Bio

 

An award-winning modern renaissance woman, actress, creature performer, alt model, stuntwoman, multi-faceted creative with a rich skillset - Néa is the embodiment of self-made. Born-and-raised in Croatia, now splitting time between USA and Europe, residing in Los Angeles. 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 and continue modeling campaigns

Néa has worked with renowned film directors and creators over the years, appeared in various film and television productions, both mainstream and indie; modeled for a plethora of brands and projects, crowned top 5 US alt models in 2018, having graced 30+ magazine covers worldwide to date. She first gained recognition through international publications worldwide and vixen roles over a decade ago, and now works as a local hire in the US and her homeland, London, Milano etc. represented on both coasts and in Croatia. 

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 earned two Master degrees, won a Rector's Award for her work and continued with a ph.D, before pursuing her career in entertainment full-time. 

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. Now SAG-Core, she is also a regular invitee as a judge for film festivals and various contests - including the pandemic-timed Hollywood Jumbo film festival and World Monologue Games. 

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 and helping 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, which also enabled her to master English language. She is an advocate for women, equality and education, alternative subcultures and her Balkan/Slavic culture, alongside being a thyro and thalassemia warrior; a certified life coach and helps other O1 foreigners to the USA, with all success stories!

Since early childhood, she 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 (certified professional) and styling that started back in her sportdance days. Néa is a trained professional dancer with 20+ years of experience (international ballroom) and aerialist with 10+ (pole, lyra/aerial hoop), specializing in stunts of such nature. She 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; the first Croatian mermaid (mersona SireNea), as well the first regional alternative/metalhead aerialist and one of the few accomplished at that.

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, Master degree in Spanish; proficient in German, French and Latin etc.) as a true polymath.

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