At the age of 19 Sallie Harmsen (1989) received her first Golden Calf nomination (the Dutch equivalent of the Academy Award) for her role in THE REAL LIFE, followed by a second Best Actress nomination in 2012 for the role in THE SECRETS OF BARSLET. That same year she graduated from the prestigious Maastricht Theatre Academy - generally considered one of the best drama academies in Europe - being awarded ‘most promising graduation student’ by a jury of Dutch casting directors.
In 2014 Sallie can be seen in a leading role in 2015's Oscar Short-listed courthouse drama ACCUSED (original title: LUCIA DE B.), a true story about a nurse who was wrongfully accused of being a serial killer, directed by Academy Award nominee Paula van der Oest. Sallie played in THE HUNT, the Dutch remake of the Danish TV series THOSE WHO KILL, and in CATCH, an original Dutch TV series inspired by two real life lovers, called the Dutch ‘Bonnie & Clyde’.
Currently she is playing the lead in JOAN OF ARC, at The National Theatre in The Hague, one of the leading Dutch theatre companies. Next up she can be seen in BLADE RUNNER 2049 directed by Denis Villeneuve.