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Carla Juri
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Juri in 2013
Born (1985-01-02) January 2, 1985 (age 38)
Locarno, Ticino, Switzerland
Occupation Actress
Years active 2006–present

Carla Juri (born January 2, 1985) is a Swiss actress. Her acting credits include 180°, Wetlands, Finsterworld, and Blade Runner 2049.

Early life and education

Juri was raised in Ambrì, a village in the Italian-speaking Canton of Ticino in Switzerland. She is fluent in German, English and Italian. She learned German and Italian when she was a child and picked up English at 15. Her father is a lawyer and her mother is a sculptor In school, she played ice hockey for HC Ambrì-Piotta and went on to be a forward for the Swiss Schweizer Meister [de] Class A team, SC Reinach. From 2005 until 2010, she studied theater in Los Angeles and London. Juri started her acting career by hopping between auditions in Berlin, London, and Rome. She maintained a busy schedule trying to find work while making use of her trilingualism.

From 2005 to 2007, Juri was coached by Douglas Matranga in Los Angeles. Between 2007 and 2008, she took part in the ensemble of the Theatrical Arts Theatre Company in Los Angeles. From 2008 to 2010, Juri attended acting classes at The Actors Centre in London.


Juri's first film appearance was in the short film Midday Room. In 2011, she received the Swiss Film Award in the Best Performance in a Supporting Role category for 180° (2010). The next year, she won the award for Best Actress for her role in Eine wen iig, dr Dällebach Kari [als]. In 2013, she was selected to receive the Shooting Star which is awarded annually to ten young European actors at the Berlin International Film Festival. She also played the leading role in the 2013 film adaptation of Wetlands. This is arguably the role she is best known for. The novel it is based on was a controversial best seller in Germany. To prepare for this role, Juri wore the clothes of her character, Helen, for several weeks and spent a lot of this time in Berlin, where her character lives. She even went undercover as a student at a high school where only the principal knew she was an actress. She appeared in the Blade Runner sequel, Blade Runner 2049, as a designer of implanted memories for replicants.

Selected filmography


Year Title Role Notes
2006 Midday Room The Bride Short film
2008 The Space You Leave Lea Short film
2010 180° – Wenn deine Welt plötzlich Kopf steht [de] Esther Grüter
2010 Bold Heroes Michis Cousine
2012 Jump Jane
2012 Someone Like Me Annemarie Geiser aka Eine wen iig, dr Dällebach Kari [als]
2012 Questo è mio Maestra Short film
2013 Finsterworld Natalie
2013 Wetlands Helen Memel
2013 Lovely Louise Junge Louise
2014 Fossil Julie
2014 Spooky & Linda Linda Short film
2016 Morris from America Inka
2016 Paula Paula Modersohn-Becker
2016 Brimstone Elizabeth Brundy
2017 Blade Runner 2049 Dr. Ana Stelline
2019 Intrigo: Dear Agnes Agnes
2019 When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit
2020 Six Minutes To Midnight Ilse Keller
2020 Amulet Magda
2021 Walking to Paris Lucy


Year Title Role Notes
2010 Married to a Cop Ilaria Cantilli Episode: "Una figlia"
2011 Un passo dal cielo Nina Episode: "Salvato dalle acque"
2012 Der Kriminalist Marie Episode: "Des Königs Schwert"

Music video

  • Your Love Is Killing Me (2014) by Sharon Van Etten


  • 2011: Best Supporting Actress for 180° at the Swiss Film Awards
  • 2012: Best Leading Actress at the Swiss Film Awards
  • 2013: Shooting Stars Award - Europe's Best Young Actors

See also

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