Maksim Averin, Russian actor
Maksim Averin is a Russian film and theater actor, who became popular after the main role in the television series “Glukhar”.
He was born on November 26, 1975 in Moscow. His mother was a simple dressmaker. Averin’s father worked as a set designer at “Mosfilm”, but his lifelong dream was to become an actor. And Maxim fulfilled his father’s dream. The boy chose the profession of an actor in early childhood. At the age of six Maxim debuted on the silver screen. His father took him to Makhachkala, where the film “The Adventures of Count Nevzorov” (1982) was shot. Little Maxim played a cameo role. 9-year-old actor performed in the play “Brandenburg Gate” in the Theater of Miniatures. At school he was interested only in literature and history. Once in second grade Maxim refused to write a math test and said that he did not need it at drama school.
In 1997 he graduated from the Shchukin Theatre School.
In Satyricon Theatre he played in “Macbeth”, “Richard III”, “King Lear”, “Lion in Winter”, “Hamlet”, “Hedda Gabler” and others.
Maxim Averin’s film career began in 1999 with the role of Korabelnikov in the comedy “Love is evil” directed by Vladimir Zaykin. After this work, the actor even was called “Russian Jim Carrey”.
For the role in “Magnetic Storm” directed by Vadim Abdrashitov, Averin was awarded the “Triumph”, as well as the Russian Government Prize in the field of culture.
In 2003 Maxim starred in the film “Firefighters” (Ognebortsy) by Isaac Friedberg, where he played the role of a sailor Denis Ragozin. A year later, actor appeared in the TV series “Roundabout” (Karusel, directed by Vyacheslav Nikiforov) as surgeon Oleg Korneev.
Then he played in “A Place in the Sun” by Ali Khamrayev, ” Sunless City ” by Sergei Potemkin, “Spare instinct”.
In 2006 Maxim was offered to play sphinx named Shidla in fantastic film “Aziris Nuna”.
Now Averin is one of the most sought after actors in the Russian film industry.
Among his last works – Sklifosovskiy 2 (2013), Pavel Gorunov (2013), Charlie (2014), Kuprin (2014).