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Bio

Vanina is an actor and a filmmaker. She holds a BFA in Acting from the National Theater and Film Academy in Bulgaria and has graduated the Atlantic Acting School in New York. Vanina is represented by VJ Management - London.

Vanina is the creator,  writer,  co-director, and lead of the Lost & Found, NY web series, now streaming on Amazon Prime Video. The series earned her Best Webseries and Best Web Episode Awards in Moscow and Pune, a Best Actress Nomination in Glasgow, and was included in the official selections of more than 15 international film festivals, including Los Angeles, London, and Rome. 

Vanina is a member of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (The Emmys) and has been invited to join the Screen Actors Guild of America. She was a Jury Member of the Early Bird Film Festival and the American Business Awards. Vanina is the recipient of a Best Actress Award from the National Theater and Film Academy in Bulgaria, Washington DC's Monologue Madness Award, and the US Visa for Extraordinary Abilities in the Arts. She is currently working on her feature film debut as a director, in co-production with female filmmakers from the UK, Germany, and France. 

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Credits

Screen
Lost & Found (Season 2) - in post-production 
Eternity Package (feature) - in post-production
A Dose of Happiness (feature) - HBO
Razzmatazz (feature)
Father's Day (TV) - Agitprop, BNT
Stolen Life (TV) - Nova TV, Dream Team 
Hello (short) - Art Vanguard Creative
Solveig (short) - Artishock
The Look In Her Eyes (short) - Brandon Tilghman

Stage
Strawberries At The Datcha - MCC Theater
The Allegory Of The Cave - TheatreLab
The Tenant - Woodshed Collective
The Fall - Simon Hanukai
Sleep No More - Punchdrunk
Broken Dolls - Injoy Entertainment
Belgrade Trilogy - 4th Street Theatre
Seven - Hostos Rep
Factory Girls - Atlantic Theater
Court Play - Atlantic Theater
Two Gentlemen of Verona - Burgas Theatre
Ashes To Ashes - Sfumato

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"Vanina Kondova stood out as an exceptional talent."

 Neil Pepe,
Artistic Director

"She is incredibly truthful and the camera loves her."

Kalin Ivanov,
Cinematographer

"Her performance was nothing short of fantastic."

Todd Thaler,
Casting Director

"Everything she does onstage is truthful; there is not a fabricated instinct within her. She naturally has a strong exterior, an almost impenetrable demeanor, but she counters this with a keen and subtle vulnerability that creeps up on you. The overall effect is that she has you, the audience, completely in the palm of her hands."

Stephen Brackett,
Director