Karolina Wydra is an actress, best known for her roles in Europa Report (2013), Crazy, Stupid, Love (2011) and Be Kind Rewind (2008).
Wydra was born in Opole, Poland. She has one older brother, an accountant, who lives in London. Her mother and father were teachers of mathematics and art, respectively. In 1992, she and her family emigrated to Orange County, California, where her parents set up a successful cleaning business.
In 2006, Wydra starred in a Nespresso commercial with George Clooney. In 2008, she co-starred in the comedy-drama film Be Kind Rewind, directed by Michel Gondry, and the sports drama film Sugar, directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck. She then co-starred in the 2011 romantic comedy film Crazy, Stupid, Love as Jordyn. From 2011 to 2012, she appeared on the seventh and eighth seasons of the Fox medical drama series House, playing the role of Dominika Petrova, an immigrant who marries House in order to obtain a green card. Wydra then had a starring role in the 2012 fantasy thriller After, alongside Steven Strait. The following year, she had a lead role as Katya Petrovna in the science fiction film Europa Report. In March 2013, she was cast in the pilot of NBC's remake of the British drama series Bad Girls.
In 2013, Wydra joined the cast of HBO's fantasy drama series True Blood as Violet Mazurski, a vampire who becomes Jason Stackhouse's girlfriend. In 2014, Wydra recurred as the character Mara Paxton on the fifth season of FX's drama series Justified, and guest starred as Agent Simone Taylor in an episode of the CBS drama series Scorpion. Wydra then co-starred alongside Aaron Eckhart in the Blumhouse Productions horror film Incarnate (2015), directed by Brad Peyton. In 2015, she joined the cast of ABC's crime drama series Wicked City as Dianne Kubek, a beautiful detective working undercover as a barmaid and drug dealer on the Sunset Strip.
In April 2016, it was announced that Wydra had been cast in the Showtime series revival of Twin Peaks. In the same year, Wydra was cast in the recurring role of journalist, Sasha Barinov on the ABC thriller Quantico.