Dagmara Dominczyk

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Dagmara Dominczyk : biography

July 17, 1976 –

Dagmara Domińczyk (born July 17, 1976) is a Polish-American actress.

Personal life

In June 2005, Dominczyk married actor and fellow Carnegie Mellon alumnus Patrick Wilson.

On June 23, 2006, she gave birth to their son, Kalin Patrick Wilson. On August 9, 2009, she gave birth to their second son, Kassian McCarrell Wilson.

Career

Dominczyk worked on Broadway in 1999 as Anna Friel’s understudy in Patrick Marber’s production of Closer and again in 2003 in Enchanted April. She is perhaps best known for her role as Edmond Dantès’ fiancee Mercedes in the 2002 screen adaptation of The Count of Monte Cristo. She has also played small parts in television series 24, Kinsey (2004) and a more prominent role in the made-for-TV movie The Five People You Meet in Heaven (2004), among others.

She co-starred in the 2003 thriller Tough Luck, Tonight at Noon opposite Ethan Hawke and Bad Apple. More recently, she appeared in The Good Wife and Suits in 2011. Currently in post-production are her films Helena from the Wedding and The Stare.

Early life and education

Dominczyk was born in Kielce, the daughter of Miroslaw Dominczyk, a leader in the Polish Solidarity movement. She moved with her family to New York City in 1983 as asylees due to her parents’ political associations (her father’s involvement with Amnesty International and the Solidarity movement).

Dominczyk majored in drama at Carnegie Mellon University and graduated in 1998.