Caterina Murino is originally from Cagliari in Sardinia.
She began her career as a model, but very quickly her desire to act took over. From 1999 to 2000, she studied theatre at Francesca de Sapio’s school of theatre and cinema.
In 2002, she made her small screen debut in the series “Don Matteo”, as well as the TV film “Le Jeune Casanova”, and also in the Italian/Argentinian film “Nowhere”. While she was playing the role of Léa in “L’enquête Corse” by Alain Berberian, she landed her first important role alongside Christian Clavier, who in turn engaged her in the mad adventure of “Bronzés 3 amis pour la vie” by Patrice Leconte. In the meantime, the actress turned the heads of Pascal Elbé and Jean Dujardin in the comedy cop film “L’Amour aux trousses” by Philippe de Chauveron.
Multilingual, Caterina’s command of Italian, English, Spanish and French has enabled her to rapidly take on roles in international cinema.
Her career took a decisive turn when she was awarded the coveted role of Bond girl Solange Dimitrios, who is seduced by Agent 007 (Daniel Craig) in “Casino Royale” (2006) by Martin Campbell.
Filming in France as well as overseas, Caterina played in “CIAO STEFANO” by Gianni Zanasi, “Le grand alibi” by Pascal Bonitzer and “Made in Italy” by Stephane Giusti, “Comme les 5 doigts de la main” by Alexandre Arcady, “LA PROIE” and also in the USA in “DIE” by Dominic Laurence James and “THE GARDEN OF EDEN” by John Irvin with Mena Suvari and Jack Huston.
Caterina also appeared on television in the mini series “XIII” for Canal+ as well as “The Aurelio Zen Mysteries” alongside Rufus Sewell.
She was seen on ARTE in the “Odysseus” mini series with Niels Schneider and Alessio Boni, as well as on TFI in “Taxi Brooklin”, the TV adaptation of the film ‘Taxi’.