Valeria Solarino is an Italian actress, born in Venezuela. She was born in Barcelona, Venezuela to a Sicilian father and Turinese mother. After studying philosophy at the University of Turin, she debuted as actress in the Teatro Stabile. In 2003 she was chosen by director Mimmo Calopresti for a small role in Happiness Costs Nothing (2003), after which her career took off: in the same year she played Maja in the Fame chimica (Chemical Hunger) by Paolo Vari and Antonio Bocola and Bea in What Will Happen to Us by Giovanni Veronesi, who is her current partner. In 2005 Solarino starred in La febbre by Alessandro D'Alatri, in 2006 in Viaggio segreto by Roberto Andò and, in 2007, Valzer by Salvatore Maira. In 2009 she played the role of a lesbian lover in Viola di mare (Sea Purple), a historical film by Donatella Maiorca. Which was shown at the Rome Film Festival. In 2018, she starred as the psychologist Anna in As Needed, directed by Francesco Falaschi.