Alicja Bachleda-Curus

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. 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). 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. As a 15 year old, Bachleda-Curuś landed a lead role in the 1999 film Pan Tadeusz, directed by Academy Award winning Polish director Andrzej Wajda. Four years later, she won a role in Polish soap opera Na dobre i na złe. Bachleda then began crossing over into mainstream films outside of Poland, appearing in the German film Sommersturm in 2004. She returned to her birthplace of Mexico to film the 2007 thriller Trade, starring Kevin Kline.


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