Kosha Engler is an actress, voice artist and writer based in London.
I moved to London in 2005 from Maryland, USA to marry a British guy. We’re still married and have two little boys, Cornelius and Atticus.
In early 2018 I appeared in the hit drama Victoria season 2 on PBS Masterpiece. I recently finished a three-person Hamlet directed by Simon Evans and David Aula at the Park Theatre in which I played Gertrude, Ophelia, Rosencrantz and Horatio to sold-out houses. A few years ago I got 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 (Walking Dead) 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 kooky characters in Furiki Wheels, a Disney/Gaumont cartoon series out in 2018. I regularly get to voice badass military women and A.I. characters in video games, often doing motion capture as well. My latest are Dead Island: Survivors, BAFTA nominated Star Wars Battlefront II and Horizon Zero Dawn, as well as Xenoblade Chronicles 2. I’m probably best known as Claire in Crytek’s Crysis 3. Full game list here.
I started my career in the Baltimore/Washington, DC area where I made my TV debut in HBO’s The Wire and appeared in Disney's Tuck Everlasting. 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.
I also write screenplays. My latest feature is a female-led action drama set on Everest called The Fantasy Ridge. It’s a Final Draft Big Break 2017 Top 10 Finalist out of 7000+ entries.
P.S. If you’re wondering how to pronounce my name, it’s 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."