Born in Melbourne, Jiannina is a bilingual actress, who's been living in Romesince 1965. In 1982, she co-founded the company "Societa' per attori" which runs the Cometa theatre of Rome. There she performed in hugely successful plays by Alan Ayckbourn: "Bedroom farce", "Confusions", "Just between ourselves". She has twice performed at the Todi Festival with "A room of one's own" by Virginia Woolf and "Shirley Valentine" by Willy Russell. T.V. credits include the series "Amico mio" and "Piccole speranze" with Paolo Poeti ; "Pronto soccorso" with Francesco Massaro; and Theatre with with Franca Valeri and Urbano Barberini in the show "Possesso" by Abraham Yehoshua, directed by Toni Bertorelli.