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Lyanka Gryu

Lyanka Gryu
Lyanka Gryu is a famous Russian theater and cinema actress. She was born in Moscow in 1987. The unusual name derives 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 support the relationship 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”. From 1995 to 1997 she was a face of children’s clothes “Vertex”.

In “Luna” theater the little girl was offered to play a major role in the play “Fanta – Infanta”.
In 1992 she made her debut on the screen. The actress appeared in a title role in the short film “One”, based on a story by Ray Bradbury. She was four years old. At that time, little Lyanka and her mother lived in a dormitory. The film received numerous awards in Europe.
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, starred in Huat Akhmetov’s “Nude” as Ksyusha. She also 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 “Come on – do not be afraid, go out – do not cry” Lyanka played the main character.
In her free time Lyanka 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”.

Lyanka and Mikhail Boyarsky

Lyanka and Mikhail Boyarsky

Lyanka and Anton Makarsky

Lyanka and Anton Makarsky

Personal life
Lyanka Gryu met her future husband, director Mikhail Weinberg, on the set of the film “Looking for You”, where the actress played a title role. Their next joint work was a movie “From Heart to Heart”.
On July 9, 2010 Lyanka and Mikhail got married. 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 a child.
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Lyanka Gryu