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Olimpia Melinte

  • Actress
  • Born: 07.11.1986 in Iaşi (Iași)

Even from early childhood she wants to become an actress. Her parents encourage her and help her get the necessary education. She’s part of school productions, prepares for theatric art even from high school- the Arts National College” Octav Bancila”, then studies at the “George Enescu” Arts University in Iasi, studies she continues with a Master in Dramatic Arts. She plays in numerous plays staged at the National Theatre in Iasi. She makes her debut in film with the main part in the pic Cele ce plutesc THOSE WHO FLOAT by Mircea Daneliuc in 2009, part that will see her nominated for two national Gopo awards in 2010, in the Best Actress and Best Debut awards categories. She is remarked by Italian film directors Massimiliano and Gianluca de Serio and, as a result, she gets a part in Sette opera di misericordia (Seven Works of  Mercy) . Her talent is rewarded with the Best Actress Award at the Bobbio Film Festival in Italy, in 2012.The film is selected and prized  in festivals such as Locarno, Annecy, Marrakech.She has a long term collaboration with film director  Luiza Pârvu together with whom she worked on 3 shorts: Draft, My Baby, A New World. For the part in the pic Canibal, a Spanish film co- produced by Bucharest based Libra Film, she is nominated as “Revelation of the Year” at the Goya Awards in Spain. She has te main part in the pic The Board, directed by  Gheorghe Andrei, which premiered in Mons Film Festival.


  • For her part in The Board she got fencing training.
  • For her part in Selfie she put on considerable weight.
  • She’s married  and has a child.