Danusia Samal is a London-born actress, writer and singer of Kurdish and Polish origin. She spent part of her childhood living in Turkey and Yemen, before returning to the UK aged 10. She later trained at as an actor at the BRIT School for Performing Arts and the Central School of Speech and Drama. Danusia has worked at numerous prestigious UK theatres, including the Royal Shakespeare Company, The Royal Court, Shakespeare's Globe, Soho Theatre, and Manchester Exchange. Onscreen, she is best known as Lady Svenska in 'The Great' (Hulu), Ladriya in 'Ghost in the Shell' (Paramount), and Ru'A in 'Tyrant' (FOX 21)Danusia's writing credits include 'Out of Sorts' (Theatre 503); 'Decolonising History' (Tamasha); Busking It' (Shoreditch Town Hall/HighTide) and 'Conditionally' (Soho Theatre/Oxford School of Drama) She also performs regularly as a singer and songwriter.