Mariya Berseneva (nee Shipova) is a Russian actress.
Beautiful girl was born on May 30, 1981 in Moscow. Her father, a retired police lieutenant colonel, is a coach, an international class referee. In addition, he has got a black belt in karate. Her mother was a skating coach and PE teacher at the Moscow Aviation Institute. Little Maria was engaged in gymnastics, swimming and skating. Also, she played the guitar, danced and sang in the choir. However, the most striking of her childhood hobbies, without any doubt, was the theater. In elementary school, she often participated in school performances and plays.
In 2002 Maria graduated from the Russian Academy of Theatre Arts (GITIS).
For several years she worked as a professional model in M-Globus and Point agencies, participated in the fashion shows and acted in commercials. This experience helped the actress to play model Anna Zaytseva in the TV series Mothers and Daughters.