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Bojana Novakovic

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17, 1981
Belgrade, Serbia
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17, 1981 (age 41)
Belgrade, Serbia


Best known for her Film Critics Circle of Australia Award-winning performance in the 2011 movie Burning Man and for her Australian Film Institute Award-winning portrayal of Randa in the Australian miniseries Marking Time. She also appeared in the American series Shameless and the Australian series Rake.

Before Fame

After attending Sydney, Australia's McDonald College, she earned a bachelor's degree in drama from the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA). Early in her career, she appeared in episodes of Heartbreak High, Big Sky, and All Saints.


A stage performer as well as a screen actress, she appeared in productions at the Sydney and Melbourne Theatre Companies and founded a performance troupe called the Ride On Theatre.

Family Life

She was born in her family's native Belgrade, Serbia and raised primarily in Australia. Her sister Valentina also had a successful acting career, most notably portraying Natasha Williams on the soap opera Neighbours.

Associated With

She and Frank Grillo were cast opposite each other in the 2015 science fiction feature Beyond Skyline.