Joanna Kulig made her stage debut in 2006 and two years later she debuted on the big screen. Her career quickly gained momentum and the thespian was cast in The Woman in the Filth in 2011, starring alongside Ethan Hawke and Kristin Scott Thomas. This film marks the beginning of cooperation between the actor and acclaimed director, Paweł Pawlikowski.
Pawlikowski cast Kulig in a part of Singer (the actor is a music school graduate, trained in both singing and piano) in his Oscar-winning feature film, Ida. Joanna Kulig went on to play the lead female role in Pawlikowski's historical drama Cold War. The tasteful film received three nominations at 2019 Oscars and the story of doomed love on the background fo cruel realities of the communist regime in Poland was an instant fan and critic favourite Kulig's nuanced, sensual portrayal of Zula garnered plenty of attention from the public and positive critical response. Joanna Kulig received Best Actress Award at the 31st European Film Awards. The actor became one of most sought out thespians, bringing sensitivity, strength and emotional honesty to her roles.
Currently, Joanna Kulig works on a variety of film and television projects, most notably, flexing both her singing and acting chops in Netflix Original series The Eddy.