Ingrid Bolsø Berdal was born in Levanger, Norway. She began studying music and singing in high school and continued her musical education at the University of Trondheim (NTNU), studying jazz singing and improvisation for two years. She was then accepted to the “Academy of Drama” of Oslo, where she studied acting for three years.
In her second year she starred Sofia in Platonov by Anton Chekhov and Antigone in Sophocles’ Antigone. In her senior year, she starred in The Name by Jon Fosse and Hedda in Hedda Gabler by Henrik Ibsen, a role for which she won a “Hedda Award”.
After graduation, Ingrid Bolsø Berdal is in Oslo, was employed at the Academy Theatre. After her first year at the theater, to the Berdal was awarded the Hedda Award (the “Norwegian Theatre” award) for best debut of the year. During her years in the theater, she played characters of classical plays as contemporary, such as Sasha in Ivanov by Anton Chekhov, Shura in Black Milk by Vassily Sigarev and Yvonne in Yvonne, Princess of Burgundy by Witold Gombrowicz.
To her theater work she has added radio, television and cinema. She won the Amanda Award (“Award Norwegian Cinema”) for best actress for the part of Jannicke in the film Cold Prey. She also received a nomination for Best Actress for Cold Prey II two years later.
She started her career with the 2005 short film Limbo. She has since appeared in fourteen films, including Chernobyl Diaries, Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters, and Hercules. In this movie she played the only female warrior, Atalanta. In 2016 she played the role of Armistice in the HBO series Westworld.