Alicja Bachleda-Curuś

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Alicja Bachleda

Bachleda Curuś at the premiere of Ondine at the 2010 Tribeca Film Festival.
BornAlicja Bachleda-Curuś
(1983-05-12) 12 May 1983 (age 29)
Tampico, Tamaulipas, Mexico
Other namesAla (nickname)
OccupationActress/singer
Years active1991–present
Height168 cm
Partner(s)Colin Farrell (2009–July 2010), 1 child
 
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Alicja Bachleda

Bachleda Curuś at the premiere of Ondine at the 2010 Tribeca Film Festival.
BornAlicja Bachleda-Curuś
(1983-05-12) 12 May 1983 (age 29)
Tampico, Tamaulipas, Mexico
Other namesAla (nickname)
OccupationActress/singer
Years active1991–present
Height168 cm
Partner(s)Colin Farrell (2009–July 2010), 1 child

Alicja Bachleda-Curuś (pron. [aˈlit​͡sʲa baˈxlɛda ˈt​͡suruɕ]; born 12 May 1983) is a Polish actress and singer, who has appeared in films including Trade, Ondine, and Pan Tadeusz.

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Early life

Bachleda-Curuś was born in Tampico, Mexico. She is the daughter of Lidia and Tadeusz Bachleda-Curuś, a geologist who was working in Mexico at that time. Her uncle is Adam Bachleda-Curuś, former mayor of Zakopane.

While growing up in Poland, Bachleda-Curuś studied at the National Ballet Academy in Kraków (1989-98) and at the National Academy of Music's vocal department in Kraków (1998-2000).[1] As a 19 year old, she moved to the United States to study acting at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute in New York City.

Acting career

Alicja Bachleda, Colin Farrell and director Neil Jordan at the Ondine premiere, 2010 Tribeca Film Festival in New York.

At 15, Bachleda-Curuś landed a lead role in the 1999 film Pan Tadeusz, directed by Academy Award-winning Polish director Andrzej Wajda.[citation needed] Four years later, she won a role in Polish soap opera Na dobre i na złe.[citation needed] Bachleda then began crossing over into mainstream films outside of Poland, appearing in the German film Sommersturm, a coming of age story, in 2004. Bachleda-Curuś returned to Mexico to film the 2007 thriller Trade, starring Kevin Kline, an unflinching look at the world of human trafficking. Bachleda then returned to Europe to play a Jewish girl in the historical drama Der geköpfte Hahn, which took place during World War II in Transylvania, Romania. Her next film was 2009's Ondine, a film about an Irish fisherman who thinks he catches a selkie, a mythological seal/human.

Bachleda-Curuś is scheduled to star in an upcoming John Jopson movie, The Absinthe Drinkers, set in 19th century Europe, with John Hurt, Tim Roth, Keith Carradine, Peter Facinelli, and Jürgen Prochnow. Bachleda-Curuś was cast as Artemisia von Rach, a talented young German painter.

As of August 2010, Bachleda-Curuś is set to star in a movie titled The Girl Is in Trouble.[2] The Girl Is In Trouble is scheduled to be shown at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, USA.[3]

As of July 2010, Bachleda-Curuś was scheduled to act in an Italian and Polish film titled 11 September 1683: The Battle of Vienna,[4] formerly titled The Battle of Vienna.

Personal life

On 7 October 2009, she became the mother of Irish actor Colin Farrell's son, Henry Tadeusz Farrell, born in Los Angeles.[5] The boy was baptized on December 29, 2009 in the Roman Catholic Church of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Kraków. It was reported on 15 October 2010 that Farrell left Bachleda-Curuś a couple of months before. Soon after it was officially confirmed.[6]

Filmography

Discography

Albums

Singles

Bachleda Curuś in Krakow, Poland

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