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Leonardo Donald Cecchi (born August 26, 1998) is an Italian actor, singer and dancer best known for his titular role of Alex Leoni in Alex & Co.

Life and Career

Leonardo was born to an Italian father and an American mother in Minneapolis, Minnesota on August 26, 1998, but he grew up in Turin, Italy.

Since he was young, acting has always been his passion, so he attended the liceo d'arte e spettacolo (performing arts secondary school) Germana Erba in Turin from 2012 to 2017.

After participating in some theater plays such as Gli acarnesi and La figlia del reggimento in 2014, he made an audition for a casting held at his school and was chosen for playing the titular role of Alex Leoni in Alex & Co., his first job, that lasted until 2017 and included the movie Come diventare grandi nonostante i genitori.

In 2016, he got the role of Saúl in Tini - The Movie, that was filmed from October to December in Madrid (Spain) and Sicily (Italy).

After the ending of Alex & Co., Leonardo and Asia Corvino took part in Divertiamoci a stare bene, a Disney and Sport senza frontiere campaign to promote a healthy lifestyle. That same year, he finished the school and wrote a book titled Un respiro lungo e via (Take a deep breath and go).

In January 2018, he moved to Los Angeles (USA), where he started the University.

Filmography

Year Title Role Notes
2015 – 2017 Alex & Co. Alex Leoni Main role
2016 Tini: The Movie (Tini: El Gran Cambio De Violetta) Saúl Supporting role
Radio Alex Alex Leoni Main role
Come diventare grandi nonostante i genitori Main role
2017 Bake Off Italia Celebrity 2 Himself Cooking show

Awards

Year Award Category Work Result
2017 Italian Cinema Academy
David di Donatello
Best original song I Can See the Stars, from Come diventare grandi nonostante i genitori Nominated[1]

Trivia

  • He was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States.
  • He has a sister named Sophia and a brother named Alessandro.
  • He can play the piano, the guitar and the ukulele.
  • He is studying Spanish.
  • His favorite color is Green.
  • His favorite food is Mexican Burrito.
  • His favorite fairytale is Cinderella.
  • His favorite city to live in is Los Angeles.
  • He wrote a book called Un respiro lungo e via (Take a deep breath and go) that was released on September 19, 2017.[2] It is available on Amazon.
  • He said that his family call him "Stupid".
  • He said that if he was an animal, he would be an eagle.
  • His star sign is a Virgo.
  • He sang the song Incredibile with his co-star, Beatrice Vendramin.
  • He participated in the celebrity edition of the cooking show Bake Off Italia with his brother Alessandro.

External Links

Gallery

Alexecologo2 Have a look at the Leonardo Cecchi gallery!

References

  1. David di Donatello 2017: the winners
  2. Leonardo's book page