is a director, writer and actress. She recently directed and starred in The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things and adapted the screenplay from the short story collection by J.T. LeRoy. She made her feature directorial debut with Scarlet Diva, which she starred in and wrote.
As an actress, Argento's credits include Rob Cohen's box office smash XXX; Michael Radford's B. Monkey; Abel Ferrara's New Rose Hotel; and Patrice Chéreau's Queen Margot.
The daughter of famed director Dario Argento and actress/screenwriter Daria Nicolodi, Argento began her acting career at the age of nine and has starred in three films by her father: Trauma, The Stendhal Syndrome and The Phantom of the Opera. She has published numerous short stories and is the author of a novel I Love You Kirk.
Argento recently completed filming Sofia Coppola's Marie-Antoinette. She will also soon be seen in Gus Van Sant's upcoming Last Days, starring with Michael Pitt and Lukas Haas.
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Asia Argento Facts
|The Heart is Deceitful Above All Things
|Bits and Pieces
|George A. Romero's Land of the Dead
|Gus Van Sant's Last Days