Dena Abay

Dena Abay was born in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and grew up in Cologne. Her artistic career began with dance and led her to acting through music. She gained international stage experience throughout Europe, Ghana and Namibia and completed her studies as a film and television actress in Cologne in 2017. As an actress and performance artist, Dena Abay has performed on various stages around the world and has also appeared in front of the camera for film and television. Her projects include television formats such as Tatort aus Dresden and WAPO Bodensee as well as numerous independent films. In 2023, she received the Best Actress Award in Paris for her leading role as Maya in the award-winning short film "Get Home Safe" directed by Tamara Denić, which won several awards. When she is not filming or performing on stage, Dena Abay's heart beats for martial arts and music.