Licia Maglietta is an actress of stage, film and television, one of the most versatile and expressive on the Italian scene. Born in Naples, after a degree in Architecture, she studied avant-garde theatre with Eugenio Barba and Jerzy Grotowski, and made her début in 1974, with Brecht's "Orazi and Curiazi". The meeting with the fellow countryman Mario Martone led to a long artistic partnership, which saw her lead the Falso Movimento group and then the Teatri Uniti She made her cinema début in 1985 with "Nella città barocca" by Matrone, who went on to direct her in "Morte di un matematico napoletano" (1992), "Rasoi" (1993) and "L'amore molesto" (1995). After acting together with Valeria Golino in the film "Le acrobate" (1997) in 1999 , she took on the role of the housewife Rosalba in Silvio Soldini's famous comedy "Pane e Tulipani", winning a Nastro d'argento, a Ciak d'oro and a David di Donatello for best leading actress. She would later act in the films Luna rossa" (2001), "Agata e la tempesta" (2003), "Nel mio amore" (2004) and "Viaggio in Italia - Una favola vera" (2007). She also starred in a number of television series and miniseries (the most recent "Una pallottola nel cuore", 2014 and 2016; In Treatment", 2014-16; "Tutto può succedere", 2015-2017). In 2016, she wrote, directed and starred in the show "Manca solo la domenica", a monologue taken from a story by Silvana Grasso.
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