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Maria Leonova, actress

Maria Leonova
Maria Leonova was born on August 6, 1974 in Moscow.
In 1997 Maria graduated from Shchukin Theatre School. By the way, there Maria met her future husband. A handsome young man was very attractive to many girls. Maria wasn’t impressed, but Daniil fell in love with her at first sight.
After graduation from Shchukin Theatre School Leonova and Strakhov joined the Gogol Theatre (1998-2002).
In 2001 Leonova made her debut in the movie “Ordinary Days”.
After living together for four years, Daniil and Maria got married. They didn’t have a luxury wedding as young actors didn’t have money for a celebration.
To tell the truth, Maria better known as famous actor
Daniil Strakhov’s wife.

Maria Leonova and Daniil Strakhov

Maria Leonova and her husband Daniil Strakhov


In the play “Fatherless” Leonova played with her husband. It was the first time when they played together on the stage. Husband and wife say they are against family theater. It’s very hard to play roles together. “I believe that spouses have to work in different places, in different performances and different movies”, says Leonova.
Maria starred in such films as “Remember, my name is Rogozin!” (2003), “Children of the Arbat” (2004), “Always say Always” 2 (2004), “One of Many” (2005), “Not Be Born Beautiful” (2005-2006), “Nothing Personal” (2007), “The Model” (2007). She played her last role in 2009 in the film “From Thursday to Friday”.
In the film “Nothing Personal” directed by Larissa Sadilova, Leonova played the title role of blonde Ekaterina.
Hope soon we’ll see the actress on the silver screen.
Maria is not only an actress but an interior designer.
Maria Leonova and Daniil Strakhov

M. Leonova and her husband D. Strakhov

Maria Leonova

M. Leonova, actress and designer

Maria Leonova

M. Leonova, actress and designer

Maria Leonova

M. Leonova, actress and designer

Maria Leonova and Daniil Strakhov

M. Leonova and her husband D. Strakhov

Maria Leonova and Daniil Strakhov

Leonova and Strakhov

Maria Leonova and Daniil Strakhov

M. Leonova and her husband D. Strakhov

Maria Leonova and Daniil Strakhov

Leonova and Strakhov

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