ABOUT ME

“Art is longer than life.”

Lee Strasberg

I was bitten by the acting bug when I was fourteen. I grew up watching and studying the great movie masters and admiring those American actors whose spontaneity and great performances marked the history of cinema. This is the reason why a young girl from a small town in Southern Italy decided to make her dreams come true. In 2002 I joined my first regional theatre company directed by Paola Martelli, with whom I started working on stage in several performances throughout the years and all over Italy. Meanwhile, I graduated in Interpreting and Translation Studies in Bari attaining fluency in English, German and French. After four years working between London and Milan, my interest in developing my acting skills kept on growing. This awareness led me to Los Angeles, where I studied with the greatest acting coaches from the renowned Actors Studio for two years. In 2015 I graduated from the prestigious “The Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute” in Los Angeles where I was also awarded with a scholarship for talented students by David Strasberg. Training as a “Method Actor” for theatre, commercial and TV/Film, I have developed an even deeper passion for this Art. Spontaneity, determination, youthfulness, perseverance and a strong personality distinguish me in drama and comedy. I am currently living between Los Angeles and Rome. Stage is my home, Art is what makes me breathe.

PERSONAL DETAILS

  • Name
    Serena Cagnetta
  • Stage name
    Serena De Sario
  • Age range
    22-32
  • Height
    5’ 7”
  • Languages
    Italian, English, German, French
  • Dialects
    American, British, Italian (barese, romano)
  • Web
    www.serenadesario.com
  • IMDB Page
    www.imdb.me/serenadesario

FILM/TV WORKS

A.M.I. - Android for Medical Innovation

ITA 2017

Lead character in A.M.I, branded web series about medical innovation, directed by Andrea Martelli.

Winner of “Janssen Hi! Future” award at the “Roma Web Fest” 2016

Mutata

USA 2017

Lead character in Mutata, a short movie about inner child, directed by Dingwen Mei.

Deception

ITA 2016

Lead character in Deception, a short movie about love, vengeance and mental insanity, directed by Andrea Martelli.

The Ride

USA 2015

Lead character in The Ride, a short movie about drug addiction, abuse and love. Directed by Ara Gevorgyan.

Adam and Miriam - Shot Sparrow

USA 2015

Supporting character in Shot Sparrow, a short movie about love and spirit of survival during the Holocaust. Directed by Richard Greenwood Jr.

DE VISU

ITA 2012

Lead character in DE VISU, a short movie about a 30-year old man affected by face blindness. Directed by Andrea Martelli.


THEATRE WORKS

About us - A proposito di noi

ITA 2016

Directed by Salvatore Iermano and Fabrizio Stefan. Teatro Hamlet, Rome.

Much Ado About Nothing

USA 2015

Written by William Shakespeare, directed by Steven Sabel. Archway Theatre, Los Angeles.

Murder…at Zack’s 21st Birthday Party

USA 2015

Written and directed by Paul Storiale. The Avery Schreiber Playhouse, Los Angeles.

Sophia and I

USA 2015

Written by Serena De Sario, directed by Rachel Bailit. The Marylin Monroe Theatre, Los Angeles.

Spike Heels

USA 2015

Written by Theresa Rebeck, directed by Kymberly Harris. Lee Strasberg Stage Theatre, Los Angeles.

August: Osage County

USA 2014

Written by Tracy Letts, directed by Sharon Angela. The Marylin Monroe Theatre, Los Angeles.

Davvero una magnifica serata!

ITA 2013

Title translation: “A beatiful evening!”. Written and directed by Paola Martelli. Duse Theatre, Bari (Italy).

Ma in estate noi prendemmo commiato…

ITA 2010

Title translation: “But in Summer we left…”. Written and directed by Paola Martelli. Duse Theatre, Bari (Italy).

Il libro nella soffitta

ITA 2005 - 2012

Title translation: “The book in the attic”. Written and directed by Paola Martelli. Duse Theatre, Bari (Italy).

Casa Schumann

ITA 2007

Title translation: “Schumann House”. Written and directed by Paola Martelli, EurOrchestra directed by Francesco Lentini. Sheraton Auditorium, Bari (Italy).


TRAINING

Method Acting Conservatory

2014-2015

The Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute

Los Angeles (USA)

Acting for Film and Tv

2004-2006

Acting: Paola Martelli, Dino Abbrescia | Singing: Daniela Cera

Bari (Italy)


SKILLS & INTERESTS

Improvisation | Comic Improv | Film fighting | Singing

Reading | Pilates | Yoga | Volleyball | Skiing | Running | Tennis | Travelling | Cooking | Writing | Horseback riding | Kick boxing

PORTFOLIO

  • All
  • Events
  • Photo shootings
  • Theatre
  • Videos
  • Multilanguage videos
    Multilanguage videos
  • Abous us - A proposito di noi - Directed by Salvatore Iermano and Fabrizio Stefan
    Abous us - A proposito di noi - Directed by Salvatore Iermano and Fabrizio Stefan
  • A.M.I. - Android for Medical Innovation - Directed by Andrea Martelli
    A.M.I. - Android for Medical Innovation - Directed by Andrea Martelli
  • FRANCESCA MARINO PHOTOGRAPHY
    FRANCESCA MARINO PHOTOGRAPHY
  • PIETRO PIACENTI PHOTOGRAPHY - BACKSTAGE
    PIETRO PIACENTI PHOTOGRAPHY - BACKSTAGE
  • PIETRO PIACENTI PHOTOGRAPHY
    PIETRO PIACENTI PHOTOGRAPHY
  • SERENA DE SARIO - DEMO REEL
    SERENA DE SARIO - DEMO REEL
  • Movie and theatre rehearsals
    Movie and theatre rehearsals
  • SOPHIA AND I - One person show directed by Rachel Bailit
    SOPHIA AND I - One person show directed by Rachel Bailit
  • MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING - directed by Steven Sabel
    MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING - directed by Steven Sabel
  • DE VISU - directed by Andrea Martelli
    DE VISU - directed by Andrea Martelli
  • Events and Film festivals
    Events and Film festivals
  • MURDER...AT ZACK'S 21st BIRTHDAY PARTY - directed by Paul Storiale
    MURDER...AT ZACK'S 21st BIRTHDAY PARTY - directed by Paul Storiale
  • SPIKE HEELS - directed by Kymberly Harris
    SPIKE HEELS - directed by Kymberly Harris
  • AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY - directed by Sharon Angela
    AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY - directed by Sharon Angela
  • LAURA BURKE PHOTOGRAPHY - Los Angeles Headshots
    LAURA BURKE PHOTOGRAPHY - Los Angeles Headshots
  • KRISTINA PILSKAIA PHOTOGRAPHY - Los Angeles
    KRISTINA PILSKAIA PHOTOGRAPHY - Los Angeles
  • SLAM POEM: HER - written by Serena De Sario
    SLAM POEM: HER - written by Serena De Sario

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