Patrycia Ziólkowska

Patrycia Ziolkowska was accepted at the age of 17 at the Westphalian Drama Academy in Bochum, today the Folkwang University of the Arts. While still a student, she debuted at the Schauspielhaus Bochum in productions by Leander Haußmann and Uwe Dag Berlin. Immediately after graduation, she shot her first leading role in film directed by Buket Alakuş and was discovered by Fatih Akin in the editing room. She worked with him for the first time in the film 'Solino'. From this, a collaboration developed that has lasted until today, in films such as 'Auf der anderen Seite' (The Edge of Heaven) and 'The Cut'. In the theater, directors such as Andreas Kriegenburg, Dimiter Gotscheff, Karin Beier, Laurent Chetouane, Luk Perceval, Nicolas Stemann, and Ulrich Rasche are her artistic companions. Very early on, they recognized the unique abilities of the actress to bring both physicality and expression to life in the artistic space, directly and with abandon, and to use this for their groundbreaking productions.