Lucia Giannecchini was born on June 9, 1980 somewhere between Cheshire and Lucca in Italy. Her professional acting career started when she landed the female lead in a regional tour of the theater production, Bare. She currently lives in Central London and plays Urzula Rosen on the BBC show Footballers’ Wives. She has also appeared in a few short films and guest starred on several British television series including the long-running and popular show Coronation Street.
Urzula Rosen as portrayed by Lucia Giannecchini on Footballers’ Wives, is a Polish immigrant who struggled to get out of her lowly, shipbuilding hometown to a scholarship in a UK university. Urzula treads the line between doing what it takes to succeed and get as far away from her humble beginnings as possible, to savoring the pleasures of living her dream life away from home. She finds an exciting opportunity as Liberty Baker’s personal, live-in assistant. Urzula’s charm, class, elegance and intelligence make her a perfect complement to Liberty’s demands for the highest standards. However, Urzula’s sexy, provocative and sensuous nature proves to be both an intriguing yet confounding factor in their personal and professional relationship.
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