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Biography #2 (for Darkness)

Lena Olin first came to the attention of American audiences in Philip Kaufman's The Unbearable Lightness of Being, for which she received a Golden Globe Award nomination. Her recent film credits include the Academy Award-nominated Chocolat for husband Lasse Hollstr?m, Roman Polanski's The Ninth Gate, Kinka Usher's Mystery Men, Theresa Connelly's Polish Wedding and Sidney Lumet's Night Falls on Manhattan.

In 2003, she crossed over to the small screen, joining the cast of the critically acclaimed ABC drama Alias and received an Emmy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress.

Previously, Olin was nominated for an Academy Award and won the New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actress starring in Paul Mazursky's Enemies: A Love Story. Her additional film credits include Peter Medak's Romeo Is Bleeding, Mike Figgis' Mr. Jones, Sydney Pollack's Havana, The Queen of the Damned based on the Anne Rice novel and Ron Shelton's Hollywood Homicide.

Born in Sweden, Olin's career started at the Royal Dramatic Theatre in Stockholm where she was directed by Ingmar Bergman, playing in the classics of Shakespeare, Ibsen and Strindberg. She made her international debut as a movie actress in Bergman's After The Rehearsal and went on to appear in his Fanny and Alexander.

Bio courtesy Dimension Films for "Darkness" (03-Jan-2005)

Biography #3 (for Hollywood Homicide)

The Swedish-born star appeared in Hollywood Homicide at the same time she was working on the popular television series Alias.

Following her motion picture bow in Ingmar Bergman's After The Rehearsal, she made a lasting impression in Philip Kaufman's The Unbearable Lightness Of Being opposite Daniel Day Lewis and Juliette Binoche. After Enemies, A Love Story, for which she received an Academy Award nomination as best supporting actress, she starred opposite Robert Redford in Havana and Richard Gere in Mr. Jones.

Subsequent film credits include Romeo Is Bleeding, The Night and The Moment, Night Falls on Manhattan, Polish Wedding, Commander Hamilton, The Mystery Man, The Ninth Gate, Chocolat, Ignition, The Queen of The Damned, Darkness and The United States of Leland.

Olin was trained at the Royal Dramatic Theatre in Stockholm where she appeared in A Dream Play and King Lear for director Ingmar Bergman. Her other roles at the prestigious theatre include The Alchemist, Paradisbarnen, Juno and The Paycock, Gross Und Klein, Servitore Di Due Padrone, Restoration, Nattvarden, Summer and The Master And Margarita. She also appeared in Strindberg's Miss Julie at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, also under Bergman's direction.

Bio courtesy Columbia Pictures for "Hollywood Homicide" (08-Jun-2003)