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Maria Bakalova

Bulgarian Actress & Model; Known for Playing Tutar Sagdiyev in "Borat Subsequent Moviefilm"

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Maria Bakalova is a Bulgarian actress and model known for her role as Tutar Sagdiyev in the 2020 mockumentary Borat Subsequent Moviefilm, starring alongside Sacha Baron Cohen. Bakalova earned Golden Globe, SAG, and Critics' Choice Award nominations for her performance in Borat Subsequent Moviefilm, becoming the first Bulgarian to ever be nominated for those awards.

Bakalova was born in Burgas, Bulgaria. She began singing lessons and playing the flute around age six. She majored in drama at the Krastyo Sarafov National Academy for Theatre and Film Arts in Sofia, graduating in 2019.

Bakalova started her career acting in Bulgarian films such as 2017's XII A, 2018's Transgression, 2018’s Angels, 2018’s Kalinka, and 2019's The Father.

She received her breakout role in the U.S. when she was cast as Tutar Sagdiyev in the mockumentary Borat Subsequent Moviefilm, the daughter of fictional Kazakh reporter Borat Sagdiyev. Although initially credited as Irina Nowak, reports later revealed her involvement. Critics praised Bakalova's performance, with Matt Fowler of IGN stating that "the film's fantastic find, Maria Bakalova, every bit Sacha Baron Cohen’s on-screen equal, is who, and what, most people will be talking about in the wake of [the film]." Los Angeles Times film critic Justin Chang described Bakalova's performance as "terrific," praising her portrayal of her character’s journey "with madcap energy and touching conviction."

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Bulgarian Actress & Model; Known for Playing Tutar Sagdiyev in "Borat Subsequent Moviefilm"

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Maria Bakalova Biography

Maria Bakalova is a Bulgarian actress and model known for her role as Tutar Sagdiyev in the 2020 mockumentary Borat Subsequent Moviefilm, starring alongside Sacha Baron Cohen. Bakalova earned Golden Globe, SAG, and Critics' Choice Award nominations for her performance in Borat Subsequent Moviefilm, becoming the first Bulgarian to ever be nominated for those awards.

Bakalova was born in Burgas, Bulgaria. She began singing lessons and playing the flute around age six. She majored in drama at the Krastyo Sarafov National Academy for Theatre and Film Arts in Sofia, graduating in 2019.

Bakalova started her career acting in Bulgarian films such as 2017's XII A, 2018's Transgression, 2018’s Angels, 2018’s Kalinka, and 2019's The Father.

She received her breakout role in the U.S. when she was cast as Tutar Sagdiyev in the mockumentary Borat Subsequent Moviefilm, the daughter of fictional Kazakh reporter Borat Sagdiyev. Although initially credited as Irina Nowak, reports later revealed her involvement. Critics praised Bakalova's performance, with Matt Fowler of IGN stating that "the film's fantastic find, Maria Bakalova, every bit Sacha Baron Cohen’s on-screen equal, is who, and what, most people will be talking about in the wake of [the film]." Los Angeles Times film critic Justin Chang described Bakalova's performance as "terrific," praising her portrayal of her character’s journey "with madcap energy and touching conviction."

Maria Bakalova Videos

  • 'Borat' Star Maria Bakalova Talks Breakout Role and Filming in ...
    Maria Bakalova captivated audiences worldwide with her breakout role as Tutar in ‘Borat Subsequent Moviefilm’ last fall. In this episode of...
  • Maria Bakalova Talks Eastern European Representation In Film ...
    Maria Bakalova is glowing over the buzz around "Borat Subsequent Moviefilm" and shares why she's happy to represent Eastern Europeans in Hollywood.
  • Maria Bakalova's Mom Was Sad After 'Borat'
    James Corden welcomes "Borat Subsequent Moviefilm" breakout star Maria Bakalova who tells James about her experience auditioning for the movie, which...

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  • How to book Maria Bakalova?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Maria Bakalova for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Maria Bakalova, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Maria Bakalova or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Maria Bakalova?

    Booking fees for Maria Bakalova, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Maria Bakalova, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Maria Bakalova?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Maria Bakalova for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Maria Bakalova for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Maria Bakalova or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Maria Bakalova or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Maria Bakalova is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Maria Bakalova for your event is available upon request. Maria Bakalova generally travels from and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Lily Collins, Trace Lysette, Julia Garner, Odeya Rush and Paris Jackson. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Maria Bakalova for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Maria Bakalova Speaker Videos

  • 'Borat' Star Maria Bakalova Talks Breakout Role and Filming in ...
    Maria Bakalova captivated audiences worldwide with her breakout role as Tutar in ‘Borat Subsequent Moviefilm’ last fall. In this episode of #OnTheRise​, the Bulgarian actress discusses how she...
    Maria Bakalova Talks Eastern European Representation In Film ...
    Maria Bakalova is glowing over the buzz around "Borat Subsequent Moviefilm" and shares why she's happy to represent Eastern Europeans in Hollywood.
  • Maria Bakalova's Mom Was Sad After 'Borat'
    James Corden welcomes "Borat Subsequent Moviefilm" breakout star Maria Bakalova who tells James about her experience auditioning for the movie, which started as a video on a cellphone while hungover...

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

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