Marco Perego Biography and Wiki
Marco Perego is an Italian artist and former soccer player. He played professional soccer until he was 21 years old when he suffered a horrific leg injury that forced him to retire from soccer. He is best recognized as the wife of American actress and dancer, Zoe Saldana.
According to art critic and journalist Glenn O’Brien, Perego’s work is in the old Mediterranean tradition. He sticks to his Hellenistic origins. In 2007, he featured on the cover of ‘The Guardian’ with his sculpture ‘The Only Good Rockstar Is a Dead Rockstar,’ which appears to have predicted the murder of British singer-songwriter Amy Winehouse.
Perego’s work was shown in 2012 at the Royal Academy of Arts in London, the Museo Tuscolano in Rome, Art Basel Miami, and Zurich’s Galerie Gmurzynska, among other prestigious art fairs.
Three years later, he produced ‘Burn to Shine,’ a 25-minute short film composed of almost 2,500 drawings. Perego appreciated painting as a youngster, but soccer was his true love.
His major break into the art industry came through a mutual acquaintance to whom he sold his first work.
Gilda Moratti, a member of New York’s prominent Moratti family, bought his first artwork. She was a friend’s sister who had come to see his paintings.
He requested candid comments from her and even mentioned that if she did not appreciate his work, he would try something different as a career.
She finally bought one of his paintings. He steadily boosted his profession in the years that followed. His paintings began to sell for $15,000 to $30,000 per piece as he got established.
Perego has subsequently achieved international acclaim, with paintings fetching upwards of $30,000 apiece. In 2008, he designed the background for Dolce & Gabbana’s ‘Where Fashion Meets Art’ campaign.
Marco Perego Age
Perego is 43 years old as of 2022, he was born on March 1, 1979, in Salò, Italy.
Marco Perego Birthday
Perego celebrates his birthday on the 1st of March every year.
Marco Perego Height and Weight
Perego stands at an average height and moderate weight. He appears to be quite tall in stature of his photos, relative to His surroundings, are anything to go by.
Marco Perego Family and Parents
Perego was born and raised in Italy. His father was a waiter while his mother was a homemaker. However, she has not disclosed any further information on her family or her siblings.
Marco Perego Wife and Married
Perego is married to his loving wife Zoe Saldana. In their marriage, Perego and his wife have been blessed with three sons. Marco and his wife have twins Bowie Ezio Perego-Saldana and Cy Aridio Perego-Saldana were born on November 27, 2014, while their younger brother, Zen Perego-Saldana, was born in February 2017.
Marco Perego Wedding
Perego his wife held their wedding in June 2013, in a wonderful ceremony in London attended by their family and friends.
Marco Perego Job
Marco gave up his soccer dream in the fall of 2002 and moved to New York City to pursue a career as an artist. He supported himself by working odd jobs like busboy, waiter, and soccer coach.
Marco Perego Tattoo
Perego has a number of tattoos on his body. He has a tattoo of his wife’s face on his arm.
Marco Perego Net Worth
Perego has an estimated net worth of $8 million as of 2022.