Alenka Kraigher

Alenka Kraigher is an awarded, multilingual Slovenian American actress. She lives and works between Slovenia and New York.


Alenka Kraigher is an actress and film director. She graduated in Film and TV directing at The Academy for Theater, Radio, Film and Television, and received the University of Ljubljana student Prešeren Award for her graduation films. In 2008 she moved to the USA where she studied acting at HB Studio. In New York she starred opposite actor Willem Dafoe in a lead role which The New Yorker magazine placed among top 5 performances of the year. She regularly collaborated with acclaimed directors Richard Foreman, Fiona Templeton and John Jesurun on the stages of theaters such as The Public Theater, LaMaMa and the NY Theater Workshop, among others. In recent years, she has appeared in numerous films and TV series, and is currently working on a screenplay for her first feature film.
She has appeared in numerous feature films, including Antarctica (with Chloe Levine), The Hidden People (with Olafúr Darri Ólaffson), and The Lost Son (dir. by Darko Stante). She plays regular recurring roles in slovenian TV series: Yes, Chef, Windfall and My Brother's Girlfriends (all produced by POP TV), and has guest starred in Mysteries of Laura (NBC), Celebrity Ghost Stories (Discovery Channel) as well as Mr. Professor and Cases of Inspector Vrenko (both TV Slovenia), among others.


Yoga (Ashtanga)
Fluent in English, Slovenian, Spanish, Serbian, Bosnian and Croatian; Good knowledge of Italian and French ; Basic German and Russian.
Legal to work in both USA and EU.



The Lost Son, Supporting (2024)
Blok 5, Principal (2024)
Father Figure, Suzana (2023)
Hidden People, Interpreter (2023)
The Space Between Us, Principal (2022)
Stay Safe, Principal (2021)
Antarctica, Principal (2020)
No Costume No Candy, Principal (2017)

Mysteries of Laura, Guest Star (2015)
House of Love, Guest Star (2024)
Yes, Chef, Recurring (2023-2024)
Sekirca v Med/ Windfall, Recurring (2021-2022)
My Brother's Girlfriends, Recurring (2021-2023)
Cases of Inspector Vrenko, Guest Star (2022)

Alenka Kraigher

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