Alessandra Mastronardi was born in 1986 in Naples, but has since lived primarily in Rome. Her acting career began in 1999 when she got a role in the TV series Unprete tra noi, followed by her feature film debut in IL Manoscritto Di Van Hecken that same year. Most of her subsequent work has been on television, including the series, Un medico in famiglia, Don Mateo, I Cesaroni , and Romanzo criminale-la serie, and the TV movies Il veterinario, Il grande Torino, Non smettere di sognare, Pope Pius XII, Atelier Fontana - Le sorelle della moda, and La chartreuse de Parma. Her other films include Don't Tell, Prova A Volare and Ameriqua, starring opposite Alec Baldwin. This year she has the lead role in the 12-part $30 million dollar TV series, Titanic: Blood and Steel, opposite Derek Jacobi, Neve Campbell and Chris Noth. The series is set before the Titanic sets sail and focuses on the ship's construction and the social, political and economic issues of the period.