Dagmara Dominczyk

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Dagmara Dominczyk
Dagmara Dominczyk June 4, 2013 book signing (headshot).jpg
Dominczyk at a reading of her novel The Lullaby of Polish Girls on June 4, 2013
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 2
Relatives Marika Dominczyk (sister)

Dagmara Domińczyk (pronounced "Doh-MEAN-chick") (born July 17, 1976) is a Polish-American actress. She has appeared in the films Rock Star (2001), The Count of Monte Cristo (2002), Kinsey (2004), Trust the Man (2005), Lonely Hearts (2006), Running with Scissors (2006), Higher Ground (2011), The Letter (2012), The Immigrant (2013), and Big Stone Gap (2014). She is married to actor Patrick Wilson.

Early life and education[edit]

Dominczyk was born in Kielce, the daughter of Aleksandra and Mirosław 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).[4] She is the older sister of actresses Marika Dominczyk and Veronika Dominczyk.

Dominczyk majored in drama at Carnegie Mellon University and graduated in 1998.[4]

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 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.[3][5]

In 2006, she appeared in the films Lonely Hearts with John Travolta and in Running with Scissors with an all-star cast including Annette Bening, Joseph Fiennes and Gwyneth Paltrow.[6] She also was in the 2012 film The Letter with Winona Ryder and James Franco; and a year later she was in The Immigrant as Belva with Marion Cotillard and Jeremy Renner.[7] In 2014, she was in Jack Strong with Marcin Dorociński.[8]

She has also played small parts in television series Kinsey (2004), 24 (2005), The Bedford Diaries (2006), The Good Wife (2011), Suits (2011), Person of Interest (2012), and Boardwalk Empire (2014).

In 2013, she wrote the book The Lullaby of Polish Girls, loosely based on her youth in her native Poland.[4]

Personal life[edit]

In June 2005, Dominczyk married actor and fellow Carnegie Mellon alumnus Patrick Wilson. They have appeared together in the films Running with Scissors (2006), Jack Strong (2014), and Big Stone Gap (2014).

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.[9] She currently lives in Montclair, New Jersey with her family.[3]

She is the sister-in-law of actor Scott Foley, who married her sister Marika in 2007.[3]

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2000 Keeping the Faith[5] Claire
2001 Third Watch Jeneca Farabee TV series (2 episodes)
2001 Rock Star Tania Asher, Steel Dragon Public Relations
2002 The Count of Monte Cristo Mercedès Iguanada
2002 They[5] Terry Alba
2003 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Kate Logan TV series (1 episode: "Pandora")
2003 Tough Luck Divana
2004 Bad Apple Gina TV movie
2004 Kinsey Agnes Gebhard
2004 The Five People You Meet in Heaven Marguerite TV movie
2005 Hitched Amber TV movie
2005 24 Nicole TV series (2 episodes)
2005 Trust the Man Pamela
2006 Mentor Julia
2006 Lonely Hearts Delphine Downing
2006 The Bedford Diaries Katrina TV series (3 episodes)
2006 Running with Scissors Suzanne
2007 Prisoner Olivia
2010 Helena from the Wedding Eve
2011 Higher Ground[3] Annika
2011 The Good Wife Isabel Sharp TV series (1 episode: "Foreign Affairs")
2011 Suits Nancy TV series (1 episode: "Pilot")
2011 Felix the Painter Brigitte Short
2012 Person of Interest[3] Sarah Jennings TV series (1 episode: "Many Happy Returns")
2012 The Letter Elizabeth McIntyre
2013 Phantom Sophi
2013 The Immigrant Belva
2014 Jack Strong Sue
2014 Boardwalk Empire TV series (1 episode: "Devil You Know")
2014 Big Stone Gap Elizabeth Taylor
2014 Let's Kill Ward's Wife Stacy Completed

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 c d e f Alex Williams (14 June 2013). "A Modern Immigrant Finds the Spotlight". The New York Times. Retrieved 20 November 2014. 
  4. ^ a b c Pam Wigley (25 February 2014). "Carnegie Mellon School of Drama Hosts Alumna Dagmara Dominczyk, Actress and Author of "The Lullaby of Polish Girls"". Carnegie Mellon News. Retrieved 20 November 2014. 
  5. ^ a b c "'The Count of Monte Cristo': Dagmara Dominczyk". USA Today. 21 January 2005. Retrieved 20 November 2014. 
  6. ^ Justin Chang (13 October 2006). "Review: ‘Running With Scissors’". Variety. Retrieved 20 November 2014. 
  7. ^ Betsy Sharkey (15 May 2014). "Review Intensely moving 'Immigrant' leaves viewers unsettled". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 20 November 2014. 
  8. ^ Bartosz Staszczyszyn (5 February 2014). "Communist Whistleblower Jack Strong Caught on Tape". Culture.pl. Retrieved 20 November 2014. 
  9. ^ NUDD, TIM (10 October 2009). "Patrick Wilson and Wife Welcome a Son". People. Retrieved 11 April 2013. 

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