Italian-Canadian actress, Italia Ricci, is popular for her role as White House Chief of Staff Emily Rhodes in the political series, Designated Survivor. She started acting professionally in 2007 and has continued to grow bigger in the industry ever since.
In 2015, she was nominated for Golden Maple Award under the Newcomer of the Year category as a result of her role in the television drama series, Chasing Life.
Italia Ricci Bio and Age
Born as Stephanie Italia Ricci on October 29, 1986, in Richmond Hill, Ontario, the actress is of Italian descent. She grew up in her place of birth alongside her two brothers named Mike Ricci and Vince Ricci.
The young lady who is a graduate of Queen’s University made her acting debut in 2007, in Beta House, the third installment of American Pie Presents film series. She later got a recurring role as Chase Ravenwood on the Disney XD series Aaron Stone and also featured as the ex-girlfriend of Plain White T in his music video “Hate”.
In 2009, Ricci got a number of minor roles in American productions such as the sitcom, How I Met Your Mother, Secret Girlfriend, and the television series House and Greek.
The following year, she was cast in a major role as Maggie Winnock in the Cartoon Network live-action series Unnatural History. She also appeared as herself in the “Pajama Party” episode of the teen sitcom, True Jackson, VP, and also in a Clean & Clear advert.
2011 was not busy for Italia Ricci as she only featured in the short film Valediction. She also appeared in the “Pick and Roll” episode of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation as Vanessa Drake in 2012 and in 2013, the actress played a small role in Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s directorial debut film titled, Don Jon.
She landed a lead role in 2014 playing the character of April Carver in the television drama series, Chasing Life, which aired on ABC Family from June 10, 2014, to September 28, 2015. Her excellent performance on the show earned her a Golden Maple Award nomination for Newcomer of the Year 2015. Also in 2015, Ricci acted the role of Sutton Roberts in the Lifetime movie, Fatal Memories.
In December 2015, Italia Ricci became part of the cast of Supergirl as Siobhan Smythe / Silver Banshee. From September 2016 till date, she has starred as Emily Rhodes in the political drama, Designated Survivor, that has aired on ABC and later Netflix.
Her Sister and Husband
Italia Ricci and actress Christina Ricci have usually been mistaken to be sisters because they bear the same surname and almost look alike. However, Stephanie cleared the air in 2016, explaining that they are not related in any way. Besides, Christina is of American nationality while Italia is a Canadian-Italian.
Italia Ricci is married to Canadian actor Robert Patrick Amell, known professionally as Robbie Amell. He is best known for playing the character of Stephen James in The Tomorrow People.
Born on April 21, 1988, in Toronto to Jo Amell and Rob Amell, both jewelers, he has a sister who is also an actress and also a cousin named Stephen Amell, who stars in the television series Arrow. Robbie had made a handsome amount of money from his numerous endorsement deals and acting career; his net worth is estimated to be $2 million.
Robbie and Ricci started dating in July 2008 and got engaged on August 19, 2014, just one month after celebrating their six-year anniversary. Sharing the news of their engagement on Instagram, the actor posted a picture of himself and Italia with the caption, “She said yes!!!… I think. I can’t really be sure”. I’m going to marry my best friend. @italiaricci.”
They eventually wedded on October 15, 2016, in downtown Los Angeles. It was a romantic ceremony which was witnessed by their family and friends. Ricci walked down the aisle in a beautiful James Clifford ball gown, while her husband looked prim and proper in a Vera Wang tuxedo.
Height and Body Measurements
Being in the entertainment industry requires not only sharpening your skills frequently but also ensuring that your physical appearance is always on point. Though blessed with a beautiful body that Ricci considers as one of her best assets, she still works hard to keep fit and stay trim by maintaining a healthy exercise routine involving cardio exercises, running, jogging, and swimming.
Below are her body statistics/features:
Height: 5 feet 5 inches (1.65 meters)
Body Weight: 50 kg (110 pounds)
Bra Size: 10B
Bust Size: 32B
Waist Size: 61 cm (24 inches)
Hip Size: 86 cm (34 inches)
Eye Color: Brown
Hair Color: Brown
Body Build: slim