Maja Ostaszewska

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Maja Ostaszewska
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Born (1972-09-03)September 3, 1972 (age 45)
Kraków, Poland
Occupation actress
Years active 1993–present

Maja Ostaszewska (born September 3, 1972) is a Polish actress.


She was born in Kraków, the daughter of Polish musician Jacek Ostaszewski of Ostoja coat of arms. Ostaszewska was raised Buddhist.[1] She started her acting training in her native Kraków and later graduated from PWST, in 1996. She has since acted mostly on Teatr Rozmaitości in Warsaw, working with well-known Polish directors such as Krystian Lupa, Krzysztof Warlikowski and Grzegorz Jarzyna.

In 1993, during her acting training, she played a small role in Steven Spielberg's Schindler's List, although her actual real film debut was in 1997 with the TV movie "Przystań." For this role, she received the Best Actress Award at the Polish Film Festival held in Gdynia in 1998.

Ostaszewska played one of the main characters in Academy Award nominated Andrzej Wajda's Katyń.

In 2012 she was awarded "Tele Week" statuettes for her acting, and in February 2013 she received a Wiktory nomination for TV acting.

She is a vegetarian.[2][3][4]

Selected filmography[edit]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "Actress Maja Ostaszewska called Jewish and Gipsy" (in Polish). 13 May 2013. Retrieved 27 September 2016. 
  2. ^ Bezmięsny sposób na życie.,, 03.10.2005.
  3. ^ Zostań wege!,, 30.11.2010.
  4. ^ Marta Gessler: Nie jadłam tego nigdy!,, 28.06.2012.