Riccardo Scamarcio

Riccardo Scamarcio

Riccardo Scamarcio, an esteemed Italian actor and film producer, has twice been honored with the prestigious Pasinetti Award at the Venice Film Festival. He achieved considerable fame for his performance in the romantic drama “Three Steps Over Heaven.” His notable appearances include “John Wick: Chapter 2,” “Burnt,” “A Haunting in Venice,” “Caravaggio’s Shadow,” and “To Rome with Love.”

What we know about this person

Full name:

Riccardo Scamarcio

Date of birth:

November 13, 1979

Zodiac sign:



Andria, Italy





Marital status:





5' 9" (1.75 m)


154lbs (70kg)


actor, film producer, screenwriter

Early years

Born in the quaint town of Andria, Italy, on November 13, 1979, Riccardo Scamarcio’s childhood was relatively simple. His days were filled with activities like playing soccer and watching TV. However, it was his mother, a talented painter who earned her living through her art, who ignited his passion for the arts.

Riccardo’s focus gradually shifted from the soccer field to the world of literature, leading him to pen poetry. His teenage years saw him develop a defiant streak, often clashing with educators and harboring dreams of acting. At the age of 16, he made a bold move to Rome, determined to showcase his acting prowess.


Riccardo Scamarcio young


Upon arriving in Rome, Scamarcio sought to hone his craft at the National Film School of Italy. However, his rebellious nature impeded his formal training. Undeterred, he abandoned his studies to independently pursue a career in cinema. He made his television debut in 2001 with the series “Compagni di Scuola.”

The year 2003 marked his presence in three films: “The Best of Youth,” “Now or Never,” and “Le mani in faccia.” The 2004 film “Three Steps Over Heaven” catapulted him to fame, especially among female audiences, enhancing his desirability as an actor. He continued to make his mark in movies such as “The Smell of Blood,” “L’uomo perfetto,” and “Texas.”

2005 saw the release of “Romanzo Criminale,” offering Scamarcio the opportunity to collaborate with Kim Rossi Stuart, Anna Mouglalis, Pierfrancesco Favino, and more. His role in “Go Go Tales,” featuring Willem Dafoe, Bob Hoskins, Matthew Modine, and Asia Argento, was another highlight of his career.

In 2009, Scamarcio appeared in five films: “Italians,” “Eden Is West,” “The Big Dream,” “The Cézanne Affair,” and “The Front Line,” marking a prolific phase in his career. In “Eden Is West,” he played the protagonist, starring with Juliane Köhler and Ulrich Tukur. The 2010 film “Loose Cannons” featured him in the lead role of Tommaso Cantone.

The 2011 release “The Ages of Love” saw him in a starring role, followed by “Polisse,” co-starring Karin Viard, JoeyStarr, and Marina Foïs. In spring 2012, “To Rome with Love” premiered, allowing him to work with Woody Allen, Judy Davis, and Alison Pill. His filmography also includes “Pasolini” and “A Golden Boy.”

In autumn 2015, Scamarcio appeared in “Burnt,” alongside Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller, and Omar Sy, followed by “Wondrous Boccaccio,” “London Spy,” “Ali and Nino,” and the 2017 sequel of “John Wick,” co-starring Keanu Reeves. Subsequently, Scamarcio was featured in “Welcome Home,” “Loro,” “The Translators,” and “The Binding.” In 2021, “Three Floors” premiered, with Scamarcio as the lead, Lucio. The same year saw “The Last Paradiso.” In 2022, he starred in “Caravaggio’s Shadow.”

Riccardo Scamarcio Movies and TV Shows

  • 2023

    A Haunting in Venice

    Vitale Portfoglio

  • 2022

    Caravaggio’s Shadow


  • 2019

    The Translators

    Dario Farelli

  • 2018


    Sergio Morra

  • 2017

    John Wick: Chapter 2

    Santino D’Antonio

  • 2017

    Welcome Home


  • 2015



  • 2013

    Third Person


  • 2012

    To Rome with Love

    Hotel Robber

  • 2011

    The Ages of Love



Riccardo Scamarcio in John Wick: Chapter 2

Riccardo Scamarcio’s personal life and family

Scamarcio, long admired by his fans, has always preferred to keep his personal life discreet. He was romantically involved with Valeria Golino, whom he met on the set of “Texas.” The couple parted ways in 2018 due to Scamarcio’s new relationship.

Soon after, his partner gave birth to their daughter, Emily. Although Scamarcio considered marrying Angharad Wood, he fell for Benedetta Porcaroli, an Italian actress 18 years his junior. However, their relationship ended a year later, and Scamarcio returned to the mother of his daughter, though they never wed.

Continuing to charm his admirers, Scamarcio is an avid social media user, often sharing personal moments with his followers. A fan of the football club “Fidelis Andria,” he relishes fishing and spending time in nature, far from the urban bustle.


Riccardo Scamarcio with ex-wife Valeria Golino

Riccardo Scamarcio now

In 2023, Scamarcio starred in “A Haunting in Venice,” with Kenneth Branagh, Kyle Allen, and Camille Cottin. The upcoming 2024 film “Modi” will feature him in a leading role, working alongside Pierre Niney, Stephen Graham, Benjamin Lavernhe, and Al Pacino. Presently, Scamarcio dedicates his energy to this promising project.

Published: December 19, 2023
Updated: June 24, 2024