Alum | Bojana Novakovic

Award-winning actress stars alongside famous faces

Bojana Novakovic studied at The McDonald College in Sydney (where she was Dux of 1999) and graduated from NIDA with a BA in Dramatic Arts in 2002.

Her credits include the lead role in Binge series Love me (2023), alongside Hugo Weaving. Her work earned her a nomination for a Silver Logie (as Most Popular Actress) and an AACTA Award (Best Lead Actress in a Drama).

For her role in the movie Burning Man, starring Rachel Griffiths – Bojana was nominated for two awards, the Australian Film Critics Association Awards, and the Film Critics Circle of Australia Awards.

She was nominated for an Australian Film Institute award for her part in the film, Edge of Darkness alongside Mel Gibson.

She was the 2004 winner of the AFI award for Best Actress in a Leading Role in a Television Drama or Comedy for her role in Marking Time.

Bojana shares movie credits with some of the industry’s best including Will Smith in Seven Pounds, Margot Robbie in I, Tonya and Birds of Prey, Sarah Snook (of Succession fame) in Not suitable for children, and Keanu Reeves in generation Um.

Her other television credits include Instinct with Alan Cumming, Westworld, MacGyver, Rake, Shameless, and many more.

Theatre credits include These People, Away and Strange Fruit (Sydney Theatre Company); The Female of the Species (Melbourne Theatre Company); Woyzeck (Helpmann award nomination for best supporting actress in 2009), Criminology (Green Room award nomination for best actress 2007), Eldorado (Helpmann nomination for best supporting actress, 2006) and Necessary Targets (Malthouse Theatre), Death Variations (for B Sharp); and Romeo and Juliet (Bell Shakespeare).

Novakovic also runs her own independent theatre company, Ride On Theatre Sydney and Melbourne) with co-director Tanya Goldberg. She was a producer and performer for the 2004 sell-out season of Loveplay and the 2006 production of Debris (which received a Green Room nomination for Best Independent Production and Best Actress in 2006).