Michele Placido is an Italian actor and director. He is best known for his portrayal of Corrado Cattani in the TV series La piovra. He played the lead as a police inspector investigating the Mafia in Damiano Damiani’s TV series La piovra. He also starred in Marcia trionfale and Ernesto. Placido made his directorial debut with the 1990 Italian drama film Pummarò.
Born on May 19, 1946 in Ascoli Satriano, Italy, into a poor family, his parents are Maria and Beniamino Placido. He studied acting at the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia in Rome, and with Silvio D’Amico at the Academy of Dramatic Arts. He made his debut as an actor in the play Midsummer Night’s Dream in 1969. In 2012, Placido married actress Federica Vincenti after over 10 years of dating. The couple divorced in December 2017. He was previously married to Simonetta Stefanelli and Ilaria Lezzi. He has Has five children: Violante Placido, Michelangelo Placido and Brenno Placido with Simonetta Stefanelli, Inigo Placido with Virginie Alexandre, and Gabriele with Federica Vincenti.
Michele Placido Personal Details:
Date Of Birth: 19 May 1946
Birth Place: Ascoli Satriano, Italy
Birth Name: Michele Placido
Zodiac Sign: Taurus
Occupation: Actor, Director
Hair Color: White
Eye Color: Brown
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Michele Placido Body Statistics:
Weight in Pounds: 165 lbs
Weight in Kilogram: 75 kg
Height in Feet: 5′ 9½”
Height in Meters: 1.77 m
Body Build/Type: Average
Shoe Size: Unknown
Michele Placido Family Details:
Father: Beniamino Placido
Mother: Maria Iazzetti
Spouse/Wife: Federica Vincenti (m. 2012-2017), Simonetta Stefanelli (m. 1989–1994), Ilaria Lezzi (? – ?)
Children: Violante Placido, Brenno Placido, Michelangelo Placido, Gabriele Placido, Inigo Placido
Siblings: Gerardo Amato, Donato Placido, Virginia Placido, Alessandro Placido, Enzo Placido, Rita Placido, Anna Maria Placido
Others: Vasco D’Epiro (Grandson) (Violante’s son)
Michele Placido Education:
Studied at the Accademia Nazionale d’Arte Drammatica.
Michele Placido Facts:
*He was born on May 19, 1946 in Ascoli Satriano, Italy.
*He made his stage debut in 1969.
*Member of the jury at the Venice Film Festival in 2006.
*He is a supporter of the center-left Italian Democratic Party (PD) led by Walter Veltroni.