Zuzanna Szadkowski was born on October 22, 1978, in Warsaw, Poland, and moved to the United States when she was three.About her national identity and Polish accent she displays in Gossip Girl, she said, "I was born in Poland, so I am able to identify with her that way.I never imagined the extent to which playing Dorota would be such an incredible opportunity. I am blown away to be mentioned positively by viewers and critics.
The process of shooting Chasing Dorota was an absolute dream for me. Szadkowski: We will just have to wait to see 😉 TDW: The Dorota accent actually runs in your family, right?Szadkowski: I was born in Poland and moved to the US when I was young.Szadkowski also appeared on The Sopranos, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, and Guiding Light. Institute for Advanced Theater Training at Harvard University/MXAT.She made her New York Stage debut in Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron's Love, Loss, and What I Wore in which she appeared in a record-breaking five all-star casts. Szadkowski attended Barnard College in New York City and went on to earn an MFA in acting from The A. She has worked in theater in New York City, regionally (directors Robert Woodruff, Sam Weisman, Marcus Stern), and in Warsaw and Moscow.I really respect their crew and actors for what it takes to pull off so many episodes with so much panache. It’s terrible how rudely Blair treats Dorota, but Dorota shows that she is the better person by always being kind and understanding for Blair.
Zuzanna does a wonderful job of making us believe in her character. If you talk to her again, tell her I said “yak she mash” (sorry, that’s all the Polish I know).In just two seasons, Zuzanna Szadkowski’s Dorota has wiggled her way into the hearts of fans and critics alike.Add webisodes to the mix, guest appearances on The Sopranos, Law & Order: Criminal Intent and (one of my favorite non-teen drama shows) Guiding Light, plus a hoarde of fans on Twitter, and you’ve got one successful lady. Teen Drama Whore: When you first auditioned for Gossip Girl, did you have any idea the role would evolve?The accent is modeled after people in my own family, so hopefully I am doing it justice".Szadkowski and her family moved to Fort Wayne, Indiana, where she graduated from the R. She attended Barnard College of Columbia University, and went on to earn a Master of Fine Arts in acting from the Institute for Advanced Theater Training at Harvard University.I wish Sister Angelica, the Bosnian nun, would make an encore appearance. Come back next Sunday for another exclusive interview!