Childhood & Early Life
Dagmara Dominczyk was born on July 17, 1976, in Kielce, Poland. Her father, Miroslaw Dominczyk, was a member of the ‘Polish Solidarity Movement.’ He was a supporter of the ‘Amnesty International’ too. Aleksandra was her mother. She has two younger sisters, Marika Dominczyk and Veronika Dominczyk, both of whom are actresses.
Dagmara Dominczyk was forced to leave her motherland because of her father’s involvement in politics. In 1983, the Dominczyk family took asylum in the United States. She attended the ‘Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School,’ in Manhattan. Later, she joined the ‘School of Drama,’ at ‘Carnegie Mellon University.’ She graduated from the school, in 1998.
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In 1999, Dagmara Dominczyk made her acting debut with a ‘Broadway’ appearance in the play ‘Closer,’ a play by British playwright Patrick Marber. In the play, she worked as the understudy to the lead actress, Anna Friel.
In 2000, Dominczyk made her film debut with a small role in the romantic comedy ‘Keeping the Faith.’ It was the directorial debut of Edward Norton. In the film, she performed as ‘Claire.’ In 2001, she portrayed ‘Tania Asher,’ in the musical comedy-drama movie ‘Rock Star.’ The movie narrated the story of a group of band musicians.
In 2001, she made her television debut with the crime-drama series ‘Third Watch.’ It was aired on the ‘NBC’network. She performed as ‘Jeneca Farabee,’ in two episodes of the series.
In 2002, Dominczyk performed a major role in the adventure drama film ‘The Count of Monte Cristo.’ It was based on the novel of the same name, written by Alexandre Dumas. She portrayed ‘Mercedes Herrera,’ who was the lover of the protagonist, ‘Edmond Dantes.’ In the same year, she performed a major role in the supernatural horror movie ‘They.’ It was the story of a group of youngsters experiencing night terrors, and their encounter with supernatural forces. In the film, she portrayed ‘Terry Alba.’
In 2003, she returned to stage and made two ‘Broadway’ appearances and was seen as ‘Caroline Bramble,’ in the play ‘Enchanted April’ and also as ‘Rosamund Plinth,’ in ‘The Violet Hour.’
In 2004, Dominczyk appeared in the TV movie ‘The Five People You Meet in Heaven.’ It was based on the novel of the same name, written by Mitch Albom. The movie was about the life and death of ‘Eddie.’ After his death, ‘Eddie’ wakes up in heaven to meet five people who contributed significantly to his life. She portrayed ‘Marguerite,’ who was the deceased wife of ‘Eddie.’
In 2006, Dominczyk performed as ‘Delphine Downing,’ in the movie, ‘Lonely Hearts.’ It was a neo-noir film, based on the true story of an American serial killer couple. In the same year, she performed as ‘Suzanne,’ in the comedy movie, ‘Running with Scissors.’
In 2005, she performed as ‘Nicole,’ in two episodes of the action drama series ‘24.’ It was telecast on ‘Fox’ network. In 2006, she was seen in four episodes of the series ‘The Bedford Diaries.’ It was aired on ‘The WB’ channel. Dominczyk performed as ‘Katrina Macklin.’
In 2011, Dominczyk performed a major role in the drama movie ‘Higher Ground.’ The movie told the story of a community of individuals with strong religious faith. Dominczyk performed as ‘Annika,’ who was a member of the community, and suffered from brain tumor. After a surgery, ‘Annika’ lost the ability to speak.
In 2012, she performed as ‘Elizabeth McIntyre,’ in the psychological thriller movie ‘The Letter.’ It was the story of a female playwright who suffered from paranoia. In 2013, she performed as ‘Belva,’ in the drama movie ‘The Immigrant.’ The movie told the story of two sisters of Polish origin, who arrive as immigrants in New York.
In 2014, Dominczyk appeared in the movie ‘Big Stone Gap.’ It was a romantic comedy which told the story of a spinster who lived in Big Stone Gap, Virginia. In the movie, she performed as ‘Elizabeth Taylor.’ In the same year, she was seen in the movie ‘Let’s Kill Ward’s Wife,’ portraying ‘Stacy.’
In 2018, she performed in 8 episode of the comedy series ‘Succession,’ which was aired on ‘HBO’ channel.
In 2019, Dominczyk is appeared in the movie ‘The Assistant.’
Family & Personal Life
In 2005, Dagmara Dominczyk married actor Patrick Wilson. The couple have performed together in movies such as ‘Running with Scissors’ and ‘Big Stone Gap.’ They have two sons, Kalin Patrick Wilson and Kassian McCarrell Wilson.
In 2013, she published her first novel, ‘The Lullaby of Polish Girls.’ The novel was based on her childhood experiences. It told the story of a girl who was forced to flee from her homeland, Poland, due to her father’s involvement with the ‘Polish Solidarity Movement.’