Born in 1980, Hungarian actor Balázs Bodolai studied acting at Szentgyörgyi István Faculty of Theatre Arts at Târgu-Mureş, Romania. From 2004 to 2006, he worked as an actor at the National Theatre of Târgu-Mureş, in Tompa Miklós Company. In September 2006, he joined the Hungarian Theatre of Cluj, where he is still working now. At the National Theatre of Târgu-Mureş, he performed in Blood Wedding by Federico Garcia Lorca, directed by Elemér Kincses ; Penthesilea by Heinrich von Kleist, directed by Gábor Rusznyák ; The Fourth Sister by Janusz Glowacki, directed by Alexandru Colpacci ; The Cherry Orchard by Chekhov, directed by Andreea Vulpe. At the Hungarian Theatre of Cluj, he performed in Don Juan, directed by Mattias Langhoff ; A Perfect Wedding by Charle Mee, directed by Karin Coonrod ; Celebration by Thomas Vinterberg and Mogens Rukov, directed by Robert Woodruff ; Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller, directed by Tom Dugdale ; Caligula by Albert Camus, directed by Mihai Măniuţiu ; Leonce and Lena by Büchner, Richard III by Shakespeare and Three Sisters by Chekhov, directed by Gábor Tompa ; and many others. In 2012, he was nominated by the Romanian Theatre Union for Best Supporting Actor for his role in Celebration. He won several theatre awards: the Teplánszky Award for most promising actor and the Hunyadi László Award, in 2005.