Born in Palermo, but grown up in Sirakuze. A happy childhood shared between Salgari’s boks and the open air. Having tried several stages, the 25 year old Lo Verso makes his debut on the big screen of Antonello Grimaldi’s film “Nothing can stop us” (Nulla ci può fermare) and Pasuale Squitieri’s film “The color of Hatred” ( Il Colore dell’ Odio). That same year, he stars in the TV film “Woman of Honour” (Donna d’ Onore) directed by Stuart Margolin. After received the “Theater Golden Ticket” with Umberto Marino’s “We want to be U2”, Lo Verso passes the exam for Amelio’s film “The thief of children” (Il ladro di bambini), but not the role for which he entered the exam. Amelio decides to give him the main role. The film was a great success, winning the Special Grand Prix du Jury in Cannes, European Academy Award, and is the Italian nominee for Oscar. The film is awarded several prizes both in Italy and in the world. In the meantime he is in Cannes with Michele Placido’s “Friends of my heart” (Amici di cuore) in Cannes. Next year in Cannes again competing with R. Tognazzi’s “La Scorta”, a film very dear to the public. He returns to play the main role in Amelio’s film “America”, which was awarded in Venice and again the European Academy Award. This film is also nominated for Oscar. The film “Farinelli” directed by G.Corbieau, where Lo Verso stars with Stefano Dionisi, was nominated for Oscar from Belgium. It was also nominated and awarded the Golden Globe. Following “Farinelli”, he takes part in many other foreign films both for cinema and television, including: Hannibal (R. Scott); Mine Haha (J. Irvin); Mirush (M. Holst); Les Miserables (J. Dayan); Las Trece Rosas (E. Lazaro); La Carta Esferica (I. Uribe); Room in Rome (J. Medem), and Alatriste (T.Diaz) where fate brings him together with Viggo Mortensen. During those same years in Italy, beside Paola Quattrini, he becomes a member of Kowalsky’s cast in “Un Tram che si chiama Desiderio” by T. Williams. He has recently participated in various TV productions for Rai and Mediaset: “Can I call it love?”, “Baronessa di Carini”, “Mogli a Pezzi”, “Il Falco e la Colomba”, “Rex”, etc. His latest cinema films include “Salvatore, questa è la Vita”, “Milano-Palermo - il Ritorno”, and “Baaria” by Tornatore, nominated for the Golden Globe and competing in Venice, which is worth noting as the latest Italian film awarded the Golden Lion since 1998 “Così Ridevano” by Amelio, where the main role is played by Francesco Giuffrida. His latest film is “La Bella Società” by Gianpaolo Cugno.