Special Issue #56

Jennifer Missoni


Jennifer Missoni was born in Italy and raised in Varese where she attended the European school. She is an actress known for Fringe, Medium, Royal Pains, White Collar, Gossip Girl and Damages. She made her feature film debut in 2012 starring in the supernatural thriller Playback opposite Christian Slater. See her next in London Fields with Johnny Depp, Billy Bob Thornton and Jim Sturgess.

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What do you do in your life (work and fun)?

I am an actress and fitness enthusiast. Acting gives me the opportunity to transcend. It is my number one passion. A daily morning workout gives me the ability to clear my head. It is my number one hobby. 

What made you leave Italy and chose NYC?

It was my dream to move to New York City after I’d completed high school in Europe. I moved for one reason only: to train with the best teachers for dance, acting, and singing.

Please share your best memory in the City.

My first year living in New York was quite exceptional. It gave me the freedom I needed to let go and the intellectual stimulation to stay focused. I also met my best friend that year: Amanda. 

What made you choose this specific location and outfit?

It happened in the best way possible: it was all spontaneous and in the moment! I asked Alexo if I could take off my shoes and dance. It turned out to be the best collaboration I’ve ever had with a photographer until this day. I fell in love with that La Perla bodysuit as soon as I saw it. I wanted to wear something sexy and unique. 

Your thought about this project, ITALIANY.US

I am so grateful to be a part of it! I love our Italian community in New York. Everyone comes to New York City to pursue their dreams. There’s a special bond we share as Italians because we all miss Italy but love New York! 

How would you describe being an ambassador of the italian style/culture abroad?

I think it’s important to stick to your roots and spend time with people from your homeland! Everyone shares their love for Italy and their love for New York City.

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A visual celebration of Italians working, living and loving in NY and in the US