Natalia Bochkareva – Russian actress
Natalia Bochkareva is a theater and film actress, comedian and TV presenter. She is better known for her role of Dasha Bukina in the sitcom Happy Together, the Russian remake of American sitcom Married… with Children. This role brought her huge success. In this sitcom she starred together with Victor Loginov (as her husband), Daria Sagalova (as her daughter), Alexander Yakin (as her son) and others.
Natalia was born on July 25, 1980 in Gorky (now Nizhny Novgorod, Russia). Her mother worked as an accountant at the Gorky Automobile Plant and her father was a worker at the same plant. Natalia has a younger sister Nadezhda Bochkareva.
Being a school girl the future actress was involved in dancing, embroidery, as well as attended classes at modeling school. She also studied at the drama school, but it was just an interesting hobby for her. The girl dreamed of becoming a journalist. She even worked for several youth newspapers in her hometown. As a journalist, she often talked with Russian celebrities, and at some point decided to be an actress.
In 1999, the actress debuted on the screen in the movie Chinese Service.
In 2000, Natalia graduated from the Nizhny Novgorod Theatre School and in 2002 from the Moscow Art Theatre School. Then she joined the Moscow Art Theater. She appeared in such plays as A Little Tenderness, Zero, Playing the Victim, Violin And a Little Bit Nervous and some others.
After her role in sitcom Happy Together the actress became popular in all corners of the CIS. Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, Latvia, Kazakhstan – in each of these countries, the sitcom was broadcast with great success. Then Natalia received title roles in Quarter and Megadzhunglis and began to appear in various television projects as a star guest.
On September 28, 2007 Natalia married a lawyer, Nikolai Borisov. They have two children: a son – Ivan Borisov (born on January 4, 2007), and a daughter Maria Borisova (born on February 22, 2008). The couple broke up.