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|Born||Monica Elena Bîrlădeanu
December 12, 1978
|Occupation||Actress and model|
Born in Iaşi, she studied law at the University of Iaşi. Bîrlădeanu was a popular television host before accepting her first film role in 2004. In 2005 she played a nurse in the award-winning feature The Death of Mr. Lăzărescu. In 2006 she guest starred on the hit United States television show Lost in the episode "The Hunting Party", as Gabriela, a wealthy Italian woman. In 2005, she starred in the horror movie Incubus.
In November 2002, she was designated the most beautiful Romanian celebrity by the "Beau Monde" magazine, and in December she was chosen "The Sexiest TV Star" by one of the most influential Romanian TV guide, "TV Mania". Her show went on, and so did the series of awards she got. In February 2003, the VIVA magazine designated her "The most Beautiful Romanian Woman" and in July the FHM magazine "crowned" her as "Sexiest Woman". In December, she was, once again, awarded by TV Mania as "The Sexiest TV Celebrity".
In the meantime, she hosted the "Extravacanzza" show series. 2004 began with a new challenge: "Viata in Direct" (Life Live) show.
In February 2004, the "Viva" magazine designated her again as the "Sexiest Celebrity" and in December 2004 she was once more named TV Mania's "Sexiest TV Star". In 2004, she went to Los Angeles to take acting classes and improve her TV hosting skills. Her career took a new turn: she started doing movies.
In 2004, she got to play a teenager in a comedy, "Buds for Life," and by year's end she received a role in her first Romanian movie, "The Death of Mister Lazarescu". The film has so far obtained more than 30 awards, including the "Un certain regard" award at the 2005 Cannes Film Festival and a Silver Hugo in Chicago. It was nominated for Best Foreign Film at the 2005 Independent Spirit Awards.
- Closer to the Moon (2014) ....
- Despre oameni și melci (2012) ....
- Diaz (2012) ....
- Out of the Night (2011) .... Lia
- Maternity Blues (2011) .... Eloisa
- Vallanzasca – Gli angeli del male (2010) .... Nicoletta
- Francesca (2009) .... Francesca
- Living & Dying (2007) .... Det. Lascar
- Fall Down Dead (2007) .... Helen Ritter
- Second in Command (2006) .... Dr. Johnson
- Incubus (2006) .... Karen
- Caved In (2006) TV movie .... Sophie
- The Death of Mr. Lazarescu (2005) .... Mariana
- Buds for Life (2004) .... Stephanie
- Nip/Tuck (2006) .... Attractive Organ Thief - 1 episode - "Shari Noble"
- Lost (2006) .... Gabriela - 1 episode - "The Hunting Party"
- Lombarzilor 8 (2006) .... Ana
- CSI (2014) .... Mystery Woman/Emily Grey - 1 episode - "Boston Brakes"