Olin: Swedish-born actress of stage and screen
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Maria Jonna Olin (born March 22, 1955 in Stockholm, Sweden) is an
internationally acclaimed Academy Award-nominated Swedish
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was born in Stockholm as the youngest of three children. Her
father, Stig Olin, was a singer, a composer, and an actor who
appeared in several of Ingmar Bergman's films. Her mother, Britta
Holmberg, was also an actress and singer. Her brother is the
Swedish singer Mats Olin.
studying acting at Sweden's National Academy of Dramatic Art
(Scenskolan aka NAMA today) 1976-79, Olin performed for over a
decade with Sweden's Royal Dramatic Theatre-ensemble (1980-1994)
in classic plays by Shakespeare and Strindberg, and appeared in
smaller roles of several Swedish films directed by Bergman and in
productions of Swedish Television's TV-Theatre Company.
international debut in a lead role on film was in the 1984
Swedish film After the Rehearsal, which was directed by Bergman.
The year before she had appeared in a small role in Bergman's
Fanny and Alexander. In 1988, Olin starred opposite Daniel
Day-Lewis in her first English speaking and internationally
produced film, The Unbearable Lightness of Being, and became a
respected actress outside of Europe as well. Olin upon this
received offers from the US and Hollywood. In 1989, she earned an
Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress for her work
in Enemies: A Love Story, in which she portrayed the survivor of
a Nazi camp. In 1994 Olin starred in Romeo Is Bleeding and played
her, perhaps, most extreme character to date; the outrageous hit
woman Mona Demarkov - still one of the actress's most popular
portrayals on film.
2002 to 2006, Olin appeared opposite Jennifer Garner in her first
American television role ever; on the second season of the
successful television series Alias. For her work on the series as
Irina Derevko, Olin received an Emmy Award nomination for
Outstanding Supporting Actress in 2003. Olin received good
reviews for her part in Alias — particularly her chemistry
with Victor Garber, who played her former husband and
sometime-enemy Jack Bristow — and was rumored to have been
offered a salary in excess of $100,000 per episode to remain part
of the cast. She left the show after her first and only season,
however, to spend more time with her family in New York.
May 2005, Olin returned to Alias for a two-episode appearance at
the end of the show's fourth season, and subsequently appeared
again in the fifth season, initially in a cameo in December 2005,
and then following a four-month hiatus she appeared again in
April 2006, and for the finale on May 22, 2006.
Olin currently lives in New York with her husband and children.
In 2005 she returned to Sweden for a brief period of filming and
starred in a fine supporting role in Danish director Simon
Staho's experimental/avant garde film Bang Bang Orangutang (with
a punk music soundtrack by a.o. The Clash). Upcoming projects are
films The Devil You Know, Awake and (rumoured) Daughter of the
Queen of Sheba (which is to be directed by Lasse Hallström).
Edward "Ken" Olin (born July 30, 1954) is an American
actor, director and producer. He first became well known for his
starring role on the television series Thirtysomething, and is
currently a television producer and director.
was born in Chicago, Illinois, the son of a former Peace Corps
official and pharmaceutical company owner. He was raised in
Highland Park, IL. He graduated from The Putney School in Putney,
Vermont in 1972, then completed his college career at the
University of Pennsylvania. He is married to his thirtysomething
co-star, Patricia Wettig, with whom he has a son, Clifford, and a
daughter, Roxanne (better known as "Roxy") who appears
on The City. Olin is Jewish.
an actor, Olin played Michael Steadman on Thirtysomething
(1987–1991) and Dr. Roger Cattan on L.A. Doctors
(1998-1999). He was also noted for his performance as Detective
Harry Garibaldi on Hill Street Blues and as the lead in the
short-lived but critically praised EZ Streets. Olin has also
performed in a number of television programs including Alias (as
David McNeil), Falcon Crest, and Murder, She Wrote. He currently
has a recurring role (as David Caplan) on Brothers & Sisters.
is also known for his work as a director, most recently of the
television program Alias (for which he has also served as
co-executive producer and producer). He has worked with actress
Lena Olin (no relation) and Jennifer Garner on Alias. In
addition, he has directed episodes of L.A. Doctors, The West
Wing, Felicity, Judging Amy, Freaks and Geeks, Thirtysomething,
EZ Streets and Brothers & Sisters.
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