Anna Próchniak is a graduate of the Polish National Film, Television and Theatre School in Łódź. She is considered one of the most promising film and theatre actresses of the young generation.
At the beginning of her career she was a ballet and contemporary dancer. She was recognized with Best Debut Award during "Pierwszy Kontakt" festival and Best Acting Duo (together with Joanna Osyda) during "Kolada – Plays" festival in Jekaterynburg for her role in the play "Marzenie Nataszy" of Powszechny Theatre in Warsaw.
Her debut as a movie actress was the part of Irmina in "Shameless" for which she was nominated for Golden Duck award. Furthermore, she also received many awards for her role as Kama in "Warsaw 44" (dir. by Jan Komasa), including Elle’s Rising Star award during the 39th Gdynia Film Festival, the Piotr Łazarkiewicz Award for young talents during Polish Film Festival in Los Angeles and a nomination to the Zbyszek Cybulski Award. What is more, got a part in Anne Fontaine’s movie entitled "The Innocents" (which got an Oscar nomination) with a premiere during Sundance festival in 2016 as well as in an Irish film "Bad Day For the Cut" (dir. by Chris Baugh), having been firstly shown during Sundance in 2017. The movie, "The Fastest" by Łukasz Palkowski, in which she has played one of the main roles, was highly recognized and got many awards both in Poland and abroad. Two more films in which she appears, "Vultures" (dir. by Börkur Sigthorsson) and "Oleg" (dir. by Juris Kursietis), are about to be released soon.