Valeria Golino is an Italian actress and filmmaker who was born in Naples on October 22, 1965. Her most well-known performances are from Rain Man, Big Top Pee-wee, and the two Hot Shots! films, particularly the moment where she gets an olive in the belly button.
|Full name||Valerie Golino|
|Date of birth||October 22, 1965|
|Profession||Actress and filmmaker|
|Net worth||$13 million|
Early life and education
Golino was born in Naples, Italy, to a Greek mother named Lalla and an Italian father who was a scholar and Germanist; one of her grandmothers was French-Egyptian. After her parents divorced, she was brought up in an “artistic household” and shared her time between Athens and Sorrento (Naples).
Her mother frequently took her to the movies when she was a child, and it was because of her that she developed a quick interest in movies. Despite this, she never considered a career in film until she produced her first film; in reality, she aspired to become a cardiologist.
She was given a steel rod to implant in her back for five years after receiving a scoliosis diagnosis at age 11. She spent six months in Chicago, where she picked up English. She began her modelling career at the age of 14 and has since worked in Athens, Milan (for Vogue magazine), London, and Los Angeles, where she has modelled jeans, beer, and cosmetics advertisements. She dropped out of high school after her first movie because she was a forgetful student.
Parents and family
On October 22, 1965, Valerie was born in Naples, Italy. Her mother was a Greek woman named Lalla, and her father is a Germanist and professor. Golino is the musical brother of journalist Enzo Golino from L’Espresso.
Valeria never took acting classes. With the aid of her uncle, she launched her career in 1983. “Joke of Destiny” was her debut motion picture. She played Shakespeare in her first movie audition. She participated in the production of “Little Flares” in 1985.
A few Italian films were released afterwards. She moved to Los Angeles with her family and began working there. Big Top Pee Wee served as her introduction to the American entertainment industry. She later worked on additional films like Rain Mana, which starred Tom Cruise as the primary actor. She also produced comedies. She produced “Superstars” spoof films in 1991 and 1993.
1995 saw her work on TV shows as well. She participated in the 2012 Kryptonite film, which earned her an award. She made an appearance in the 2014 Italian film Come il Vento. She directs as well. She has directed both feature films and web series. 2013’s “Honey” served as her debut film as a chief.
Valeria has dated a number of well-known and accomplished men and has never been reluctant to make her relationships public knowledge.
Valeria doesn’t appear to be married; she has never had kids, and she is currently single.
Height and weight
Valeria is around 134 lbs. (61 kg) tall and 1.66 metres long
Valeria estimated net worth as of 2023 is above $13 million.