Dagmara Domińczyk

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Dagmara Domińczyk
Dagmara Dominczyk June 4, 2013 book signing (headshot).jpg
Domińczyk at a book signing for The Lullaby of Polish Girls, June 2013
Born (1976-07-17) July 17, 1976 (age 39)
Kielce, Poland
Nationality American / Polish
Alma mater Carnegie Mellon University
  • Actress
  • author
Years active 1999–present
Spouse(s) Patrick Wilson (m. 2005)
Children 2

Dagmara Domińczyk (/dˈmnɪk/ doh-MEEN-chik; born July 17, 1976) 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), and Big Stone Gap (2014). She is married to actor Patrick Wilson.

Early life and education[edit]

Domińczyk was born in Kielce, the daughter of Aleksandra and Mirosław Domińczyk, a member 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 Domińczyk and Veronika Domińczyk.

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


Domińczyk worked on Broadway in 1999 as Anna Friel's understudy in Patrick Marber's production of Closer. In 2003, she played Caroline Bramble in the Broadway production of Enchanted April.[5] She is best known for her role as Edmond Dantès' fiancée, Mercedès Iguanada, in the 2002 screen adaptation of The Count of Monte Cristo, and as Tania Asher in Rock Star.[3][6]

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.[7] 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.[8] In 2014, she was in Jack Strong with Marcin Dorociński.[9]

She has also played small parts 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 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, 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 son, Kalin Patrick Wilson. On August 9, 2009, she gave birth to their second son, Kassian McCarrell Wilson.[10] 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]



Year Title Role Notes
2000 Keeping the Faith Claire
2001 Rock Star Tania Asher
2002 The Count of Monte Cristo Mercedès Iguanada
2002 They Terry Alba
2003 Tough Luck Divana
2004 Kinsey Agnes Gebhard
2005 Trust the Man Pamela
2006 Mentor Julia
2006 Lonely Hearts Delphine Downing
2006 Running with Scissors Suzanne
2007 Prisoner Olivia
2010 Helena from the Wedding Eve
2011 Higher Ground Annika
2011 Felix the Painter Brigitte Short film
2012 The Letter Elizabeth McIntyre
2013 Phantom Sophi
2013 The Immigrant Belva
2014 Jack Strong Sue
2014 Big Stone Gap Elizabeth Taylor
2014 Let's Kill Ward's Wife Stacy


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 TV movie
2004 The Five People You Meet in Heaven Marguerite TV movie
2005 Hitched Amber TV movie
2005 24 Nicole 2 episodes
2006 The Bedford Diaries Katrina 3 episodes
2011 The Good Wife Isabel Sharp Episode: "Foreign Affairs"
2011 Suits Nancy Episode: "Pilot"
2012 Person of Interest Sarah Jennings Episode: "Many Happy Returns"
2014 Boardwalk Empire Dinah Episode: "Devil You Know"


  1. ^ "Dagmara Dominczyk Biography (1976-)". Film Reference. Retrieved April 11, 2013. 
  2. ^ Reuters (March 12, 1983). "8000 Poles imprisoned, es-Solidarity aide says". The Windsor Star. Retrieved April 11, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c d Alex Williams (June 14, 2013). "A Modern Immigrant Finds the Spotlight". The New York Times. Retrieved November 20, 2014. 
  4. ^ a b c Pam Wigley (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. 
  5. ^ Brantley, Ben (April 30, 2003). "Releasing the hedonist in repressed women". The New York Times. Retrieved July 31, 2015. 
  6. ^ "'The Count of Monte Cristo': Dagmara Dominczyk". USA Today. January 21, 2005. Retrieved November 20, 2014. 
  7. ^ Justin Chang (October 13, 2006). "Review: 'Running With Scissors'". Variety. Retrieved November 20, 2014. 
  8. ^ Betsy Sharkey (May 15, 2014). "Review Intensely moving 'Immigrant' leaves viewers unsettled". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved November 20, 2014. 
  9. ^ Bartosz Staszczyszyn (February 5, 2014). "Communist Whistleblower Jack Strong Caught on Tape". Culture.pl. Retrieved November 20, 2014. 
  10. ^ Nudd, Tim (October 10, 2009). "Patrick Wilson and Wife Welcome a Son". People. Retrieved April 11, 2013. 

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