BIO

Education

 

 

 

 

Academy of Dramatic Art, University of Zagreb, Croatia

Skills

 

 

 

 

Voice ::

Alt / Mezzo

Languages ::

English, Croatian, Serbian, Russian, Bosnian, Slovenian, German (basic)

Other ::

Fencing, tennis, riding

Leona Paraminski is a European movie, theatre and TV actress born in Croatia. She has appeared in over 30 films and TV shows mostly as a leading actress. She is best known for “Winter in Rio”, “The Society of Jesus”, “The Party” and “Budva na pjenu od mora”. Her movies have been shown on more than 200 international film festivals and were awarded more than 30 times. For her appearances Leona has been awarded the best female actress award five times. She was awarded Golden Arena for best actress, the most significant film award in Croatia, for her appearance in the film “Winter in Rio”. She has also been awarded for her performances in “Vinko na krovu” at FRKA film festival, and has won three international awards for her performance in “The Party” at Capalbio Cinema ISF 2010, La Normande et le monde and Nice Short Film Festival C'est trop court 2010. She performs frequently in the theater in leading roles that portray strong and powerful women where she collaborated, among others, with Oscar winner Jiri Menzel. She has appeared in number of TV commercials, has worked as a TV host, did voiceovers both for commercials and films and has been very active in charity. She was also a member of jury in number of occasions including the Sarajevo Film Festival 2013. Leona is a member of the Croatian National Theater. Recently she moved to California, USA.

FILM

Original title
English title
Year
Role
Director(s)

Racy business

Racy business

2016

Leading role

M. Osborne

Zbog tebe

Because of you

2016

Leading role

A. Jurkas

Vanishing

Vanishing

2015

Leading role

A. Jurkas

Nije sve u lovi

---

2013

Supporting role

D. Pleic

Mezanin

Mezanin

2011

Leading role

D. Matanic

Tulum

The Party

2009

Leading role

D. Matanic

Pravo cudo

True Miracle

2007

Supporting role

L. Nola

Pod vedrim nebom

---

2005

Leading role

S. Tribuson

Sex pice i krvoprolice

---

2004

Leading role

Z. Juric; B. T. Matic; A. Nuic

Druzba Isusova

The Society of Jesus

2004

Leading role

S. Petranovic

Leti leti

---

2004

Leading role

R. Orhel

Ispod crte

---

2003

Leading role

P. Krelja

Dream Warrior

Dream Warrior

2002

Supporting role

Z. Weintraub

Prezimiti u Riu

Winter in Rio

2002

Leading role

D. Zmegac

Susa

Drought

2002

Leading role

D. Matanic

Polagana predaja

---

2001

Supporting role

B. Gamulin

Nebo, sateliti

Celestial Body

2001

Supporting role

L. Nola

Vinko na krovu

---

2000

Leading role

N. Slijepcevic

Cetverored

---

1999

Supporting role

J. Sedlar

Bogorodica

Madonna

1999

Supporting role

N. Hitrec

THEATRE

Title Venue Year Role Director
Dead Man's Cell Phone

Jurkowitz Theatre
(in production)

2015

Supporting role

K. Laris

Filumena Marturano

HNK Varazdin

2013

Supporting role

S. Strelec

Za samo jedan dan

HNK Varazdin

2012

Leading role

R. Maurin

Majka i dijete

HNK Varazdin

2012

Leading role

D. Harjacek

Enciklopedija izgubljenog vremena

HNK Varazdin

2011

Leading role

S. Banovic

Ljubica

HNK Varazdin

2010

Supporting role

Z. Mesaric

Njarabum

MSU, Eurokaz

2010

Leading role

A. Maksic-Japundzic

Marija Stuart

HNK Varazdin

2009

Leading role

P. Selem

Park

HNK Zagreb

2007

Leading role

J. Szikora

Kaj sad?

HNK Varazdin

2007

Leading role

P. Vecek

Iznenada proslog ljeta

HNK Varazdin

2006

Leading role

S. Banovic

Hasanaginica

HNK Zagreb

2006

Supporting role

M. Nadarevic

Tango

GK Gavella

2005

Leading role

J. Juvancic

Liliom

HNK Split

2004

Leading role

L. Zappia

Kanibali

Teatar &TD

2003

Supporting role

M. Kovac

Don Juan ili ljubav prema geometriji

HNK Zagreb

2002

Leading role

L. Zappia

Gorke suze Petre Von Kant

Teatar &TD

2000

Leading role

D. Crnojevic-Caric

Nemocnik u pameti

GK Komedija

1999

Supporting role

J. Menzel

TV/Series

Original title English title Year Role Director(s)

Budva na pjenu od mora

---

2014/2015

Leading role

M. Karadzic

Tajne

---

2013/2014

Leading role

D. Pleic, G. Rukavina, T. Golic, I. Saric

Loza

---

2011

Leading role

D. Pleic, G. Rukavina

Najbolje godine

---

2009/2010

Leading role

M. Dizdar; K. Milic; R. Orhel; G. Rukavina

Zauvijek mlad

---

2009

Supporting role

Sladjana Kilibarda

Dobre namjere

---

2007

Leading role

M. Dizdar; T. Rukavina; S. Tomic; R. Orhel; Lj. Lasic

U lovi

---

2007

Supporting role

R. Majetic

Obicni ljudi

---

2006

Supporting role

B. Ivanda; N. Ivanda; R. Majetic

Mrtvi kutovi

---

2005

Supporting role

A.Tardozzi

Osvajanja Ljudevita Posavca

---

2004

Leading role

T. Radic

Other

Radio dramas ::

Happy endings, Frizura, Kineska papiga, Dnevnik sentimentalong ubojice, Putnikova Smrt, Titan Horvat, Public reading: Jack Kerouac “ House of cards ”, with author present, Javier…

Presenting ::

Dora 2011 (Eurovision Song Contest), movie premiers (Mother of Asphalt, Some other stories…)

Commercials ::

SDP (election campaign), Podravka (Vegeta Pikant), Erste

Cartoons (sync) ::

X-Man, Pokémon, The Moon warriors, Casper, Prince of Egypt, Ice Age 4...

Commercials (sync)::

Aquafresh, VIP, Toyota, Nivea, L’oreal…

Music videos ::

Pun Kufer: Smallest man on the world, Tony Cetinski: Star, Angelo Jurkas: Nestajanje...

AWARDS

   

Premio Stella di Capalbio

XVII Capalbio Cinema International Short Film Festival, Best female protagonist, 2010.

Prix d'interprétation féminine

La Normandie et le monde, Best Actress in a Leading Role for The Party, 2010.

Prix d’interpretation feminine

Un festival c'est trop court, Best Actress in a Leading Role for The Party, 2010.

Golden Arena

Pula Film Festival, Best Actress in a Leading Role for Winter in Rio, 2002.

Leading female role

F.R.K.A., Best Actress in a Leading Role for Vinko na krovu, ADU Zagreb, 2001.

Cro-a-porter

Award for style, 2004.

Croatia Fashion Oscar

Best dressed actress, 2005.

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