Xenia Kalogeropoulou was born in Athens and studied in London at the R.A.D.A.
Returning to Greece, in 1959, she soon became a well known actress, having played in a great number of plays and films. She founded her own theatre company in 1965.
She has played leading parts in plays by Shakespeare, Tchekhov, Brecht, Goldoni, etc as well as by contemporary authors.
In 1972 she founded a second company, the MIKRI PORTA (The Little Door) which performs for young audiences and is generally considered in Greece as the leading company in this field.
Her first play Ulyssindbad (Odyssevach) was a huge success and is now considered a classic. It has been already produced 30 times by professional companies, in Greece and abroad, and innumerable times by amateur companies and schools.
Then she wrote two more plays which met with equal success. Eliza (based on an Elizabethan play by Thomas Heywood and Sklavi (The Son of the Slave) (based on a folktale from the island of Simi) which received the Greek Theatre Critic’s Prize as best play - in all categories- for the 2000- 2001 season.
In collaboration with the director Thomas Moschopoulos she wrote Beauty and the Beast The Noah Family , The King Stag , Sleeping Beauty is awake, Paramithissimo and, The Lucky Soldier.
She also wrote the play Come come, a play without words for toddlers and babies.
X.K has been awarded the prize of the Academy of Athens for her work as a writer.
She is living in Athens working in her own theatre “Porta” (“The Door”) where she is producing plays for adults, as well as running the MIKRI PORTA.
The King Stag, 2003
Sklavi (The Son of The Slave), 2000
The Noah Family, 1996
Beauty and the Beast, 1994
Bess (Eliza), 1989
Ulyssinbad (Odyssevach), 1981