Maria Anna "Marianna" Madia is an Italian politician of the Democratic Party and a member of the Italian Chamber of Deputies since 2008.
Madia was born in Rome in 1980.
She has been Minister of Public Administration and Simplification since 22 February 2014. Her family came from Calabria and settled in Rome. Her great-grandfather, Titta Madia, was a lawyer, a journalist, and a deputy in the 1950s.
Her father was the politician, journalist and actor Stefano Madia.
She studied at Lycée français Chateaubriand in Rome. She studied at the Institute of Microtechnology Institute for Advanced Studies Lucca, specializing in political science.
She considers herself a practising Catholic and she personally opposes abortion, even if she supports the law allowing it in Italy. Madia began her career in February 2008 when she was chosen by the Secretary of the Democratic Party, Walter Veltroni, who proposed her to be candidate for Chamber of Deputies.
On 29 April 2008 she was elected, and she was confirmed in 2013.
She is on the 11th (XI) Commission (public and private work). She co-operates with the office of AREL studies, the research agency founded by Nino Andreatta.