Edoardo Leo was born in Rome, Italy. He graduated in Literature and Philosophy at the Sapienza University of Rome. He is a director, actor and screenwriter. His first film directed in 2009, Diciotto anni dopo, received great critical acclaim and was nominated for the Nastri d’Argento and David di Donatello Awards, eventually winning numerous awards at festivals around the world.
In 2013 he released his second feature film, Buongiorno papà, which tells the story of a man who suddenly discovers he is the father of a teenage girl.
In 2015 he presented the film Noi e la Giulia, which he directed and starred in, and which won a 2015 Nastro d’Argento for best comedy and the David Giovani Award at the David di Donatello Awards.
Again in 2016, he directs his fourth feature film, Che vuoi che sia, starring Anna Foglietta and Rocco Papaleo.
In 2022 he presented Lasciarsi un giorno a Roma, a film he wrote, directed and starred in, and his first feature-length documentary, Luigi Proietti detto Gigi, winner of the Nastro d’Argento Special Prize.
In 2023 he directed and starred alongside Massimiliano Bruno in I migliori giorni, nominated for the Nastri d’Argento Awards for Best Actor in a Comedy (Paolo Calabresi) and Best Actress in a Comedy (Valentina Lodovini). His latest feature films are I peggiori giorni and Non sono quello che sono, the latter nominated for the Special Audience Award at the Locarno International Film Festival.