Kjersti Holmen

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Kjersti Holmen (born 8 February 1956) is a Norwegian actress.

She was born on Nøtterøy, and later moved to Alnabru, where she grew up with her parents and two sisters.[1] She graduated from the Norwegian National Academy of Theatre in 1980, and has been employed at the National Theatre since 1981 – permanently since 1992.[1] There she has had roles such as "Eliza Doolittle" in George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion, the title role in Henrik Ibsens Hedda Gabler and "Blanche" in Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire.[2]

Holmen is also a well-known television and film actress, and had her break-through on the big screen in the 1985 film Orions belte'.[3] She has won the Amanda – the main Norwegian film award – twice: in 1993 for her role in Telegrafisten, and in 2000 for the two films S.O.S. and Sophie's World.[4] In television she is known from the Norwegian/Swedish collaboration "Röd snö" – aired the same year as Orions belte came out – as well as several other roles.[3]

Holmen cohabits with actor Sverre Anker Ousdal, and has two sons from a former relationship with Reidar Sørensen – also an actor.[1]

Select filmography[edit]


  1. ^ a b c Per Kristian Johansen (2007-10-22). "Kjersti Holmen" (in Norwegian). NRK. Retrieved 2008-03-10.
  2. ^ "Kjersti Holmen" (in Norwegian). Nationaltheatret. Archived from the original on 2007-09-28. Retrieved 2008-03-10.
  3. ^ a b "Kjersti Holmen". IMDb. Retrieved 2008-03-03.
  4. ^ "AMANDA-VINNERE 1985-2006" (PDF). Filmweb.no. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2008-09-20. Retrieved 2008-03-03.

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