Romanian actress who won a British Academy Television Award for Best Actress for her role in the Channel 4 2004 film Sex Traffic.
She graduated from the University of Fine Arts, Music and Drama in Iaşi.
She had a part in Sarah Kane's final play 4:48 Psychosis at the Young Vic Theatre in London from July 24 to August 8, 2009.
She grew up in Iaşi, Romania with her family which included a brother.
She appeared in Francis Ford Coppola's 2007 film Youth Without Youth.