Edoardo Ponti is a director who is making films in Canada, Italy, and the United States. Between Strangers was the first feature film he wrote as well as directed. The film got premiered in 2002 at the Venice and Toronto International Film Festivals and even won five Genie Nominations– the Canadian equivalent to the Academy Award.
Edoardo Ponti Bio: Age, Parents' Nationality
Edoardo Ponti was born on 6 January 1973 in Geneva, Switzerland, to a producer father, Carlo Ponti, Sr. and actress mother, Sophia Loren. He has an elder brother, Carlo Jr, an associate conductor of the Russian National Orchestra, since 2000.
By the time Edoardo was born, his parents were already established. The family lived between LA and Geneva because the parents had renounced their Italian citizenship.
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Edoardo's father was already married when he met Sophia. In order to marry Sophia (in 1957) and obtain a divorce from his first wife, all three parties had been forced to embrace French nationality.
As Edoardo cited the story of how love was more important than nationality, he said the Evening Standard that despite a piece of paper telling his parents as French, they could not be more Italian.
Edoardo, on the other hand, acquires all of American, Italian, and Swiss nationality.
Edoardo Ponti studied at Aiglon College in Switzerland until 1990. He then graduated magna cum laude from the University of Southern California with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature and Creative Writing in 1994.
Four years later, he also earned his Master of Fine Arts degree in Film Directing & Production from the University of Southern California School of Cinema and Television.
Wedding; Details About Wife
Edoardo Ponti tied the knot with Sasha Alexander on the 11th of August 2007. The wedding at the Russian Orthodox Church in Geneva, Switzerland, followed after the couple got engaged in January 2006.
Edoardo Ponti and his wife Sasha Alexander on their wedding day on the 11th of August 2007 (Photo: Twitter)
Now, together, they have two children: a son, Leonardo (born on the 21st of December 2010), and daughter, Lucia Sofia.
Sasha, the mother of two, is an American actress as well as writer winning People's Choice Award for "Favorite Cable TV Actress" in 2016. She is better known for her roles on the series NCIS and Rizzoli & Isles.
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Previously, she was all set to be an Olympic ice skater until she met with an accident. However, the incident made her very strong, confirmed Edoardo.
Sasha attended film school at the University of Southern California, where she met Edoardo for the first time.
Interesting Facts On Edoardo Ponti
- According to Celebrity Net Worth, Edoardo Ponti values a net worth of $5 million while his wife, Sasha, and mother, Sophia possesses the net worht of about $6 million and $75 million, respectively.
- Edoardo is fluent in English, French and Italian.