Ingrid Bolsø Berdal is one of Norway's most acclaimed young actors, she has won awards for both her stage and screen work. She started studying music and singing in high school and after graduating she continued her music education at the University of Trondheim (NTNU), studying jazz singing and improvisation for two years. She moved to Oslo and was accepted at Oslo National Academy of Dramatic Arts (KHiO), where she studied acting for three years.

In her second year of Drama School Ingrid played Sofia in “Platonov” (Chekhov) and Antigone in “Antigone” (Sophocles). In her final year she played The Girl in “The Name” (Jon Fosse) and Hedda in “Hedda Gabler” (Henrik Ibsen).

Since graduating Ingrid Bolsø Berdal has been employed at The Norwegian Theatre in Oslo. After her first year at the theatre Ingrid was awarded the Hedda Award (The Norwegian Theatre Award) for Best Debut of The Year. During her years at the theatre she has played both classical and contemporary plays, such as Sasha in “Ivanov” (Checkhov), Shura in “Black Milk” (Sigarev) and Yvonne in Yvonne, Princess of Burgundy” (Gombrowicz). In January 2011 she co-produced and performed the physical theatre monologue "Fräulein Else" at the theatre, receiving great reviews.

In between her stage work Ingrid Bolsø Berdal has also been working with radio plays, TV and film. She has won the Amanda Award (The Norwegian Film Award) for Best Actress - for Jannicke in the feature film “Fritt Vilt” (“Cold Prey”). She was also nominated Best Actress two years later for her performance in the "Cold Prey" sequel.

Photo Øystein Hermstad