Nadia Bjorlin’s life began on August 2nd in Newport, Rhode Island. She is the fifth child out of six of Ulf and Fary Bjorlin (siblings – Katja, Kamilla, Kaj, Ulf, and Jean-Paul). When Nadia was two months old, the Bjorlin family moved to Sweden, her father’s native country. Nadia’s father was a conductor and composer of classical music, which Nadia grew to love. After traveling abroad for a few years, Ulf took a job conducting the Florida Philharmonic and Palm Beach Symphony. In this time, Nadia had fallen in love with music and had began performing professionally when she was only six years old. She and two of her brothers, Jean-Paul and Ulf Jr., began performing as the Bjorlin Trio at her father’s concerts. Her father also featured Nadia in his musical adaptations of classic stories, such as Hans Christian Anderson’s “The Snow Queen”, and “The Portrait of Raoul Wallenberg.” Ulf Bjorlin Sr. passed away when Nadia was twelve.
As a young child prodigy, Nadia attended the Interlochen Center for the Arts and the Boston University Tanglewood Institute for several years, where she received recognition and awards for excellency in theatre, voice, music and dance. Nadia also spent her junior high school years and her first two years of high school attending the Palm Beach County School of the Arts. Nadia performed and sang with the Palm Beach Opera for two years and in 1996, she competed in a large international vocal competition in Verona, Italy, where she was part of the choir who won the gold medal. When she was a junior in high school, the Bjorlins moved to New York City where Nadia then attended the Professional Children’s School. There she studied alongside other famous actors and actresses, such as Julia Stiles, Gaby Hoffman, and the Culkin kids. In May of 1999, Nadia won first place in the Metro Lyric Opera Competition, which took place in New York City. When she graduated from high school, she decided to shift her focus to acting.
Nadia had just secured an agent when the NBC soap opera, Days of our Lives sent out a nationwide casting call for the role of mysterious young opera singer ‘Chloe.’ Nadia flew out to Los Angeles for the screen-test and two days later, she won the part. She celebrated by packing up everything in New York City to move to California with her mother and her brother. Tom Langan, Days Executive Producer was taken with Nadia, who he described as “a serene, fascinating beauty who floats through a room.”
Nadia appeared on Days of our Lives in the contracted-role of ‘Chloe Lane’ beginning in November 1999, and her character was placed in the middle of the most heated and contested love triangles on the show (Broe vs. Phloe) at the time. Fans from both sides campaigned for their respective couple passionately, sending anything from stress balls to lip gloss to hay to producers, writers, and actors on Days. Nadia left the contract role in 2003, but recurred until 2005 when the characters of Chloe and Brady got married and left Salem. Rumors have popped up from time to time that Nadia would eventually return to her role, and in November of 2007, she did just that! She has been on contract since 2007 and just recently wrapped up her role as ‘Chloe Lane’ in July 2011. Her last airdate will be late September 2011. Nadia also currently stars as ‘Lara’ in the highly intriguing Venice the Series. The series is shot and produced in Venice, California and fans subscribe to the series solely online. The cast has filmed 2 seasons and has received accolades and praises from critics and fans. Season 3 will begin shooting in September and will air online tentatively in December 2011.
As Nadia wrapped up shooting at Days of our Lives, she also signed on to two new projects. One is shooting the romantic comedy film, Divorce Invitation, starring Jamie-Lyn Sigler and Jonathan Bennett. Shooting will begin in August 2011. She will also appear in E!’s new reality series, Dirty Soap, premiering in September 2011. The series is produced by former daytime stars, Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos and features several daytime stars in their everyday lives.
In 2010, Nadia guest starred on two shows, the CBS drama NCIS and the CBS comedy Two and a Half Men. In the past, she has also guest starred in Jake in Progress (John Stamos), Complete Savages (Mel Gibson, producer), Sex, Love & Secrets (Denise Richards, Eric Balfour, and James Stevenson) and Out of Practice (Stockard Channing and Henry Winkler). She also starred in Marriage Undone, a short film that was featured in the Los Angeles International Short Film Festival and the Pacific Palisades Film Festival in 2002-2003.
Nadia was cast and starred in the independent feature film, If I Had Known I was a Genius, which featured Whoopi Goldberg, Sharon Stone, and Tara Reid. The film was screened at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2007 to positive reviews. Nadia also starred as the female lead of the auto thriller film, Redline. The film featured Eddie Griffin and Nathan Phillips. Nadia portrayed Natasha Martin, a gorgeous young automobile fanatic and front to the hottest unsigned band on the West coast. The character finds herself caught up in illegal drag-racing competitions organized for the pleasure of a bunch of bored billionaires. The movie was released in theaters in April 2007, and was then released on DVD in August of the same year. In addition to these two feature films, Nadia shot scenes for the independent film, Jack Rio in 2007. The film was released in 2008. Nadia also shot scenes for a short film by Alyson Bruno entitled We Can Lose Flowers Now in 2010.
Nadia has been featured on many covers and pages of fashion, celebrity, and online magazines, including Runway Magazine, Vanity Fair Italy, Beverly Hills 213, Fixation Magazine, Coexistence, 21 Magazine, Stun Magazine, and Slitz Magazine. She also takes a special interest in all kinds of music and dance. “I especially love Latin music and Latin dance, such as the salsa and merengue,” she says. Because of her love and talent in music and dance, she appeared in the Ricky Martin music video, “Shake Your Bon-Bon” as a go-go dancer. Nadia has also played the piano, flute, guitar, and harp. Nadia recently re-grouped with her brothers, Ulf and Jean-Paul to perform and record as The Bjorlin Trio (Bjorlin). They performed at the San Gennaro Festival in Hollywood in 2007 and continue to record what they describe as a “pop-opera” album when time allows in their busy schedules.