Through compelling performances and the charming characters she has brought to life on screen, Stefania Spampinato has quickly become one of the entertainment industry's most sought-after and versatile Italian actors on the rise.
Spampinato may be best known for her breakout role as Carina DeLuca, opposite Ellen Pompeo and Jesse Williams, on ABC's longest-running medical drama, "Grey's Anatomy," a role she has portrayed since 2017. In 2019, she brought Carina to ABC's hit action-drama series "Station 19.".
Previously, Spampinato appeared opposite Matt Damon, Christian Bale and Caitriona Balfe in the Oscar®-winning drama "Ford vs Ferrari," directed by James Mangold. She is also known for her starring role as Flavia in Paramount Pictures' Italian blockbuster "Il Giorno Più Bello Del Mondo," opposite Alessandro Siani. The film was in the top five highest-grossing Italian movies of 2019.
Originally from Catania, Sicily, Spampinato started dancing at the age of 6. Her passion for the arts at a young age was undeniable and after graduating high school with honors, she moved to Milan where she got a B.A. in performing arts. This led to a very successful career in dance and theater that lasted over 10 years, traveling all over the world joining collaborations with Joaquin Cortez, Kylie Minogue, Leona Lewis, "The Voice UK," "The X Factor US" and "The X Factor UK." In 2011, she bought a one-way ticket to Los Angeles.
Her very first U.S. television credit was on FOX's hit series "Glee," followed by "Satisfaction" on the USA Network.
Additional movie role credits for Spampinato include "Less is More," a comedy TV movie for Disney France; "4got10," opposite Denny Trejo and Dolph Lundgren; "Darkness Falls," starring Chaney Kley and Emma Caulfield; and the 20th Century Fox animated feature "Spies in Disguise" with the voices of Will Smith and Tom Holland, amongst others.
In her spare time, she loves to read, travel, dance, practice Taekwondo and spend time with her famiglia in Sicily.