Maciej Stuhr was born in Kraków on 23 June, 1975. He is a film and theatre actor and psychologist, receiving his diploma in psychology at the Department of Philosophy of the Jagiellonian University in Kraków in 1999 and acting at PWST in Kraków in 2003.

He debuted onstage during his student years. In 2001, he played Raskolnikov in Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky, directed by Bogdan Ciosek at Teatr Rozrywki in Chorzów.

His debuted in film as a teenager, in Krzysztof Kieślowski's Dekalog. In 2008, he received the Zbyszek Cybulski award for his exquisite portayal of Piotr in Małgorzata Szumowska's film 33 scenes from Life, and Orzeł, a Polish Film Award, for the role of Józef Kalina in Władysław Pasikowski's famous and controversial film Pokłosie

Maciej Stuhr is also known for his maverick dubbing in animated films for children.

One of his most notable theatre roles was Joe Porter Pitt in Angels in America, the show that began his collaboration with Krzysztof Warlikowski. Since 2008, he has been a member of the Nowy Teatr ensemble.

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