Dagmara Domińczyk

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Dagmara Domińczyk
Dagmara Domińczyk 2021.jpg
Domińczyk in 2021
Kielce, Poland
EducationCarnegie Mellon University (BFA)
  • Actress
  • author
Years active1999–present
(m. 2005)
RelativesMarika Domińczyk (sister)

Dagmara Domińczyk (/dˈmnɪk/ doh-MEEN-chik) is a Polish-American actress and author. 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), Big Stone Gap (2014), A Woman, a Part (2016), The Assistant (2019), and The Lost Daughter (2021). Domińczyk also has a main role in the HBO comedy-drama television series Succession (2018–2023).

In 2013, she released her novel The Lullaby of Polish Girls.

Early life and education[edit]

Domińczyk was born in Kielce, the daughter of Aleksandra and Mirosław Domińczyk, a member of the Polish Solidarity movement.[1][2] 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).[3] She is the older sister of actresses Marika Domińczyk and Veronika Domińczyk.[citation needed]

Domińczyk was educated at Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School in Manhattan.[4] She went on to study at Carnegie Mellon University's School of Drama in Pittsburgh, from which she graduated in 1998.[3]


In 1999, Domińczyk made her acting debut on Broadway as Anna Friel's understudy in Patrick Marber's production of Closer. The following year, she made her feature film debut as Claire in the Stuart Blumberg-penned romantic comedy Keeping the Faith. In 2001, she starred as Tania Asher in Rock Star,[2] and in 2002, portrayed Edmond Dantès' fiancée, Mercédès Mondego (née Herrera), in the screen adaptation of The Count of Monte Cristo.[5]

Domińczyk at the Montclair Film Festival in May 2014

In 2003, she returned to Broadway playing Caroline Bramble in a production of Enchanted April.[6] Domińczyk had guest starring roles in television series such as Kinsey (2004), 24 (2005), The Bedford Diaries (2006), The Good Wife (2011), Suits (2011), Person of Interest (2012), and Boardwalk Empire (2014). In 2006, she appeared in the Todd Robinson–directed Lonely Hearts and the black comedy film Running with Scissors.[7]

In 2011, Domińczyk co-starred in Vera Farmiga's directorial debut drama film Higher Ground as a religious group member who develops a brain tumor.[8] The following year, she appeared in the psychological thriller film The Letter. She next co-starred in James Gray's drama film The Immigrant (2013).[9]

In 2013, she published her first novel, The Lullaby of Polish Girls, which was loosely based on her youth in her native Poland.[10]

In 2014, Domińczyk starred in the Polish political thriller film Jack Strong, directed by Władysław Pasikowski,[11] and the black comedy film Let's Kill Ward's Wife, directed by her brother-in-law Scott Foley.[12]

Personal life[edit]

In June 2005, Domińczyk married actor and fellow Carnegie Mellon alumnus Patrick Wilson. They have appeared together in the films Running with Scissors (2006), Jack Strong (2014), Big Stone Gap (2014), and Let's Kill Ward's Wife (2014). On June 23, 2006, she gave birth to their first child, son Kalin Patrick Wilson. Domińczyk gave birth to their second son, Kassian McCarrell Wilson, on August 9, 2009.[13][14] The family resides in Montclair, New Jersey.[2] She is the sister-in-law of actor Scott Foley, who is married to her sister Marika.[2]



Year Title Role Notes
2000 Keeping the Faith Claire
2001 Rock Star Tania Asher
2002 The Count of Monte Cristo Mercedès Herrera
They Terry Alba
2003 Tough Luck Divana / Melissa
2004 Kinsey Agnes Gebhard
2005 Trust the Man Pamela
2006 Mentor Julia Wilder
Lonely Hearts Delphine Downing
Running with Scissors Suzanne
2007 Prisoner Olivia
2010 Helena from the Wedding Eve
2011 Higher Ground Annika
Felix the Painter Brigitte Short film
2012 The Letter Elizabeth McIntyre
2013 Phantom Sophi Zubov
The Immigrant Belva
2014 Jack Strong Sue
Big Stone Gap Elizabeth Taylor
Let's Kill Ward's Wife Stacy
2016 A Woman, a Part Nadia Jones
2019 Abe Rebecca
The Assistant Ellen
2021 The Lost Daughter Callie
2022 My Love Affair with Marriage Zelma (voice)
2023 Bottoms Mrs. Callahan
TBA Tonight at Noon Sally Post-production


Year Title Role Notes
2001 Third Watch Jeneca Farabee 2 episodes
2003 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Kate Logan Episode: "Pandora"
2004 Bad Apple Gina Defresco Television film
The Five People You Meet in Heaven Marguerite Television film
2005 24 Nicole 2 episodes
2006 The Bedford Diaries Katrina Macklin 4 episodes
2011 The Good Wife Isabel Sharp Episode: "Foreign Affairs"
Suits Nancy Episode: "Pilot"
2012 Person of Interest Sarah Jennings Episode: "Many Happy Returns"
2014 Boardwalk Empire Dinah Linehan Episode: "Devil You Know"
2018–2023 Succession Karolina Novotney Main role
2018 The Deuce Genevieve Furie Episode: "There's an Art to This"
2020 Prodigal Son The Nightingale Episode: "The Professionals"
2022 We Own This City Erika Jensen 6 episodes
2023 Hello Tomorrow! Elle Recurring role

Voiceovers and audio narration[edit]


Year Title Role Location Notes
1999 Closer Alice Ayres Music Box Theatre, Broadway Understudy
2003 Enchanted April Caroline Bramble Belasco Theatre, Broadway
The Violet Hour Rosamund Plinth Biltmore Theatre, Broadway
2012–2013 Golden Boy Anna Bonaparte Belasco Theatre, Broadway


  1. ^ Reuters (March 12, 1983). "8000 Poles imprisoned, es-Solidarity aide says". The Windsor Star. Retrieved April 11, 2013. {{cite web}}: |last= has generic name (help)
  2. ^ a b c d Williams, Alex (June 14, 2013). "A Modern Immigrant Finds the Spotlight". The New York Times. Retrieved November 20, 2014.
  3. ^ a b Wigley, Pam (February 25, 2014). "Carnegie Mellon School of Drama Hosts Alumna Dagmara Dominczyk, Actress and Author of "The Lullaby of Polish Girls"". Carnegie Mellon News. Retrieved November 20, 2014.
  4. ^ Carroll, Rebecca. "There's Something About Dagmara". The Aesthete. Archived from the original on March 8, 2016. Retrieved March 7, 2016.
  5. ^ "'The Count of Monte Cristo': Dagmara Dominczyk". USA Today. January 21, 2005. Retrieved November 20, 2014.
  6. ^ Brantley, Ben (April 30, 2003). "Releasing the hedonist in repressed women". The New York Times. Retrieved July 31, 2015.
  7. ^ Chang, Justin (October 13, 2006). "Review: 'Running With Scissors'". Variety. Retrieved November 20, 2014.
  8. ^ Cox, Gordon (June 3, 2010). "Leonard, Irwin, Murphy, Butz get 'Higher'". Variety.
  9. ^ Sharkey, Betsy (May 15, 2014). "Review Intensely moving 'Immigrant' leaves viewers unsettled". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved November 20, 2014.
  10. ^ Lewis, Andy (December 2, 2011). "Actress Dagmara Dominczyk Sells First Novel (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter.
  11. ^ Staszczyszyn, Bartosz (February 5, 2014). "Communist Whistleblower Jack Strong Caught on Tape". Culture.pl. Retrieved November 20, 2014.
  12. ^ Patten, Dominic (June 13, 2013). "'Scandal's Scott Foley Sets Directorial Debut; Donald Faison & Nicollette Sheridan Star". Deadline Hollywood.
  13. ^ Oaterhout, Jacob E. (August 10, 2009). "Patrick Wilson and wife Dagmara Dominczyk welcome their second son". New York Daily News.
  14. ^ Nudd, Tim (October 10, 2009). "Patrick Wilson and Wife Welcome a Son". People. Retrieved April 11, 2013.

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