A striking brunette who moved from Poland to Brooklyn, New York at age seven, Dagmara Dominczyk fell into acting when she accompanied a friend on an audition, but quickly proved a natural talent, earning acting awards and recognition at New York's famed LaGuardia High School of Music and Art & the Performing Arts and Pittsburgh's Carnegie-Mellon University, where she was granted a full scholarship. Dominczyk made her Broadway debut in 1999, working in the acclaimed drama "Closer" as the understudy for Anna Friel's Alice. Called in to cover for Friel on several occasions during the play's run, Dominczyk was given the opportunity to work opposite Natasha Richardson, quite a coup for a performer with her minimal experience. In 2001, Dominczyk was featured in two episodes of the popular NBC drama "Third Watch" and made her feature film debut with an unforgettable role as the sexy and mysterious PR agent for fictional heavy metal band Steel Dragon. in the charming "Rock Star" (2000).