Marco Messeri

Marco Messeri (born 15 December 1951) is an Italian actor, comedian, stage director, singer-songwriter and voice actor.

Marco Messeri
Born (1951-12-15) 15 December 1951
OccupationActor, comedian, stage director, singer-songwriter, voice actor

Life and career

Born in Livorno, Messeri studied painting at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Firenze and acting at the drama school of the Piccolo Teatro in Milan.[1]

He debuted on stage in 1969, in Paolo Poli's Il Brasile.[1]

After several supporting roles, in 1987 he debuted in a leading role in Carlo Mazzacurati's Notte italiana, winning a Globo d'oro for best new actor. The same year, he received a Ciak d'oro for best supporting actor thanks to his performance in Massimo Troisi's Le vie del Signore sono finite.[2][3]

In 1995 he won a Nastro d'Argento for best supporting actor for his performance in Francesca Archibugi's Con gli occhi chiusi.[2]

Messeri is also a singer-songwriter and composer of songs, usually used in his stage works.[4]

Selected filmography


  1. Felice Cappa; Piero Gelli; Marco Mattarozzi. Dizionario dello spettacolo del '900. Baldini & Castoldi, 1998. ISBN 8880892959.
  2. Enrico Lancia. I premi del cinema. Gremese Editore, 1998. ISBN 8877422211.
  3. Franco Montini (16 December 1988). "Cosi Marco Messeri è diventato benzinaio". La Repubblica. Retrieved 29 November 2013.
  4. Franco Montini (27 February 2002). "Messeri canta Livorno e Ciampi lo ringrazia". La Repubblica. Retrieved 29 November 2013.
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