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Margherita Buy (born January 15, 1962) is an Italian actress. She is a seven-time David di Donatello Awards winner and seven-time Nastro d'argento winner.

She portrayed Silvia Rufini in Come diventare grandi nonostante i genitori.

Life and Career

After a long period of studying at the Academy of Dramatic Arts, she made her breakthrough role in Duccio Tessari's Una grande storia d'amore (1986), which was followed by roles in Daniele Luchetti's two projects Domani accadrà (1988) and La settimana della Sfinge (1990). For the last one, she won the best performance by an actress in a leading role award at the San Sebastián International Film Festival in Spain.

Afterwards, she played in Sergio Rubini's La stazione for which she won her first David di Donatello Prize and the Silver Ribbon as best leading actress, in 1990. After La stazione, she became a premier star featuring in Italian box office hits like Carlo Verdone's Maledetto il giorno che t'ho incontrato (1992). She teamed up again with director Daniele Luchetti for Arriva la bufera (1992) and worked with Mario Monicelli in Facciamo paradiso (1995) and Pasquale Pozzessere in Testimone a rischio (1996).

In 1994 she was directed by her husband, Sergio Rubini, in the film Prestazione straordinaria. She also formed an association with Italian director Giuseppe Piccioni, who directed her in four films: the most important being Cuori al verde (1996) and Fuori dal mondo, which earned Margherita her second David di Donatello Award.

Now Margherita Buy is one of the most appreciated actresses of European cinema: Ferzan Özpetek's Le fate ignoranti, in which she portrayed a widow who discovered her husband had been having an affair with a man for the last seven years, won her a Silver Ribbon as best lead. Cristina Comencini's Il più bel giorno della mia vita won her another Silver Ribbon, this time as best supporting actress. Paolo Virzì's Caterina va in città won her third David and her third Silver Ribbon as best supporting actress. For her work in Giovanni Veronesi's Manuale d'amore she won her fourth David di Donatello.

Her performance in I giorni dell'abbandono by Roberto Faenza earned her the Golden Graal for best performance by an actress in a drama. Il caimano by Nanni Moretti, shown at the 2006 Cannes film festival, gave her the Ciak d'oro 2006 award as best lead actress.

In October 2006, she starred in the new release, La sconosciuta, by Academy Award winner Giuseppe Tornatore and in December she starred in Alessandro D'alatri's Commediasexy.

Filmography

Cinema

Year Title Role
1986 La Seconda Notte Lea
1988 Domani accadrà Vera
I giorni randagi Annalisa
1989 Nulla ci può fermare Francesca
1990 La stazione Flavia
La settimana della Sfinge Gloria
1991 Chiedi la luna Elena Bacchelli
1992 Maledetto il giorno che t'ho incontrato Camilla Landolfi
1993 Condannato a nozze Sandra
Cominciò tutto per caso Stefania
Arriva la bufera Eugenia
1994 Prestazione straordinaria Clara Guerri
Le fils préféré - Ospiti pericolosi Anna Maria
1995 Il cielo è sempre più blu Traffic Warden
Facciamo paradiso Claudia Bertelli
1996 Va' dove ti porta il cuore young Olga
Cuori al verde Lucia
Testimone a rischio Franca Nava
1998 Dolce far niente Countess Gabriella Nancini
1999 Fuori dal mondo Sister Caterina
2000 L'ombra del gigante Adele
Tutto l'amore che c'è Marisa
Controvento Clara
2001 Le fate ignoranti Antonia
2002 Il più bel giorno della mia vita Sara
2003 Margherita. Ritratto confidenziale (documentary) Herself
Ma che colpa abbiamo noi Flavia
Caterina va in città Agata Iacovoni
2004 L'amore ritorna Silvia
Il siero della vanità Lucia Allasco
2005 Manuale d'amore Barbara
I giorni dell'abbandono Olga
2006 Il caimano Paola Bonomo/Aidra
La sconosciuta Irena's Lawyer
Comediasexi Dora Di Vergilio
2007 Saturno contro Angelica Pontesilli
Giorni e nuvole Elsa
2009 Due partite Gabriella
Lo spazio bianco Maria
L'uomo nero Anna
2010 Genitori & figli - Agitare bene prima dell'uso Rossana
Happy Family Anna
Matrimoni e altri disastri Nanà
2011 Habemus Papam Female psychiatrist
2012 Com'è bello far l'amore Cameo appearance
Magnifica presenza Lea Marni
Il rosso e il blu Giuliana
2013 La scoperta dell'alba Barbara Astengo
Viaggio sola Irene
Mi rifaccio vivo Virginia
2014 La gente che sta bene Carla
2015 Mia madre Margherita
Io e lei Federica Salvini
2016 Questi giorni Adria
Come diventare grandi nonostante i genitori Silvia Rufini
2017 Piccoli crimini coniugali Elia's wife
2018 Io c'è Adriana Alberti

Television

Year Title Role
1983 Flipper (TV movie) Annina
1986 Diciottanni - Versilia 1966 Chicca
1987 Una grande storia d'amore (TV movie) Paola
1999 La vita che verrà (miniseries) Viviana Vitanza
2002 Incompreso (miniseries) Elisa Quaratesi
2004 Maigret: La trappola (TV movie) Louise Maigret
Maigret: L'ombra cinese (TV movie)
2008 Amiche mie Anna
2009 Pinocchio (miniseries) Teacher
2017 In Treatment 3 Rita

Awards and Nominations

Year Award Category Work Result
1986 Italian Golden Globe Best Actress Revelation La seconda notte Won
1990 David di Donatello Best Actress The Station
Nastro d'Argento
Golden Ciak
Silver Shell The Week of the Sphinx
David di Donatello Nominated
1992 Italian Golden Globe Damned the Day I Met You Won
Flaiano Prize
Golden Ciak
David di Donatello Nominated
1993 Golden Ciak Cominciò tutto per caso Won
David di Donatello Nominated
1996 An Eyewitness Account
1999 Not of This World Won
Nastro d'Argento Nominated
2001 The Ignorant Fairies Won
Italian Golden Globe
David di Donatello Nominated
European Film Award - Jameson People's Choice Award
2002 Nastro d'Argento Best Suporting Actress The Best Day of My Life Won
Golden Ciak Best Actress
2003 David di Donatello Best Supporting Actress Caterina in the Big City
Nastro d'Argento
Golden Ciak
2004 Nastro d'Argento Best Actress The Vanity Serum Nominated
2005 David di Donatello Best Supporting Actress Manual of Love Won
Italian Golden Globe Special Jury Award Days of Abandonment
Best Actress Nominated
Nastro d'Argento
2006 Nastro d'Argento The Caiman Won
Golden Ciak
David di Donatello Nominated
2007 Nastro d'Argento Saturn in Opposition Won
Italian Golden Globe
Golden Ciak
David di Donatello Nominated
David di Donatello Days and Clouds Won
Nastro d'Argento
Golden Ciak
30th Moscow International Film Festival
2009 Nastro d'Argento Best Supporting Actress Due partite Nominated
Pasinetti Award Best Actress The White Space Won
David di Donatello Nominated
Nastro d'Argento
2010 Nastro d'Argento Marriage and Other Disasters
2011 David di Donatello Best Supporting Actress We Have a Pope
2013 Italian Golden Globe Best Actress La scoperta dell'alba
David di Donatello A Five Star Life Won
Golden Ciak
Nastro d'Argentino Nominated
2015 David di Donatello Mia Madre Won
Nastro d'Argento
Golden Ciak
European Film Award Nominated
Italian Golden Globe

Trivia

  • She was married to the Italian actor and film director Sergio Rubini until the mid-1990s.
  • Since late 1990s her partner is the surgeon Renato de Angelis.
    • They have a daughter called Caterina.
  • Before appearing in the Alex & Co. movie, Margherita Buy and Gabriella Franchini met first in Facciamo paradiso.
  • She and Daniele Rampello met in the film Il caimano. The two would later appear in Alex & Co., although they didn't meet there.

External Links

Gallery

Alexecologo2 Have a look at the Margherita Buy gallery!