Daphne Di Cinto is an Afro-Italian screenwriter, director and actor born in Northern Italy. She started her film and theatre studies in Rome, where she focused on acting at Scuola di Cinema, while getting her degree in Communication Science at Roma Tre University. She attended the faculty of cinema at Sorbonne University in Paris before moving to New York for her Masters in Fine Arts at the Actors Studio Drama School. Daphne has developed feature films and TV series in various genres, from comedy to sci-fi. She was a finalist of both Screencraft Film Fund Spring 2021 and the Phil Fox Award for Playwriting 2020 and a quarterfinalist of the Emerging Screenwriters Genre Screenplay Competition. She has worked on script and artistic direction for various commercial concept proposals for brands such as Nespresso, San Pellegrino and Barilla.
While developing a series based on the life of Alessandro de’ Medici, Daphne has written, directed and produced the short film Il Moro-The Moor, her directorial debut.
Daphne played the Duchess of Hasting in the Netflix series Bridgerton.
She divides her time between England and Italy.