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Overview (3)

Born in Maarheeze, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
Birth NameSylvia Gertrudis Martyna Hoeks
Height 5' 9" (1.75 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Sylvia Hoeks has been living and working in the US for the past 6 years. Born in the Netherlands, she was scouted by Elite Models at age 14 and traveled the world to model. After doing this, she finished high school and attended the Maastricht Theatre Academy.

After graduation, she made her national breakthrough with the Jos Stelling film, Duska (2007), for which she won a Golden Calf (the Dutch equivalent of the Oscars) at the annual Dutch Film Festival. Sylvia quickly became in-demand for both stage and screen directors and stars in prestigious Dutch TV series, like Overspel (2011) (VARA), Bloedverwanten (2010) (AVRO) and several theatre plays.

Within two years after graduating, Sylvia had the opportunity to play her first leading role as "Julia" in the feature film, The Storm (2009) (Ben Sombogaart, 2009), which became a major box office hit. The film was a national success and reached the Stony Brook Film Festival (NY, USA) and Festroia International Film Festival (Setubal, Portugal), where she received the award for "best actress".

In 2010, Sylvia starred as "Tirza" in the feature film, Tirza (2010), by director Rudolf van den Berg, which won the "Best Film" award at Festroia International Film Festival in Portugal. In 2011, Sylvia was presented at the Berlinale as Shooting Star, the unique Pan European initiative which puts a spotlight on Europe's best actors.

In 2011, Sylvia played the main character, "Johanna", in the feature film, The Gang of Oss (2011). Five years after her national breakthrough, she started working together again with director Jos Stelling on his new feature film, The Girl and Death (2012), in a Russian-German co production (release 2012).

In 2013, Sylvia plays her first international role in The Best Offer (2013) (The Best Offer), directed by Giuseppe Tornatore and starring next to Geoffrey Rush. The film was a box office hit in several European countries as Italy and Spain and is nominated for Best Film at the 2013 European Film Awards. Released in the Netherlands and the US in 2014.

In 2015, she starred in several Film and TV productions in The Netherlands, Germany and Denmark and accepts the female lead in Luc Besson's new action thriller, American Renegades (2017) (The Lake), which will have its international release in 2017.

In 2016, Sylvia starred in the new Blade Runner 2049 (2017), directed by Denis Villeneuve.

In 2017 Sylvia starred in 'Girl in the spiders web' as Camilla Salander.

In 2018 Sylvia took on the role of 'Queen Kane' in Apple TV show 'See' which filmed its second season in 2020.

In 2020 Sylvia stars next to August Diehl in World war 2 movie 'Plan A'.

In 2020 Sylvia is co producing a limited series about erotic movie Icon "Sylvia Kristel' together with Michael Roskam ( Bullhead and The Drop).

In 2021 she continues to star in season 3 of the Apple TV show 'See'.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Copper en Co

Family (1)

Children None (no children)

Trade Mark (3)

Hazel eyes and arched eyebrows
Tall frame
Powerful acting style

Trivia (10)

2011: Named as one of European films' Shooting Stars by European Film Promotion.
2010, Nomination Golden Calf, Dutch Film Festival 2010, Tirza.
2010, Best Actress at Festroia International Film Festival (Setubal, Portugal).
In 2011, she starred in a 12-minute pilot of a film titled "Theresa Immaculata", directed by Ramón Gieling, about a incestuous relationship between brother and sister. Hoeks played the sister, Theresa, and Matthias Schoenaerts (her co-star in The Gang of Oss (2011)) played her brother, Thomas. The film was never made but a 7-minute video of the pilot can be found on Youtube.
Next to her native language Dutch, she is also fluent in English, French and German.
Shaved her head for the part of Queen Kane in See (2019).
Graduated from the Theater Academie Maastricht (Maastricht Academy of the Dramatic Arts).
During her time at drama school, as she was also an active model back then, fellow students were puzzled why she was studying with them. Because of that, she decided to appear as inconspicuous as possible.
Her surname is pronounced "hooks".
She was discovered by Elite Model Management at the age of 14.

Personal Quotes (1)

[on what people inspired her performance in Blade Runner 2049 (2017)] I looked at big celebrities, big singers, who are younger girls, like Taylor Swift or Selena Gomez. [These people] who have big platforms and have to have certain control in their life, because every little second of their day is probably somebody making a picture of them or putting them in the media. So their whole life kind of happens virtually.

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