He was born on 20th November 1979, in Bydgoszcz, but grew up in Gdynia. He is a theatre and film actor, producer, screenwriter, dancer and choreographer.
In 1998, he graduated from the Ballet School in Gdańsk. In 2003, he became a graduate of the Acting Department of the Lodz Film School.
He made his début on a theatre stage during studies, when he played the role of Count Franz Orsini Rosenberg in the play ‘Amadeus’ written by Peter Shaffer and directed by Waldemar Zawodziński, at the Stefan Jaracz Theatre in Łódź, where he would later work for a decade, in the years 2003-2013.
He has gained most recognition and received numerous awards for playing the title character in the monodrama “Nijinsky” in which the author of choreography and co-author of the script was Dawid Maćkowski. The play premièred in December 2005, on the Chamber Stage of the Stefan Jaracz Theatre. It was based on the journals written by Vatslav Nijinsky, a brilliant ballet dancer, choreographer and a precursor of modern dance. The play has been considered an iconic performance to this day, in Łódź.
Kamil Maćkowiak is also a film actor, who played in the film ,,Korowód”/”Twists of Fate” (2007) directed by Jerzy Stuhr, and also in many television productions, such as ,,Pensjonat pod Różą” (in the years 2002-2006), “Kryminalni” (in the years 2006-2008), ,,Barwy szczęścia” (in the years 2014-2016), or ,,Przyjaciółki” (in the years 2017-2018).
In 2010, the actor established a foundation under the name ,,Fundacja Kamila Maćkowiaka”, which has produced theatre plays since 2013. In 2019, Kamil Maćkowiak was appointed the artistic director of the private theatre Scena Monopolis in Łódź.
Gold Mask for the best actor’s performance in the season 2005/2006; An award given by the Marshal of Lower Silesia Province for the stage performance “Nijinsky” at the 40th edition of Międzynarodowe Wrocławskie Spotkania Teatrów Jednego Aktora (International Wrocław Meetings of One Actor Theatres); First award for the monodrama “Nijinsky” at the 6th edition of the International Monocle Festival of Solo Performances in Saint Petersburg; An award for the best actor for the role of Wesoły in the stage performance ,,Osaczeni” by Vladimir Zuev, at the 37th edition of Jelenia Góra Theatre Meetings; The Thespis Media Award given at the Thespis International Monodrama Festival in Kiel for the monodrama “Nijinsky” performed on stage of the Stefan Jaracz Theatre in Łódź; An award for best acting in the monodrama “Nijinsky” at the 39th edition of Jelenia Góra Theatre Meetings; GRAND PRIX – Audience Award for the monodrama “Nijinsky” at the 20th Jubilee Edition of the “Zderzenie” International Theatre Festival in Kłodzko; An award in ‘Plastry Kultury 2013’ audience poll in the Theatre Performance of the Year for the monodrama “Diva Show”; Grand Prix Geras and an award given the monodrama “Diva Show” by the Centre of Culture and Art in Wrocław and by the Wrocław Friends of Theatre Society, at the 49th edition of the International Wroclaw Meetings of One Actor Theatres WROSTJA; An award for the best actor from Łódź in 2017, at the 3rd edition of ,,Halokultura” audience poll.