Caterina Murino is from Cagliari in Sardinia.
In 2002, she made her television debut in the series “Don Matteo” and telefilm “Le Jeune Casanova”, whilst also appearing in the credits of Italian-Argentinian film “Nowhere”. In her first major role she played Léa in Alain Berberian’s “L’Enquête Corse” (“The Corsican File”), alongside Christian Clavier. It was the latter who then signed her up to the nutty adventure “Bronzés 3 Amis Pour La Vie” (“French Fried Vacation 3”) by Patrice Leconte. Meanwhile, the actress was also turning the heads of cops Pascal Elbé and Jean Dujardin in « L’Amour aux Trousses » by Philippe de Chauveron.
She is multilingual, speaking Italian, English, Spanish and French, enabling her to quickly conquer the international film scene.
The turning point in her career was winning the coveted role of Bond Girl Solange Dimitrios, seduced by Agent 007 (Daniel Craig) in Martin Campbell’s 2006 “Casino Royale”.
Filming as much in France as abroad, she has graced the posters for “Ciao Stefano” (“Non Pensarci”) by Gianni Zanasi, “Le Grand Alibi” (“The Great Alibi”) by Pascal Bonitzer, “Made in Italy” by Stephane Giusti, “Comme les 5 Doigts de la Main” directed by Alexandre Arcady, “La Proie” (“The Prey”) as well as in the United States in “Die” by Dominic Laurence James and “The Garden of Eden” by John Irvin with Mena Suvari and Jack Huston.
She has also appeared on TV screens in mini series “XIII” for Canal +, “The Aurelio Zen Mysteries” alongside Rufus Sewell as well as on Arte in the mini series “Odysseus” alongside Niels Schneider and Alessio Boni. She recently appeared on TF1 in the TV adaptation of the film Taxi, “Taxi Brooklin”.
Recently, she has been seen on the poster for “Et Mon Coeur Transparent” by David and Raphael Vital-Durand alongside Julien Boissolier, «Voice from the Stone» by Eric D. Howell with Emilia Clarke and in the mini series «Deep» by Jean François Julien for StudioPlus.
Caterina Murino is an ambassador for AMREF Flying Doctors, the 1st African public health NGO
Caterina Murino has been supporting Africa’s leading public health NGO since 2006. Deeply committed to this great association, she has been to Africa several times to thank the volunteers and African employees of the NGO, to visit the programs and to devote time to the children, mothers and other vulnerable people cared for by the AMREF Flying Doctors. In France and Italy, Caterina is quick to lend her image to help spread advocacy campaigns for the humanitarian organisation. Today, the actress is a sponsor and spokesperson for international campaign “Stand Up for African Mothers”, which aims to train 15,000 African midwives between now and the end of 2018 in a bid to combat maternal mortality rates in Africa.
Since its launch, over 8000 midwives have already been trained in 9 Sub-Saharan African countries!
Created in 1957, AMREF is the first public health NGO in Africa. It helps 9 million people through more than 162 health care access programs, health workforce training, access to water and sanitation and medical and surgical assistance in 35 African countries. www.amref.fr