Born in Poland and currently living in Vienna, Austria. 

Aleksandra began her acting career at the age of six.

She has worked in Poland for a long time and for the past years also in Germany, Austria and in Los Angeles.

She has since been working with renowned directors and artists, uncompromising in her choice of theatrical and film roles. She has played in comedies, tragedies, horror, costume dramas and contemporary movies. As well as being involved in classic theatre productions, she has also worked in the alternative and fringe theatre scenes.

Aleksandra has received numerous theatre and film awards for her performances. A leading role in the critically acclaimed film Hagazussa by director Lukas Feigelfeld brought her international recognition as well as a Best Actress award at the 34th Phenomena Festival in Brazil.

Critics emphasize her uncompromising artistic attitude, her courage to take on new challenges and her extraordinary adaptability, physical engagement and acting instinct. They have called her “the actress for special assignments”.

Aleksandra Cwen regards herself as a strong woman whose success is based on qualities like openness, honesty and hard work, a great temperament and a firm confidence in her abilities.

She speaks English and German fluently.

She loves jogging, Kung-Fu, Qi Gong and Rou Quan.

In her spare time, she also enjoys driving, cycling, good music, books, nature, animals and renovating old furniture.


  • Best Actress Award at the 34th Phenomena Festival in Brazil for role Albrun (Hagazussa, 2017)
  • Best Acting Award at the National Theater Classic Confrontation in Poland (The Manuscript Found in Saragossa, 2014)
  • Gold Mask Award as Best Actress for role Maria (Twilight of the Gods, 2011)
  • Golden Yorick Prize for the Best Performance at the International Gdańsk Shakespeare Festival (Twelfth Night, or What You Will, 2010)
  • Best Actress Award at the National Theater Classic Confrontation in Poland for role Fela (Young Girls of Wilko, 2009)
  • Nomination to the Gold Clasp Award for outstanding achievement (2009)
  • Nomination to the Gold Mask Award as Best Actress for role Emma (Tales From the Vienna Woods, 2009)      
  • National ranking of the Best Acting for role Emma in Theatre” (Tales From the Vienna Woods, 2008)
  • National ranking of the Best Acting for role Anna in Theatre” (The Cherry Orchard, 2008)
  • „Sentenced to success. National ranking of Theatrical events in the category of the Best Polish Actress for role Emma in „Journal. Culture” (Tales From the Vienna Woods, 2008)
  • „Gold ten ranking. Ten best young actresses in Poland” in „Przekroj” (2007)
  • Gold Mask Award as Best Actress for role Luiza/Zofia (Baal, 2007)
  • Minister of Culture Award for Best Acting  (Baal, 2007)
  • Best Acting Award for playing at the National Competition for the staging of the former European Literature (Baal, 2007)
  • Nomination to the Gold Mask Award as Best Actress for role Masha (Three Sisters, 2006)
  • Gold Mask Award as Best Actress for role Young Woman (Knives in Hens, 2004)
  • Best Acting Award at the National Theater Classic Confrontation in Poland (Dziady or young wizards, 1998)