Alenka Kraigher

Alenka Kraigher is an awarded, multilingual Slovenian actress. She currently lives and works in Slovenia.


Alenka Kraigher is an actress and film director. She graduated in Film and TV directing at AGRFT and received the UL AGRFT 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 received the Vesna award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role at the Slovenian National Film Festival in 2022 for her portrayal of Jana in the feature film The Space Among Us.
Since 2020 she has appeared in feature films Antarctica (with Chloe Levine), Wake Me, The Hidden People (with Olafúr Darri Ólaffson) and Father Figure. She plays regular recurring roles in slovenian TV series: Yes, Chef, Windfall and All 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.



Father Figure, Suzana (2023)
Hidden People, Interpreter (2023)
Wake Me, Linda, The Space Between Us, Principal (2022)
Stay Safe, Principal, French Teacher (2021)
Antarctica, Principal (2020)
No Costume No Candy, Principal (2017)
Richard Foreman Project, Principal (2024)

Mysteries of Laura, Guest Star (2015)
Ja,Chef/ Yes, Chef, Recurring (2023-)
Sekirca v Med/ Windfall, Recurring (2022)
All the girls of my brother, Recurring (2021-2023)
Cases of Inspektor Vrenko, Guest Star (2022)
Shadowland, Recurring (2015-)

Alenka Kraigher

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