Quick Facts of Michele Placido

  • Full NameMichele Placido
  • Net Worth$10 million
  • Date of Birth19 May, 1946
  • NicknameMichele
  • Marital Status Divorced
  • BirthplaceAscoli Satriano, Apulia. Italy
  • Ethnicity White Italian
  • ProfessionActor, Director, Producer
  • Nationality Italian
  • Active Year1972-present
  • Eye colour Black
  • Hair colour White
  • SpouseSimonetta Stefanelli (m. 1989; div. 1994) Federica Vincenti (m. 2012; div. 2017)
  • EducationAcademy of Dramatic Arts
  • Online PresenceFacebook
  • Children5
  • Horoscope Taurus
Michele Placido

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 children in total. Wanna Know more about Michele Placido? Then stay on the page and keep scrolling.

Early Life

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 film journey and worked under directors like Luigi Comencini, Mario Monicelli, Salvatore Samperi, and other popular directors in the 90s.

Michele appeared in several TV series that have done well in the industry. In 1983, he marked the beginning of his greatest TV popularity by playing the role of a police inspector investigating the Mafia in Damiano Damiani’s TV series The Octopus.

Married Twice

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 with 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 2012, the couple finally tied the knot. It seems like the couple had a child before their marriage.

Past Affairs

Placido was about to marry a woman named Ilaria Lezzi. However, their marriage got canceled and held annulled. The reason behind the cancelation was that Placido found out that Ilaria is one of his sisters from a relative. At the same time, Michele was on 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 for the second time when Simonetta gave birth to his first son Michelangelo Placido. Michelangelo was inspired by his father and later worked as an assistant director with his father and continued his new projects on his own. And for the third child, Marco Brenno Placido is the youngest among the three. Brenno is also an actor and has 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 shared one child, whom they named Inigo Placido. The child only inherited the name from his father, 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 an estimated net worth of around $5 million. Moreover, he boasts a salary of $98,000 to $102,210 annually as a director. Placido also makes a hefty income from his other works, including his acting career and producer. So, these works surely help him to add some extra figures to his bank account.

Besides, his ex-wife Simonetta Stefanelli 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 an Actress, Businesswoman, and fashion designer.