Dagmara Dominczyk

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Dagmara Dominczyk
Born (1976-07-17) July 17, 1976 (age 38)
Kielce, Poland
Alma mater Carnegie Mellon University
Occupation Actress
Years active 1999-present
Spouse(s) Patrick Wilson (m. 2005)
Children Kalin Patrick (b. 2006)
Kassian McCarrell (b. 2009)

Dagmara Domińczyk (born July 17, 1976) is a American actress. She is the wife of actor Patrick Wilson.

Early life and education[edit]

Dominczyk was born in Kielce, the daughter of Aleksandra and Miroslaw Dominczyk, a leader in the Polish Solidarity movement.[1][2][3] She moved with her family to New York City in 1983 as asylum seekers due to her parents' political associations (her father's involvement with Amnesty International and the Solidarity movement).

Dominczyk majored in drama at Carnegie Mellon University and graduated in 1998.

Career[edit]

Dominczyk worked on Broadway in 1999 as Anna Friel's understudy in Patrick Marber's production of Closer and again in 2003 in Enchanted April. She is perhaps best known for her role as Edmond Dantès' fiancee Mercedes in the 2002 screen adaptation of The Count of Monte Cristo and as Tania Asher in Rock Star (2001 film). She has also played small parts in television series 24, Kinsey (2004) and a more prominent role in the made-for-TV movie The Five People You Meet in Heaven (2004), among others.

She co-starred in the 2003 thriller Tough Luck, Tonight at Noon opposite Ethan Hawke and Bad Apple. More recently, she appeared in The Good Wife and Suits in 2011. Currently in post-production are her films Helena from the Wedding and The Stare.

Personal life[edit]

In June 2005, Dominczyk married actor and fellow Carnegie Mellon alumnus Patrick Wilson.

On June 23, 2006, she gave birth to their son, Kalin Patrick Wilson. On August 9, 2009, she gave birth to their second son, Kassian McCarrell Wilson.[4] She currently lives in Montclair, New Jersey with her family.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dagmara Dominczyk Biography (1976-)". film reference. Retrieved 11 April 2013. 
  2. ^ Reuters (March 12, 1983). "8000 Poles imprisoned, es-Solidarity aide says". The Windsor Star. Retrieved 11 April 2013. 
  3. ^ a b Williams, Alex. A Modern Immigrant Finds The Spotlight, The New York Times, June 14, 2013. Accessed June 24, 2014.
  4. ^ NUDD, TIM (10 October 2009). "Patrick Wilson and Wife Welcome a Son". People. Retrieved 11 April 2013. 

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