Lodovica Comello (born 13 April 1990) is an Italian actress, singer and dancer, who gained international popularity for her role as “Francesca” in the Argentine Disney Channel series ,Violetta.
Comello was born and raised in San Daniele del Friuli, Italy, near Udine in Friuli. She demonstrated her passion for art, acting, dance, guitar from a very young age. In high school, she studied music theory and learned guitar. In 2009, she took courses in music at M.A.S.: Music Arts & Show, a drama school in Milan, Italy. Two years later, she was cast as a performer for the “Il Mondo di Patty” tour, the Italian version of the widely successful Argentine children’s program, Patito Feo. The tour held concerts in Italy and Spain. She also appeared as a backup vocalist for Brenda Asnicar’s special section of the same tour in Italy.
While living in Milan and attending M.A.S., she learned of a Disney Channel Latin America casting search for Italian actors, who also spoke Spanish. Although she spoke little Spanish, Comello memorized and performed a short monologue in Spanish for her audition. One week after auditioning, she successfully obtained a role on Violetta, the network’s latest tween musical television series. In 2011, Lodovica was announced as “Francesca”, the best friend and classmate of the title character in the show. Filming for the program required Comello to move to Buenos Aires in mid-2011. Once cast in the series, Comello learned Spanish.
In November 2012, she filmed the second season of Violetta in Buenos Aires and Barcelona, Spain. It premiered on April 29, 2013. That same year, she provided the Italian voiceover for “Britney” in Monster’s University. Comello returned to film the third and final season of “Violetta” which began production in Buenos Aires in March 2014 and ended in late November of that same year. The third season began airing in Argentina on July 28, 2014. The series finale aired in Latin America on February 6, 2015.In June 2015, Comello participated in the language dub of the film, Inside Out, where she voiced the character, “Joy”.
Comello has one older sister named Ilaria. She is fluent in Italian, Spanish, and English. She lived in Buenos Aires for three years while working on Violetta. She moved back to Milan, Italy once production on the series ended in late November 2014. In 2012, Comello met Argentine television producer, Tomas Goldschmidt, on the set of Violetta. The couple dated for several years. They married in a small civil ceremony at the city hall in San Daniele del Friuli, Italy on April 1, 2015.