Fast Facts

  • Famously performed the title role in Hamlet on the stage in Dubrovnik, Yugoslavia, in 1974.
  • Former professor of acting at the University of Zagreb in Croatia and at the University of Novi Sad in Serbia.
  • Has written four books of poetry.
  • In 1991, he led a troupe of actors around Yugoslavia performing Bertolt Brecht's anti-war play Mother Courage.
  • Runs the Ulysses Theater with his wife, Lenka, on the Croatian island of Brijuni.


  • 2008, Genie Awards — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: Nominee


  • Lucija Serbedzija — Daughter
  • Ivanka Cerovac — Ex-wife
  • Nina Serbedzija — Daughter
  • Lenka Udovicki — Wife
  • Vanja Serbedzija — Daughter
  • Mimi Serbedzija — Daughter
  • Danilo Serbedzija — Son


  • University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia (1969)

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  • Birth Place: Bunic, Yugoslavia
  • Birthday: July 27, 1946, Leo
  • Profession: Actor

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