|Date of Birth||October 22, 1978 (age 38)|
|Role on Gossip Girl||Dorota Kishlovsky|
Zuzanna Szadkowski (born October 22, 1978) is a Polish-American actress, known for her role as Dorota Kishlovsky on the CW teen drama series Gossip Girl. Szadkowski also appeared on The Sopranos, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, and Guiding Light. 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. Her surname pronouced as "shad-kawv-skee".
Szadkowski attended Barnard College in New York City and went on to earn an MFA in acting from The A.R.T. Institute for Advanced Theater Training at Harvard University/MXAT. She has worked in theater in New York City, regionally (directors Robert Woodruff, Sam Weisman, Marcus Stern), and in Warsaw and Moscow.
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. 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. Nelson Snider High Schoolin 1997. 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.
Szadkowski made her acting debut in 2006, portraying two characters in Law & Order: Criminal Intent season 5 episode "Watch". She would reprise these roles in the season 7 episode "Lonelyville". In 2007, Szadkowski appeared in two episodes of The Sopranos, "Soprano Home Movies" and "Kennedy and Heidi". The same year, she was cast as Dorota Kishlovsky, the Polish maid of Blair Waldorf (Leighton Meester), in the CW series Gossip Girl. On April 20, 2009, The CW launched the Gossip Girl spin-off web series Chasing Dorota, consisting of six episodes.
In 2012, Szadkowski appeared in three episodes of the soap opera Guiding Light. She also appeared in the 2011 short film The Pilot Season Survival Guide and in the 2012 independent film Where Is Joel Baum?.
Personal Life Edit
Szadkowski currently resides in Downtown Brooklyn. In 2010, she partnered with Sam Weisman to open an acting school, the Sam Weisman Studio, in New York City.
According to former co-star Leighton Meester's husband Adam Brody, Meester and Szadkowski remain close friends after Gossip Girl wrapped in 2012.
|The Pilot Season Survival Guide||Martha||2011||Short film|
|Tower Heist||Polish maid||2011||Uncredited (deleted scene)|
|Where is Joel Baum?||Polish cleaning lady||2012|
|Butterflies of Bill Baker||Monica||2013|
|Growing Up and Other Lies||CeCe||2014|
|Law & Order: Criminal Intent||Trina||2006||Episode: "Watch"|
|The Sopranos||Elzbieta||2007||2 episodes|
|Gossip Girl||Dorota Kishlovsky||2007-2012||Recurring; 79 episodes (1 uncredited)|
|Law & Order: Criminal Intent||Olga||2007||Episode: "Lonelyville"|
|Guiding Light||Sister Angelica||2009||3 episodes|
|The Knick||Nurse Pell||2014||7 episodes|
|Elementary||Miranda Jantzen||2015||Episode: "Seed Money"|
|The Good Wife||Gloria Beattie||2016||Episode: "Shoot"|
Web Series Edit
|Chasing Dorota||Dorota Kishlovsky||2009||6 episodes|