Dominczyk at a reading of her novel The Lullaby of Polish Girls on June 4, 2013
July 17, 1976 |
|Alma mater||Carnegie Mellon University|
|Spouse(s)||Patrick Wilson (m. 2005)|
|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
Dominczyk was born in Kielce, the daughter of Aleksandra and Mirosław Dominczyk, a leader in the Polish Solidarity movement. 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). She is the older sister of actresses Marika Dominczyk and Veronika Dominczyk.
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.
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. 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. In 2014, she was in Jack Strong with Marcin Dorociński.
In 2013, she wrote the book The Lullaby of Polish Girls, loosely based on her youth in her native Poland.
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. She currently lives in Montclair, New Jersey with her family.
|2000||Keeping the Faith||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|
|2003||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Kate Logan||TV series (1 episode: "Pandora")|
|2004||Bad Apple||Gina||TV movie|
|2004||The Five People You Meet in Heaven||Marguerite||TV movie|
|2005||24||Nicole||TV series (2 episodes)|
|2005||Trust the Man||Pamela|
|2006||Lonely Hearts||Delphine Downing|
|2006||The Bedford Diaries||Katrina||TV series (3 episodes)|
|2006||Running with Scissors||Suzanne|
|2010||Helena from the Wedding||Eve|
|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||Sarah Jennings||TV series (1 episode: "Many Happy Returns")|
|2012||The Letter||Elizabeth McIntyre|
|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|
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