Acting

Lina Jalala

is an independent actress from Latvia. She began acting in 2004 at Theatre Club “Hamlets” in Riga where she learned acting technique, voice and movement for a year and performed in theatre showcases by-weekly. She then moved to Dublin in 2005 and continued training in acting and improvisation. Lina was awarded “Acting Diploma” by Irish Board of Speech and Drama and “Acting for Camera” certificates by Gaiety School of Acting. Lina is constantly attending acting courses and workshops to keep the craft of acting fresh. Lina has appeared in short films “If I Would Have Been Back Home” and “Night Out In Killashandra” by LiMiNi Creative, short film “What?” by Iceboy Films and feature film “Sonny Capone” by Gerard Daly. Lina also has experience in recording voice overs and is fluent in Russian and Latvian languages along with English.

Eyes – grey/blue Hair – blonde Height – 5’7’’ Playing age – 25-40

CLICK HERE for acting showreel

CLICK HERE for Mildred and Willoughby scene from 3 Billboards, recorded by David Scott as part of advanced scene-work (acting) summer adult intensive course

CLICK HERE for OA and BBA scene from The OA. Actors- Lina Jalala and Mike Esposito.
ACTING EXPERIENCE

Year – Type/Title – Character – Director – Production details

FILM

2019 – Feature pilot/Moments of Madness – Supporting/Greta – Tim Hanan – PushBike Productions

2018 – Short/What? – Supporting/Jane – Martin O’Donoghue – Iceboy Films

2018 – Feature/Sonny Capone – Supporting/Tina – Gerard Daly – Independent

2018 – Short/Night Out in Killashandra – Lead/Nieve – Lina Jalala – LiMiNi Creative

2016 – Short/If I would have been back home – Lead/Jana – Lina Jalala – LiMiNi Creative

2014 – Short/Time – Lead/Claire – William Morais – Independent

2013 – Short/On the Other Side – Lead/Woman – Jaroslav Skola – Student Film, Pulse College

2011 – Short/Ice Boy – Supporting/Dawn Martin O’Donoghue – Iceboy Films
THEATRE

2011 – Short Play/The Wedding Story – Lead/Storyteller – Keith Cooper – The Teacher’s Club, IE

2011 – Short Play/O II – Supporting/Desiree – Brian Quinn – The Teacher’s Club, IE

2004 – Various Plays/Latvian Tales – Lead/Various – Rolands Zagorskis – Theatre Club Hamlets, LV
CORPORATE/MUSIC

2018 – Multiparty privacy/online video – Voice Over – Napoleon Ramos – Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)

2012 – NANA concert and Q&A – MC/Interviewer – Aleksey Matveev – Arena Stars, UK

2011 – Countdown to Innerspace/official DVD – Actress/myself – Danny Maas – Sensation | ID&T, NL
EDUCATION

HONOURS BACHELOR DEGREE by Information Systems Management Institute- Business Administration with specialization in Enterprise and Event Management. Specialized subjects: directing and scenography foundations, speech, body language, image creation and PR, improvisation theatre, acting, TV & Radio production and more, (LV) 2004 – 2008

CERTIFICATE by Gaiety School of Acting – Acting for Camera, 2011

DIPLOMA by Irish Board of Speech and Drama – Associate in Acting Performance, 2012
TRAINING

THE APPLIED ART OF ACTING course by David Scott, 2019

ADVANCED SCENE-WORK (ACTING) summer adult intensive course by David Scott, 2019

DIRECTING AND ACTING FOR INTIMATE SCENES course by Ita O’Brien (Screen Skills Ireland), 2019

ACTING course by Terry McMahon (Dublin Acting Classes), 2018

ACTING, IMPROVISATION, STANISLAVSKI METHOD, MOVEMENT, SPEECH training by Neil Curran, Margaret Curran, Darragh Beirne at “No Drama Theatre” group, 2011 -2012

ACTING, MOVEMENT, SPEECH training at Theatre Club Hamlets & Film Box Studio, thought by Rolands Zagorskis (LV) 2003 – 2004
SKILLS

Full Clear driving license

Languages- English (fluent), Russian (native), Latvian (fluent)

Sports- jogging, swimming, yoga, hiking, cycling, cross country skiing, ice skating