Kosha Engler is an award-winning actress and voice artist based in London.
I moved to London in 2005 from Baltimore, Maryland to marry a British guy. We now have two boys.
In 2018 I appeared in Victoria season 2 (ITV/PBS Masterpiece). I recently teamed up with my father-in-law Gyles Brandreth, my husband Benet Brandreth to play Gertrude, Ophelia, Rosencrantz and Horatio in an exciting three-person Hamlet directed by Simon Evans and David Aula at the Park Theatre. A few years ago I earned a Best Actress Nomination from the Manchester Evening News Theatre Awards for Oleanna directed by Iqbal Khan. I also played Pat Collins opposite Andrew Lincoln in the Emmy-nominated Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11.
I’ve been the voice of Maybelline UK since 2012 and you can hear me as sassy elephant Suzy and 20 more characters in Furiki Wheels, a Disney/Gaumont cartoon series out now. I regularly get to voice badass military women and A.I. characters in video games, often doing motion capture as well. Latest: Dead Island: Survivors, The Crew 2, Xenoblade Chronicles 2, BAFTA nominated Star Wars Battlefront II and Horizon Zero Dawn. I’m best known as Claire in Crytek’s Crysis 3. Full game list here.
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My career began in the Baltimore/Washington, DC area where I made my TV debut in HBO’s The Wire and appeared in Disney's Tuck Everlasting with Sissy Spacek and William Hurt. I regularly acted on stage at The Folger Shakespeare Theatre, The Studio Theatre and The Kennedy Center. I trained at the University of Maryland College Park where I earned a BA in Theatre on a full performing arts scholarship. Before that I graduated cum laude from Notre Dame Preparatory School in Towson, Maryland receiving the theatre and choral medals for outstanding achievement.
P.S. If you're wondering, my name is pronounced KAH-shuh or /ˈkɒʃə/ for International Phonetic Alphabet fans. My parents (American) met a friendly waitress called Kasia (Polish) and named their first and only child after her, then changed the spelling. "To make it easier."