Born on April 10, 1947 in Wrocław. She graduated from Polish studies at Wroclaw University in 1970 and two years later graduated from the State Drama School in Warsaw. She performed in Teatr Śląski in Katowice between 1972 and 1974. Afterwards, for over 30 years she was an actress in Teatr Powszechny in Warsaw. She appeared in dozens of plays and the list of directors she has worked with is truly remarkable: Zygmunt Hübner, Grzegorz Wiśniewski, Piotr Cieślak, Jan Buchwald and many others. She has made many guest apperances in theaters throughout Poland: Łódź, Cracow, Poznań, Wrocław, Bydgoszcz, Zielona Góra as well as the Polish Theatre in London.
Dałkowska worked on several productions at “Scena Prezentacje” in Warsaw. During martial law in Poland, she joined the Polish underground resistance. The Teatr Domowy (“Home Theater”) was established on November 1, 1982 in the actress’s apartment. In 1997 she was honoured with the Order of Polonia Restitua for “outstanding acheivements in the field of democratic change in Poland”. She was awarded the Gloria Artis Medal for Merit to Culture for her efforts in the underground resistance during martial law.
Her cooperation with Warlikowski began when she stood in for Stanisława Celińska in the play "Oczyszczeni” (“Cleansed”). She has been a part of the Nowy Teatr team since 2008 and received the A. Zelwerowicz Acting Award and the "Feliks Warszawski” Award for her portrayal of Elizabeth Costello in Krzysztof Warlikowski’s "Koniec” (“The End”).
The actress has performed in numerous Television Theater and Polish Radio Theater roles and received several awards for her performance in the TV theater production "Czarownice z Salem” (“The Crucible”). She also took first place in the National Theater Ranking organised by the 3rd Polish Radio Programme.
Dałkowska has appeared in dozens of films: Janusz Majewski’s "Sprawa Gorgonowej” (“The Gorgonova Trial”) and "Kobieta z prowincji” (“Woman from the Country”), Andrzej Wajda’s "Bez znieczulenia” (“Without Anesthesia”) and “Korczak” as well as Jacek Koprowicz’s "Mistyfikacja” (“Mystification”). She has also lent her voice to the Polish dubbing versions of the Harry Potter films.
She was a lecturer at the Academy of Good Manners, founded by the actor Janusz Zakrzeński.
Ewa Dałkowska is a singing actress and has performed in musicals. The following albums contain recordings of her songs: "Zimy żal” (“Pity the Winter”) – the Elderly Gentlemen’s Cabaret and "Kochać lirycznie” (“Lirical Loving”) – 21 poetic songs about love.