|Born||Cristina Ochoa Lopez
(1985-01-25) 25 January 1985
|Occupation||Actress, scientist, writer|
Christina Ochoa (born Cristina Ochoa Lopez; 25 January, 1985) is a Spanish actress, science communicator, and writer.
Ochoa is the grand-niece of 1959 Nobel Prize winner Severo Ochoa, and the daughter of acclaimed Spanish sculptor Victor Ochoa. She has spent her life surrounded by members of both the scientific and artistic world.
|Born||(1981-10-22) 22 October 1981
Šiauliai, Lithuanian SSR
Golden Eagle (2015)
Severija Janušauskaitė (born 22 October 1981) is a Lithuanian stage and film actress, occasionally performing as a singer, composer, costume designer and fashion model. She is well known for her role in the drama film Star (2014), for which she received an Award for Best Actress at the Kinotavr Film Festival, a Golden Eagle Award for Best Supporting Actress as well as Nika Award and White Elephant Award nominations in several categories. Other popular works include the comedy film The Norseman (2015) as well as the TV series The Optimists and Babylon Berlin (both 2017).
Already as a child, Janušauskaitė showed interest in arts, taking example from her grandfather, a multi-instrumentalist. Later on, she studied music and graduated from a fine arts school. Finally, she chose a theatre and film study program and graduated from the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre in 2005.
Since 2003, she performs at several Lithuanian theatres, such as State Youth Theatre of Lithuania, Oskaras Koršunovas Theatre (OKT), VDU / Mens Publica Theatre and Lėlė (Vilnius Puppet Theatre) as well as Arts Printing House, a creative space in Vilnius.
After being selected in an open competition, in 2006 the actress was hired to play her first major stage role in Woman from the Past, based on a play by Roland Schimmelpfennig. One year later, she played the role of Queen Margaret in Ivona, Princess of Burgundia, accepting an offer by Jonas Vaitkus, her postgraduate studies profesor. For her role of Liucija in the drama Patriots at the Lithuanian State Youth Theatre, in 2008 Severija Janušauskaitė was nominated for the Golden Cross of the Stage, the highest theatre award of Lithuania. She later played other main characters, such as Barbara in Barbara and Sigismund and Elisabet Vogler in an adaptation of Ingmar Bergman’s film Persona. The actress was awarded a Fortune Diploma and a Young Theatre Critics Award in 2013 for her portrayal of Lulu in Intimacy at VDU Theatre.
She started her film career in 2004 with the short film The Flame. Later, she appeared in two TV series, War and Peace (2007), an international co-production, and the Norwegian Honeytrap (2008). Her first feature film was the Lithuanian-Hungarian ironic drama Anarchy Girls (2010), where she played one of the main roles. This film, directed by Saulius Drunga, won the Silver George Award for the best film in the Perspectives competition at the 33rd Moscow International Film Festival. Its screenplay received the New Talent Award at the Cannes Film Festival in 2007.
The actress gained popularity in Russia and abroad for her role in Anna Melikian’s film Star (2014). Her performance of socialite Margarita was highly praised by film critics, resulting in the Best Actress Award at the 25th Sochi Open Russian Film Festival (2014), a Golden Eagle Award for Best Supporting Actress (2015) as well as Nika Award and White Elephant Award nominations in the categories Best Actress and Discovery of the Year (both 2015). Following the success in Sochi, Severija Janušauskaitė participated as a jury member in the 15th Tbilisi International Film Festival.
The following years were characterized by growing critical and public acclaim. In 2013 and 2015, she was nominated for the Best Lithuanian Actress Award at Vilnius International Film Festival. Her performances in the TV series Godfather (2014) and films such as The Norseman (2015) and Dreamfish (2016) were also widely covered by the news media. The latter film participated in the competition of the 27th Kinotavr Film Festival in Sochi and was nominated for the Russian Guild of Film Critics Award in the category Best Debut Film (2016). For her role of the mermaid Helena in Dreamfish, Janušauskaitė received the Best Actress Award at the 25th Honfleur Russian Film Festival. She was nominated for the national film award of Lithuania, the Silver Crane, in 2017 in the category Best Supporting Actress for her role in the historical drama film Emilia (2016).
In 2017, Severija Janušauskaitė became known to a broad audience in Russia and Germany thanks to her roles in major television films. In Russia, the actress is currently widely associated with her performance as Ruta Blaumane, chief of an analytical group in the Soviet Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the 1960s, in Alexey Popogrebsky’s historical drama The Optimists screened on Russia-1 TV channel in April. In Germany, Janušauskaitė is known for her role as double agent Swetlana Sorokina in another period drama set in 1920s Berlin, Tom Tykwer’s Babylon Berlin that had its premiere in October on Sky 1. In this to date most expensive German TV series, the actress also appears as the singer Nikoros and performs inter alia the film’s main theme, Zu Asche, Zu Staub, released under the pseudonym Severija. She considers the role in Babylon Berlin as her most memorable one so far.
Severija Janušauskaitė has many interests and does not work solely as an actress. She wrote music for the children’s theatre performances The Little Match Girl (at Arts Printing House) and Evolution, designed costumes for Now You See It / Now You Don’t (both at Vilnius Puppet Theatre). Apart from that, she also appears as a fashion model.
Severija Janušauskaitė likes singing and plays piano. Her hobbies also include reading, painting, sewing, dancing, yoga, swimming, fencing and make-up design. Besides Lithuanian, she speaks English and Russian. She is married to the director of the Vilnius Puppet Theatre and has a son from her first marriage.
“I can say one thing about my private life: I am not a sociable person. I live a closed life and do not allow anyone to stick their nose into it.”— Severija Janušauskaitė
|Premiere||English Title||Original Title||Role||Venue|
|2006||Woman from the Past||Moteris iš praeities||Romi||Arts Printing House, Vilnius|
|2007||Ivona, Princess of Burgundia||Ivona, Burgundo kunigaikštytė||Queen Margaret||State Youth Theatre of Lithuania, Vilnius|
|2008||Ferryman||Keltininkas||Beatričė||Vilnius City Theatre / OKT|
|2008||Patriots||Patriotai||Liucija||State Youth Theatre of Lithuania, Vilnius|
|2010||Barbara and Sigismund||Barbora ir Žygimantas||Barbora||State Youth Theatre of Lithuania, Vilnius|
|2011||Persona||Persona||Elisabet Vogler||Arts Printing House, Vilnius|
|2013||Intimacy||Intymumas||Lulu||VMU Theatre & Mens Publica Theatre, Kaunas|
|2014||The Little Match Girl||Mergaitė su degtukais||[composer]||Arts Printing House, Vilnius|
|2015||Evolution||Evoliucija||[composer]||Vilnius Puppet Theatre|
|2016||Now You See It / Now You Don’t||Čia buvo / Čia nėra||[costume designer]||Vilnius Puppet Theatre|
|Year||English Title||Original Title||Role||Notes|
|2004||The Flame||woman||short film|
|2006||No Focus||Nefokuse||smoking girl||short film|
|2007||War and Peace||Война и мир||gipsy dancer and singer||TV series|
|2008||Honeytrap||Honningfellen||Vaida Balandytė||TV series|
|2009||The Other Side of the Wall||Les dernières heures du mur||Marlene|
|2010||2h_Two Hours||2h_Dvi valandos||Agnija||short film|
|2010||Anarchy Girls||Anarchija Žirmūnuose||Sandra|
|2010||I Love The Bullet In Your Heart||Myliu kulką tavo širdyje||Laura|
|2010||Laima Determines the Destiny||Taip Laima lėmė||voice role|
|2011||The Crown Jewels||Kronjuvelerna||prison guard|
|2011||The Fortress of Sleeping Butterflies||Miegančių drugelių tvirtovė||Silvija|
|2012||Letters to Sofija||Laiškai Sofijai||Helen|
|2015||Chasing Solace||Lina||short film|
|2015||Пока нет||short film|
|2015||Точный адрес||short film|
|2015||Sinickis – Juokas pro ašaras||music video|
|2015||The Roop – Be Mine||The Roop – Be Mine||music video|
|2016||About Football and Angels||О футболе и про ангелов||angel||short film|
|2016||Emilia||Emilija iš Laisvės alėjos||actress|
|2017||The Optimists||Оптимисты||Ruta Blaumane||TV series|
|2017||Babylon Berlin||Babylon Berlin||Swetlana Sorokina / Nikoros||TV series|
|2018||What Silent Gerda Knows||Ko zina klusā Gerda||Baroness Emma|
|2018||Кровавая барыня||Catherine II||TV series|
|2018||A Rough Draft||Черновик||Renata Ivanova|
|Year||English Title||Local Title||Role|
|2007||The Simpsons Movie||Simpsonų filmas||Bart|
|2007||Shrek the Third||Šrekas 3||Rapunzel|
|2008||Golden Cross of the Stage||Best Supporting Actress||Patriots (State Youth Theatre of Lithuania, Vilnius)||Nominated|||
|2013||Fortune||Fortune Diploma||Intimacy (Mens Publica Theatre, Kaunas)||Won|||
|2013||Fortune||Young Theatre Critics Award||Intimacy (VDU Theatre, Kaunas)||Won|||
|2013||Vilnius International Film Festival||Best Lithuanian Actress||N/A||Nominated|||
|2014||Sochi Open Russian Film Festival||Best Actress||Star||Won|||
|2015||Golden Eagle Award||Best Supporting Actress||Star||Won|||
|2015||Nika Award||Best Actress||Star||Nominated|||
|2015||Nika Award||Discovery of the Year||Star||Nominated|||
|2015||White Elephant Award||Best Actress||Star||Nominated|||
|2015||Vilnius International Film Festival||Best Lithuanian Actress||N/A||Nominated|||
|2016||Honfleur Russian Film Festival||Best Actress||Dreamfish||Won|||
|2017||Silver Crane Award||Best Supporting Actress||Emilia||Nominated|||