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Jo Champa is a Actor American born on 23 january 1968 at Long Branch (USA)

Jo Champa

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Nationality USA
Birth 23 january 1968 (53 years) at Long Branch (USA)

Jo Champa (born January 23, 1968) is an actress and model.

Champa was born in 1968 in New Jersey, but grew up in Rome, Italy. She became a model there as a teenager. Before the age of 18, she was already one of Gianni Versace's favorite models. As such she turned to the Italian film industry in 1986, with various screen acting assignments, for directors including Claude d'Anna (Salome, 1986), Ettore Scola (The Family, 1987), Massimo Troisi (Le vie del Signore sono finite, 1987), and Damiano Damiani (Il Sole Buio, 1990). At the top of her career, Champa returned to the United States, starring in Steven Seagal's Out for Justice (1991), followed two years later by Bernardo Bertolucci's Little Buddha (1993), and then Don Juan DeMarco (1994) by Jeremy Leven. Later in the 90s, she mostly worked for television guest starring in TV series such as Walker, Texas Ranger, JAG, and CSI: Miami. Champa can also be found in Helmut Newton's book Sumo where he found her to be one of his favorite models. Most recently she was in Somewhere (2010), directed by Sofia Coppola.

In Italy she has hosted the very successful fashion TV show for RAI TV, Kermesse. Champa has also served as special contributing editor and columnist for the Italian edition of Vogue and L'Uomo Vogue. Italian Vogue has written that, "She is an icon of Italian style. We love her because she is a refined and creative woman, a tireless supporter of Italian cinema and culture in the United States.”

She received the America Award of the Italy-USA Foundation in 2009.

She has produced for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences the tribute event "An Academy Tribute to Sophia Loren", with special guest Sophia Loren, with Billy Crystal hosting John Travolta, Christian De Sica and Rob Marshall among many others.

In December 2011 she produced the launch of the Andrea Bocelli Foundation at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, with a dinner and special performance starring Andrea Bocelli. She was the producer of the prime time special of that same event for Sky Italia.

In June 2012 she hosted and moderated a Special Evening for David and Susan Rockefeller at MOMA in New York presenting Susan Rockefeller’s documentary, Mission of Mermaids.

Usually with

Ettore Scola
Ettore Scola
(1 films)
Sofia Coppola
Sofia Coppola
(1 films)
Joseph Merhi
Joseph Merhi
(1 films)
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Filmography of Jo Champa (15 films)

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Somewhere (2010)
, 1h38
Directed by Sofia Coppola
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about television
Actors Stephen Dorff, Elle Fanning, Michelle Monaghan, Erin Wasson, Chris Pontius, Nathalie Fay
Rating62% 3.148833.148833.148833.148833.14883
As the film opens a black Ferrari circles on a race track in the desert, its engine roaring in and out of the shot. When it eventually stops, Johnny Marco (Stephen Dorff) steps out. Marco is a Hollywood actor who, despite his recent rise to fame, does not feel much meaning in his daily life. He resides at the Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles from where he completes various publicity obligations for his new film: he is photographed with his co-star (Michelle Monaghan), gives interviews to the press, and attends an award ceremony in Italy. Despite drinking and socializing occasionally with Sammy (Chris Pontius), a fellow actor and childhood friend, Marco spends much time alone, driving his Ferrari motorcar, drinking beer, taking pills, and having casual sex with various women. Twice he has pole-dancing twins (Kristina and Karissa Shannon) set up their equipment and perform in his room, the first time he falls asleep and the second routine is more calisthenic than erotic.
Uncorked (2009)

Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Julie Benz, JoBeth Williams, Elliott Gould, Scott Elrod, Gattlin Griffith, Anne-Marie Johnson
Roles Heidi
Rating61% 3.099563.099563.099563.099563.09956
Johnny (Julie Benz) is a high-powered executive who is definitely not looking to fall in love but a business conference takes her to wine country she meets a handsome widower Andrew (Scott Elrod) who invites Johnny to meet his family after she loses her job. In helping his parents' winery she begins to fall in love with him and his family but when she gets offered another job she has to choose between her career or Andrew.
Pandemic (miniseries), 2h49
Directed by Armand Mastroianni
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Action
Themes Medical-themed films, Seafaring films, Transport films, Aviation films, Films about viral outbreaks, Catastrophe épidémiologique, Dans un avion, Disaster films
Actors Tiffani Thiessen, French Stewart, Eric Roberts, Faye Dunaway, James DuMont, Bruce Boxleitner
Roles Aria Beutefeldt
Rating52% 2.604622.604622.604622.604622.60462
On a beach in Australia, two American surfers say goodbye to each other as one is about to leave for his flight back to California. The two men don't notice the large number of dead birds on the beach. On the flight, the surfer returning home starts coughing up blood and dies before the plane can land. Back in Australia, the other surfer is found dead in his apartment. Kayla Martin (Tiffani Thiessen) is a medical doctor with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) who has been assigned to the case. She and the local officials carry the body of the surfer out of the plane and start processing people to be put in quarantine until they can be evaluated for exposure. During the transfer, one of the passengers escapes to complete a business deal and unknowingly spreads the virus throughout Los Angeles. It is also revealed that outbreaks of the so-called "riptide virus" (as it comes to be known), an offshoot of the bird flu, are occurring in other cities around the world.
Don Juan DeMarco, 1h40
Directed by Jeremy Leven
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about sexuality, Transgender in film, Films about psychiatry, Films set in psychiatric hospitals, LGBT-related film, Cross-dressing in film
Actors Marlon Brando, Johnny Depp, Faye Dunaway, Géraldine Pailhas, Bob Dishy, Franc Luz
Roles Sultana Gulbeyaz
Rating66% 3.3493953.3493953.3493953.3493953.349395
Psychiatrist Jack Mickler (Marlon Brando) dissuades a would-be suicide—a 21-year-old, costumed like Zorro and claiming to be Don Juan (Johnny Depp), who is then held for a ten-day review in a mental institution. Mickler, who is about to retire, insists on doing the evaluation and conducts it without medicating the youth. "Don Juan" tells his story—born in Mexico, the death of his father, a year in a harem, and finding true love (and being rejected) on a remote island. Listening enlivens Mickler's relationship with his own wife, Marilyn (Faye Dunaway). As the ten days tick down and pressure mounts on Mickler to support the youth's indefinite confinement, finding reality within the romantic imagination becomes Jack's last professional challenge.
Direct Hit
Direct Hit (1994)
, 1h29
Directed by Joseph Merhi
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action, Adventure
Actors William Forsythe, Jo Champa, Richard Norton, John Aprea, George Segal, Juliet Landau
Roles Savannah
Rating44% 2.201192.201192.201192.201192.20119
After informing his CIA handlers that his next hit will be his last, John Hatch (Forsythe) discovers that his target isn't a criminal at all. Refusing to take the woman out, Hatch instead takes it upon himself to protect her and expose the web of corruption at work.
Beretta's Island, 1h36
Origin USA
Genres Action, Crime
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films
Actors Ken Kercheval, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jo Champa, Dimitri Logothetis, Elizabeth Kaitan
Roles Celeste
Rating27% 1.375741.375741.375741.375741.37574
A retired Interpol officer tries to bring down the drug lord who killed his friend and threatens an entire village on the island of Sardinia. Franco Columbu is a former Mr. Olympia and Arnold Schwarzenegger plays an old weight-training friend.
Monkey Trouble, 1h36
Directed by Franco Amurri
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about animals, Films about apes, Children's films
Actors Thora Birch, Harvey Keitel, Christopher McDonald, Frank Welker, Mimi Rogers, Adam LaVorgna
Rating53% 2.6561552.6561552.6561552.6561552.656155
9-year-old Eva Gregory longs for a pet to call her own, but her divorced mother Amy does not think she is responsible enough, as her room is a mess, and she's completely unwilling to help out at all with her little half-brother Jack. Also her stepfather Tom, a police Lieutenant, is allergic to fur. She cannot keep the pet at her father Peter's house because he is a pilot and travels a lot.
Little Buddha, 2h3
Directed by Bernardo Bertolucci
Origin Italie
Genres Drama, Historical
Themes Films about religion, Films about Tibet, Films about Buddhism
Actors Keanu Reeves, Bridget Fonda, Chris Isaak, Jo Champa, Bhisham Sahni, Anupam Shyam Saikia
Roles Maria
Rating61% 3.052483.052483.052483.052483.05248
Tibetan Buddhist monks from a monastery in Bhutan, led by Lama Norbu (Ruocheng Ying), are searching for a child who is the rebirth of a great Buddhist teacher, Lama Dorje (Geshe Tsultim Gyeltsen). Lama Norbu and his fellow monks believe they have found a candidate for the child in whom Lama Dorje is reborn: an American boy named Jesse Conrad (Alex Wiesendanger), the young son of an architect and a teacher who live in Seattle. The monks come to Seattle in order to meet the boy.
Out for Justice, 1h31
Directed by John Flynn
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Martial arts, Action, Crime, Martial arts
Themes Mafia films, Sports films, Martial arts films, Gangster films
Actors Steven Seagal, William Forsythe, Jerry Orbach, Anthony DeSando, Jo Champa, Dominic Chianese
Roles Vicky Felino
Rating61% 3.050053.050053.050053.050053.05005
Gino Felino is an NYPD detective from Brooklyn who has strong ties within his neighborhood. Gino and his partner Bobby Lupo wait to bust up a multi-million dollar drug deal. However, Gino sees a pimp violently assaulting one of his girls and intervenes. Shortly afterward, Richie Madano murders Bobby in broad daylight in front of his wife, Laurie, and his two children.
The Jeweller's Shop, 1h28
Directed by Michael Anderson
Origin Canada
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Films based on plays
Actors Burt Lancaster, Olivia Hussey, Daniel Olbrychski, Ben Cross, Jonathan Crombie, Jo Champa
Roles Anna
Rating63% 3.188563.188563.188563.188563.18856
In this romantic story The Jeweller (Burt Lancaster) sells wedding rings to a young couple and teaches them some precious truths about the meaning of love and marriage. The jeweller also helps another couple to fight for their troubled marriage, rebuilding their relationship. The reborn love between this second couple teaches their daughter that a loving marriage is possible, and she eventually accepts the marriage proposal from the first couple's son.
The Family
The Family (1987)
, 2h2
Directed by Ettore Scola
Origin Italie
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Films about families
Actors Vittorio Gassman, Stefania Sandrelli, Fanny Ardant, Sergio Castellitto, Philippe Noiret, Cecilia Dazzi
Roles Adriana as a young woman
Rating73% 3.693193.693193.693193.693193.69319
It is the portrait of a bourgeois Italian family seen through the eyes of Carlo, an old retired professor who is the last patriarch of his family.
Salome (1986)
, 1h45
Directed by Claude d'Anna
Genres Drama
Actors Jo Champa, Tomás Milián, Fabrizio Bentivoglio, Pamela Salem, Jean-François Stévenin, Tim Woodward
Roles Salome
Rating53% 2.6598152.6598152.6598152.6598152.659815
While Jesus is preaching with his Apostles, the confessor John the Baptist is arrested by the king of Judea to the many defamatory sermons against the power of the monarchy. Herod, son of Herod the Great, imprisons John, and Princess Salome, daughter of Herod, without him being aware of it, secretly falls in love with John the Baptist. But it is a corrupt and lustful love, which comes from lying insults that John turns to the corrupt family of Herod. When Herod, in the birthday of his daughter, asks to Salome what gift she wants, Salome says she wants to see the severed head of John. Herod the content, and so Salome, when John is beheaded, performs the dance of the seven veils, and falls into sexual rapture, kissing full of the passion the mouth of the head. Herod, horrified, puts to death his daughter.