Ingjerd Egeberg

Ingjerd Egeberg

Ingjerd Egeberg is an incredible talented and respected Norwegian actress, who has featured in popular feature films and TV series and is also loved on the theatre stage, which was seen in her nomination for a Hedda Award in 2015 Most recently she is filming in Toronto in the feature "Downsizing", directed by Alexander Payne and also starring Matt Damon and Rolf Lassgaard. Ingjerd is furthermore a series regular in award winning TV-successes "Mammon" season 1 and 2, "Eyewitness" and "Codename Hunter 2". She is also seen in the popular Netflix series "Lillyhammer".


Ingjerd grew up in Moelv in Norway, and her education did not include acting at first. But all the way through her education acting was always present and she attended several acting classes while she was majoring in science. In the end she realized that acting was her one true passion and attended the National acting school in Norway, where she graduated in 1994. Ingjerd began her acting career on the theatre stage, where she had her debut on the National Theatre as the role of Ruth in "Hjemkomsten". Later she played other significant roles such as the witch in "Reisen til julestjernen", Gina Ekdal in "Vildanden" and Lise in "Doktor Proktors prompepulver".


She then became apart of the main cast on Hålogaland Theatre in Tromsøe and after that on Rogaland theatre, where she among other parts played the role of Lady Macbeth in "Macbeth", the lead in "Antigone" and on Oslo New theatre stage she played Gertrude in "Hamlet". In 2000-2005 Ingjerd furthermore was the theatre manager on Rogaland Theatre. In 2000 she had her feature film debut as Janne in Pål Jackmans "Detektor". Later she was seen as Toril Houg in "Tyven", Liv Steen in "Ved kongens bord" and the lead Maria in "Marias men". On the small screen Ingjerd is furthermore seen as Clara in "Turbulent Sone and as Therese, Monicas mother in "Thomas P."


Ingjerd is a hardworking and dedicated actress. She gives everything in her performance whether she is on stage, in a TV -series or in a feature. She is truly amazing and her performance and presence is beautifully described by theOscar-winning director Alexander Payne on the casting for "Downsizing": I was delighted to cast Ingjerd Egeberg for a key role in my new film, one which has a strong Norwegian component. Ingjerd is a compelling actress who commands the viewer's gaze, not just from her acting ability but also from who she is as a person. I'm very proud to have her in the film.

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