Maria Bonnevie

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Anna Maria Cecilia Bonnevie is a Norwegian-Swedish actress. She was born in Västerås, Sweden, but grew up in Oslo, Norway. Her parents, both actors, are the Norwegian actress Jannik Bonnevie and Swedish actor Per Waldvik. Bonnevie was educated at Swedish National Academy of Mime and Acting and had her first theater role in Hrafn Gunnlaugsson's Hvíti víkingurinn, at the age of fifteen.
In 1997, she had her debut at the Swedish theatre Dramaten, in the play Yvonne by Ingmar Bergman. Her screen debut was in the movie Kvitebjørn Kong Valemon. Her big breakthrough came with the movie Jerusalem, and among her later movies are Insomnia, Dragonfly and Syndere i sommersol. For the movie Jeg er Dina she received a prize for best foreign actress at the Montreal International Film Festival. In 2002 she was named one of European film's Shooting Stars by European Film Promotion.
In 1999, she played Olga in The 13th Warrior. In 2004, she appeared in the Swedish film Dag och natt directed by Simon Staho.
In 2007, she played female lead in the Russian film The Banishment directed by Andrey Zvyagintsev.