Ksenia Rappoport, Russian actress
Ksenia Rappoport is a Russian theater and film actress, Honored Artist of Russian Federation (2009).
She was born on March 25, 1974 in Leningrad (now St. Petersburg) into the family of an engineer and an architect. At school she was fond of Puppet Theater.
Her debut was in the film Go Out, when the future actress was 16 years old.
In 2000 she graduated from the St. Petersburg State Academy of Dramatic Art (SPbGATI) and was immediately invited to the Maly Drama Theatre.
Ksenia played in such plays as The Seagull by Chekhov, Claustrophobia, Uncle Vanya (was awarded the prize Gold Sofit in 2003 as Best Actress), Play Without a Title directed by Lev Dodin, Servant of Two Masters and Antigone.
The first movie with Rappoport was in 1991 – Russian Bride. Then she played the role of Mathilda Kschessinskaya in the film Nicholas II (1995, Germany), Lina in Prokofiev (1995, Germany), Maria in Anna Karenina (1997, USA), Helena in Marigold Flowers (1998), Natusia Pay forward! (2001).
The actress also starred in the TV series – Gangster Petersburg, Fall of the Empire, Liquidation, Knife in the clouds. Among the latest movies with her participation – Daughter in law, The Rider Named Death.
In 2006, the actress starred in the film by Italian director Giuseppe Tornatore, Stranger (La Sconosciuta). For the role in this film Ksenia received a David DI Donatello award (2007) for the best female role.
In 2011 she starred in the television series The White Guard and in the film by Diane Jose – Rasputin.
On June 27, 2012, at the 58th International film festival in Taormina (Sicily, Italy) Rappoport was awarded the prize Golden Lion.
Ksenia has two daughters. Daria (born in 1994) – from her marriage with a businessman Viktor Tarasov, Sofia (born in January 2011) – from her marriage with an actor Yuri Kolokolnikov.