The renowned Italian director and actress Giada Colagrande is also the actor Willem Dafoe’s wife. Here is all that you need to know about her.
Willem Dafoe is a famous American stage, film and voice actor who has a gross net worth of $24 million USD. He toured with a theatre group across Europe and America before making it to the film industry. His debut performance was in the movie ‘Heaven’s Gate’ in 1980. After that, he appeared in many movies like ‘Platoon’, ‘The Last Temptation of Christ’, ‘The Mississippi Burning’, ‘Born on the Fourth of July’, ‘Spider-Man’, ‘Animal Factory’, ‘The Florida Project’ and many such others. He also lent his voice for an animation film, ‘Finding Nemo’. He has made a strong position for himself in Hollywood with his versatile performances and comic sense. Dafoe is married to Italian actress and director Giada Colagrande. They divide their time between Colagrande’s native place in Italy, Los Angeles and New York City. Willem has a son with his ex-girlfriend Elizabeth LeCompte. The couple does not have any children together. Willem Dafoe’s movie ‘The Florida Project’ was released this year in September. The work done in the film by the actor is appreciable and it is the kind of work that can finally win him an Oscar. ‘The Florida Project’ is an American Drama film directed by Sean Baker. Dafoe plays the role of Bobby Hicks as the Motel’s manager. He got the Golden Globe nominee for Best Supporting Actor in ‘The Florida Project’. He also won the Golden Globe nominee for Best Supporting Actor in ‘Shadow of the Vampire’.
The wife of William Dafoe – Giada Colagrande
Giada Colagrande is a popular Italian actress and director. Her first feature film, ‘Aprimi il Cuore’ was written and directed by her. This film was a blockbuster hit and was selected by many International film festivals. It has also won the award Prix de l’avenir. The film also got her nomination for Best New Director at the Silver Ribbon 2003. Her other popular short films include ‘Carnaval’, ‘Fetus – 4 brings death’ and ‘N.3’. Colagrande is happily married to her husband and actor Willem Dafoe. They have been married since March 2005. She keeps a very low profile about her personal life and one cannot find much about her family life, past affairs or family background. There is not record of the couple having any children yet in spite of being married since a very long time.
Giada Colagrande’s net worth
Colagrande was born in Italy in 1975. She has studied in Italy, Switzerland and Australia. She was inclined towards contemporary art and started making video art and documentaries in 1955. She joined the art project ‘Volume’ from 1997 to 2000 and started making a series of video portraits of 7 contemporary artists such as Alfredo Pirri, Jannis Kounellis, Bernhard Rudiger, Gianni Dessi, Raimund Kummer, Nunzio, Sol Lewitt and Maurizio Savini. She also made three short films during this period – ‘Carnaval’ in 1998, ‘Fetus – 4 Brings Death’ in 1999 and ‘N.3’ in 2000. Her first feature film, written, directed by her was ‘Open My Heart’ in the year 2000. She also acted in this film. This film premiered at the Venice Film Festival in 2002 and it was selected by many International Film Festivals such as the Tribeca Film Festival 2003, in competition, and Paris Cinema 2003, where it won the award ‘Prix de l’avenir’. Giada was also nominated for Best New Director at the Silver Ribbon 2003. In 2005, her second directorial venture ‘Before It Had a Name’ was released which she co-wrote and co-starred with her husband William Dafoe. This film also opened at the Venice Film Festival in 2005 and was later shown in San Sebastian Film Festival and various such other International Film Festivals. It was distributed worldwide with the title ‘Black Widow’. She wrote and directed her third film in 2010, ‘A Woman’ which again starred Willem Dafoe, Jess Weixler and Stefania Rocca. This film too premiered at the Venice Film Festival 2010 and was later screened at many other International Film Festivals. Her short films, ‘The Woman Dress’ in 2012 for the Prada series ‘The Miu Miu Woman’s Tales’ and ‘Life & Death of Marina Abramovic’ in 2012 based on Marina Abramovic’s biography both were premiered at the Venice Film Festival 2012. Her film ‘Life and Death of Marina Abramovic’ starred Willem Dafoe, Antony Hegarty and Abramovic herself and it was screened at MoMA in New York and also at the Louvre Museum in Paris. In 2013, her film ‘The Abramovic Method’ was presented at the Venice Film Festival too and was shown in art museums around the world. This film marked her collaboration with performance artist Marina Abramovic. Her film ‘Padre’ in 2016 which starred Willem Dafoe, Franco Battiato, Marina Abramovic and herself was released which was also written and directed by Colagrande. Giada Colagrande has a net worth of $6 million USD. Her age is 42 years as of now. She is 5.4 inches tall. The actress is not very active on social media and hence one cannot find a lot of photos on Instagram. All her photos on Instagram are mostly with her husband Willem Dafoe.