Lello Arena

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Lello Arena is an Italian actor, comedian and television personality. Born in Naples as Raffaello Arena, he was the son of two workers in a tobacco factory. In 1969, at a very young age, Arena formed the cabaret ensamble "La Smorfia" together with Massimo Troisi and Enzo De Caro. In 1978 and 1979, the group appeared in two Rai variety shows ("Non ... See full bio »

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Chiari di luna Davide Ruffo
I'm Starting from Three Raffaele 'Rafè' Sodano, aka Lello


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 2022 Piano Piano
 2017 Veleni
 2015 Wondrous Boccaccio
Duca Tancredi
 2014 La scuola più bella del mondo
Arturo Moscariello
 2011 Only you (TV Mini Series)
 2011 Rien Va
 2011 Baciati dall'amore (TV Series)
Gaetano Gambardella / Tano Bambardella
 2004 Luisa Sanfelice (TV Movie)
Pasquale De Simone
 1998 You Laugh
Rocco (segment "Due sequestri")
 1996 Quei due sopra il varano (TV Series)
Lello Cardello
 1995 Looking for Paradise
 1988 Chiari di luna
Davide Ruffo
 1987 Il coraggio di parlare
Don Angelo
 1984 Cuori nella tormenta
Raffaele Cuoco
 1983 Scusate il ritardo
 1982 No Thanks, Coffee Makes Me Nervous
Michele Giuffrida
 1982 Morto Troisi, viva Troisi! (TV Movie)
L'agelo custode / Self
 1981 I'm Starting from Three
Raffaele 'Rafè' Sodano, aka Lello
 1978 La sberla (TV Series)
Il Patriarca
- Episode #1.1 (1978) ... Il Patriarca (as La Smorfia)
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La Smorfia


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Francesca Taviani  (1 child)

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His wife, Francesca Taviani, is Vittorio Taviani's daughter. They have a son together, Leonardo (b. 2002).

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