Birth Name: Roberto Remigio Benigni
Place of Birth: Manciano La Misericordia, Castiglion Fiorentino, Italy
Date of Birth: 27 October, 1952
Roberto Benigni is an Italian actor, comedian, screenwriter, and director. He won the Academy Award for Best Actor for Life Is Beautiful (1998). The film also won the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar.
Roberto is the son of Isolina Papini and Luigi Benigni. He was raised Catholic.
He is married to actress Nicoletta Braschi, who has starred in most of the films he has directed.
Roberto played a Jewish character in Life Is Beautiful, a film he also directed and co-wrote. Roberto himself is not of Jewish heritage.