Tina Nikolova • Actress

My name is Hristina, but everyone calls me Tina.

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I’ve changed my country of residence 5 times. I’m fluent in 4 languages. There are 3 places in the world I call home.

I grew up in a small town in Bulgaria.

My mother is from Russia.

New York City is my home of choice now.

For a few years I lived in Bologna, Italy.

Math was my favorite subject in school.

I don’t like meatballs, but I credit a meatball with saving my life.

I decided to become an actress and move to the U.S. on July 31, 2000.

I didn’t tell my parents or ask for their advice.

I was a very patriotic child and yet I left my country.

My one regret in life is that I didn’t stick with piano.

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My first dream was to be a ballroom dancer.

I had a pen pal in middle school and we’re still good friends.

I lean slightly authoritarian.

I didn’t experience culture shock when I first moved to America.

When I was five I staged a play in our living room. I played the old man and had a paper mustache.

For a while I quit acting and wanted to study International Relations.

My favorite chore as a kid was making the bed.

My birthday is on New Year’s Eve.

I came to New York for the first time to get a free can of Pepsi.

I fell and broke my front teeth when I was seven.

I’ve seen Armageddon over forty times.

I’m terrified of sharks, alligators, and volcanoes.

I watched Twin Peaks as a kid and named my barbie doll Maddie. 

In times of trouble I read Chekhov.


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Reel

 
 
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Photos

 

 

Resume

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FILM

NEVER WORN
Lead
SOCAPA/dir. Nathan Cohen

THANKS FOR NOTHIN’
Supporting
SVA/dir. Steven Pribramsky

UNDER MY HANDS
Lead
Trinity College/dir. Tina Nikolova

DAM
Lead
Brooklyn College/dir. Brielle Mallano

SLEEP
Supporting
dir. Mike Kelly


THEATER

THE LAST 15…
Tina
Atlantic Theater Alumni Workshop

STAGE DOOR
Kaye Hamilton
Atlantic Acting School/dir. Adriana Baer

YERMA
Yerma
Atlantic Acting School/dir. Tina Nikolova

DAISY, DAISY…
Solo Performance
The Club at LaMaMa, NYC

WINDOW TO THE STREET
Huguette
Trinity College/dir. Barbara Karger

DEAD CITY
Samantha Blossom
Atlantic Acting School/dir. Kaitlin Schuster

THE CHERRY ORCHARD
Ranyevskaya
Atlantic Acting School/dir. Tina Nikolova

CONFUSIONS
Emma Pearce
Atlantic Acting School/dir. Adriana Baer

BETTER THIS WAY
Persephone
Fringe NYC/dir. Kevin Keating

ROSENCRANTZ & GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD
The Player
Trinity College/dir. Najeda Patolo


TRAINING

ATLANTIC ACTING SCHOOL (NYC)
2.5-year conservatory program

COMMITTED IMPULSE (NYC)
Actor Training: Josh Pais

TRINITY COLLEGE (HARTFORD, CT)
B.A. in Theater & Dance

CENTRO TEATRO ATTIVO (MILAN)
Suzuki Training: Mattia Sebastian

STRAEON ACTING STUDIOS (NYC)
Acting for Film: Jock MacDonald


SKILLS

LANGUAGES: Fluent in Russian, Italian, Bulgarian; Intermediate French

ACCENTS: Standard American, British RP, Russian, Bulgarian, Italian, French

OTHER: Running, yoga, dance; experience directing for theater; skilled with power tools, painting, carpentry, electrics; valid US and EU passports, valid NY driver’s license

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News

Check out this commercial I shot in Italy with Studio Riprese Firenze!

 
 

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Headshot photography by @fatchixfilms • Hair and Makeup by @fatfacebeauty