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Nevena Vukes
Невена Вукес
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Nevena Vukes at the premier of The Sky Above Us during the International Film Festival Rotterdam 2015
Nevena Ristić

(1990-06-02) 2 June 1990 (age 32)
Years active2011–present
Marko Vukes
(m. 2017)

Nevena Vukes (née Ristić; Serbian Cyrillic: Невена Вукес, née Ристић; born 2 June 1990) is a Serbian actress.


Nevena Ristić was born on June 2, 1990 in Kragujevac, Serbia. She showed her love for acting as a girl, so she was part of a drama workshop in Kragujevac at the Elementary School, and later at the High School. In addition to acting, she also had interests in scouts and has been a part of the world scout organization since she was 10, with which she visited the beautiful forests and mountains of her country. Nevena often jokes that she spent more sleepless nights under a tent than in hotels.

As a young girl, during high school, she actively trained hip-hop dance, athletics and later swimming.

At the age of less than 18, Nevena left her hometown to study at the Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Belgrade. From those years, to the present day, professional journeys in the world of acting begin. As an acting student, in 2011 Nevena got her first leading role in the TV series Lime Blossom in the Balkans, which was broadcast on the national television in Serbia, RTS. Her first presentation to a wider audience resonated positively, and with that role Nevena's active work in the world of film and television began. Her youthful look with a mature look has become a recognizable stamp of this young actress.

Then began a series of film and television projects.

In 2013 she got a film role outside the borders of her country for the first time in the Macedonian film The Piano Room, and in 2014 he got a role in the Dutch film The Sky Above Us and in the short film Mary's Episode co-produced by Serbia and Canada, and film Lafty and the Man in Black, co-production of Saudi Arabia and Serbia.

In 2014, Nevena also completed a master's degree in acting at the Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Belgrade. As her master's thesis, she performed a project on the theme of the novel The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. For this project, in which six dancers, a live orchestra and two actors participated, Nevena is signing dramatization, directing and acting. After the premiere of the play Little Prince, the renowned Boško Buha Children's Theater in Belgrade takes over this play and puts it on its official repertoire.

In the same year, Nevena got the main role in the Croatian TV series Vatre ivanjske. On that occasion, she moved to Zagreb for a year. After the broadcast of this series, Nevena became a recognizable face in the entire Balkans.

In 2015, she founded the traveling theater Teatar Vihor to gather her generation in one place and open a space for theatrical creation of young people. With this traveling theater, she has covered over 60,000 km and 70 cities in five years, and in 2019, the theater also performed in Australia.

Later, she acted in numerous film and television series, of which the drama series We Will Be the World Champions stands out, where she played the main role of a journalist alongside Rade Šerbedžija and Žarko Radić.

In 2017, Nevena married Croatian musician Marko Vukes and moved to Zagreb.


Television roles

Year Title Role Notes
2011-2012 Cvat lipe na Balkanu Vera Inda Korać Main cast
2012 Prinudno sletanje / Failed TV pilot
2012-2014 Vojna akademija Bisa Tomić Main cast
2014-2015 Vatre ivanjske Ana Kolar Protagonist
2016–present Prvaci sveta Nevena Vujosević Main cast

Movie roles

Year Title Role Notes
2011 Oktobar /
2012 Made of Ashes Ivana
2013 Lefty and the Man in Black Lefty
2013 Gdje je Nađa? Girl at the bridge
2013 The Piano Room Nina
2014 Oproštaj anđela Ana
2014 Marijina epizoda Marija
2015 The Sky Above Us Ivana
2015 Mirroring /
2015 Drugi Hristov Dolazak Alina


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