Kulesza in 2010
27 September 1971|
|Alma mater||National Academy of Dramatic Art|
|Spouse(s)||Marcin Figurski (m. 1996)|
Agata Kulesza (Polish pronunciation: [aˈgata kuˈlɛʂa]; born 27 September 1971) is a Polish film, television and stage actress, and a member of the Polish Film Academy. In 2013 she appeared in the critically acclaimed Ida. She was a contestant in season eight of Taniec z gwiazdami (English: Dancing with Stars) in 2008. She gained wide popularity in mass media after winning the competition. Kulesza was also the first winner of the show who donated the prize to charity.
Kulesza was born in Szczecin. She has an older sister. Her childhood friend was future rock singer Katarzyna Nosowska, with whom Kulesza is still on good terms. As a child she attended ballet and singing classes. She decided to become an actress when she was in high school. She enrolled in the Aleksander Zelwerowicz State Theatre Academy in 1990 and graduated with distinction in 1994.
She performed in the Dramatic Theatre in Warsaw in 1994–2011. Since 2011 she has been employed by the Ateneum Theatre in Warsaw. In 2012 she received Polish Academy Award for Best Actress for the leading role in the film Róża directed by Wojciech Smarzowski. She was also awarded the Złota Kaczka for the same film.
|1995||Die Straßen von Berlin||Katharina Stefanescu||episode: Babuschka|
|1996||Poznań '56||Teacher Zoska|
|2001||The Spring to Come||Woman|
|2002||Moje pieczone kurczaki||Agata, Wojtek's wife|
|2003||Siedem przystanków na drodze do raju||Deaf woman|
|2004||Cudownie ocalony||Prisoner Czarna|
|Park tysiąca westchnień||Painter|
|2005||Fortuna czyha w lesie||Lawyer|
|Solidarność, Solidarność...||Filip's wife||episode: Petrol|
|2006||Co słonko widziało||Team Manager|
|Fundacja||Anka Malecka - Mieczyslaw's daughter|
|Niania||Actress||episode: Rabnieta owca|
|2007||Kilka prostych słów||Krystyna|| short|
Ourense Independent Film Festival Best Actress Award
|2008||Mała wielka miłość||Doctor|
|Synowie||Lucyna Dobrowolska||TV series|
|Mała wielka miłość||Doctor||TV series|
|39 i pół||Hania||episode: Rola zycia|
|2010||Skrzydlate świnie||Karina Klaus|
|Ojciec Mateusz||Renata Szulc||episode: Talent|
|Róża||Róza Kwiatkowska||Polish Academy Award for Best Actress|
|Suicide Room||Beata Santorska|
|Prosto w serce||Aneta Sienkiewicz||TV series|
|Prawo Agaty||Krystyna Sikorska||episode: Episode #1.5|
|Krew z krwi||Carmen Rota|| TV series|
|Ida||Wanda|| Gdynia Film Festival Award for Best Actress|
Gijón International Film Festival Award for Best Actress
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress
Minsk International Film Festival Award for Best Actress
Polish Academy Award for Best Actress
RiverRun International Film Festival Jury Prive for Best Actress
Nominated—Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated—European Film Award for Best Actress
Nominated—London Film Critics Circle Award for Supporting Actress of the Year
Nominated—Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated— San Francisco Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated—Seattle International Film Festival Award for Best Actress
|Wszystkie kobiety Mateusza||Maciejka|
|2016||Agnus Dei||Mother Abbess|
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