Kristijan Ugrina was born in Zagreb on 21 August 1972. He has been with the Zagreb Youth Theatre (ZKM) since he entered the Theatre’s College in 1982. Then he graduated from the Zagreb University Academy of Dramatic Arts and has been the member of the theatre company since 1997.
Shows played at ZKM: Višnjik (The Cherry Orchard, directed by Ivan Popovski), Čarobnjak iz Oza (The Wizard of Oz, directed by Saša Broz), Dobro je dok umiremo po redu (It’s Fine As Long As We Die in Due Order, directed by Aleksandar Švabić), Zdrav i čisti dom, to je baš po mom (Healthy and Clean Home, That’s Right for Me!, directed by Kristijan Ugrina), Sherlock Holmes (directed by Krešimir Dolenčić), Petar Pan (Peter Pan, directed by Robert Waltl), Kristofor Kolumbo (Christopher Columbus, directed by Rene Medvešek), Alan Ford (directed by Dario Harjaček), Žena bez tijela (The Woman Without a Body, directed by Božidar Violić), Fedrina ljubav (Fedra’s Love, directed by Božidar Violić), Ružno pače (The Ugly Duckling, directed by Robert Waltl), Brak Marije Braun (The Marriage of Maria Braun, directed by Tea Alagić-Vlašić), Gulliverova putovanja (Gulliver’s Travels, directed by Oliver Frljić), Polet (The Flight of Fancy, directed by Jean-Claude Berutti), Veliki Gatsby (The Great Gatsby, directed by Ivica Buljan), Ana Karenjina (Anna Karenina, directed by Vasilij Senin), Palačinke (Pancakes, directed by Filip Nola), Novecento (directed by Katja Šimunić), Tillina kutija (Tilla’s Box, directed by Dubravka Crnojević Carić), Grad u gradu (City in the City, directed by Bobo Jelčić), Doktor Dolittle (The Story of Doctor Dolittle, directed by Boris Kovačević), Insektarij (Insectarium, directed by Andreas Ingenhaag), Zaštićena zona (Safe Area, directed by Dušan Jovanović), Veliki meštar sviju hulja (The Great Master of All Scoundrels, directed by Branko Brezovec), Mi djeca s kolodvora Zoo (We Children of Bahnhof Zoo, directed by Boris Kovačević), Kraljevo (directed by Paolo Magelli), Tužni Superman i tri klokana u epizodi: Povratak Djeda Mraza (Sad Superman and Three Kangaroos in the Episode: The Return of Santa Claus, directed by Leo Katunarić), Pravi zapad (True West, directed by Leo Katunarić), Č.P.G.A. (Mr A’s Amazing Maze Plays, directed by Rene Medvešek), Tri sestre (Three Sisters, directed by Paolo Magelli), Ujak Vanja (Uncle Vanya, directed by Paolo Magelli), Tri mušketira (The Three Musketeers, directed by Janusz Kica), Tango je tužna misao koja se pleše (Tango is a Sad Thought to Be Danced, choreographed by Ksenija Zec), Medeja 1995. (Medea 1995, directed by Leo Katunarić), O tome se u našoj kući ne govori (This Is Not Talked About At Our Home, directed by Vladimir Stojsavljević), Knjiga o džungli (The Jungle Book, directed by Janusz Kica), and Zeko naduvenko (Rabbit Nose-in-the-Air, directed by Joško Juvančić)
Kristijan is a theatre, TV, and film actor. Besides ZKM, he has performed at a number of other theatres in Croatia and abroad as well as in films and TV series. He has also authored and directed plays, presented in TV shows, and run the children’s creativity festival Mali grad (Little Town).
Kristijan has been with the Zagreb Youth Theatre since he was ten and still has not had enough.