Marika Domińczyk

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Marika Domińczyk (/dˈmnɪk/ doh-MEEN-chik) is a Polish-American actress who became best known in the United States for her role as Dr. Eliza Minnick on Grey's Anatomy, which she originated in its thirteenth season.

Marika Domińczyk
Born (1980-07-07) July 7, 1980 (age 39)
Years active2000–present
Scott Foley
(m. 2007)
RelativesDagmara Domińczyk (sister)

Personal lifeEdit

Marika Domińczyk is one of three daughters born to Aleksandra and Miroslaw "Mirek" Domińczyk. She immigrated to the United States as a child. Her father was one of the leaders in the Polish Solidarity movement.[1] She is the younger sister of actress Dagmara Dominczyk.[1]

Domińczyk became engaged to actor Scott Foley in 2006.[2] In June 2007, the two wed in a private ceremony in Hawaii.[3] They have three children: a daughter and two sons.[4]


In 2004, Domińczyk appeared in the short-lived television series The Help, which also starred Mindy Cohn and Antonio Sabàto, Jr. The following year, she appeared as Bernadette in the 2005 movie The 40-Year-Old Virgin. From 2006-2007, she guest-starred on the ABC's Brothers & Sisters as Tyler Altamirano. She reprised her role in the last two episodes of the show's fifth season. Despite her being of Polish extraction, her looks have often led to her being cast in Hispanic roles, such as Anna in The Help and, most recently, as South American agent Isabella in Get Smart's Bruce and Lloyd: Out of Control. She appeared in Who Do You Love?, the Las Vegas episode "3 Babes, 100 Guns, and a Fat Chick" (2008) as a bounty hunter, and Danny's Marine Sergeant in Iraq, and as a Russian informant to Cool Breeze, played by her by-then husband Scott Foley, in The Unit. She also starred in National Lampoon's Bag Boy.

Domińczyk played the role of Lara in the film I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell. She was then signed for the recurring role, in ABC's drama series Grey's Anatomy, of Dr. Eliza Minnick, an orthopedic surgeon and residency-instruction consultant who became a love interest for Jessica Capshaw's character of Dr. Arizona Robbins, which role she originated as the program's thirteenth season began. Ultimately, Dr. Minnick's approach to surgical-residency programs led to her being fired from the hospital, and Domińczyk was, herself, released from the cast. In 2019, Domińczyk recurred as Tina Marek on ABC's Whiskey Cavalier, which starred her real-life husband Scott Foley.



Year Title Role Notes
2001 3 A.M. Cathy
2004 Invitation to a Suicide Manhattan Woman
2005 The 40-Year Old Virgin Bernadette
2007 National Lampoon's Bag Boy Bambi Strasinsky Direct to video
2008 Get Smart's Bruce and Lloyd: Out of Control Isabella Direct to video
2008 Who Do You Love Revetta Chess
2009 I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell Lara
2014 Let's Kill Ward's Wife Amanda


Year Title Role Notes
2000 The Street Hostess Episode: "Closet Cases"
2001 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Tess Michner Episode: "Consent"
2002 Witchblade Christina 2 episodes
2002 Porn n Chicken Tatiana Television film
2004 The Help Anna, the Nanny 7 episodes
2004 North Shore Erika 6 episodes
2005 Confessions of a Dog Brunette Television film
2005 Halley's Comet Mattea Television film
2006 Bones Leslie Snow Episode: "The Woman at the Airport"
2006 Heist Lola 6 episodes
2006–11 Brothers & Sisters Tyler Altamirano 10 episodes
2008 Las Vegas Marisa Rodriguez Episode: "3 Babes, 100 Guns and a Fat Chick"
2008 House Heather Episode: "Adverse Events"
2009 The Unit Anya Episode: "Endgame"
2011 Rizzoli & Isles Theresa Episode: "Bloodlines"
2013 Vegas Nadia Lattimer Episode: "Two of a Kind"
2013 Criminal Minds Lida Taffert Episode: "The Caller"
2016–2017 Grey's Anatomy Dr. Eliza Minnick Recurring, season 13, 11 episodes
2019 Whiskey Cavalier Martyna ‘Tina’ Marek Recurring, 6 episodes


  1. ^ a b "Dagmara Dominczyk Biography (1976-)". Retrieved July 16, 2014.
  2. ^ "Scott Foley to wed actress girlfriend". USA Today. 6 November 2006. Retrieved 13 April 2016.
  3. ^ "It's Official: Scott Foley Is Hitched". E! Online. Archived from the original on June 11, 2007.
  4. ^ Webber, Stephanie (November 19, 2014). "Scott Foley's Wife Marika Dominczyk Gives Birth, Couple Welcomes Baby Boy Konrad Foley". Us Weekly. Archived from the original on March 17, 2018. Retrieved November 3, 2016.

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