Stefanja Orlowska is first generation Australian, born to Polish immigrants. She has one older brother Fashion Designer, Andrzej Krzysztof.
From an early age Stefanja was an active child attending Leg’s Dance taking classes in Jazz, Tap and Ballet. Later she went on to study at the Australian Acting Academy picking up many Improv skills.
After graduating from high school, Stefanja attended Griffith University in Queensland, Australia, attaining a double computer degree.
Although she studied intently, in 2010, Stefanja made the decision to relocate to Los Angeles to pursue a career in acting.
WELAB’s Interview with Stefanja Orlowska:
WELAB: Who were your first acting influences that you can remember?
SO: It was always the male leads, the action heroes. I can remember watching Indiana Jones with my father it was on tv and I just wanted to be Harrison Ford, the damsel in distress has never been my forte. I am a strong woman and I like to portray that on screen too.
WELAB: What projects are you currently working on?
SO: An action film entitled ‘The Last Tango’ that I wrote and am starring in, about assassins falling in love. That is all I will say.
WELAB: What’s the best advice for young people who want to get into this business?
SO: Know yourself, stay true to yourself. Everyone has an opinion of how you should look and or behave but if it doesn’t fit who you are as a person let it go in one ear and out the other and continue on your own path. You’ll get there!
WELAB: What is the one thing you are not willing or prepared to do ever, in your quest to achieve a successful acting career?
SO: Undermine my respect and dignity as a woman. I was raised in a certain way to uphold my honor, if people can’t handle that I’m okay to take myself out of the equation.
WELAB: What is your next move? How do you see yourself in the next 5 years?
SO: Do the festival rounds with ‘The Last Tango’ short film. In 5 years, relaxing in the Bahamas with a good book and a cocktail.
Photo: Stefanja Orlowska on the red carpet premiere of feature documentary film ‘There Is Many Like Us’ at the Laemmle Music Hall Theater in Beverly Hills, CA
Photography by: Floresfotography