Ylva Cecilia Waern

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My name is Ylva Cecilia Wærn and I work as an actress, on-air talent and with voice overs for film and books. I was born in Stockholm but I also lived in the US growing up and I have now returned to Los Angeles to pursue my career in acting. ​
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When people ask me why I've gone into acting I tell them because there's nothing else that makes me as happy and fulfilled and that I rather act (and sometimes or often live off of Roman Noodles) than to sit pretty with a job I don't like wishing I were acting.

I have worked in film and television both in Sweden as well as in the US. Initially I was type casted a lot but in the past couple of years I have been casted to play a diverse set of roles. I enjoy exploring the essential timing of comedy as well digging deep into complex characters. Lately, I have been hired for lots of voice over work and I started recording audio books which I find very stimulating. One gets to dwell deep into every character in the book, all at once. Very cool.

I got into acting at age 6 enrolling in, now, late comedian Ulf Larsson's acting school. My dad was a jazz musician so music was a natural part of my upbringing and I've loved singing and dancing since I can remember. At age 10 I was accepted to a performing arts school where I studied singing and acting. After high school I went on to study Theater and Singing at Folkhögskola. I continue to learn and study the craft and in the most recent years I have studied the Stanislavkij technique for Anna-Belle Rice (one year with monologue and dialogue), Acting for Film at Cinemantrix and method acting by Lukas Loughran.

My current project includes a lead role in the future Swedish television series "För Evigt Trogen" with Björn Bengtsson and Rafael Edholm and I have shot the following films in Los Angeles in the past four months:

“Barriers” – Lead role as Ava, an Israeli immigrant woman (Hebrew accent) – NYFA 2017
“Redemption” – Lead role as “Diana”, a dying mother – NYFA 2017
“Christmas Tree” – award winning shortfilm – supporting role as “Store salesperson” 2017
“Viral” – supporting role as a news anchor – Majed Film Production 2017
“Acceptance” – Lead role as “Julia”, a mourning step-mom – short film NYFA 2017
“Dr. Blake” – Lead role as “Dr. Blake”, a narcissistic mentally disturbed warden – short film Santa Monica School of Film 2017

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Experiences Film 

“Barriers” – Lead role as Ava, an Israeli immigrant woman (Hebrew accent) – NYFA 2017

“Redemption” – Lead role as “Diana”, a dying mother – NYFA 2017

“Christmas Tree” – award winning shortfilm – supporting role as “Store salesperson” 2017

“Viral” – supporting role as a news anchor – Majed Film Production 2017

“Acceptance” – Lead role as “Julia”, a mourning step-mom – short film NYFA 2017

“Dr. Blake” – Lead role as “Dr. Blake”, a narcissistic mentally disturbed warden – short film Santa Monica School of Film 2017


För Evigt Trogen/Forever Loyal – Lead role “Girlfriend of Hooligan” - Pilot and ongoing project also starring Rafael Edholm, Björn Bengtsson etc. 2014 – 2017
Film for the World of Astrid Lindgren – Lead role – Filmdirekt 2016
EF Language Program Actor – (Am. Eng) “Businesswoman” Team Tony -2015
Boy Machine TV4 – minor role “Attorney Role” FLX- 2015
Arne Dahl -TV-series, minor role "cop" - 2014
"The Suspension of Disbelief"- Lead role “Gangster woman and Wife” - Igelkott Film 2012
“Player” - “alcoholic Girlfriend” - StDh Dramtic Institute – 2012
Hellenius Hörna – "Clothing shop attendant" supporting role to Mia Skäringer – Meter Television 2011
“Äntligen Hemma” - “Posh housewife” Lead Role - TV4 2011
etc.

Commercials
Folktandvården - “Mom” – National internal film - IAM Production 2016
Mio Furniture Commercial - “Girl nextdoor online shopper” - Forsberg 2014
Coop Commercial - “Young mom” - FLX/Forsman Bodenfors 2014
Activia commercial – “Girl next door” - Producenterna 2011-2013
Reebok commercial - “Reporter” (in Spanish) with Iker Casillas - Acne 2012
Bythjul.com Mortimer Film Spokesperson 2012
Shopping Mall - “Mom” - Lead role - Brännborn Attractionfilm 2015
etc.

Voice Overs
Gramma Audio Books – "The Wilful Princess and the Piebald Prince" by Robin Hobb - Gramma Korrektur 2017
Avantime Group Commercial – intriguing voice – Avantime Production 2016
Myright.se Film – “Kind, sincere and informative voice”- Underton Production 2016
Handelsbanken – “Credible, professional voice” - Underton Production 2015
etc.

 

 

Workshop Method Acting – with Lukas Loughran Cinemantrix 2015
Acting for Film – Cinemantrix 2013-14
Monologue technique Stanislavskij– Director Anna Belle Rice 2012
Dialogue technique Stanislavskij - Director Anna Belle Rice 2012
B.A. Mass comm. Advertising (Cum Laude )- University of South Florida 2000
Stockholms Folkhögskolan Yrkesutbildning Sång och teaterprogrommet - grundlä… 1995
Balettakademin (Dance Academy) Tapdance, Funk, Hip-hop, Ballet 1989-1995
Snider High School Ft. Wayne I.N.– Drama classes - 92-93
Täby Musikklasser -Conservatory Performing Arts 4th-9th grade -1985-92

 

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Videos, Pictures and CV

 
Bilder
Bilder #38
Bilder #39
Bilder #39 #40
Bilder #41
Bilder #42

Contact

 
Los Angeles, Stockholm



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