “Bagaglino” gave me the first role in one of the most famous theatres of Italy which is well-known for bringing good luck....and it really did!
While working continuously in the theatre my adventure on television with RENZO ARBORE began. Together we worked on some programs that made history: ”Quelli della notte”, “Marisa La nuit” for which I won the “Telegatto” for being the best actress of the year, and “Fantastico” where I played a leading role next to ADRIANO CELENTANO.
And again, “Domenica In” directed by GIANNI BONCOMPAGNI; right there I got my second “Telegatto”as the best female character of the year.
Moreover I worked with PIPPO BAUDO in “Fantastico”; in “Serata d'onore” by GINO LANDI and “Paperissima” by ANTONIO RICCI.
I won 2 Advertising Awards and 2 Key Awards.
Then the marvellous adventure at the SISTINA theatre started, where my name was written in bright lights for the unforgettable “Novecento Napoletano” by BRUNO GAROFALO. It was an enormous international success that lasted for ten years and received several awards.
Many other important achievements followed such as “Menopause the musical” and “Show, tutti insieme appassionatamente” directed by MANUELA METRI, and the engaging “Cabaret Burlesque” for the first edition of Napoli Teatro Festival.
I continued doing theatre with “Aggiungi un posto a tavola” by GARINEI and GIOVANNINI, remade and directed by GINO LANDI, a truly extraordinary meeting in my career together with other unforgettable personalities: UGO GREGORETTI, NICOLA PIOVANI, VINCENZO SALEMME, just to mention a few.
One day, after passing the audition, LUIGI DE LAURENTIIS told me that I had been selected with NINO MANFREDI and UGO TOGNAZZI as the main character of the movie ”La Mazzetta” by SERGIO CORBUCCI.
Since then I played in 34 movies. I played with MONTESANO, NANNI LOI, VITTORIO SINDONI, PASQUALE FESTA CAMPANILE, SALVATORE NOCITA, MAURIZIO PONZI, STENO, LUCIANO DE CRESCENZO and next to ANTONIO BANDERAS in “Tierra Nueva”, debut of SALVO CALOGERO. For “Tierra Nueva” I got the Award for the best leading foreign actress at the International Festival of Bogotà.
Among all of this I am very happy for playing the part of “La vedova allegra” directed-once again-by GINO LANDI, at the mythical Arena of Verona.

February 2014 
On Stage
El amor brujo - Cavalleria RusticanaSunday 8 March
at 15:30
in Teatro Filarmonico
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