Alina Serban is a professional actress born into a Roma family in Romania. She is also Romania’s first female Roma director and playwright. She is a graduate of the Bucharest University for theatrical art and cinematography (UNATC), and obtained her master in Theatre Lab at RADA. Alina also trained at the Tisch School of the Arts (NYU), and became widely known through her one-woman show, I DECLARE AT MY OWN RISK, based on her experiences growing up in a traditional impoverished Roma community. The play was performed internationally in Romania, Britain, France, Italy, and Hungary. On screen, Alina played the key role of 'Nadir' opposite Benedict Cumberbatch in the TV series THE LAST ENEMY. She starred as the lead 'Pamela' in the critically acclaimed feature film ALONE AT MY WEDDING, by writer-director Marta Bergman, which premiered this year at Cannes. She can currently be seen playing the role of 'Ali' in the sporting drama GIPSY QUEEN, and the BBC drama DOING MONEY by Gwyneth Hughes. Alina has just completed filming on the 10-part drama GANGS OF LONDON for Sky, and HBO.