actor & writer
Romana Vrede was born in Suriname and moved to The Netherlands at a young age. She played at the theater with Onafhankelijk Toneel, Compagnie Dakar, Bogaerdt/VanderSchoot, Bonheur, Artemis and the Noord Nederlands Toneel. In 2016 she made the play Who’s Afraid of Charlie Stevens about her son who has autism. Romana played in series like Overspel, Nieuwe Buren and Moordvrouw, but also in feature films like TBS, De Eetclub and Uncle Hank. She’s part of the ensemble of Het Nationale Theater. With Eric de Vroedt she worked on plays like The Nation, for which she was nominated for a Colombina (Best Supporting Theater Actress) and Race, for which she received a Theo d’Or (Best Leading Theater Actress). Currently she's working on Tijd Zal Ons Leren about the heroes during colonial times. Romana recently worked on films like De Matchmaker, Anne+ and De Zitting. For the feature film I Don’t Wanna Dance by Flynn von Kleist she received a Dutch Academy Award nomination in 2021. She also work on shows like Follow de Soa, Seef Spees and is currently shooting for a new NPO series by Giancarlo Sanchez. Romana work together with Willem Bosch on his first feature as a director; Afterlife and his show The Spectacular and is now joining his new project for Disney+.
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