Marija Škaričić

Marija Škaričić
Born (1977-08-06) 6 August 1977
Split, Yugoslavia
(present-day Croatia)
Occupation Actress
Years active 2000–present
Awards Golden Arena for Best Actress
2010 - Mother of Asphalt

Marija Škaričić (born 6 August 1977 in Split) is a Croatian actress.


Marija Škaričić was born on August 6, 1977 in Split. She ended Primary and Secondary school in Split. As a high school student, she attended Gradsko kazalište mladih. In the third attempt she graduated at Academy of Dramatic Arts, where she graduated in 2003. Already since 2001 she had professional performances in the play HNK Split, Rijeka, National Theatre, and Žar ptica.

Her first lead role gets in 2004 in the movie A Wonderful Night in Split, directed by Arsen Anton Ostojić. For formal recognition of such status made sure the jury Sarajevo Film Festival with Mike Leigh at the helm, awarding her the same year the Heart of Sarajevo, the prestigious award for best female actor achievement.

New real acting takes a running start in one of the biggest Croatian commercial success, the film What Is a Man Without a Moustache?, directed by Hrvoje Hribar.

2006 revives old love with Sarajevo taking away a second time with the local festivals Heart of Sarajevo for Best Actress in the film Das Fräulein, directed by Andrea Staka. Marija played a young girl Ana from Sarajevo who is going to make a friendship with Serbian woman Ruža. Marija Škaričić in that film played with Mirjana Karanović and Ljubica Jović.

The following are many small movie roles in a number of Croatian films and lead roles gets 2010 year in the German film Shahada (which was in competition with the Berlin International Film Festival), and then in the film of Dalibor Matanić - Mother of Asphalt. For this role she was awarded the Golden Arena for Best Actress at the 57th Pula Film Festival and Azimut D'OR Grand Prize for Best Actress at the International Festival of Audiovisual Programs in Paris.

During this period, Marija Škaričić was one of the busiest and most awarded Croatian film actresses.

She also acted in serials Operation Kajman and Bumerang.

In 2010 Journal Globus proclaimed her as one of the leaders of Croatian film (together with Daria Lorenci, Zrinka Cvitešić, Leona Paraminski, Nataša Janjić and Jadranka Đokić).

At 61st International Film Festival in Berlin, she was officially awarded this recognition. Škaričić is second Croatian actress who won that prize and that collection have many European film stars such as Daniel Craig, Anamaria Marinca, Daniel Brühl, Rachel Weisz, Carey Mulligan and many others.

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Film/TV Show Result
2010 Golden Arena Golden Arena for Best Actress Mother of Asphalt Won
2011 Shooting Stars Award Best Actress Mother of Asphalt Won


Movie roles

Year Title Role Notes
2013 The Priest's Children Marta Croatian comedy film
2012 Cvjetni trg Irena
2011 Blurs Nurse
2011 Visoka modna napetost
2011 Bella Biondina Tonka
2010 Shahada Leyla German film
2010 Mother of Asphalt Mare Winner of Pula Film Festival
2009 Čovjek ispod stola Jasna
2009 In the Land of Wonders Aunt
2009 Zagrebačke priče
2008 Behind the Glass Maja's sister
2007 Kradljivac uspomena
2007 Pravo čudo Sister
2006 The Biggest Mistake of Albert Einstein Andreja
2006 Das Fräulein Ana Winner of Heart of Sarajevo
2005 Mrtvi kutovi Lea
2005 What Is a Man Without a Moustache? Ljubica
2004 Nije bed
2004 Sorry for Kung Fu rodilja #1
2004 A Wonderful Night in Split Maja
2004 100 Minutes of Glory čobanica
2004 The Society of Jesus sluškinja #1
2002 God Forbid a Worse Thing Should Happen Cashier
2001 Go, Yellow Kruno's friend
2000 Pos'o je dobar, a para laka
2000 Cashier Wants to Go to the Seaside Cashier at the seaside
2000 Ništa od sataraša konobarica

Television roles

Year Title Role Notes
2002 Novo doba
2005-2006 Bumerang Irena
2007 Operacija Kajman Tonkica
2008 Bitange i princeze pregnant woman
2008 Mamutica Suzana
2009 Odmori se, zaslužio si Lucija 1 episode
2011-2012 Provodi i sprovodi Nicky Valentina


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