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Marijana Jankovic Poster

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Born in Berane, Montenegro, Yugoslavia
Height 5' 5¾" (1.67 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Marijana Jankovic is a Danish actress and director born in Montenegro. Marijana and her family moved from the war on Balkan to Denmark, when Marijana was 6 years old. Jankovic became a highly respected actress and director in the Danish film industry, known for her work ethic and dedication to her roles and her work. She graduated from the Danish National School of Theatre in 2006. Since then she has established herself as one of Denmark's most interesting and promising actresses and filmmakers. She also starred in Academy Award winning short Helium (2013), directed by Anders Walter. Recently she appeared i Lars won Trier's The House That Jack Built (2018). In 2018 she wrote and directed her first short film, "MAJA" based on her own childhood.

Marijana's television credits include The Protectors (2009) (DR), Lulu & Leon (2009) (TV3), Rita (2012) (TV2), Norskov (2015) (TV2), and we have also seen her in Those Who Kill (2011) (TV2), where she had the opportunity to play the rare role of a female serial killer. In the acclaimed series, The Legacy (2014) (DR) she plays Emil's girlfriend, Camilla. in Season 3 of "Follow the Money" she plays a police woman Stine (DR).

The Serbian-born Jankovic is strong in accents and languages. To play the leading role in the Icelandic movie Vultures (2018), directed by Borkur Sigthorsson, Jankovic learned Icelandic and Polish for the shoot. Lately she worked in her mother tongue Serbo-Croatian in the Serbian film Leeches (2019).

In addition, she took her first step into writing and directing with the autobiographical short film Maja (2018) in 2018. In February 2019 MAJA won The Danish Academy Award for Best Short Film and at the Tribeca Film Festival 2019 MAJA won for Best Narrative Short. MAJA is nominated as "New Nordic Voice Award" at Nordic Panorama Film Festival 2019 in Sweden.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Maja Dueholm

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