Quick Facts of Michele Placido
- Full NameMichele Placido
- Net Worth$10 million
- Date of Birth19 May, 1946
- Marital Status
- BirthplaceAscoli Satriano, Apulia. Italy
- ProfessionActor, Director, Producer
- Active Year1972-present
- Eye colour
- Hair colour
- SpouseSimonetta Stefanelli (m. 1989; div. 1994) Federica Vincenti (m. 2012; div. 2017)
- EducationAcademy of Dramatic Arts
- Online PresenceFacebook
Michele Placido is an Italian actor, director, and producer. He is best known for playing the role of Corrado Cattani in the Television Series called La Piovra. Not just that, he played the lead as a police inspector investigating the Mafia in Damiano Damiani’s TV series La Piovra.
Moreover, Michele is a married man; infact he was married twice in his life. Since he married two beautiful actresses, he has five of the children in total. Wanna Know more about Michele Placido? Then stay on the page and keep scrolling.
Michele Placido was born on May 19, 1946, in Ascoli Satriano, Apulia, Italy, into a poor family from Rionero in Vulture, Basilicata. He holds an Italian nationality and belongs to mixed ethnicity. Furthermore, he is the son of Beniamino Placido and Maria Lazzetti.
Michele grew up alongside his two brothers named Gerardo Amato and Donato Placido. He went to the Academy of Dramatic Arts in Rome for his acting skill in Centro Sperimentale Di Cinematografia.
Rose to Stardom
Michele made his acting debut in a play called Midsummer Night’s Dream in 1969. Two years later, he began his journey in films and worked under directors like Luigi Comencini, Mario Monicelli, Salvatore Samperi, and other popular directors in the 90s.
Michele appeared in several TV series in which has done well in the industry. In 1983, he marked the beginning of his greatest TV popularity playing the role of a police inspector investigating the Mafia in Damiano Damiani’s TV series The Octopus.
Coming onto Michele’s personal life, he married twice in his life. He was first married to his long time girlfriend turned wife Simonetta Stefanelli. She is an Italian actress, entrepreneur, and fashion designer. The duo met back on that day when Placido was still struggling for his career. The couple tied their knot in the year of 1989. After their marriage, the couple got blessed with three children.
Sadly in 1994, Michele and Simonetta’s marriage turned into a divorce and part their ways. After divorce, he stayed single for years until he met his friend Federica Vincente. Initially, the couple started dating, and they were together for 15 years. In the year of 2012, the couple finally tied the knot. It seems like the couple had a child before their marriage.
Placido was about to marry a woman named Ilaria Lezzi. However, their marriage got canceled and held annulled. The reason behind cancelation was that Placido found out that Ilaria is one of his sisters from a relative. While Michele was in his journey toward his successful career.
Michele met a beautiful girl named Virginie Alexandre. Eventually, the couple started dating. Moreover, the couple stayed in a relationship for a long period. Although the couple didn’t get married, the two have a child together.
Father of Five Children
Michele shares five children from his marital relationship with three different ladies. He became a father for the first time after his wife Simonetta gave birth to his daughter Violante Placido.
In 1990, the couple got blessed with the second time when Simonetta gave birth to his first son Michelangelo Placido. Michelangelo got inspired by his father and later worked as an assistant director with his father and continuing his new projects on his own nowadays. And for the third child, Marco Brenno Placido, he is the youngest among three. Brenno is also an actor and had featured in his father’s movies.
Before getting married to Federica, Michele was in a relationship with a woman named Virginie Alexandre. From the relationship, the former couple shares one child whom they named Inigo Placido. It seems like the child only inherit the name from his father as Inigo Placido while there was no information about him being famous or involved in the family business.
What’s His Net Worth?
Michele has earned an extraordinary amount from his long term career. As of 2020, he has a estimated net worth of around $5 million. Moreover, he boasts a salary in the range of $98,000 to $102,210 annually as a director. Placido also makes a hefty sum of income from his other works, which include his acting career and producer. So, these works surely help him to add some extra figures in his bank account.
Besides, his ex-wife Simonetta Stefanelli who has already gained more fame than her husband, Michele Placido. According to celebritynetworth.com, Simonetta Stefanelli has a net worth of $20 million from her long career. She earned such a great fortune from her career as a Actress, Businesswoman, and fashion designer.