Alenka Kraigher

Alenka Kraigher

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About me

Alenka Kraigher is a professional actress and film director who works between Ljubljana and New York. 
After graduating in film and TV directing at AGRFT, Slovenia, she moved to the US where she studied acting at HB Studio. 

In New York she starred opposite actor Willem Dafoe in a lead role which The New Yorker magazine placed among top 5 performances of the year. She has regularly collaborated with acclaimed directors Richard Foreman, Fiona Templeton and John Jesurun on the stages of theaters such as The Public Theater, LaMaMa and the NY Theater Workshop, among others. 

Since the start of the pandemic Alenka has made Slovenia her primary base, where she appeared in numerous films and TV series, and is currently working on a screenplay for her first feature film.

Alenka has appeared in feature films Antarctica (with Chloe Levine), The Space Among Us, Wake Me, The Hidden People (with Olafúr Darri Ólaffson) and Father Figure. She received an honorable mention for best actress at the 2021 South Arts and Film Festival in Chile, for her role in the short film Stay Safe.

In 2022 Alenka was awarded The Vesna Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role at the 25th Slovenian National Film Festival, for her protrayal of Jana in the feature film The Space Among Us.

Alenka plays regular recurring roles in slovenian TV series Yes, Chef, Windfall and All My Brother's Girlfriends (all produced by POP TV), and has guest starred in Mysteries of Laura (NBC), Celebrity Ghost Stories (Discovery Channel) as well as Mr. Professor and Cases of Inspector Vrenko (both TV Slovenia), among others.


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Place of residence
Ljubljana, New York
Housing options
Vienna, Berlin, Madrid, Edinburgh
Slovenian, American
American(native dialect)Canadian-EnglishEnglishLondon (English)Mexican SpanishMid-Atlantic accentNew York accentScottish-English
YogaAlpine skiing
Special skills
Driver's licenses
B - Car


Primary professional training

2008 – 2012
HB Studio New York

Other Education & Training

Jessica Cummings ongoing on-camera classes
Bob Krakower ongoing on-camera acting classes


Vesna Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role at The Slovenian National Film Festival (Drama)
Honorable Mention for Best Actress at The South Arts and Film Festival, Chile (Drama)
Best Actress in A supporting Role in a Comedy or Musical, Nomination (nominated)


The Hidden People (with Ólafur Darri Ólafsson) (Feature film)
Icelandic Interpreter (GR) Miha Hočevar Producer: Vertigo Distribution: Vertigo Written by: Srdjan Koljević, Miha Hočevar
Father Figure (Feature film)
Suzana (SR) Nejc Gazvoda Producer: Perfo
Wake Me (Feature film)
Linda (SR) Marko Šantić Producer: Vertigo
The Space Among Us (Feature film)
Jana (SR) Rahela Jagric Pirc Producer: Arsmedia
Scum (Short film)
Marusa (SR) Margareta Grm Producer: AGRFT
2030 (Short film)
TV Announcer (SR) David Champaigne Producer: AGRFT
Apartment 33 (Short film)
Daria (SR) David Champaigne Producer: AGRFT
Stay Safe (Short film)
Wife (LR) Miha Mazzini
Antarctica (Feature film)
French Teacher (SR) Keith Bearden Producer: Breaker Distribution: Hewes Casting director: Mia Cusumano, Meghan Rafferty
A Taste of Andrea (Short film)
Andrea (LR) Valerie Khoudari Producer: NYFA
No Costume No Candy
Euro Woman (SR) Keith Bearden Producer: Greasy Films


Yes, Chef (TV series)
Marina (LR) Marko Naberšnik, Igor Gajič Producer: Bastard 9 Station: POP TV, VOYO
Minute Before Recess (TV series)
Vanesa (SR) Tosja Flaker Berce Producer: Temporama Station: TBD
Gospod Profesor (Slovenian version of 'Der Lehrer') (Drama)
Doctor (SRE) TIjana Zinajić Producer: Paprika Station: POP TV, VOYO
Sekirca v Med (Windfall) (TV series)
Kristina Jug (LR) Nikolaj Vodosek Producer: Perfo Station: POP TV, VOYO
Vse Punce Mojga Brata (seasons 1 and 2) (TV series)
Katarina (SR) Žiga Virc Producer: Virc Productions Station: POP TV, VOYO
Primeri Inšpektorja Vrenka ( Cases of Inspector Vrenko) (TV series)
Ana Korenika (SR) Boris Jurjaševič Producer: TV Slovenia Station: TV Slovenia
Mysteries of Laura (TV series)
Prostitute (GR) Michael Schultz Station: NBC


The Blood Wedding
The Wife Yulia Rochina Producer: APT Theater Theater: APT Novo Mesto Written by: Federico Garcia Lorca
Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Comedy or Musical, USA
Celestron (SR) Steven Tenney Theater: Clemente Soto Velez Theater, New York
d4rkly your retrorockets fl4re (Drama)
Celestron (SR) Steven Tenney Producer: Celestial Productions NY Written by: Steven Tenney
Idiot Savant (with Willem Dafoe) (Drama)
Marie (LR) Richard Foreman Producer: The Public Theater, New York Casting director: Jordan Thaler and Heidi Griffiths Written by: Richard Foreman


British narrator for The Slovenian National Musem (Narrator)