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Born in Poland

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Anna Próchniak is a Polish actresses who became interested in ballet and contemporary dance at an early age and trained as a dancer until deciding to switch to theatre. She graduated from the acting department of the Lodz Film School. She has received several Polish and international awards including the Award for Best Debut (First Contact Festival in Torun) and the Award for Best Acting Duo (with Joanna Osyda - International Festival of Modern Drama "Kolyada-Plays" in Yekaterinburg) for her theatre debut in "Natasha's Dream" in Teatr Powszechny in Warsaw. On the big screen, Anna Próchniak made her debut with the role of Irmina in the film "Shameless" (dir. Filip Marczewski) for which she was nominated for The Golden Duck Award. The movie had it's international premiere at the 47th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival in 2012. For the role of Kama in "Warsaw 44" (dir. Jan Komasa) she received the ELLE Rising Star Award at the 39th Gdynia Film Festival, the Piotr Lazarkiewicz Award for Young Talent during the Polish Film Festival in Los Angeles and a nomination for the Award of Zbyszek Cybulski. She starred in Oscar-nominated Anne Fontaine's movie, "The Innocents" which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2016 and the Northern Irish film "Bad Day For the Cut" (dir. Chris Baugh) which premiered at the same festival the following year. One of her latest features "Oleg" (dir. by Juris Kursietis) had it's international premiere in the Director's Fortnight section of the Cannes Film Festival in 2019.

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She was considered for the title part of mass murderer in Czech drama I, Olga Hepnarova (2016),eventually played by Michalina Olszanska.

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