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Having begun her career in a range of award winning “artsy” European productions Beata was discovered by Oliver Stone who cast her in her first American feature “JFK” as Marina Oswald.

This Academy Award nominated film led to over 30 film and TV projects internationally. Very soon she established herself as an exceptional chameleon-like character actress with such memorable roles as the first female President of the World on “Babylon 5” or a fiery young revolutionary in George Lucas’ “The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles”. Other notable roles have included "JAG" where she explored a relationship between a Jewish girl and an African American officer and on "Melrose Place" Beata played Katya Fielding, a doctor who decides to marry a gay man, for which she became one of the show's most popular cast members. In comedy she had fun playing an over the top Masha on "Mad About You" and Raisa on "The Drew Carrey Show". In drama, a film entitled “Miriam” based on real facts, Beata played a Catholic woman who risks her life to save a Jewish girl from the Nazi’s during World War II. She also narrated "The Officer's Wife" - a documentary about a wife of a Polish army officer who was killed in the Katyn massacre. Beata was the Recipient of the Croatian Heart Award (with Michael York and John Savage) for her heartfelt performance in the film “Freedom From Despair” as well as for her dedication to humanitarian causes. This powerful documentary explores the untold story of communist Yugoslavia and premiered at the Amnesty International Film Festival. Most recently, Beata narrated the #1 bestselling book "The Winter Palace: a novel of Catherine the Great", a 19 hour audiobook for Random House Audio.

Known as a human right’s activist, for many years, worked with the Mayor of Los Angeles, the Governor of California, and the US Congress for political recognition of International Women's Day. In 1994 Beata spearheaded introduction of the first bill in the history of the U.S. Congress (H.J. Res. 316) to recognize International Women's Day in the United States. She also directed several experimental shorts like "People on the Bridge" and “Mnemosyne”. As reviewed by LA Weekly “The multitalented Pozniak rapidly intercuts news footage of violence with live models and her own sensual sculptures to express a fierce moral sense.” In addition Beata is an accomplished painter and sculptress. Through her art Beata explores what it is to be a woman in today’s world with themes of women's rights, social justice and women's history.

Beata Pozniak