Ruxandra Porojnicu’s age and Instagram revealed: The actress is best known for her role as Alina Pop in Coronation Street, but what do we know about her beyond the streets of Weatherfield?
Ruxandra Porojnicu age and Instagram
Ruxandra Porojnicu is 27 years old and her birthday is 5 July 1993. The Romanian actress was born and raised in Bucharest and graduated from the National University of Theatre Arts in the capital. She started her acting career by starring in short films, fashion ads and music videos.
Then, in 2015, Ruxandra moved from Bucharest to London to realise her dream of becoming an actress. She had just £300 to her name.
Speaking to The Daily Star last year, she revealed she got a job working in Pizza Express to allow her to save money while doing auditions in her spare time.
Ruxandra has attended Black Lives Matter protests in London, and is also invested in health and fitness, having run the 2020 London Marathon.
The young actress is also passionate about a number of social causes, including modern slavery, human trafficking and humanitarian health drives, which she raises awareness about on her Instagram profile, @ruxandraporojnicu.
Who does she play on Coronation Street?
In Coronation Street, Ruxandra Porojnicu plays Alina Pop, who emerged on the Weatherfield scene in 2019.
Alina began her life in the area as a nail technician at Sparkle Lounge, which was being used as a front for human trafficking. Speaking about the human trafficking storyline, Ruxandra said: “This is why it is such an important storyline because this really could’ve been me in Alina’s situation.
“I was desperate to find work when I first arrived and looking back four years down the line, I had no idea how things worked in England.”
Ruxandra Porojnicu’s involvement in the human trafficking storyline led her to run the 2020 London Marathon for The Salvation Army, in order to help raise money for victims of modern slavery.
Alina meets Seb Franklin (Harry Visinoni), who became aware of the human trafficking situation and helped her get out of it. He called the police, who then went to the nail bar and arrested its owners.
When Alina returned to Corrie’s cobbles in 2020, she began working at Underworld.
Alina then enters a complicated love triangle with Seb and Emma Brooker (Alexandra Mardell).
Recently, Ruxandra posted a photo on Snapchat that sent fans’ heads reeling with the possible implications this might have for Alina’s character arc.
Does Ruxandra have a boyfriend?
We don’t know if the young actress is in a relationship at the moment.
However, last year she was spotted enjoying pints with her on-screen love interest Harry Visinoni (Seb) after filming. Neither of them have confirmed that it was anything more than a friendly hangout, however.
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