Marika Dominczyk

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Marika Dominczyk
Born(1980-07-07) July 7, 1980 (age 33)
Kielce, Poland
OccupationActress
Years active2000–present
Spouse(s)Scott Foley (2007–present)
ChildrenMalina Foley
Keller Foley
 
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Marika Dominczyk
Born(1980-07-07) July 7, 1980 (age 33)
Kielce, Poland
OccupationActress
Years active2000–present
Spouse(s)Scott Foley (2007–present)
ChildrenMalina Foley
Keller Foley

Marika Domińczyk (born July 7, 1980) is a Polish American actress.

Personal life[edit]

Dominczyk is a daughter of Mirek Dominczyk, a leader in the Polish Solidarity movement.[1] Dominczyk moved with her family from Kielce, Poland, to New York City when she was three, after her parents were expelled from their native Poland for her father's involvement with Amnesty International and then the Solidarity movement.

She is the younger sister of the actress Dagmara Dominczyk and is fluent in English and her native Polish.

Dominczyk became engaged to actor Scott Foley in 2006. During June 2007, the two wed in a private ceremony in Hawaii.[2] Together they have two children: daughter Malina Jean Foley (born November 2009) and son Keller Aleksander Foley (born 17 April 2012).

Career[edit]

In 2004, Dominczyk appeared in the short-lived television series The Help, which also starred Mindy Cohn and Antonio Sabàto, Jr. The following year, she appeared as Bernadette in the 2005 movie The 40-Year-Old Virgin. From 2006-2007, she guest-starred on the ABC's Brothers & Sisters as Tyler Altamirano. She reprised her role in the last two episodes of the show's fifth season. Despite being Polish, her looks have often led to her being cast in Hispanic roles, such as Anna in The Help and, most recently, as South American agent Isabelle in Get Smart's Bruce and Lloyd: Out of Control. She also appeared in Who Do You Love?, Las Vegas' "3 Babes, 100 Guns, and a Fat Chick" (2008), as a bounty hunter, and Danny's Marine Sergeant in Iraq, and a Russian informant to Cool Breeze, played by her husband, in The Unit, and is in National Lampoon's Bag Boy.

Dominczyk also played the role of Lara in the film I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell.

Filmography[edit]

Film
YearTitleRoleNotes
20013 A.M.Cathy
2002Porn n ChickenTatianaTV movie
2004Invitation to a SuicideManhattan Woman
2005Confessions of a DogBrunetteTV movie
Halley's CometMatteaTV movie
The 40-Year Old VirginBernadette
2007ManchildTiffanyTV movie
National Lampoon's Bag BoyBambi Strasinsky
2008Get Smart's Bruce and Lloyd: Out of ControlIsabella
Who Do You LoveRevetta Chess
2009I Hope They Serve Beer in HellLara
Television
YearTitleRoleNotes
2000The $treetHostessEpisode "Closet Cases"
2001Law & Order: Special Victims UnitTess MichnerEpisode "Consent"
2002WitchbladeChristinaEpisodes "Destiny", "Emergence"
2004The HelpAnna, the Nanny7 episodes
North ShoreErika6 episodes
2006BonesLeslie SnowEpisode "The Woman at the Airport"
2008Las VegasMarisa RodriguezEpisode "3 Babes, 100 Guns and a Fat Chick"
House M.D.HeatherEpisode "Adverse Events"
2009The UnitAnyaEpisode "Endgame"
2006-2011Brothers & SistersTyler Altamirano10 episodes
2011Rizzoli & IslesTheresaEpisode "Bloodlines"

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