Edoardo Ponti Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 18 Oct, 2020
Facts of Edoardo Ponti
Date of Birth: 1973 , January-6
Age: 48 years old
Birth Nation: Switzerland
Name Edoardo Ponti
Birth Name Edoardo Ponti
Father Carlo Ponti Sr.
Mother Sophia Loren
Nationality Italian, Swiss
Birth Place/City Geneva, Switzerland
Profession Director, writer, producer
Net Worth $5 Million
Eye Color Brown
Hair Color Brown
Married Yes
Married to Sasha Alexander (August 11, 2007 - present)
Children 2
Education Aiglon College, University of Southern California School of Cinema and Television
Awards Capri Short Cut Award, Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists Award, Newport Beach Film Festival Award, Tribeca Film Festival Award
Movies (As a Director) Between Strangers, Coming & Going, The Life Ahead
Siblings 1
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Edoardo Ponti is a Swiss-born Italian filmmaker. The son of the Italian film producer Carlo Ponti, Sr., and the Italian actress Sophia Loren, Ponti has directed movies like Between Strangers, Coming & Going, and The Life Ahead.     

Comes from a Family of Artists

Edoardo Ponti was born into a family of artists. His father, the late Carlo Ponti, Sr., was an Academy Award-winning film producer who produced over 160 films throughout his life, including the Oscar-winning 1956 Italian drama La Strada.

Edoardo Ponti with his mother Sophia Loren SOURCE: Italian Cinema Today

Edoardo's mother, Sophia Loren, is an eminent Italian actress who has won an Oscar, 5 Golden Globes, one BAFTA, and a Grammy Award, among others. She has appeared in nearly a hundred movies and TV shows and is considered one of the greatest actresses of all time. 

Finally, Edoardo's older brother, Carlo Ponti, Jr., is an Italian orchestral conductor based in America.

How Old is Edoardo Ponti?

Edoardo Ponti was born on January 6, 1973, in Geneva, Switzerland, the son of Italian parents Carlo Ponti, Sr., and Sophia Loren. He is 47 years old at the time of this writing in October 2020. 

He spent his formative years in Geneva and graduated from Aiglon College in 1990. After that, he moved to the United States and enrolled at the University of Southern California, graduating magna cum laude in 1994 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature and Creative Writing. 

He received his Master of Fine Arts degree in Film Directing & Production in 1998 from USC's School of Cinema and Television.            


Edoardo Ponti made his feature directorial debut with the 2002 Italian drama Between Strangers. The movie starred, among others, his mother, Sophia Loren. The movie received much acclaim and many award nominations in international film festivals like the ones at Venice and Toronto. 

In 2011, he directed the Dutch comedy-drama Coming & Going. He recently directed the upcoming drama film The Life Ahead starring his mother in the lead role.  

Besides that, Ponti has also directed numerous award-winning short films like 1998's Liv, 2010's Away We Stay, 2012's The Nightshift Belongs to the Stars, and 2014's Human Voice.     

Father of Two Children with Wife Sasha Alexander

Edoardo Ponti has been married since August 11, 2007, to the American actress Sasha Alexander -- of Dawson's Creek and Rizzoli & Isles fame. 

Edoardo Ponti with his wife Sasha Alexander and their children SOURCE: AroMama

 They have two children together: daughter Lucia Sofia Ponti (born on May 12, 2006), and son Leonardo Fortunato Ponti (born on December 20, 2010).  

Has a Net Worth of $5 Million

Edoardo Ponti reportedly has a net worth of $5 million in 2020. The Swiss-born Italian filmmaker is known for movies like Between Strangers, Coming & Going, and The Life Ahead.      

His wealth comes from his career as a writer, director, producer, and an occasional actor.