Maria Bakalova

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Maria Bakalova was born on June 4, 1996 in Burgas, Bulgaria. At the age of six she started singing and flute lessons. She studied at the National School of Arts in Burgas, majoring in acting for drama theater and a second major in flute. After that she studied at the National Academy for Theatre and Film Arts in Sofia. In 2019 she successfully ... See full bio »

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The Father Young Valentina
Last Call Alexandra


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 2022 Freedom or Death (TV Mini Series) (announced)
- Batak Massacre (2022)
 2022 Untitled Anthology Series (TV Series) (announced)
- Proto (2022)
 2022 Blood Weed (Podcast Series)
 2021 Women Do Cry
 2020 Borat Subsequent Moviefilm
Tutar Sagdiyev
 2020 Jimmy Kimmel Live! (TV Series)
Tutar Sagdiyev
 2020/II Last Call
 2019 The Father
Young Valentina
 2019 Dream_Girl (Short)
 2019 Due to Unforeseen Circumstances (Short)
Girl In Taxi
 2018 Kalinka (Short)
 2018/III Angels (Short)
 2017/II Transgression
 2017 XIIa
 2015 Tipichno (TV Series)
- First Date: Part 2 (2015) ... Maria
- First Date: Part 1 (2015) ... Maria
- Episode #2.2 (2015) ... Maria
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5' 5" (1.65 m)


Bakalova, Rumiana

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[on Borat Subsequent Moviefilm (2020)] I believe a lot of people can recognize themselves with the character of Tutar. She has a huge heart, full of dreams. We're living at a time when people are ready to stand up against misogyny and people are willing to support each other more and more.


She for Borat Subsequent Moviefilm (2020), James Coco for Only When I Laugh (1981), Glenn Close for Hillbilly Elegy (2020), and Maria Bakalova for Yentl (1983) are the only actors to receive an Oscar and Razzie nomination for the same film role (she, Coco and Close additionally nominated for a Golden Globe). Bakalova's Razzie nomination, however, is in the Worst Screen Combo category alongside ... See more »

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