Agata Kulesza

Agata Kulesza

Kulesza in 2010
Born (1971-09-27) 27 September 1971
Szczecin, Poland
Alma mater National Academy of Dramatic Art
Occupation Actress
Years active 1992-present
Spouse(s) Marcin Figurski (m. 1996)
Children 1

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.[1] 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.[2]

Early life

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.[3] She enrolled in the Aleksander Zelwerowicz State Theatre Academy in 1990 and graduated with distinction in 1994.[4]


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.[4]

Personal life

She lives in Warsaw with her husband, Marcin Figurski, a camera operator. The couple met in 1996 on a film set and got married after ten years together. They have a daughter, Marianna (born 1997).[5]


Year Project Role Notes
1993 Człowiek z... Anna
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
2009 Zamiana Miecia
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
2011 Ki Miriam
Róża Róza Kwiatkowska Polish Academy Award for Best Actress
Suicide Room Beata Santorska Maria TV series
Prosto w serce Aneta Sienkiewicz TV series
2012 Miłość Mayor's Wife
Dzień Kobiet Psychologist
Prawo Agaty Krystyna Sikorska episode: Episode #1.5
Krew z krwi Carmen Rota TV series
8 episodes
2013 Traffic Department Jadzia
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
In Hiding Wanda
Wszystkie kobiety Mateusza Maciejka
2016 Agnus Dei Mother Abbess
2016 True Crimes Marta Filming


  1. Archived September 25, 2013, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. Grupa Wirtualna Polska. "Agata Kulesza". Retrieved 15 March 2015.
  3. "Agata Kulesza - Dziewczyna z sąsiedztwa". Retrieved 15 March 2015.
  4. 1 2 "". FilmPolski. Retrieved 15 March 2015.
  5. "Ślub po dziesięciu latach... małżeństwa". Retrieved 15 March 2015.

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