Matilda De Angelis is an Italian actress and singer who is popular for starring in the Italian films Veloce come il vento (2016) and Youtopia (2018) and the American television series The Undoing (2020).
Matilda De Angelis was born on Monday, September 11, 1995 (age 25 years; as of 2020), in Bologna, Italy. She spent her childhood in the outskirts of rural Bologna, where she attended Liceo Scientifico Enrico Fermi. In an interview, while talking about her childhood, she said,
I grew up in the middle of nowhere. Farms, animals, that kind of thing. You expect that you’ll be there your whole life. I always wanted something more than that for myself.”
Since childhood, she was passionate about music and first started playing the guitar at the age of eleven. Later, she learned to play the violin, and she also mastered the art of pianoforte.
Hair Color: Dark Brown
Eye Color: Blue
Matilda De Angelis’s father, Lorenzo de Angelis, is a graphic designer. Her mother, Tania Troilo, works as an insurer. Her brother’s name is Tobia De Angelis. He is an oboe player, budding chef, short story writer, and actor who played the role of Matilda’s character’s brother named Denis in the Italian television series ‘Tutto può succedere’ (2015).
Affairs & Boyfriend
In 2017, Matilda De Angelis started dating the Italian actor Andrea Arcangeli. The couple parted ways in the year 2020.
In 2021, she started dating the Italian rapper William Mezzanotte (famously known as Nayt). The couple first met on sets of the film ‘Robbing Mussolini’ in Venice, Italy.
Her remarkable musical skills paved the way for her into the popular band ‘Rumba de Bodas’ at the age of sixteen. Matilda, along with seven other young musicians from Bologna, set out on tour around Europe in a yellow van. During this musical journey, they performed at various international music events and also recorded the album ‘Karnaval Fou’ (2014). In an interview, while talking about ‘Rumba de Bodas,’ she said,
When I was sixteen years old, I got into a band, a well-known band in my hometown, Rumba de Bodas, and we traveled around Europe in a yellow van. It was one of the best experiences in my life and I was with this band for five years.”
“Seventeen,” a song written and sung by Matilda, was featured in the film ‘Veloce come il vento.’ Immensely appreciated by the audience, the song earned the nomination for Best Original Song at the David di Donatello Awards (2017).
In 2016, Matilda De Angelis made her film debut with the Italian sports-drama film ‘Veloce come il vento’ (Italian Race) in which she played the role of Giulia De Martino, a seventeen-year-old race car driver. In the film, Giulia De Martino participates in the Italian Race, an illegal race that could bring back economic balance to her bankrupt family. In 2017, Matilda was nominated for the Best Actress Award at the David di Donatello Awards, an Italian equivalent of the Oscars, for playing the role of Giulia De Martino.
In the 2017 Italian drama film ‘Una Famiglia,’ she played the supporting role of Stella, a downtrodden woman who sleeps on the roofs or in dumpsters. As the story unfolds, Stella meets a father-like figure who convinces her to be a surrogate for wealthy couples.
She gained massive popularity with the 2018 Italian drama film ‘Youtopia’ in which she played the role of Matilde, a young woman who decides to sell her virginity to pay the debts of her mother.
In the same year, she starred in the Italian comedy film ‘Una Vita Spericolata’ (Reckless) as Soledad Agramante, a famous teen idol who is held hostage and involved in a fake robbery.
She made her digital debut in 2020 with Netflix’s Italian comedy-drama film ‘L’incredibile storia dell’Isola delle Rose’ (Rose Island). The film is based on the true story of Georgio Rosa, an idealistic engineer who built his own island off the Italian coast and declared it a nation, which caught the world’s attention in the 60s. Matilda De Angelis portrayed the role of Gabriella, a lawyer specialized in matters of international law and the love interest of the protagonist Georgio Rosa. Matilda was nominated in the category of best supporting actress at the David di Donatello Awards (2021) for playing the role of Gabriella.
She made her television debut in 2015 with the show ‘Tutto può succedere’ in which she starred as Ambra Scalvino, the rebellious daughter of Sara Ferrero, who secretly dreams to become a singer due to which she has a stormy relationship with her mother.
She gained international recognition in 2020 when she played the role of Elena Alves in the American psychological thriller series ‘The Undoing.’ A young mother of two, Elena is a sexual and provocative woman who yearns to be part of the upper-class society when her son starts attending an elite and prestigious school on a scholarship.
In the 2021 historical drama ‘Leonardo,’ she portrayed the role of Caterina da Cremona, a friend and muse of the legendary Renaissance painter Leonardo da Vinci. Set in 1506, the series showcases the extraordinary life of Leonardo da Vinci when suddenly he was accused of the murder of Caterina da Cremona.
She appeared in the 2016 music video of the song “Tutto qui accade” by Negramaro, an Italian pop band.
She gave her voice in the Disney/Pixar animated film ‘Coco’ (2017) for the character of Tía Victoria, one of the aunts of little Miguel (the protagonist).
She was featured in the 2018 music video of the song “Felicità puttana” by Thegiornalisti, an Italian indie-pop band. Matilda, along with the popular Italian television and radio presenter Amadeus, co-hosted the first evening of the Sanremo Festival (2021).
- Won Best Revelation Actress Award at the Taormina Film Festival (2016) for the film ‘Veloce come il vento’ (2016)
- Won Nastri d’Argento (2016) in the category of Best Newcomer for the film ‘Veloce come il vento’ (2016)
- Won Aphrodite Award (2018) in the category of Best Emerging Actress for the film ‘Youtopia’ (2018)
- Included in the 2018 European Shooting Stars, a program that celebrates next-generation acting talent by awarding the Shooting Star accolade to ten young European actors at the Berlin International Film Festival each year.
- Won Kineo Award (2018) in the category of Best Supporting Actress for the film Il Premio (2017)
- Director(s): Claudio Cupellini, Xavier Dolan
- Film: Léon by Luc Besson
- Shade of Lipstick: Rouge d’Armani Matte. 402
- She has been suffering from an acute skin problem since her teenagehood. She uploads several pictures on her Instagram account, flaunting her unfiltered face filled with acne.
- Apart from acne, she also suffers from anorexia, an eating disorder that causes an intense fear of gaining weight.
- She is multilingual and can speak three different languages Italian, French, and English. In an interview, when asked, “What would you have studied, if you didn’t act?,” Matilda answered,
Languages, [to be] a translator.”