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.
|Swedish Midsummer Comedy||Ian McCrudden||female lead|
|Inheritance||Per Fly||female lead|
|A Song for Martin||Bille August|
|Languages||Swedish (mother tongue), English (fluent), German (good), Danish, Russian (basic)|
|Place of birth||Sweden|
|Height||1.73m (5' 8.1“)|
|Pitch of the voice||mezzo-sopran|
|Musical instruments||saxophone, piano, flutes, bass, drums, guitar|
|Sports||horse-riding, roller-skating, skiing, stage-fencing|