This is a list of actors and actresses from Albania, a country in Europe’s Balkan Peninsula. The chronological list by year of birth also includes actors from KosovoMontenegroNorth Macedonia and select actors of Albanian ancestry from around the world

1. Masiela Lusha

Actress | Forgotten Evil

European-born actress/writer Masiela Lusha portrayed “Carmen Lopez” for five seasons as George Lopez‘s rebellious and passionate daughter on the syndicated ABC series, George Lopez (2002). She was born on October 23, 1985 to parents Max and Daniela. Raised in Tirana, Albania; Budapest, Hungary; and…

Eliza Dushku

2. Eliza Dushku

Actress | Bring It On

Eliza Dushku was born in Boston, Massachusetts, to Judith (Rasmussen), a political science professor, and Philip R. Dushku, a teacher and administrator. Her father is Albanian and her mother is American (of Danish, Irish, English, and German descent). She was discovered at the end of a five-month …

Victor Gojcaj

3. Victor Gojcaj

Actor | Unstoppable

Victor Gojcaj was discovered when film director Tony Scott was scouting the streets of New York for real life criminals past and present to coach actors in the movie The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3, with the help of former head D.E.A agent Don Ferrarone. After extensive research through mug shots and …

James Biberi

4. James Biberi

Actor | Drive

James Biberi was born in 1965 in Yugoslavia. He is an actor and director, known for Drive (2011), Dead Man Down (2013) and The Producers (2005).

Erand Hoxha

5. Erand Hoxha

Actor | Pit Stop Mafia

Erand Hoxha was born on December 05, 1987 in Albania.Erand discovered his passion for acting at an early age. Full of ambition, he has been pursuing his goal, dedicating his time and energy to the topics of film and acting.

Erand studied school for law and after graduating worked as a lawyer for …

Enver Gjokaj

6. Enver Gjokaj

Actor | The Avengers

Enver Leif Gjokaj is an American film and television actor. He is known for his roles as Victor in Joss Whedon’s science fiction television series Dollhouse and as Agent Daniel Sousa on Agent Carter (2015). Gjokaj was born in Orange County, California. His father is Albanian, and his mother is …

Blerim Destani

7. Blerim Destani

Actor | Der Hauptmann

Blerim Destani was born on April 12, 1981 in Stolberg near Aachen (Germany). He spent his childhood in Tetovo, a town in Macedonia at the foot of the Sharr mountains. His entire family is of Albanian origin. Blerim has been living and working in Germany and Macedonia for the past ten years. Blerim …

Dritan Kastrati

8. Dritan Kastrati

Actor | Stan Lee’s Lucky Man

Dritan Kastrati is an actor and director, known for Stan Lee’s Lucky Man (2016), All the Devil’s Men (2018) and Hooten & the Lady (2016).

Nik Xhelilaj

9. Nik Xhelilaj

Actor | Der Albaner

Nik Xhelilaj was born on March 5, 1983 in Tirana, Albania. He is an actor, known for The Albanian (2010), Seven Lucky Gods (2014) and Alarm für Cobra 11 – Die Autobahnpolizei (1996).

Gezim Meta

10. Gezim Meta

Actor | Pit Stop Mafia

Gezim Meta is an actor, known for Pit Stop Mafia (2016), Drejt Fundit (2015) and Elvis Walks Home (2017).

Peter Malota

11. Peter Malota

Stunts | Universal Soldier

Peter Malota was born in Malesia, Albania. He is from the very small village called Lofka. He moved to Detroit, Michigan and then Los Angeles to train and to be in movies. In the last 18 years he has worked as a martial arts fight coordinator, actor, 2nd unit director, and stunt coordinator. Malota…

Arben Bajraktaraj

12. Arben Bajraktaraj

Actor | Taken

Arben Bajraktaraj is an actor, known for Taken (2008), Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010) and Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007).

Klement Tinaj

13. Klement Tinaj

Actor | Bloody Hands

Klement Tinaj is an actor, martial artist, and director best known for his martial arts action films. Tinaj was born in 1990, and spent his youth eternally on the move, and by the time he was 15, had attended 5 different schools in the US and Europe. He finally settled in 2005 in Yonkers, New York. …

Robert Belushi

14. Robert Belushi

Actor | Chicago P.D.

Robert Belushi was born on October 23, 1980 in the USA as Robert James Belushi. He is an actor and producer, known for Chicago P.D. (2014), How I Met Your Mother (2005) and Devil’s Due (2014). He has been married to Chelsea Wernsman Belushi since June 29, 2014.

Jim Belushi

15. Jim Belushi

Actor | Red Heat

James Adam Belushi was born June 15, 1954, in Chicago, to Agnes Demetri (Samaras) and Adam Anastos Belushi, a restaurant owner. His father was an Albanian immigrant, from Qytezë, and his mother was also of Albanian descent. The third of four children – his brother was comedian John Belushi – he …

Paul Walker

16. Paul Walker

Actor | The Fast and the Furious

Paul William Walker IV was born in Glendale, California. He grew up together with his brothers, Caleb and Cody, and sisters, Ashlie and Amie. Their parents, Paul William Walker III, a sewer contractor, and Cheryl (Crabtree) Walker, a model, separated around September 2004. His grandfather, William …

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