Gabriella Pession stars as Eva Vittoria in NBC's new international crime series "Crossing Lines."
Pession was born in Florida and spent her childhood in the United States. At six, she moved to Italy where she finished her studies. While enrolled in Milan University she auditioned and was cast in the TV movie, "Amiche davvero!!" She then moved to Rome to continue her new acting career. She was called in for movie director Lina Wertmuller who had been looking for almost a year for the lead in "Ferdinando and Carolina." After auditioning over 1,000 candidates, Pession won the part as Princess Carolina of Asburgo.
While in Rome, she quickly became a rising star in TV, film and theater. Her connection to Wertmuller continued when she played Tripolina in the theater tragedy "Story of Love and Anarchy." Other roles include Salome in the miniseries "Jesus" opposite Gary Oldman. In the past couple of years she has starred in two critically acclaimed Spanish films, "Las 13 rosas" and "Le Gusta El Chile?"
In 2008 she won the Best Actress award for her work on "Capri" and "Capri 2," the biggest TV series in Italy.