Sylvia Hoeks

a.o. known for: SEE, Blade Runner 2049, The Best Offer

Sylvia Hoeks, best known for her scene-stealing role as ‘Luv’ in the critically acclaimed film BLADE RUNNER 2049 opposite Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford, is an international actress on the rise.  Her performance continues to be listed as one of the top 10 best villains.  She also starred opposite Claire Foy in the Sony thriller THE GIRL IN THE SPIDER’S WEB, directed by Fede Alvarez.

She currently stars in the Apple original sci-fi series SEE, opposite Jason Momoa and Alfre Woodard.  Described as an epic, world-building drama set in the future, the second season premiered this Summer, with season three still to come.

Next on the big screen, Hoeks stars opposite August Diehl in the World War II drama PLAN A, which tells the true story about a secret operation in 1945 called Plan A in which a group of Jewish Holocaust survivors plan an ultimate act of revenge for the six million Jews murdered by the Nazis.  Her next project is the title role of an untitled biopic about the life of actress Sylvia Kristel.

Hoeks was first spotted by a modelling agency at a very young age and attended the Maastricht Academy of Dramatic Arts.  After graduation, she appeared in several Dutch TV series and films, first gaining acclaim for her supporting role in the film DUSKA which earned her the Dutch equivalent of a Best Supporting Actress Oscar. She continued to work in Dutch and European cinema, finally breaking through to the English-language market in 2013, when she starred in THE BEST OFFER opposite Geoffrey Rush and Jim Sturgess.  She starred in several international films for which she has received awards recognition including Berlinale’s Shooting Star honour.

She is from the Netherlands and resides in Los Angeles.  Besides her native Dutch, Hoeks speaks German, French and English.  She appears in productions made in all of these languages and has a solid American accent.

Willemijn Tuip |

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