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Rade Serbedzija Biography

Birth Place:
Bunic, Yugoslavia

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


  • 2008Genie Awards-Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: nominated


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