Sylvia Hoeks

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Sylvia Hoeks
Born Sylvia Gertrudis Martyna Hoeks
(1983-06-01) 1 June 1983 (age 34)
Maarheeze, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
Other names Sylvia Hoecks, Sylvia Hoek
Occupation Actress, model
Years active 2005–present

Sylvia Hoeks (born 1 June 1983) is an actress from the Netherlands.

Early life[edit]

Hoeks grew up in Maarheeze, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands.[1] She speaks Dutch, German, French, and English.[1][2] After finishing high school, she attended the Maastricht Theatre Academy.[3][4]


Hoeks was scouted by Elite Model Management at age 14.[3][5] Her first job was a cover for Elle Girl,[5] and she traveled Europe as a model for several years.[2]

Shortly after graduation from Maastricht Theatre Academy,[2] Hoeks appeared in the Jos Stelling film Duska (2007).[3] She won a Golden Calf, the Dutch equivalent of an Academy Award, for Best Supporting Actress for the role.[6][7] She next played Julia in The Storm (2009), and the title role in Tirza (2010).[2][7] Hoeks starred as Johanna van Heesch in The Gang of Oss in 2011,[8] and as Elise in The Girl and Death in 2012.[7] In 2013, Hoeks played Claire Ibbetson in the film The Best Offer.[7][9]

Hoeks starred in the Dutch television series Blood Relatives from 2010 to 2014, and Adultery from 2011 to 2015.[7]

Hoeks portrayed the replicant Luv in the 2017 science fiction film Blade Runner 2049.[10][11] She trained with weights and in martial arts for six hours a day, six days a week before and during filming.[4]

Hoeks will appear in the Luc Besson action film Renegades.[12] In February 2017, she was cast as Leigh in All the Devil's Men.[13] In October 2017, Hoeks was cast in The Girl in the Spider's Web, the sequel to The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.[14]


Year Title Role
2007 Duska The Girl
2008 Tiramisu Vanessa
2009 The Storm Julia
2010 Tirza Tirza
2011 The Gang of Oss Johanna van Heesch
2012 The Girl and Death Elise
2013 The Best Offer Claire Ibbetson
Bros Before Hos Anna
2017 Whatever Happens Hannah
Blade Runner 2049 Luv
Renegades Lara Simic
2018 The Girl in the Spider's Web Camilla Salander
All the Devil's Men Leigh
Year Title Role Notes
2005 Sea of Fire Sonja Looman Main role (24 episodes)
2006 Gooische Vrouwen Lucy (4) episodes
2009–2013 't Schaep met de 5 pooten Ellie de Beer (3) episodes
2010–2014 Blood Relatives Antje Zwager Main role (24 episodes)
2011–2015 Adultery Iris van Erkel-Hoegaarde Main role (32 episodes)
2016 Berlin Station Claudia Gartner (2) episodes



  1. ^ a b Smith, Krista (25 August 2017). "Sylvia Hoeks Is Ready for Her American Debut". Vanity Fair. Retrieved 11 October 2017. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f Danielsen, Shane (31 January 2011). "Berlinale: Shooting stars 2011". Variety. Retrieved 11 October 2017. 
  3. ^ a b c "10 Europeans to Watch in 2017". Variety. 31 January 2017. Retrieved 11 October 2017. 
  4. ^ a b Guccione, Bob, Jr. "Actress Sylvia Hoeks on working with Harrison Ford, what she's most attracted to in a man, and training six hours a day for Blade Runner 2049". Men's Fitness. Retrieved 11 October 2017. 
  5. ^ a b Ivan-zadeh, Larushka (4 October 2017). "Sylvia Hoeks: 'Blade Runner overwhelmed me, it was so high fashion'". Retrieved 11 October 2017. 
  6. ^ a b "Golden Calf Winners 1981 to date". Nederlands Film Festival. Retrieved 11 October 2017 – via 
  7. ^ a b c d e f Geier, Thom (26 April 2016). "Blade Runner 2 Casts Dutch Actress Sylvia Hoeks". TheWrap. Retrieved 11 October 2017. 
  8. ^ van Hoeij, Boyd (23 October 2011). "Review: The Gang of Oss". Variety. Retrieved 11 October 2017. 
  9. ^ Weissberg, Jay (24 January 2013). "Review: The Best Offer". Variety. Retrieved 9 October 2017. 
  10. ^ Galuppo, Mia (26 April 2016). "Dutch Actress Sylvia Hoeks Joins Cast of Blade Runner". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 9 October 2017. 
  11. ^ Alexander, Bryan (6 October 2017). "Who is the killer replicant Luv? Meet Blade Runner 2049 breakout Sylvia Hoeks". USA Today. Retrieved 11 October 2017. 
  12. ^ A. Lincoln, Ross (1 April 2015). "Matt Lanter Boards USS Indianapolis With Nicolas Cage; Two More Jump In The Lake". Retrieved 9 October 2017. 
  13. ^ McNary, Dave (13 February 2017). "Sylvia Hoeks, William Fichtner Join Milo Gibson's Action-Thriller All the Devil's Men". Variety. Retrieved 4 January 2018. 
  14. ^ Kroll, Justin (20 October 2017). "Blade Runner Breakout Sylvia Hoeks Joins Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Sequel". Variety. Retrieved 21 October 2017. 
  15. ^ "Sylvia Hoeks wint eerste Sylvia Kristel Award" (in Dutch). 5 September 2014. Retrieved 11 October 2017. 
  16. ^ "Film by the Sea: Awards" (in Dutch). Film by the Sea. Retrieved 12 October 2017. 
  17. ^ "Fourth Sylvia Kristel Award goes to Romy Louise Lauwers". Retrieved 11 October 2017. 

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