Ruxandra Mladin was born in Bucharest, Romania and performed from a very young age. Putting on shows and entertaining when she was very young was something that gave her great joy. She wanted to go into acting although her parents wanted her to go into Business school to ensure she had a stable career path. Being the good daughter that she was, she enrolled and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and then her Masters in Marketing from ESADE Business School. Something felt like it was missing and she finally decided to follow her dreams. She started to attend Stella Adler Los Angeles shortly after making the scary move to California and it has been a rollercoaster since then. When asked why she moved to California she said it was because she wanted to be an actress and needed to live where they were. She followed her dream after a successful college career and she knew she would always have her business and marketing background to fall back on. Being business savvy hasn’t hurt her career it has only given her the skills she needs to succeed.
Forever a lover of the theater, once she graduated from Stella Adler she immediately took to the stage earning rave reviews for all of her roles. On stage she performed in two plays directed by Emmy winner Milton Justice, Waiting for Lefty and Book of Days. She also was in Neil Simon’s, Lost in Yonkers, and was personally congratulated on her performance by Mark Ruffalo which floored her. She has had the chance to be seen by some big directors and is certainly making a name for herself. When she auditioned for a role in a pilot called The Temp, they wrote a part for a male for her character. So she is the kind of actress that people will write in roles for, and that is a huge testament to her acting abilities.
Ruxandra’s parents were avid theater attendees throughout her youth which started her interest in the theater. She credits a VHS of Cleopatra that she watched when she was 7 as her biggest inspiration. Her favorite role to date was in the play Lost in Yonkers where she played a seventy eight year old German grandmother. She doesn’t let her dreams stop at just acting; she also has a strong desire to direct. She just keeps moving up in the land of Hollywood being featured recently in a Darren Stein project. She is enjoying her life at the moment and plans on splitting her time between Romania and LA. Look for big things to come from this talented actress.