Joanna Kulig

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Joanna Kulig
Joanna Kulig 2.jpg
Kulig at the 2019 ceremony of Polish Film Awards
Born (1982-06-24) 24 June 1982 (age 37)
NationalityPolish
Alma materAST National Academy of Theatre Arts in Kraków
OccupationActress
Years active2007–present
Spouse(s)
Maciej Bochniak (m. 2009)
Children1

Joanna Kulig (born 24 June 1982) is a Polish film, stage and television actress, and singer.[1][2] In 2018, she received the Best Actress Award at the 31st European Film Awards for her performance in Cold War. Polish magazine Wprost ranked her fourth on its list of the 50 most influential Polish women in 2019.[3]

Early life[edit]

Kulig was born on 24 June 1982 in Krynica, Lesser Poland Voivodeship, Poland.[4][5] Her mother worked as a cook at a local kindergarten and her father was a folk poet.[6] She was raised with four siblings in Muszynka.[7]

In 2000, Kulig enrolled at the Mieczysław Karłowicz State Music School Complex in Kraków.[8] She graduated from the Frédéric Chopin State Music School in Krynica-Zdrój (piano class) as well as the AST National Academy of Theatre Arts in Kraków in 2007 with a specialization in popular music vocals. She was the first in her family to graduate from a university.[6]

Career[edit]

Kulig has performed at the Helena Modrzejewska National Stary Theater in Kraków. In 1998, she won an episode of the talent show Szansa na sukces by performing the song Między ciszą a ciszą by Grzegorz Turnau.[9][10]

Kulig made her film debut in 2007 in Grzegorz Pacek's Środa czwartek rano. In 2010, she appeared alongside Jakub Gierszał in Milion dolarów ("One Million Dollars") by Janusz Kondratiuk. In 2011, she starred alongside Ethan Hawke and Kristin Scott Thomas in The Woman in the Fifth directed by Paweł Pawlikowski. Other film directors with whom she has collaborated include Agnieszka Holland, Jacek Borcuch, Mirosław Borek, and Marcin Wrona.

In 2013, Kulig received the Polish Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress conferred by the Polish Film Academy for her role in Małgorzata Szumowska's film Elles.[10] In 2018, she received the Best Actress Award at the 31st European Film Awards for her role in Paweł Pawlikowski's historical period drama film Cold War.[11] The role also earned her the Polish Academy Award for Best Actress.[12] She will star as Maja in Damien Chazelle's Netflix musical drama series The Eddy.[13]

Personal life[edit]

Kulig's sister, Justyna Schneider, is also an actress. She adapted their great-grandmother's surname to avoid confusion.[14] In 2009, Kulig married film director and screenwriter Maciej Bochniak.[15] In February 2019, she gave birth to their son.[16]

Selected filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2007 Prime Minister Magdalena Nowasz 3 episodes
2008 Środa, czwartek rano Teresa Nominated—Golden Duck Award for Best Actress
Days of Honor "Mucha" 5 episodes
2011 Milion dolarów Zuzanna Nominated—Golden Duck Award for Best Actress
Maraton tańca Agnieszka Nominated—Golden Duck Award for Best Actress
Remembrance Magdalena Limanowska
The Woman in the Fifth Ania
2012 Elles Alicja Gdynia Film Festival Award for Best Supporting Actress
Polish Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated—Golden Duck Award for Best Actress
Nominated—Zbigniew Cybulski Award
A Turtle's Tale 2: Sammy's Escape from Paradise Konsuela Voice; Polish dub
2013 Lasting Marta Nominated—Polish Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress
Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters Red-Haired Witch
Zambezia Neville's Wife Voice; Polish dub
Khumba Fifi Voice; Polish dub
Ida Singer
Way Back Home Yalka
2014–2018 O mnie się nie martw Jadwiga "Iga" Małecka 2019 Telekamery Award for Best Actress
2016 The Innocents Sister Irena
2018 Cold War Zula Lichoń El Gouna Film Festival Award for Best Actress
European Film Award for Best Actress
FIPRESCI Prize for Best Actress at the Palm Springs International Film Festival
Paszport Polityki Award in the Film category
Polish Academy Award for Best Actress
Transatlantyk Festival Award for Best Actress
4th—IndieWire Critics Poll Award for Best Actress
Nominated—CinEuphoria Award for Best Actress – International Competition
Nominated—CinEuphoria Award for Best Duo – International Competition (shared with Tomasz Kot)
Nominated—Chlotrudis Award for Best Actress
Nominated—International Cinephile Society Award for Best Actress
Nominated—International Online Cinema Award (INOCA Award) for Best Actress
Nominated—London Film Critics' Circle Award for Actress of the Year
Clergy Hanka Tomala
2019 Hanna Johanna Zydek 4 episodes
2020 The Eddy Maja 8 episodes

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Joanna Kulig. Czy polskie kino doczekało się następczyni Katarzyny Figury?". Wiadomości (in Polish). 6 May 2011. Retrieved 31 March 2012.
  2. ^ "Joanna Kulig gra śpiewająco". Stopklatka.pl (in Polish). 12 February 2008. Retrieved 31 March 2012.
  3. ^ "50 najbradziej wpływowcyh Polek". Wprost (in Polish). 3 March 2019. Archived from the original on 23 May 2019. Retrieved 23 May 2019.
  4. ^ "Joanna Kulig kim jest, co osiągnęła Więcej". SuperSeriale (in Polish). 20 February 2012. Retrieved 31 March 2012.
  5. ^ Tomczak, Agnieszka (26 January 2008). "Zagubieni w Warszawie". Wiadomosci (in Polish). Retrieved 31 March 2012.
  6. ^ a b Wolfe, April (19 December 2018). "Joanna Kulig, Paparazzi Magnet in Poland, Is About to Beguile America". Vulture.com. Archived from the original on 5 January 2019.
  7. ^ Lech, Dorota (3 January 2019). "Cold War's Joanna Kulig Is Ready for Her Spotlight". Vanity Fair. Archived from the original on 5 January 2019.
  8. ^ Schama, Chloe (10 December 2018). "Joanna Kulig, the Dazzling Star of Cold War, Is About to Have a Very Big Year". Vogue.com. Archived from the original on 30 December 2018.
  9. ^ "Joanna Kulig. Biography". Retrieved 26 December 2018.
  10. ^ a b "Joanna Kulig". Retrieved 26 December 2018.
  11. ^ "Winners - European Film Awards". Retrieved 16 December 2018.
  12. ^ Holdsworth, Nick (26 March 2019). "Pawel Pawlikowski's 'Cold War' Wins Big at Polish Film Awards". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 10 April 2019.
  13. ^ Thorne, Will (8 April 2019). "Joanna Kulig Joins Damien Chazelle's Netflix Series 'The Eddy'". Variety. Retrieved 10 April 2019.
  14. ^ ""Na Wspólnej": Kim jest Justyna Schneider - młodsza siostra Joanny Kulig?". wp.pl. 25 April 2014. Archived from the original on 5 January 2019.
  15. ^ "Joanna Kulig i Maciej Bochniak: Bez buziaków na planie" (in Polish). Interia. 9 March 2015. Retrieved 26 December 2018.
  16. ^ Czyżewska, Basia (20 February 2019). "Joanna Kulig została mamą". Vogue Poland (in Polish). Retrieved 10 April 2019.

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