Dagmara Domińczyk

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Dagmara Domińczyk
Dagmara Dominczyk June 4, 2013 book signing (headshot).jpg
Domińczyk at a reading of her novel The Lullaby of Polish Girls on June 4, 2013
Born(1976-07-17) July 17, 1976 (age 38)
Kielce, Poland
Alma materCarnegie Mellon University
OccupationActress
Years active1999–present
Spouse(s)Patrick Wilson (m. 2005)
Children2
RelativesMarika Domińczyk (sister)
Scott Foley (brother-in-law)
 
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Dagmara Domińczyk
Dagmara Dominczyk June 4, 2013 book signing (headshot).jpg
Domińczyk at a reading of her novel The Lullaby of Polish Girls on June 4, 2013
Born(1976-07-17) July 17, 1976 (age 38)
Kielce, Poland
Alma materCarnegie Mellon University
OccupationActress
Years active1999–present
Spouse(s)Patrick Wilson (m. 2005)
Children2
RelativesMarika Domińczyk (sister)
Scott Foley (brother-in-law)

Dagmara Domińczyk (pronounced "Doh-MEAN-chick") (born July 17, 1976) is a Polish-American actress. She has appeared in the films Rock Star (2001), The Count of Monte Cristo (2002), Kinsey (2004), Trust the Man (2005), Lonely Hearts (2006), Running with Scissors (2006), Higher Ground (2011), The Letter (2012), The Immigrant (2013), and Big Stone Gap (2014). She is married to actor Patrick Wilson.

Early life and education[edit]

Domińczyk was born in Kielce, the daughter of Aleksandra and Mirosław Domińczyk, a leader in the Polish Solidarity movement.[1][2][3] She moved with her family to New York City in 1983 as asylum seekers due to her parents' political associations (her father's involvement with Amnesty International and the Solidarity movement).[4] She is the older sister of actresses Marika Domińczyk and Veronika Domińczyk.

Domińczyk majored in drama at Carnegie Mellon University and graduated in 1998.[4]

Career[edit]

Domińczyk worked on Broadway in 1999 as Anna Friel's understudy in Patrick Marber's production of Closer and again in 2003 in Enchanted April. She is best known for her role as Edmond Dantès' fiancee Mercedes in the 2002 screen adaptation of The Count of Monte Cristo and as Tania Asher in Rock Star.[3][5]

In 2006, she appeared in the films Lonely Hearts with John Travolta and in Running with Scissors with an all-star cast including Annette Bening, Joseph Fiennes and Gwyneth Paltrow.[6] She also was in the 2012 film The Letter with Winona Ryder and James Franco; and a year later she was in The Immigrant as Belva with Marion Cotillard and Jeremy Renner.[7] In 2014, she was in Jack Strong with Marcin Dorociński.[8]

She has also played small parts in television series Kinsey (2004), 24 (2005), The Bedford Diaries (2006), The Good Wife (2011), Suits (2011), Person of Interest (2012), and Boardwalk Empire (2014).

In 2013, she wrote the book The Lullaby of Polish Girls, loosely based on her youth in her native Poland.[4]

Personal life[edit]

In June 2005, Domińczyk married actor and fellow Carnegie Mellon alumnus Patrick Wilson. They have appeared together in the films Running with Scissors (2006), Jack Strong (2014), and Big Stone Gap (2014).

On June 23, 2006, she gave birth to their son, Kalin Patrick Wilson. On August 9, 2009, she gave birth to their second son, Kassian McCarrell Wilson.[9] She currently lives in Montclair, New Jersey with her family.[3]

She is the sister-in-law of actor Scott Foley, who married her sister Marika in 2007.[3]

Filmography[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
2000Keeping the Faith[5]Claire
2001Third WatchJeneca FarabeeTV series (2 episodes)
2001Rock StarTania Asher, Steel Dragon Public Relations
2002The Count of Monte CristoMercedès Iguanada
2002They[5]Terry Alba
2003Law & Order: Special Victims UnitKate LoganTV series (1 episode: "Pandora")
2003Tough LuckDivana
2004Bad AppleGinaTV movie
2004KinseyAgnes Gebhard
2004The Five People You Meet in HeavenMargueriteTV movie
2005HitchedAmberTV movie
200524NicoleTV series (2 episodes)
2005Trust the ManPamela
2006MentorJulia
2006Lonely HeartsDelphine Downing
2006The Bedford DiariesKatrinaTV series (3 episodes)
2006Running with ScissorsSuzanne
2007PrisonerOlivia
2010Helena from the WeddingEve
2011Higher Ground[3]Annika
2011The Good WifeIsabel SharpTV series (1 episode: "Foreign Affairs")
2011SuitsNancyTV series (1 episode: "Pilot")
2011Felix the PainterBrigitteShort
2012Person of Interest[3]Sarah JenningsTV series (1 episode: "Many Happy Returns")
2012The LetterElizabeth McIntyre
2013PhantomSophi
2013The ImmigrantBelva
2014Jack StrongSue
2014Boardwalk EmpireTV series (1 episode: "Devil You Know")
2014Big Stone GapElizabeth Taylor
2014Let's Kill Ward's WifeStacy

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dagmara Dominczyk Biography (1976-)". film reference. Retrieved 11 April 2013. 
  2. ^ Reuters (March 12, 1983). "8000 Poles imprisoned, es-Solidarity aide says". The Windsor Star. Retrieved 11 April 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f Alex Williams (14 June 2013). "A Modern Immigrant Finds the Spotlight". The New York Times. Retrieved 20 November 2014. 
  4. ^ a b c Pam Wigley (25 February 2014). "Carnegie Mellon School of Drama Hosts Alumna Dagmara Dominczyk, Actress and Author of "The Lullaby of Polish Girls"". Carnegie Mellon News. Retrieved 20 November 2014. 
  5. ^ a b c "'The Count of Monte Cristo': Dagmara Dominczyk". USA Today. 21 January 2005. Retrieved 20 November 2014. 
  6. ^ Justin Chang (13 October 2006). "Review: ‘Running With Scissors’". Variety. Retrieved 20 November 2014. 
  7. ^ Betsy Sharkey (15 May 2014). "Review Intensely moving 'Immigrant' leaves viewers unsettled". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 20 November 2014. 
  8. ^ Bartosz Staszczyszyn (5 February 2014). "Communist Whistleblower Jack Strong Caught on Tape". Culture.pl. Retrieved 20 November 2014. 
  9. ^ NUDD, TIM (10 October 2009). "Patrick Wilson and Wife Welcome a Son". People. Retrieved 11 April 2013. 

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