Nadia Bjorlin


Nadia Bjorlin Biography

Nadia Alexandra Bjorlin (born August 2, 1980) is an American actress, singer, and model.

Early life and Education

Nadia Björlin was born on August 2, 1980 in Newport, Rhode Island. She is the second eldest child of Swedish composer and conductor Mats Ulf Stefan Björlin and Fary Bjorlin (née Dadashi), an Interior Designer from Iran.

Björlin is fluent in English, Swedish, and Persian. She is also able to speak Azerbaijani, French, Italian, and Russian. She has an older brother Ulf Alexander Jr. and a younger brother Jean-Paul. She also has an older half-brother Kaj, and two older half-sisters Katja, and Kamilla, from her mother's first marriage.

Bjorlin's family moved to her father's native country Sweden while she was still an infant. She has described her childhood in the country as "wonderful" with "loving parents and siblings to lean on", although Bjorlin recalls being "oblivious" to racial tensions going on in Sweden. Although she didn't attend school, a few of her siblings did and she remembers them talking about how they "experienced some torment" from classmates due to being half-Iranain. Being born after the Revolution of Iran, Bjorlin says she "grew up in a time where Iranians were looked down upon in places of the world".

Her family moved back to the United States when Bjorlin was 7 years old. Bjorlin's family moved a few times; living in Michigan and Massachusetts before Finally settling in West Palm Beach, Florida. For her education, she attended the Interlochen Center for the Arts and the Boston University Tanglewood Institute, where she was honored for her excellence in theatre, voice, music and dance. Along with her brothers Ulf and Jean Paul, She attended the Palm Beach County School of the Arts (now Dreyfoos School of the Arts) for her first 2 years of high school. During her time there, Bjorlin sang with the Palm Beach Opera and in 1996, she competeted in a large international vocal competition in Verona, Italy, where she was part of the choir who won the gold medal. While she was a junior in high school her family moved once again this time to New York City. Bjorlin was able to attend the Professional Children's School, where she studied alongside other famous actors and actresses, including Julia Stiles, Gaby Hoffman, and Macaulay Culkin. In May 1999, Bjorlin won first place in the Metro Lyric Opera Competition, taking place in NYC. When she graduated from high school, she decided to shift her focus from singing to acting.

Career

In April 1999. Bjorlin was cast on the well-known soap opera Days of our Lives, as the character Chloe Lane. Chloe was initially portrayed as a nerdy girl (nicknamed "Ghoul Girl" by her classmates) wearing big glasses and frumpy clothes. She eventually received a new wardrobe and stopped wearing glasses and went on to become a major character and audience favorite. Björlin, who is an accomplished singer also sang on the show. In late 1999, Bjorlin appeared as a go-go dancer in the music video for Ricky Martin's hit song Shake Your Bon-Bon.

Björlin left Days in June 2003 to concentrate on her singing career but returned later in December 2003. In September 2005, Bjorlin left Days of our Lives again and joined the cast of the UPN series Sex, Love & Secrets. The show was canceled by the network, but Björlin continued to make guest appearances on television series such as Jake in Progress and Out of Practice.

Since leaving Days, Björlin has appeared in the independent feature film If I Had Known I Was a Genius, starring Markus Redmond, Whoopi Goldberg, Sharon Stone, and Tara Reid. The film was screened at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival.

Bjorlin was also cast as the female lead of the Chicago Pictures' feature film, Redline. The film starred Eddie Griffin and Nathan Phillips, and was released in theaters on April 13, 2007.

Bjorlin returned to Days of our Lives as Chloe on November 29, 2007, and left the show again in September 2011 to pursue acting in movies.

In 2010, Bjorlin showed off her body during a small role in NCIS as a suburban housewife wearing a bikini during a door-to-door canvasing by one of the NCIS investigators. That same year she guest starred on the hit CBS sitcom Two and a Half Men as Evelyn Harper's (Holland Taylor) lesbian lover, Jill.

in 2011 Bjorlin starred as a lesbian author, Lara, in the web series Venice.

Starting on September 25, 2011, Bjorlin has been one of the stars of the reality television series Dirty Soap which gave viewers a behind-the-scenes view of Nadia's departure from Days, and afterward, including a bit of insight into the tenuous relationship between Nadia's live-in boyfriend and her mother who doesn't like him because she believes that he doesn't treat her well enough (e.g. flowers).

Nadia Bjorlin returned to her role on Days of our Lives as Chloe on January 4, 2013. It has been stated that she will work alongside her returning T.V. mom Nancy Wesley, played by Patrika Darbo again.

Personal life

Bjorlin dated Los Angeles radio personality Frank Kramer around 2000 or 01, Kramer would often refer to her on his show as "Tuesday". She also dated Bruce Willis around 2001-2002. Bjorlin was once engaged to subprime lending tycoon Daniel Sadek, who produced her film Redline.

Since 2007, Bjorlin has been in a relationship with Brandon Beemer. They live in a house together in Los Angeles, CA. She is also good friends with former Days star, Farah Fath.

Bjorlin's father Ulf Bjorlin passed away in 1993 at age 60 due to Leukemia. Since then, Bjorlin has been ivolved in several charities and fundraisers to help raise awareness and money for research on this type of cancer. She has even formed her own team; Nadia's Cancer Crusaders to help find a cure for this disease. On June 15, 2013, Bjorlin along with her boyfriend Brandon Beemer participated in, and hosted the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's annual Light the Night walk at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, California with the goal of raising $500,000 for Leukemia research and to help people fight the disease. Bjorlin will once again be taking part in the event on October 5, 2013 at Sunset Gower Studios in Hollywood, CA.

Filmography

Year Title Role Notes
1999"2011, 2013 Days of our LivesChloe LaneRole since: 1999"2005; November 29, 2007 " September 28, 2011; January 4, 2013-April 16, 2013; September 24 & 25, 2013
2002 The Marriage Undone Tracie
2004 Complete Savages Woman No. 2
2005 Jake in Progress Pretty Woman
Sex, Love & Secrets Meg
2006 Out of Practice Alana
2007 If I Had Known I Was a Genius Faith
Redline Natasha Martin
2008 Jack Rio Sonia Hunter
2010 NCIS Swimsuit Girl
Two and a Half Men Jill Springtime on a stick (season 8)
2011 Venice: The Series Lara Miller
Dirty SoapHerself
2012Divorce InvitationAlex Roverson



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