- As a young girl, she wanted to be a nun.
- Studied acting with Francesca De Sapio and Greta Seacat in Rome and with Susan Batson in New York.
- Met husband Luca Zingaretti on the set of Cefalonia (2005).
- Married husband Luca Zingaretti in Sicily, Italy.
- In 2014, hosted the 71st Venice International Film Festival in Venice, Italy.