Nadja Bobyleva was born in 1983 in Moscow. At the age of seven, Nadja began taking classes at the Class Centre school for art and theatre. Her family immigrated to Germany when she was nine, residing in Cologne and she received acting training from her mother, Natalia Bobyleva, and Bettina Dorn. This training later served as a base for her first engagement in 2000 as the punk girl Asi in ENGEL & JOE, followed by offers for various roles in film and TV. In 2002, Nadja started her theatre studies at the Theatre Academy in Hannover and, in parallel, spent a year abroad at the State Theatre Arts Academy in St. Petersburg in 2004. After completing her studies in Hannover in 2006, Nadja accepted an offer from the company of the Thetare an der Glocksee, where she played Laura in THE GLASMENAGIERY, among other plays. Later, Nadja moved to Los Angeles and became a member of the Laboratory Artworx Theatre.
In 2004 she was honoured with the Günter Strack Award for her performances in the TV movies GETTING A LIFE and TATORT- Janus. Previous to that, she was nominated for the Förderpreis Deutscher Film Award for the part of Klara in GETTING A LIFE. Nadja is always seeking new challenges in her acting career. She writes and directs her own short films and recently completed her studies to become a tea-sommelier.
|Günther Strack TV Award 2004: 'Best Young Actor'|
|Ashes in the Snow||Marius A. Markevicius|
|Camera Obscura||Aaron B. Koontz|
|Bridge of Spies||Steven Spielberg|
|Silent Sea||Juliane Fezer||co-lead|
|Verschwende Deine Jugend||Benjamin Quabeck|
|Engel & Joe||Venessa Joop|
|Languages||German and Russian (mother tongue), English (fluent), French (basic), Italian (basic)|
|Place of birth||Moscow|
|Height||1.67m (5' 5.7“)|
|Training||HMT Hannover, State Theater Arts Academy St. Petersburg, workshops with Geraldine Baron (Strassberg), seminar with "Theatre Song of the Goat" Wroclaw, Clownsworkshop with Jeff Jonson, training with M.K.Lewis, training with Frank Betzelt|
|Pitch of the voice||Mezzo-soprano, Soprano|
|Musical instruments||accordion, cajon, electric guitar, piano, percussion|
|Dance||ballet, modern, pole dance, salsa, waltz, classic, improvisation|
|Sports||badminton, ballet, basketball, bowling, rock climbing, horse-riding, ice skating|
|Driving licence||car (B)|
|US workpapers||USA (Greencard)|
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Shooting ASHES IN THE SNOW
Nadja is currently shooting the feature film ASHES IN THE SNOW, directed by Marius A. Markevicius.
Shooting CAMERA OBSCURA
Nadja is shooting at the moment the lead role Claire for the feature film CAMERA OBSCURA in Los Angeles, directed by Aaron B. Koontz, produced by Moderncine´/Hood River Entertinment.
SILENT SEA goes to..
SILENT SEA (OT: MEERES STILLE) with Nadja in a lead role will celebrating its premiere at HOLLYWOOD FILM FESTIVAL. This festival will take place from September 23th-27th at Arclight Cinema L.A. www.hollywoodfilmfestival.com
Furthermore the film will be shown at World of Film Festival Glasgow. This festival will take place from October 1st-4th at CCA: Centre for Contemporary Arts. www.woffglasgow.com
SILENT SEA wins the award "Best Feature Film - female perspective" at WoFF Glasgow. Jury says: "Silent Sea is a great journey, an astonishing debut unique for its storytelling.“
Shooting LUMEN in New Zealand
Nadja is shooting at the moment the pilot for LUMEN in New Zealand, directed by Joe Johnston for TNT.
Working on Steven Spielberg's new feature film
Nadja is currently shooting on Steven Spielberg's BRIDGES OF SPIES in Berlin and in Poland.