Halina Reijn

Halina Reijn (born 10 November 1975 in Amsterdam) is a Dutch actress and writer. Halina Reijn was professionally trained at the Theatre Academy in Maastricht. While still a student, she was asked to join the ensemble at the Theatercompagnie where she had leading roles in plays such as Hamlet (as Ophelia) and Shopping and Fucking (as Lulu) for which she received the prestigious Dutch theatre prize, the Colombina, as “Best Supporting Actress” in 1998. In 2003 she joined the ensemble at Toneelgroep Amsterdam. In the 2006/2007 season, she performed in four plays: “The Taming of the Shrew”; “Hedda Gabler”; “Oresteia”; and “Mourning Becomes Electra”, for which she was nominated for a Theo d’Or as “Best Female Actress”. Halina has performed on the big screen in the Oscar-nominated Zus & Zo (Paula van der Oest), A Father’s Affair (Maarten Teurniet), and Grimm (Alex van Warmerdam). In 2006 she starred in A Thousand Kisses directed by Willem van de Sande Bakhuijzen, Black Book directed by Paul Verhoeven (the Dutch entry for the Academy Awards as Best Foreign Language Film) and Blind by Tamar van den Dop.


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