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Annunziata Gianzero – bio

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“Actress Annunziata Gianzero is a sex goddess whose explosive performance firmly establishes her as a face to watch”

Film Threat

“Gianzero is a striking and grounding presence.”

Entertainment Today

“Annunziata Gianzero is a screen presence worth watching for in future assignments.”

“Gianzero, a talented and beautiful actress, shows a good range of emotions over the course of the film. She’s warm and inviting, but can also turn on some rage when she needs to…The actress is convincing as a world-class violinist…Gianzero brings humanity to a role that could easily have retreated into a parody.”

“It seems the thing about the shotgun and the unpronounceable name has a lot of you worked up. As her picture was in the window on Halloween night, some ladies were wondering who her personal trainer is. There’s nothing like ripped biceps and slomo smoking shells flying from a street sweeper shotgun to get your rush going.”

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In a society which clamors for simplified “personal branding”, Nunzi resists the pigeonhole. Her answer to branding is “I guess you’ll just have to brand me as a chameleon”.
Gay, insane, drug-addicted, criminal, virginal, blind, gypsy, terminally ill, S&M goth, a 50’s diva, a female boxer and a precocious 6-year old – all these describe Annunziata Gianzero’s recent film, TV and theatre roles. In fact, she is perhaps best distinguished by her versatility and her resistance to be typecast, in acting and in life.
Originally from New York, Annunziata is an actor, writer, producer and unapologetic computer geek who divides her time performing in film, theatre and television (and now web) in Atlanta, NY and LA and anywhere in between where there is a challenging role to be realized or a great story to be told. She was off to a running start at the age of 11, when she made her first film on a home camera, which she wrote, directed and starred in as the young Joan of Arc. Already a savvy producer, she hired an affordable DP…her mom. “Just point and shoot, ma”, she instructed, “we’ll fix it in post”. And she did – she also edited it.
Nunzi went on to become an award-winning actress with leads in films screened theatrically and at over 50 film festivals worldwide. Her “Gypsy” in the feature, Dischord, garnered her 2 Best Actor honors. Biting Personalities (for which she acted, co-wrote and produced) won Best Acting, Best Film and the Audience Award at the SoCal Cinema Slam and screened at the Sundance Digital Pavilion during Sundance 2008. Her earlier films, Sally & Angela (a mafia action comedy) and The Next Big Thing (dubbed “a cult sci-fi classic” by Cinefantastique and a winner of the SATURN Golden Scroll award) continue to attract a passionate fan base. Most recently, she recurred as Dr. Maya Turner on The Resident (FOX), Carmen Davis on Tyler Perry’s The Haves and the Have Nots (OWN), Charlotte Burton on the Jenji Kohan hit Teenage Bounty Hunters (Netflix), a tough addict on Blue Bloods (CBS), a badass barmaid in the Mischa Barton film, Deserted, a meth addicted South Central denizen in TNT TV’s Southland and the iconic evil witch, Blood Mary Billingsworth, in Nickelodeon’s Deadtime Stories which re-airs every year around Halloween. She will also be appearing on the upcoming Amazon reboot of Dean Devlin’s Leverage, co-tarring with and directed by Noah Wyle.
In her first foray back into the theatre after her film years, Annunziata was named Top 5 Leading Actresses of the Year (ReviewPlays) for her work in Duet for One. Since then, she has performed leads in Brecht’s Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, Sheila Callaghan’s edgy, comic drama, Scab, Tony Tanner’s The Trojan Women, The Two Gentlemen of Verona with West Hollywood’s Shakespeare in the Parks, as well as Io in Prometheus Bound, Anya in The Cherry Orchard, Electra in Electra, and Mary Warren in The Crucible with the Classical Theatre Lab, among others.
Annunziata’s production credits include clients: Universal Studios, Chris Columbus’ 1492 Productions, National Geographic, Propaganda Films, and Tri-Star, among others. Her theatre production of Duet for One raised awareness and money for the National Multiple Sclerosis Foundation. As well as performing with Noah Wyle’s The Blank Theatre Company, she has produced their Young Playwrights Festival and associate produced the 11-month running Amy & David Sedaris hit The Book of Liz.
 Annunziata co-founded the Ivy Media Group, Inc, comprised of Ivy Films (a film production company) and Ivy Digital Design (a post-production and New Media company) where she has produced over 100 projects (multi-award winning films, commercials and musicvideos). With Ivy Digital, she has designed over 30 film and theatre ad campaigns, programmed and implemented corporate online interactive programs, and edited features and short films.
Annunziata served on the Board of Directors of the Classical Theatre Lab and is a founding member and Resident Producer of The Alchemy Arts Ensemble, where she is currently developing an enterprise-level, online Shakespeare learning program. In her spare time, Nunzi performs outreach for the LA Mission and the WEHO Book Fair, among other community interest organizations. She is a current member of the International Academy of Web Television, where she co-founded and maintains the East Coast IAWTV Writers Group.
Speaking and presenter engagements — at NATPE, Blogworld/New Media Expo (both Writers and Actors Panels), VidCon 2012 (“You’ve got a Webseries…Now What?” with industry luminaries and as an actor in both the Comedy and Non-Comedy: The First Page series) and at New Media Expo on the “Advice from Award Winning Actors” panel. Next up on the docket for Nunzi is the NY-based crime web series Battery Park in which she plays the corrupt hard-hitting detective, Andy Temple. It sneak peek premiered at ITVFest, where she was nominated for Best Actress in a Drama.