Bojana Novakovic: Serbian-Australian actress (1981-) | Biography, Facts, Information, Career, Wiki, Life
peoplepill id: bojana-novakovic
1 views today
1 views this week
Bojana Novakovic
Serbian-Australian actress

Bojana Novakovic

Bojana Novakovic
The basics

Quick Facts

Intro Serbian-Australian actress
Is Actor
From Australia Serbia
Field Film, TV, Stage & Radio
Gender female
Birth 17 November 1981, Belgrade, Belgrade District, Serbia, Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
Age 41 years
The details (from wikipedia)


Bojana Novakovic (Serbian: Бојана Новаковић, Bojana Novaković; born 12 July 1981) is a Serbian-Australian actress.

She is known for her roles in films such as Devil (2010) and The Little Death (2014). She has also starred alongside Keanu Reeves and Adelaide Clemens in the drama Generation Um... and with Mel Gibson in the thriller Edge of Darkness. She has appeared in the television series Shameless as Bianca. She will star in the upcoming science fiction film Beyond Skyline, a sequel of Skyline.

Early life

Novakovic was born on 12 July 1981 in Belgrade, SR Serbia, SFR Yugoslavia to Serbian parents. She moved to Australia in 1988, at the age of seven. Novakovic was initially interested in becoming a social worker or doctor, but after a significant set of events, she changed her mind and decided to pursue performing arts. Novakovic studied at The McDonald College in Sydney, (where she was dux of 1999) and graduated from the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) with a bachelor's degree in dramatic arts in 2002. Her younger sister Valentina is also an actress, known for playing Natasha Williams in the Australian soap opera, Neighbours.


In 2003, Novakovic played Randa in the ABC mini-series Marking Time, a role which won her an AFI Award for "Best Actress in a Leading Role in a Television Drama or Comedy". As an actress, Novakovic's film credits in Australia include Blackrock (1996), Strange Fits of Passion (1998), The Monkey's Mask (1999), Thunderstruck (2004), Solo (2005) and the Serbian films Optimisti (2005) and Skinning (2010). From 2007 to 2009, she played Tippi in TV series Satisfaction for Showtime Australia. Other roles include Drag Me to Hell (2009), Edge of Darkness (2009), Devil (2010), and Burning Man (2011). Generation Um is scheduled for release in 2012.

Theatre credits in Australia include These People, Away and Strange Fruit at the Sydney Theatre Company; The Female of the Species at the Melbourne Theatre Company; Woyzeck (Helpmann award nomination for best supporting actress in 2009), Criminology (Green Room award nomination for best actress 2007), Eldorado (Helpmann nomination for best supporting actress, 2006) and Necessary Targets at the Malthouse Theatre in Melbourne, Death Variations and Loveplay (Ride On) for B Sharp, Romeo and Juliet with Bell Shakespeare Company and Debris for Ride on Theatre (which received a Green Room nomination for best Independent production and best actress in 2006).

Novakovic runs her own independent theatre company, Ride on Theatre (Sydney and Melbourne) with co-director Tanya Goldberg. She was a producer and performer for the 2004 Ride on Theatre sell out season of LOVEPLAY at the Downstairs Belvoir Street Theatre, and the 2006 Green Room nominated production of Debris (in which she was also nominated for best actress).

In 2008, she translated, adapted and directed Fake Porno in Melbourne, which was invited to be part of the Powerhouse season in Brisbane in 2009, and also received three Green Room nominations including best production. Outside of Ride On, she wrote and directed with Melbourne's Black Lung Theatre for the critically acclaimed production of Sugar at the 2007 Adelaide Fringe Festival. In 2010, Novakovic received an AFI nomination for International Award for Best Actress for her role in Edge of Darkness. She is currently starring in an improvised theatrical production called The Blind Date project for the Sydney Festival.

Novakovic landed the part of a beautiful prostitute-turned-law-student in Fox's series, Rake, starring Greg Kinnear. The show was cancelled in May 2014. She portrayed Clare Hitchens in The Hallow (Working title: The Woods), a horror film set in Ireland and directed by Corin Hardy.

Works on Mary MacLane

Ride On's late 2011 production was The Story of Mary MacLane by Herself, based on the writings of Mary MacLane, a self-proclaimed genius and recluse from the very early 20th century in Butte, Montana. Novakovic wrote the piece with musician Tim Rogers and Tanya Goldberg as director. They received funding from the Australia Council for the Arts for development of the show with support from Malthouse Theatre, Merrigong Theatre Co. and Griffin Theatre Company, as well as production funding from Art NSW. A comprehensive MacLane anthology – Human Days: A Mary MacLane Reader – debuted in Australia with a Foreword by Novakovic in late November 2011. The second volume, A Quite Unusual Intensity of Life: A Mary MacLane Companion, also issued under the Petrarca Press logo, is to be published in 2015. The two volumes will total more than 1200 pages.


Film and television
Year Title Role Notes
1994 House of Fun Gymnast TV series
1997 Blackrock Tracy Credited as Boyana Novakovich
1999 Heartbreak High Tasha TV series, 2 episodes
1999 Big Sky Leisa TV series, episode: "Desperate Measures"
1999 Strange Fits of Passion Jaya
1999 WildSide Vildana Asimovic TV series, 2 episodes
1999 Murder Call Sophie Misfud TV series, episode: "Bad Business"
1999 All Saints Rachel Carpenter TV series, episode: "Ghosts of Christmas Past"
2000 Water Rats Sarah Schreiber TV series, episode: "A Day to Remember (Break Your Heart)"
2000 Monkey's Mask, TheThe Monkey's Mask Tianna
2003 Marking Time Randa TV movie
2004 Everything Goes Brianie's Friend Short film
2004 Thunderstruck Anna
2004–2005 Cooks, TheThe Cooks Raffa TV series, 13 episodes
2005 The Eye Inside Mademoiselle "X" Short film
2006 Solo Billie
2006 Optimists, TheThe Optimists Marina
2006 BlackJack: At the Gates Nikki TV movie
2007–2009 Satisfaction Tippi TV series, 20 episodes
2008 Seven Pounds Julie
2009 Drag Me to Hell Ilenka Ganush
2010 Edge of Darkness Emma Craven
2010 Devil Sarah Caraway
2010 Skinning Mina
2011 Burning Man Sarah
2012 The King Is Dead Therese
2012 Generation Um... Violet
2012 Not Suitable for Children Ava
2013 Charlie's Country Parole Officer
2014 The Little Death Maeve
2014 Rake Melissa "Mikki" Partridge TV series
2015 The Hallow Clare Hitchens
2015 Shameless Bianca TV Series, 5 episodes
2015 Beyond Skyline Audrey Main character 10 Scenes Post-production
2016 Westworld Marti TV Series
2017 I, Tonya Doby Teachman

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Result Work
2004 Australian Film Institute Best Actress in a Leading Role in a Television Drama or Comedy Won Marking Time
2008 Astra Awards Most Outstanding Performance by an Actor – Female Nominated Satisfaction (Australian TV series)
2010 Australian Film Institute Best Actress Nominated Edge of Darkness
2012 Film Critics Circle of Australia Awards Best Actress – Leading Role Nominated Burning Man
The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
comments so far.
From our partners
Sections Bojana Novakovic

arrow-left arrow-right instagram whatsapp myspace quora soundcloud spotify tumblr vk website youtube pandora tunein iheart itunes