Lisa Werlinder

Actress | Swedish | Stockholm

Personal Data

Languages: Swedish (mother tongue), English (fluent), German (good), Danish, Russian (basic)

Residence: Stockholm

Place of birth: Sweden

Nationality: Swedish

Height: 1.73m (5' 8.1“)

Hair: fair

Eyes: blue

Pitch of the voice: mezzo soprano

Musical instruments: saxophone, piano, flutes, bass, drums, guitar

Dance: tap-dance

Sports: horse-riding, roller-skating, skiing, stage-fencing


L'Oréal Paris Rising Star Award Stockholm Film Festival, 2008

Best Leading Actress in "Inheritance", The Danish Critics Association Award - Bodil Award, 2003

Feature | Television

2021-2019 | Unter anderen Umständen | Network Movie | ZDF | TV series | Director: Judith Kennel | recurring

2020-2018 | Badehotellet | Danish National TV2 | TV series | Director: Fabian Wullenweber | season 5-8

2017 | Bläck eller Blod | Riksteatern, Sweden | theatre | Director: Alexander Öberg

2016 | Dicte | Miso Film | TV series | Director: Kasper Gaardsøe

2015 | in/out | DFM | short | Director: Olivier Guerpillon

2012 | Ice Age 4 | FOX | audio | Director: Steve Martino

2011 | Brollopet | Stockholms Stadsteater | theatre | Director: Dritëro Kasapi

2011 | Leva Livet | China Teatern | theatre | Director: Philip Zandén

2010 | Swedish Midsummer Comedy | Casa Nova Film | feature film | Director: Ian McCrudden | female lead

2009 | Shopping and F***ing | Stockholms Stadsteater | theatre | Director: Hugo Hansén

2008 | Who´s afraid of Virginia Wolf | Stockholms Stadsteater | theatre | Director: Sofia Juphiter

2005 | Munich | DreamWorks SKG | Universal Pictures | feature film | Director: Steven Spielberg

2004 | King Lear | The Royal Dramatic Theatre | theatre | Director: Stefan Larson

2003 | Inheritance | Zentropa Entertainments | feature film | Director: Per Fly | female lead

2002-2000 | Maria Stuart | The Royal Dramatic Theatre | theatre | Director: Ingmar Bergman

2001 | A Song for Martin | Moonlight Filmprod. | feature film | Director: Bille August



In a career that spans stage, screen and television, 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 director Bille August in A SONG FOR MARTIN, Academy Award nominee Colin Nutley in GOSSIP and 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 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 WULF, Lulu in SHOPPING AND F***ING, Eleonora in EASTER and Ofelia in HAMLET amongst other parts.

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