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Lyanka Gryu

Lyanka Gryu

Lyanka Gryu

Lyanka Gryu is a famous Russian theater and film actress. Pretty girl was born in Moscow on November 22, 1987. The unusual surname is from her father, George Gryu, who was a famous Romanian actor. Her mother is an actress Stella Ilnitskaya. The actress’s father lives in a homeless shelter in the outskirts of Chisinau. Lyanka and other relatives do not communicate with him.
Beautiful girl starred in numerous commercials, her photo can be seen in promotional catalogs, magazines. She even posed for the famous needlework magazine Natalia.
From 1992 to 1995 Lyanka was a presenter of the children’s TV show Tick-Tock. By the way, she was a face of children’s clothes Vertex from 1995 to 1997.
The future star liked to be in the spotlight. She gladly recited poems, sang songs, danced, and at one time even seriously thought about the career of a ballerina. At that time her idol was the legendary ballerina Maya Plisetskaya, with her incredible strength and plasticity.

The little girl was offered to play a major role in the play Fanta – Infanta in Luna theater.
In 1992 she made her debut on the screen. The actress appeared in a title role in the short film One, based on the story by Ray Bradbury. The film received numerous awards in Europe. She was four years old. At that time, little Lyanka and her mother lived in a dormitory.
Only five years later, she managed to get the role in a feature film. It was Little Princess, a great film by Vladimir Grammatikov, which was based on the story by Frances Burnett.
While studying at school Lyanka starred in several films.
She played a role of Ira in the drama by Valeriy Priemyhov Who If Not Us, Katka in Triumph by Vladimir Alenikov and Oleg Pogodin. Also she starred in Huat Akhmetov’s Nude as Ksyusha. In addition, she played the role of Anastasia in the TV series Main Roles.
At the age of 18, before entering the acting faculty Lyanka changed the name Ilnitskaya to Gryu.
In extreme-crime comedy by Roman Barabash Lyanka played the main character.
In her free time the actress studied ballet and painting, and also worked in various theaters.
In 2009, Gryu played a role of Jacqueline, D’Artagnan’s daughter, in the film Return of the Musketeers or Treasures of Cardinal Mazarin.
In 2011, the actress was invited to a new series about the adventures of Sherlock Holmes, where she played Irene Adler.
You know, she has played more than 40 roles in various feature films and TV series.

Personal life
The actress met her future husband, director Mikhail Weinberg, on the set of the film Looking for You, where she played the title role. Their next joint work was the movie From Heart to Heart.
On July 9, 2010 Lyanka and Mikhail got married. And on February 20, 2011 their son Maxim was born. Happy mother isn’t going to return to the movies. Now her main purpose and joy is her child.
Her official site: lyanka-griu.ru

Lyanka Gryu