Angeliki Papoulia was born in Athens, Greece. She graduated from the Athens University (Theatre Studies) and the “Empros” Theatre Drama School in 2000. She played the leading role in DOGTOOTH, a Yorgos Lanthimos’s film that won the “Prix Un Certain Regard” of the 2009 Cannes Film Festival and was nominated for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 83rd Academy Awards. Papoulia won the Heart of Sarajevo Award for Best Actress for the role in this film.
She also appeared in the main role in Yorgos Lanthimos’s ALPS which won the Osella for Best Screenplay at the 68th Venice International Film Festival, as well as in Syllas Tzoumerkas’s A BLAST that premiered at the 2014 Locarno Film Festival. Her latest collaboration with Yorgos Lanthimos was in THE LOBSTER which won the Jury Prize at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival.