Nadia, the fifth child of six born to world renowned Swedish Maestro Ulf Bjorlin and his Persian wife, Fary, began her life in Newport, Rhode Island. The Bjorlins migrated back to Sweden, her father's native country, when Nadia was two months old. Being the family of a conductor and composer, the Bjorlins traveled and lived abroad for several years until their father took a job conducting the Florida Philharmonic and Palm Beach symphony. By this time, Nadia was completely seduced by her father's love of music. She started performing professionally at age eight, singing with two of her brothers at her father's concerts.
Nadia attended the prestigious Interlochen Center for the Arts and the Boston University Tanglewood Institute for several years, where she received recognition and awards for excellence in theatre, voice, music and dance. Nadia spent her junior high school years and her first two years of high school attending the Palm Beach County School of the Arts.
In 1996, Nadia competed in an international vocal competition in Verona, Italy, where she won the gold medal. When Nadia was a junior in high school, The Bjorlins moved to the Big Apple where she attended the prestigious Professional Children's School in NYC. In May of 1999, Nadia won first place in the Metro Lyric Opera Competition in New York City. After graduating high school in May of 1999, Nadia knew she wanted to shift her focus to acting.
Nadia has graced the covers of several international fashion publications and danced in the Ricky Martin music video for "Shake Your Bon Bon". Nadia plays the piano, flute and just recently picked up the guitar, which she is self-teaching.
In her spare time, Nadia enjoys horseback riding, ice skating, swimming, and all kinds of music and dance.
Nadia's birthday is August 2nd.
Out of Practice
Sex, Love & Secrets
Jake in Progress
Woman No. 2
Days of our Lives
April 1999 to June 13, 2003
[contract]; December 2003 to January 2004; August 2004 to September 2004; December 2004 to September 16, 2005
[recurring]; November 29, 2007
to September 28, 2011
[contract]; January 4, 2013
to April 16, 2013
If I Had Known I Was a Genius
The Marriage Undone
Pre-Nomination, Outstanding Supporting Actress (2010, 2011, 2012; for Days of our Lives)
International Vocal Competition
Winner, Gold Medal (Verona, Italy; 1996)
Miss Florida Teen USA Pageant
Second Runner-Up (1998)
Metro Lyric Opera Competition
Winner, (New York City; May 1999)
PLACE OF BIRTH: Newport, Rhode Island
DATE OF BIRTH: August 2, 1980
HEIGHT: 5' 8"
MARITAL STATUS: Single
Lived in Sweden until age 7
Speaks Swedish, Farsi, French, Italian, and Russian
Competed in the Miss Florida Teen USA Pageant in 1998, finishing as the second runner-up.
: Bjorlin announced exit means end for Darbo and Spirtas. [Feb 3, 2003]
: Bjorlin wooed back for recurring DAYS gig. [Nov 1, 2004]
: Recurring gig on DAYS just about up for Bjorlin. [Jun 15, 2005]
: New edgier Chloe returning this fall. [Oct 18, 2007]
: Illness sidelines Bjorlin from DAYS work. [Nov 15, 2010]
: Long-time DAYS actress Nadia Bjorlin to exit. [Jun 7, 2011]
: Bjorlin involved in bizarre freeway mishap. [Aug 25, 2011]
: Dirty Soap
will not be back for a second season. [Jan 25, 2012]
: Bjorlin says she hasn't been asked back to DAYS. [Apr 26, 2012]