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Alessia Marcuzzi
Born (1972-11-11) 11 November 1972 (age 51)
Rome, Italy
Nationality Italian
Occupation Television personality, actress, model
Years active 1991–present
Paolo Calabresi Marconi
(m. 2014)
Partner(s) Simone Inzaghi (2000–2004)
Francesco Facchinetti (2010–2012)
Children 2

Alessia Marcuzzi (born 11 November 1972) is an Italian television host and actress.


Born in Rome, to father Eugenio, from Trieste, and mother Antonietta from Roseto Valfortore, in the province of Foggia, she has debuted in Telemontecarlo hosting Attenti al dettaglio and then Qui si gioca, with José Altafini, in the 1991/1992 season. In March 1992 also presented the kids show Amici mostri. In the 1992/1993 season hosted the entertainment show Novantatrè, with Umberto Smaila. Has appeared in RAI televisions in 1994, with Gigi Sabani, in Il grande gioco dell'oca. In 1994 also debuted as actress in the movies Chicken Park, directed by Jerry Calà, and Tra noi due è tutto finito.

She started working in Mediaset from November 1995 hosting the Italia 1 Saturday afternoon program Colpo di fulmine, until June 1997. It became a daily show in 1996, because of his great success. Thanks to this program has become one of the most important Italia 1 host; in this period she started hosting the well-known music festival Festivalbar, from 1996 to 2002, with whom she won a Telegatto in 2001, has presented the late night show 8 millimetri with Paolo Brosio and, from 1997 to 1998, the afternoon show Fuego!. She also presented the primetime show Mai dire Gol, from 1998 to 2000, with Ellen Hidding and the Gialappa's Band. In these years acted in the movies Gunslinger's Revenge, directed by Giovanni Veronesi, Tutti gli uomini del deficiente, and the TV movie Un cane e un poliziotto and the series Tequila & Bonetti, acting with Jack Scalia. In 2000 hosted the pilot of Macchemù, with Paola Barale, dedicated to television themes and won the Oscar TV as "Personaggio televisivo femminile dell'anno".

From 2000 has replaced Simona Ventura in the Italian version of Caiga Quien Caiga, named Le Iene, presenting it until 2005, aired by Italia 1 initially as late night show and then as primetime show.

In 2002 and 2003 she presented the Telegatto's awards and, in 2003 too, the Galà della pubblicità, with Heidi Klum; both the events were aired by Canale 5. In Autumn 2003 has hosted the charity show La fabbrica del sorriso, with Gerry Scotti, Claudio Bisio and Michelle Hunziker. In the same years has won Premio Flaiano and another Oscar Tv for Le iene.

After hosting an edition of Scherzi a parte in 2005, with Diego Abatantuono and Massimo Boldi, in 2006 has replaced Barbara d'Urso presenting the Italian version of Big Brother, Grande Fratello, that she's still hosting.

From 2004 to 2006, she was the protagonist of the television series Carabinieri, while in 2007 she acted in Il giudice Mastrangelo 2. Acted also in the TV movie Un amore di strega, with Pietro Sermonti, her partner in 2009, and in the sitcom Così fan tutte, with Debora Villa. Her credits also include performances in various films and television, with starring roles in Leonardo Pieraccioni's 1998 feature film Il mio West, as well as the TV shows Tequila and Bonetti (2000) and Carabinieri.

Personal life

Marcuzzi has a son, Tommaso (born 29 April 2001), with Simone Inzaghi, an Italian former footballer (relationship ended in 2004), and a daughter, Mia (born 4 September 2011), with television host and singer Francesco Facchinetti (relationship ended in October 2012). Marcuzzi married Paolo Calabresi Marconi in December 2014.

TV shows

As a host

  • Attenti al dettaglio (1991)
  • Qui si gioca (1991–1992)
  • Amici mostri (1992)
  • Novantatrè (1992–1993)
  • Il grande gioco dell'oca (1994)
  • Colpo di fulmine (1995–1997)
  • Festivalbar (1996–2002)
  • 8 millimetri (1997)
  • Fuego! (1997–1998)
  • Mai dire Gol (1998–2000)
  • Macchemù (2000)
  • Le Iene (2000–2005, 2018-)
  • Gran premio internazionale della Tv (2002–2003)
  • Il galà della pubblicità (2003)
  • La fabbrica del sorriso (2003)
  • Scherzi a parte (2005)
  • Grande Fratello (2006–2015)
  • L'isola dei famosi (2015-2019)


Year Title Role Notes
1992 Amici mostri Herself / Co-host Children's show (season 1)
1992–1993 Novantatré Game show
1994 El gran juego de la oca Game show (season 2)
Chicken Park Flight assistant
Tra noi due tutto è finito Andrea
1995–1997 Colpo di fulmine Herself / Host Reality show (seasons 1–2)
1996–2000 Festivalbar Herself / Co-host Annual music contest
1997–1998 8 mm - Prime Time Docu-reality
Fuego Herself / Host Variety show (season 1)
1997–2000 Mai dire Gol Herself / Co-host Sports program (seasons 7–10)
1998 Gunslinger's Revenge Mary
1999 All the Moron's Men Fan #1
2000 DopoFestival Herself / Host Sanremo Music Festival aftershow
Macchemù Musical program (only pilot episode)
Dinosaur Neera (voice)
Tequila & Bonetti Det. Fabiana Sasso Main role
2001–2021 Le Iene Herself / Host Information program (seasons 5–9, 22–24)
2002–2003 Telegatto Annual cerimony
2004 Mai dire Iene Parody of Le Iene
2004–2006 Carabinieri Andrea Sepi Main role (seasons 3–5)
2005 Scherzi a parte Herself / Host Prank candid-camera show (season 9)
2006–2015 Grande Fratello Reality show (seasons 6–14)
2007 Il giudice Mastrangelo Claudia Nicolai 4 episodes
2009 Un amore di strega Carlotta
2009–2012 Così fan tutte Alessia / Various Sketch comedy; lead role
2013 Fashion Style Herself / Judge Talent show
2013–2014 Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Italia Herself / Host Reality show
2013–2018 Coca-Cola Summer Festival Annual music event
2015–2019 L'isola dei famosi Reality show (seasons 10–14)
2016 Storks Tulip (voice)
2019 Temptation Island VIP Herself / Host Reality show (season 2)
2020 Amici di Maria De Filippi Herself / Judge Talent show (season 19)
2021 Temptation Island Herself / Host Reality show (season 9)

See also

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