Nanna Blondell

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Nanna Blondell
Born6 August 1986[1]
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OccupationActor Edit this on Wikidata

Nanna Terese Blondell (born 6 August 1986)[1] is a Swedish stage, television, and film actress.


Blondell earned a degree from Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Arts.[2] As a child she wanted to be an actress, but she didn't believe that there was a future for her in Sweden's entertainment industry as a black woman.[3]


Blondell made her on screen debut in the SVT drama series Livet enligt Rosa in 2005. After working for a while as a VJ with MTV Sweden she landed a role in an episode of police procedural Beck the following year, and a recurring role in soap opera Andra avenyn.[4]

She raised her profile when she joined the cast of popular sci-fi drama Real Humans, a TV series that was exported around the world including the United Kingdom and France.[5] She made her English language debut with Ø, an English-Language French TV series filmed in Denmark.

In 2018, she landed one of the roles in French feature film Soeurs d'armes (Sisters in Arms), inspired by a real military unit with female Kurdish, Yezidi and resistance fighters taking on ISIS,[6] and was the only actress who did not speak any French. She portrayed an African-American sniper.[3]

She can also be seen in Immortal as Sha Dishi - the leader of nation of immortals. This was also an English language French production, and could be seen via the French streaming app Blackpills.[7]

Blondell had the female co-lead in gritty crime drama Hassel alongside actor Ola Rapace, and Twin starring Kristofer Hivju.[8]

In 2019, she announced on social media that she had a secret role in Marvel's Black Widow.[9]

Her latest project is Red Dot, the first Netflix feature film from Sweden,[clarification needed] co-starring Anastasios Soulis.[10]

Since 2013, Blondell has been working at the Royal Dramatic Theatre.[11]

Blondell debuted as the adult Laena Velaryon in episode six of the first season of HBO's House of the Dragon, the prequel show to the highly popular Game of Thrones.[12]


She runs the podcast Fenomenala kvinnor (Phenomenal Women), where she interviews successful Swedish non-white women.

In 2016, she made her directorial debut with the short film Noni & Elizabeth. This film was in official selection at LA Film Festival, Palm Springs ShortFest and Giffoni Film Festival.[13]

Her agent is Finnish-Swedish talent manager Laura Munsterhjelm, the same agent as Swedish actresses Rebecca Ferguson and Academy Award winner Alicia Vikander.[14]



Year Title Role Notes
2013 Sommarstället Aisa
2013 Stockholm Stories Minou, Jessica's assistant
2019 Sisters in Arms American sniper
2021 Red Dot Nadja
2021 Black Widow Ingrid
2021 Attack on Finland Sylvia Madsen


Year Title Role Notes
2005 Livet enligt Rosa Blenda 9 episodes
2006 MTV Nordic Self
2007 Beck Muriel Santander Episode: "Det tysta skriket"
2007–2008 Andra Avenyn Olga Svensson 40 episodes
2011 Irene Huss Maria Episode: "I skydd av skuggorna"
2013–2014 Real Humans Yuma 9 episodes
2014 Viva Hate Susanne 2 episodes
2016 Ø Sarah / Maggie (2016) 5 episodes
2017 Finaste familjen Miranda Episode dated 28 April 2017
2017 Hassel Eira Lindhe 10 episodes
2019 The Inner Circle Lena Nilsdotter 8 episodes
2019 Twin Mary
2019–2020 Ture Sventon & Bermudatriangelns hemlighet Petra 6 episodes
2021 Omerta 6/12 Sylvia Madsen Post-production
2022 House of the Dragon Laena Velaryon Episode: "The Princess and the Queen"


  1. ^ a b Sveriges befolkning 1990
  2. ^ "Nanna Blondell | Actors in Scandinavia". 26 August 2020.
  3. ^ a b "Nanna Blondell: "Det är fruktansvärt jobbigt att vara ifrån min dotter"". Archived from the original on 13 January 2020. Retrieved 24 May 2020.
  4. ^ "Från MTV till tonårsroll". Expressen. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 24 May 2020.
  5. ^ "NANNA BLONDELL (ACTRESS-REAL HUMANS) - interview by Peek-A-Boo magazine". Archived from the original on 26 August 2015. Retrieved 24 May 2020.
  6. ^ "Director Caroline Fourest describes her battle to make feminist war film 'Sisters in Arms'".
  7. ^ "Immortality : une série Blackpills qui traite de la vie éternelle | UnSimpleClic". 10 April 2018. Retrieved 24 May 2020.
  8. ^ "EXKLUSIVT: Niklas Engdahl och Nanna Blondell om Den inre cirkeln". Retrieved 24 May 2020.
  9. ^ "Nanna Blondell on Instagram: "I can finally tell you I'm gonna be in this amazing movie.🕷#blackwidow #marvel"". Instagram. Retrieved 24 May 2020.
  11. ^ "Blondell Nanna - Dramaten". Archived from the original on 20 September 2015. Retrieved 4 September 2015.
  12. ^ "Bekräftat: Nanna Blondell i "House of the dragon" – den rollen spelar hon".
  13. ^ "Noni & Elizabeth - short film by Nanna Blondell". 13 January 2016.
  14. ^ "Actors in Scandinavia". Archived from the original on 16 November 2019. Retrieved 24 May 2020.

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