In a career that spans stage, screen and television, international actress Lisa Werlinder has become renowned for tackling challenging roles and for her powerful and versatile performances. She has been working with Academy Award-winning directors Steven Spielberg,
Ingmar Bergman and Bille August.

In a career that spans stage, screen and television, international actress Lisa Werlinder has become renowned for tackling challenging roles and for her powerful and versatile performances. She has been working with Academy Award-winning directors Steven Spielberg, Ingmar Bergman and Bille August.

Her performance as Maria in the highly acclaimed and Award-winning Danish film “The Inheritance”, directed by Per Fly, was hailed by the critics and earned her a nomination for the Danish Academy Award. TIME Magazine described her as “a marvel --shifting from playful to vulnerable to fierce in a matter of seconds”.

Lisa Werlinder was directed by the Palme D’Or, Academy Award and Golden Globe winning director Bille August in “A Song for Martin”, Academy Award nominee Colin Nutley in ”Gossip” and by legendary Academy Award and Golden Globe winning director Steven Spielberg in "Munich", which was nominated for 5 Academy Awards. She featured in the internationally acclaimed drama ”The Black Pimpernel” by Ulf Hultberg, the Norwegian thriller "Torpedo" by Trygve Allister Diesen,

”Doubleshift” by Maria Essén, ”Almost Perfect” by Bertha Pan and ”A Midsummer Comedy” by Ian McCrudden and ”Alle ´For Én” by Rasmus Heide among other films. Upon graduating from the Swedish Theatre Academy, Lisa Werlinder was immediately picked by Ingmar Bergman to work with him at the prestigious Royal Dramatic Theatre in Stockholm. On stage she has portraited Cordelia in “King Lear”, Honey in ”Who”s afraid of Virginia Wolf”, Lulu in ”Shopping and F***ing”, Eleonora in ”Easter” and Ofelia in ”Hamlet” amongst other parts.

Lisa Werlinder grew up in the university city of Uppsala in Sweden with two older brothers. She comes from a musical background and first studied voice and alto saxophone at the Royal Academy of Music in Stockholm before pursuing acting. She often performs as a jazz singer and has opened the Stockholm Jazz and Blues Festival and had various concerts in Stockholm, Berlin and New York. In the movie ”Freilaufende Männer” by Matthias Tiefenbacher you also can hear her song
”U R the 1”. In 2011 her first album is released both in Sweden and Japan.

Education

  • Acting Academy, Luleå, Sweden
  • Royal Academy of Music, Stockholm, Sweden

Awards

  • Bodil nominated, Best Supporting Actress “Arvet” 2004
  • Nomination L'Oréal Paris Rising Star 2008

Facts

  • Languages - Swedish, English, German, Danish, Norwegian, some Russian
  • Height - 5'8"
  • Eyes: Blue / Hair: Blond

Skills

  • Singer & saxophone player
  • Piano, flutes, bass, drums, guitar, violin
  • Tap-dance, stage fencing, horseback riding

Tycka om Mig

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Ett minne blått

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Min vardagsprins

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Barfota längs Norr Mälarstrand

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U R THE 1

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Gunga

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Feature films

Shoo bre

Director: Djengo Esmer
Acne Production AB

Alle for én

Director: Rasmus Heide
Fridthjof film A/S

The witness

Director: Kathrine Windfeld
Yellowbird Films AB

Almost perfect

Director: Bertha Pan
Slew Pictures

A midsummer comedy

Director: Ian McCrudden
Casa Nova, FOX

Black pimpernel

Director: Ulf Hultberg
Moviefan, Mandala Films

Munich

Director: Steven Spielberg
Westlake Films/ Universal

Inheritance

Director: Per Fly
Zentropa

A song for martin

Director: Bille August
Moonlight Filmprod.

Double shift

Director: Maria Essén
Sony Pictures

Gossip

Director: Colin Nutley
Sweetwater

Karringen dar nere

Director: Ragnar di Marzo
Orkano film

The eliminators

Director: Mikael Hylin
Jarowskij Film

Television

Freilaufende männer

Director: Matthias Tiefenbacher
Colonia film, WDR, ARD

Z-rock

Director: Mark Farrell
Mark Mark, Independent Film Channel

Torpedo

Director: Trygve Allister Diesen
Norsk Filmprod

Salton

Director: Carin Mannheimer
GötaFilm

En riktig jul

Director: Simon Kaijser
SVT Drama

Hon och hannes

Director: Bjarni Thorson
Jarowskij Film

Skeppsholmen

Director: Kaijser/Marcimain
SVT Drama

Olivia Twist

Director: Jonas Cornell
SVT Drama

Mary Stuart

Director: Ingmar Bergman
Royal Dramatic Theatre, Sweden
Brooklyn Academy of Theatre, New York

Hamlet

Director: Katrine Wiedeman
Stockholm City Theatre

Whos afraid of Virginia Wolf

Director: Sofia Jupither
Stockholm City Theatre

Shopping & f***king

Director: Hugo Hansén
Stockholm City Theatre

King Lear

Director: Stefan Larsson
Royal Dramatic Theatre

Easter

Director: Katie Mitchell
Royal Dramatic Theatre

The forest

Director: Joakim Groth
Royal Dramatic Theatre

Hair

Director: Ronny Danielsson
Stockholm City Theatre, Sweden

Leva livet

Director: Philip Zandén
Chinateatern

The wedding

Director: Drïtero Kasapi
Stockholm City Theatre

En bit blommig falukorv

Director: Katrin Sundberg
Stockholm City Theatre

Tilly´s house

Director: Ellen Lamm
Royal Dramatic Theatre

Knäckebröd med hovmästarsås

Director: Agneta Ehrensvärd
Stockholm City Theatre