Borys Michał Szyc-Michalak[1] ([ʂɨt͡s]; born Borys Michalak; 4 September 1978) is a Polish film and theatre actor and musician.

Borys Szyc
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Szyc at Berlinale 2017
Borys Michalak

(1978-09-04) 4 September 1978 (age 44)
Occupation(s)Actor, musician, singer
Musical career
LabelsEMI Music Poland

Life and careerEdit

He was born in Łódź, Poland. He graduated from High School No. 26 in Łódź. In 2001, he graduated from Warsaw-based Aleksander Zelwerowicz State Theatre Academy and started a successful film and theatre career. Since 2001, he has performed at Teatr Współczesny in Warsaw. In 2007, he was awarded the Wiktor, the prize of the public Polish Television (TVP), for the best Polish TV actor.[2]

He achieved nationwide popularity by starring in such films as Vinci (2004), Testosteron (2007), Mole (2011), The Secret of Westerplatte (2013), Persona Non Grata (2015), Spoor (2017) and Cold War (2018). Apart from his film career he appeared in numerous popular TV series including For Better or Worse, Honey Years, Foster Family, Kasia i Tomek and Niania.[3]

In 2008 he recorded a single "Choć wieje, pada, grzmi" with Justyna Steczkowska. In November the same year he recorded his debut studio album Feelin' Good released by EMI Music Poland with guest appearances by Ewa Bem, Kasia Cerekwicka, Marysia Starosta and Justyna Steczkowska.[4]

In 2011, he recorded a song "Śpiewka" (composed by Krzesimir Dębski) together with Natasza Urbańska which was used in the film Battle of Warsaw 1920 directed by Jerzy Hoffman.[5]

Personal lifeEdit

He was in a relationship with Anna Bareja with whom he has a daughter Sonia. In 2008 he was banned from driving for two years by a court ruling for drunk driving.[6] In 2019, he married Justyna Szyc-Nagłowska with whom he has a son Henryk born in 2020.[7]


Studio albumsEdit

Title Album details Peak chart positions
Feelin' Good
  • Released: November 30, 2009[9]
  • Label: EMI Music Poland
  • Formats: CD, digital download[10]
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Music videosEdit

Title Year Album Ref.
"Do jutra" 2009 Feelin' Good [11]



Polish dubbingEdit

Theatrical rolesEdit


  1. ^ "Artpark NIP 5482693486 KRS 0000723152 REGON 369706056 |". (in Polish). Retrieved 2020-02-18.
  2. ^ Gasińska, Małgorzata (2007-10-13). "Wiktory dla Lisa, Łepkowskiej, Szyca i..." Dziennik (in Polish). Archived from the original on 24 July 2011. Retrieved 18 December 2010.
  3. ^ "Borys Szyc" (in Polish). Retrieved 10 September 2021.
  4. ^ "Borys Szyc - "Feelin' Good"" (in Polish). 30 November 2009. Retrieved 10 September 2021.
  5. ^ "Krzesimir Dębski napisał muzykę do nowego filmu Hoffmana" (in Polish). Retrieved 10 September 2021.
  6. ^ "Borys Szyc skazany na dwa lata!" (in Polish). 25 June 2008. Retrieved 10 September 2021.
  7. ^ "Borys Szyc został ojcem! Aktor pokazał zdjęcie synka i zdradził jego imię. Jest piękne!" (in Polish). 28 March 2020. Retrieved 10 September 2021.
  8. ^ "Oficjalna lista sprzedaży :: OLIS - Official Retail Sales Chart".
  9. ^ "Borys Szyc - Feelin' Good - Muzyka w".
  10. ^ "Feelin' Good by Borys Szyc". iTunes. 27 November 2009.
  11. ^ "Borys Szyc - do jutra - Muzyka w".

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