Bojana Novakovic (born on 17th November 1981) is a Serbian-Australian actress known for her performances in movies like, ‘The Little Death’, ‘Devil’, ‘Edge of Darkness’ and ‘Beyond Skyline.’ She is also popularly known for starring in American television series, ‘Shameless’ as Bianca. Apart from movies and television series, she has done theatre in Australia including, Necessary Targets, Strange Fruit and Criminology.
Bojana Novakovic Biography
|Height||5’3″ or 1.60 m or 160 cm|
|Weight||49 kg or 108 lbs|
|Date of Birth||17th November, 1981 (39 years old in 2020)|
|School||The McDonald College, Sydney|
|College/University||National institute of Dramatic Art|
|Net Worth||$4 million (approx.)|
|Hobbies||Acting, Travelling, Writing|
Early Life and Background
Bojana Novakovic was born in Belgrade, Serbia to Radovan and Biljana Novaković. At the age of seven, she moved to Australia in 1988. Initially, she was interested in becoming a social worker or a doctor but later, changed her mind and decided to pursue performing arts. She studied at the McDonald College in Sydney and completed her graduation in dramatics from the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) in 2002.
Novaković is currently single. Although, she has dated a few men in the past including actor/comedian Jason Jordan Segel and musician Tim Rogers. However, she’s not dating anyone as of now.
Novaković made her acting debut with the television series ‘House of Fun’ in 1994. Three years later, she made her big-screen debut in the Australian drama flick called ‘Blackrock’ as Tracy. After that, she starred in Samantha Lang’s international co-production film, ‘The Monkey’s Mask’ and she also had roles in the short film ‘Everything Goes.’ She portrayed Tippi in the drama series ‘Satisfaction’ from 2007 to 2009.
Novaković was also featured in an American supernatural horror movie called ‘Drag Me to Hell’ during this time. The actress did many films such as ‘Edge of Darkness’, ‘Devil’, ‘Skinning’, ‘Burning Man’ and Generation Umm….’ She was cast as Meave in the Australian comedy film ‘The Little Death‘ in 2014. Following which, she also starred in the American comedy-drama series ‘Rake’ as Melissa Partridge. She has been portraying the character of Lizzie Needham in the drama series ‘Instinct’ since 2018.
- BlackRock in 1997 as Tracy Warner.
- Strange Fits of Passion in 1999 as Jaya.
- The Monkey’s Mask in 2000 as Tianna
- Thunderstruck in 2004 as Anna
- Solo in 2006 as Billie Finn
- The Optimists in 2006 as Marina
- Seven Pounds in 2008 as Julie
- Drag me to Hell in 2009 as Ilenka Ganush
- Edge of Darkness’ on 2010 as Emma Craven
- Devil in 2010 as Sarah Caraway
- Skinning in 2010 as Mina
- Burning Man in 2011 as Sarah
- Not Suitable for Children in 2012 as Ava
- The Kind Is Dead! In 2012 as Therese
- Generation Um… in 2012 as Violet
- The Little Death in 2014 as Maeve
- The Hallow in 2015 as Clare Hitchens
- I, Tonya in 2017 as Dody Teachman
- Beyond Skyline in 2017 as Audrey
- Malicious in 2018 as Lisa
- Birds of Prey in 2020 as Erika Manson
- Heartbreak High in 1997 as Tasha
- Wildside from 1998 to 1999 as Vildana Asimovic
- Big Sky in 1999 as Leisa
- Murder Call in 1999 as Sophie Misfud
- All Saints in 1999 as Rachel Carpenter
- Water Rats in 2000 as Sarah Schreiber
- Marking Time in 2003 as Randa
- The Cooks from 2004 to 2005 as Raffa
- Blackjack: At the Gates in 2006 as Nikki
- Satisfaction from 2007 to 2009 as Tippi
- Rake in 2014 as Michaela ‘Mikki’ Partridge
- Casanova in 2005 as Madame de Pompadour
- Agatha in 2015 as Agatha
- Shameless from 2015 to 2016 as Bianca Samson
- Westworld in 2016 as Marti
- Instinct from 2018 to 2019 as Det. Lizzie Needham
- Operation Buffalo in 2020 Molly
- The talent made her professional debut at the age of 12 with the Sydney Theatre Company while her first film appearance was at the age of 15 in BlackRock in 1996.
- She worked with refugees at a nearby detention centre when she was in college.
- Bojana Novakovic started her own independent theatre company called ‘Ride On Theatre’ in 2003.
- Working as a Serbian translator for theatre and film, she translated and directed the play, Fake Porno in 2008.
- The actress won the Australian Film Institute Awards for the best actress in a leading role in a Television Drama or comedy.
- She was also nominated in Australian Film Institute Awards for the International Award for Best Actress in 2010.