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You Know Who's Cool? Dagmara Dominczyk

She left the biz to start a family with Patrick Wilson (''Insidious''). Now the actress revives her career on ''Higher Ground''

Star for Higher
Best known for films like The Count of Monte Cristo (2002), Dominczyk, 35, says Higher Ground's producers first wanted ''Marion Cotillard, or a name that would bring more financing to the movie.'' But a table read with director Vera Farmiga won her an ally. ''Vera said, 'I'm doing this movie with Dag.' ''

Mixed Faith
Dominczyk plays Annika, the best friend of Farmiga's character. ''[She] is this great mix of being totally spiritual and God-loving yet extremely of-the-earth and sensuous.''

Screen Test
''This was the first movie I went away for since becoming a mother,'' says the actress, who has two sons with husband Patrick Wilson. ''It shot in upstate New York. I knew my husband would commute with the boys every weekend, but this was the big litmus test. When I got to set, it was like coming home. I forgot how much I missed it.''

Originally posted Aug 26, 2011 Published in issue #1170 Sep 02, 2011 Order article reprints
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