Bio

Born-and-raised in Croatia (ex-Yugoslavia), now splitting time between USA and Europe residing in Los Angeles. An award-winning hyphenate, Néa speaks 8 languages with a great ear for dialect/accents. A SAG-core actress, stuntwoman/creature performer, alt model/covergirl and multi-faceted creative with a rich skillset, Néa is the embodiment of "self-made".

She moved to the USA as an extraordinary abilities alien in the fall of 2015.  After arriving in Hollywood, it took less than 2 weeks to land her first feature film role (ring girl in Female Fight Club), hair campaigns for Wella, followed by 4 audition rounds over 3 months to play a lovebot in Guardians of the Galaxy vol.2  in Atlanta. She works as local hire around the states and her homeland, London, Milano etc. currently represented on both coasts and in Croatia .

She first gained recognition through international publications worldwide and vixen roles starting in late 2009. Néa has had a lot of firsts in her career: recognized as the first Croatian alt model and remains the most successful one to this day; crowned top 5 US alt models in 2018 and has graced 30+ magazine covers worldwide to date. She is also the first Croatian mermaid (mersona SireNea), as well the first regional alternative/metalhead aerialist and one of the few accomplished worldwide.

She has worked with renowned film directors and creators over the years such as James Gunn and Jared Leto, appearing in various film and television productions, both mainstream and indie.  

Néa  directed, wrote and produced projects in festival circuit gathering over a dozen laurels thus far, including winning a Best International Short Film award for her debut "SlavInLA", currently in pitching for a full project. She is a regular invitee as a judge for film festivals and various contests - including the pandemic-timed Hollywood Jumbo film festival and World Monologue Games.

Before her move overseas, Néa studied acting at the only English-language acting school in Zagreb - International Arts Center, and continued honing her craft through L.A. workshops with respected teachers and industry coaches. Before even starting her on-camera career, she graduated summa cum laude holding two Master degrees in Spanish language & literature and Information Science. Continued with a ph.D in the latter, won a Rector's Award for her work and was the youngest university professor at the time with a dozen published scientific papers before leaving everything behind to pursue her entertainment career full-time.

Néa has been a dedicated volunteer and humanitarian for the majority of her life, whether it was in person (i.e. from environmental work in her home away from home Iceland, choreographing low-income athletes for competitions in Croatia, to US events and fundraisers with a cause) or online to bring awareness to various causes. She has served in the European Youth Parliament for a full decade, and is an advocate for women, equality and education, alternative subcultures and her Balkan/Slavic culture, alongside being a thyroid and thalassemia warrior. Néa is a certified life coach and helps other O1 foreigners to the USA, with all success stories!

Since early childhood, Néa has been spirited and creatively engaged, always crafting, drawing or painting. That was followed in her adult years by creative direction, artwork production and content creation, as well as make-up artistry (now certified ) and styling that started back in her dance days. She is a trained dancer & aerialist with 20+ years of experience, specializing in stunts of such nature. A decade in aerial arts (pole dance fitness, lyra/aerial hoop) that followed international ballroom/latin dances, having been a competitor and instructor in both.

Always on the hunt for new skills, she is a stilt-walker with own characters, archer and lover of various extreme sports, an avid globetrotter using her language knowledge well (native Croatian; Balkan languages Serbian and Bosnian; fluent English and Spanish; proficient German, French etc) as a true polymath.

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