SideTrack: Rachel Platten, Maria Menounos, Angela Bilkic

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By Olivia Vanni
January 10, 2018

RISING STAR: Remember the name Angela Bilkic — you’ll be hearing a lot more of it. The Massachusetts actress can be seen on the big screen in this year’s “Ocean’s 8,” but she’s already familiar to audiences at Wellesley College productions, where she earned three nominations for the Independent Reviewers of New England Award while a student.

Bilkic, who fled Serbia with her family during the civil war, attended Buckingham Browne & Nichols high school in Cambridge after they settled in the States. In a plot line straight out of “Glee,” Bilkic signed up for drama class, and the rest is history.

She’s back on her home turf — or stage — playing Lucrece in the comedy “The Liar” with the Wellesley Repertory Theater from Jan. 12 through Feb. 4.

www.wellesleyrepertorytheatre.org.