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ALINA ȘERBAN

SUPER POWER: PHONETIC LEARNING / LATIN DANCES / CAPOEIRA / BOXING

ALINA ȘERBAN is the winner of DEUTSCHER SCHAUSPIELPREIS 2020 for her leading role in “GIPSY QUEEN”, a nominee for Best Actress of the German Film Awards 2020 and the representative of Romania at The Cannes International Film Festival 2018 for her leading role in “ALONE AT MY WEDDING”.The first one in her family to graduate high-school, she succeeded to graduate from the RADA – ROYAL ACADEMY OF DRAMATIC ARTS (London), becoming an AWARD-WINNING ACTRESS and THE FIRST ROMA WOMAN THEATRE and FILM DIRECTOR OF ROMANIA. Born in 1987, she grew up in Bucharest, Romania. ALINA speaks ROMANIAN, ROMANI, ENGLISH, SPANISH. She’s 158 cm tall, BLACK HAIR & BROWN EYES. Dance: BACHATA, SALSA, KIZOMBA. Sports: CAPOEIRA, BOXING. ALINA lives in Bucharest, Romania.

SHOWREEL

EDUCATION

RADA Royal Academy of Dramatic Art London (Master Degree)
“Open Arts” Programme Tisch School of the Arts in New York
Drama degree Bucharest at the Academy of Theatrical Arts and Cinematography


AWARDS

For the leading role in “GIPSY QUEEN”:
2020 – Best Actress, DEUTSCHER SCHAUSPIELPREIS
2019 – Best Actress, POFF BLACK NIGHTS FILM FESTIVAL TALLINN
2019 – Nomination for Best Actress, THE DEUTSCHER FILMPREIS

For the leading role in “ALONE AT MY WEDDING”:
2018 – Best Actress, FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DU FILM DE FEMME DE SALÉ
2018 – Angela Award for Performance – SUBTITLE EUROPEAN FILM FESTIVAL
2018 – Special Mention for Interpretation – ROME INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL

Other awards:
2019 – Official recognition by the Romanian government for promoting Roma culture
2019 – Tajsa Roma Cultural Heritage Prize, ERIAC European Roma Institute for Arts and Culture
2016 – ROMA OF THE YEAR AWARD at the Roma Excellency Gala – The National Centre of Roma Culture of Romania
2013 – AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL AWARD
2013 – Winner of “RICH MIX – STORIES OF LONDON” playwriting competition for the play “Home”
2012 – BEST ROMANIAN STUDENT IN THE UK – The Romanian Embassy


FILM SELECTION

2019 ALONE AT MY WEDDING / lead Pamela / Movie / Cannes International Film Festival
2018 DOING MONEY / Lily / BBC Two
2018 GIPSY QUEEN / title role ALI / Movie
2016 SCRIS/ NESCRIS / Giuberina / Movie
2016 HOLOCAUST / Sora
2015 FAST TO KILL / Kathrin MCKay / Movie
2011 CENSUS / The French Woman
2008-09 A STORY ABOUT THE GIRL / Performer
2007 THE LAST ENEMY/ NADIR / BBC SERIES

THEATRE SELECTION

2016 THROUGH MY SKIN / Leyla /
2016 ROMEO AND JULIET / Mercutio
2016 I DECLARE AT MY OWN RISK/ Alina
2016 THE GREAT SHAME / Martha
2016 RISK / Performer
2015 ROMO SAPIENS / Mia
2015 ABOUT ME/ Writer -Performer
2015 THE HOUSE PROJECT / The Cleaner
2015 RISK/ Performer
2014 THE HOUSE PROJECT / Macarena
2014 STREET CHILD WORLD CUP / Performer
2014 DECLARE AT MY OWN RISK
2013 WANNA KNOW A SECRET / Performer

PHOTO CREDITS: CORNEL BRAD/ DENISA SILAS/ EVENTPRESS-SASCHA RADKE/ JEFF MANGIONE/ DOR FILM WEST/ FRAKAS PRODUCTIONS