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FactWas born in Belgrade, Serbia, and moved to Australia at the age of 7.

Bojana Novakovic is a Serbian-Australian actress. She was born on 12 November 1981 in Belgrade, Yugoslavia (now Serbia), to Dragica and Zoran Novakovic. She has an older sister, Ivana. Novakovic’s family moved to Australia in 1988, when she was six years old. They settled in Perth, Western Australia. Novakovic attended St Hilda’s Anglican School for Girls and graduated from Curtin University with a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre and Film in 2003.

Novakovic began her acting career in 2004, with a role in the Australian film Somersault. She has since appeared in numerous films and television series, including the Australian films Balibo (2009) and Animal Kingdom (2010), the American films Edge of Darkness (2010) and Devil (2010), and the British television series Strike Back (2012). Novakovic’s performance in the latter earned her a nomination for the AACTA Award for Best Lead Actress in a Television Drama.

Novakovic has also appeared onstage, most notably in the play Blackbird (2007) at the Belvoir Street Theatre in Sydney. In 2014, she starred in the play The Maids, also at the Belvoir Street Theatre.

Novakovic is married to actor Luke Hemsworth. They have two sons together: Sasha (born 2014) and Tristan (born 2016).

As of 2021, Novakovic’s net worth is estimated to be $3 million.

General Info

Full NameBojana Novakovic
Height1.61 m
EducationNational Institute of Dramatic Art, The McDonald College


ParentsBiljana Novakovic, Radovan Novakovic
SiblingsValentina Novakovic


AwardsAACTA Award for Best Lead Actress in a Television Drama
NominationsAACTA Awards - Australian Film Institute International Award for Best Actress, ASTRA Awards for Most Outstanding Performance by an Actor (Female)
MoviesThe Little Death, The Hallow, Edge of Darkness, Devil, Generation Um..., Drag Me to Hell, Skinning, Burning Man, Not Suitable for Children, The Monkey's Mask, Beyond Skyline, The Optimists, Strange Fits of Passion, Thunderstruck, Everything Goes, Charlie's Country, Blackrock, Solo, The King Is Dead,...
TV ShowsSatisfaction, Murder Call, Heartbreak High, Wildside, Marking Time, The Cooks

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1Was born in Belgrade, Serbia, and moved to Australia at the age of 7.
2Is of Serbian ethnicity.
3Novakovic also works as a Serbian translator for theatre and film.
4Her younger sister Valentina Novakovic is also an actress.
5She graduated from Australia's National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) with a degree in Performing Arts (Acting) in 2002.




The Cooks2004-2005TV SeriesRaffa
The Eye Inside2005ShortMademoiselle 'X'
Everything Goes2004ShortBrianie's Friend
Marking Time2003TV MovieRanda
The Monkey's Mask2000Tianna
Water Rats2000TV SeriesSarah Schreiber
All Saints1999TV SeriesRachel Carpenter
Murder Call1999TV SeriesSophie Misfud
Wildside1998-1999TV SeriesVildana Asimovic
Strange Fits of Passion1999Jaya
Big Sky1999TV SeriesLeisa
Heartbreak High1999TV SeriesTasha
Blackrock1997Tracy (as Boyana Novakovich)
House of Fun1994TV SeriesGymnast (1994)
Beyond Skyline2017completedAudrey
Westworld2016TV SeriesMarti
Shameless2015-2016TV SeriesBianca Samson
Agatha2015TV MovieAgatha
Casanova2015TV MovieMadame Pompadour
The Hallow2015Clare
Rake2014TV SeriesMelissa 'Mikki' Partridge
The Little Death2014Maeve
Charlie's Country2013Parole Officer
Generation Um...2012Violet
The King Is Dead!2012Therese
Not Suitable for Children2012Ava
Burning Man2011/ISarah
Devil2010Young Woman
Edge of Darkness2010Emma Craven
Drag Me to Hell2009Ilenka Ganush
Satisfaction2007-2009TV SeriesTippi
Seven Pounds2008Julie (uncredited)
BlackJack: At the Gates2006TV MovieNikki (as Bonjana Novakovic)


The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2014TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Guest
How to Lose Jobs & Alienate Girlfriends2014DocumentaryHerself
Sunrise2010TV SeriesHerself
The 2004 Australian Film Institute Awards2004TV SpecialHerself


Won Awards

2004AFI AwardAustralian Film InstituteBest Actress in a Leading Role in a Television Drama or ComedyMarking Time (2003)

Nominated Awards

2013AFCA AwardAustralian Film Critics Association AwardsBest Supporting ActressBurning Man (2011)
2012FCCA AwardFilm Critics Circle of Australia AwardsBest Actress - Leading RoleBurning Man (2011)
2010AFI International AwardAustralian Film InstituteBest ActressEdge of Darkness (2010)
2008Astra AwardAstra AwardsMost Outstanding Performance by an Actor - FemaleSatisfaction (2007)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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