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Yulia Agafonova, Russian actress

Yulia Agafonova

Yulia Agafonova, Russian actress


Yulia Agafonova is a Russian film and theater actress.
Pretty girl was born on June 18, 1981 in Leningrad (now St. Petersburg). Her parents had no relation to art, but the girl dreamed about her acting career and fame. After school Yulia went to the capital and entered the Moscow Art Theatre School.
Now the girl works in the Moscow La’Theatre. The actress acted in many plays, including Eternity And A Day, Off One’s Rocker, Dangerous Liaisons by Sergey Vinogradov, Glass Dust and Rumors by Vadim Dubovitsky, Paris Asleep by T. Ahramkova.
Since 2004 she has played more than 20 roles in films, including main roles in Book Thieves, Ermolovs, Mother’s Voice and many others.
In 2004 Yulia played her debut role in the musical film Book Thieves directed by Leonid Rybakov. This amazing story tells about the life of a modern girl and her friends, young people who do not want to put up with gray routine and boredom, eager to escape from the real world into the world of dreams and fantasies.
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Kristina Pakarina, young actress

Kristina Pakarina

Kristina Pakarina, young actress


Kristina Pakarina was born on July 6, 2007 in Moscow. She is so young but already famous. You know, she is a Russian model and an actress.
This blue-eyed girl has great experience in photo and video shooting, and has played several roles in films and TV series.
Her mother, Anna Zhemchuzhnaya is a professional family photographer, who helps her cute daughter.
By the way, Kristina played the role of Svetlana, Vasily Stalin’s daughter in her childhood in the film Father of the Nation’s Son (2013). In the film Vangelia (2013) directed by Sergey Bondarchuk she played the role of 7-year-old Vanga.
Also Kristina starred in such films as Sklifosovsky (Season 1, 2012), Inspector Cooper (2012), Classmates (2012), Closed School (2011-2012) and some others.
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Danila Kozlovsky, actor

Danila Kozlovsky

Danila Kozlovsky, actor


Danila Kozlovsky is a Russian film and theater actor, winner of several prestigious film festivals.
The boy was born on May 3, 1985 in Moscow. His father Valery Ivanovich is a professor, Doctor of Philosophy. And his mother Nadezhda Zvenigorodskaya worked at school. By the way, she starred in the films Status: Free and Crew. You know Danila has two brothers: elder Yegor and younger Ivan.
Since childhood the future actor was engaged in dancing and singing. Also he played the saxophone and viola. Later he was seriously interested in football. 10-year-old Danila moved to St. Petersburg. There he along with his brothers entered the Naval Cadet Corps.
However, he didn’t want to be a military man, his dream was to become an actor. Kozlovsky entered the Saint Petersburg State Theatre Arts Academy. While still a student, Danila joined MDT Europe, where he played in King Lear, Life and Fate, Warsaw Melody, Lord of the Flies and many others.
In 1999 he made his debut in the TV series about schoolchildren Simple Truth. Then he starred in the TV show Gulf Stream Under the Iceberg (2001), Dancing on the Waves (2003), Streets of Broken Lamps (2003), Sissi – Rebellious Empress (2004).
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Vladimir Kristovskiy

Vladimir Krestovskiy - Russian singer and actor

Vladimir Krestovskiy – Russian singer and actor


Vladimir Kristovskiy is a composer and an actor. He starred in the films Election Day (2007), The Visit (2012) and in the film The Date he played together with his daughters.
The boy was born on December 19, 1975 in Gorky (now Nizhny Novgorod). After school Vladimir studied to become an electrician. Then the young artist decided to master the hairdressing. In a certain period, Vladimir tried many professions: from the night guard in the morgue and the agent for selling lemonade and chocolate to the driver in the Ministry of Finance and the courier. However, he was always fond of music.
Vladimir and his elder brother Sergei are singers in Moscow-based band Uma2rman. They have been active since 2003. In 2004 their first album V Gorode N (In the City N) was realized. The group was nominated for the Best Russian Group at the 2004 Europe MTV Music Awards along with t.A.T.u. and Gorod 312.
Uma2rman’s track Nochnoi Dozor (Night Watch) became the soundtrack for the film Night Watch.
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Irina Kupchenko, Russian actress

Irina Kupchenko, Russian actress

Irina Kupchenko, Russian actress


Irina Kupchenko is a Soviet and Russian theater and film actress, People’s Artist of the RSFSR (1989). You know, she starred in 94 films and was an actress of the Vakhtangov State Academic Theater.
Pretty girl was born on March 1, 1948 in Vienna into the family of a soldier and a teacher. In her childhood the girl dreamed of becoming a ballerina or an actress. However, the parents wanted her to have more serious profession and the girl studied at the Faculty of Foreign Languages.
After the death of her father, the future actress along with her mother moved to Moscow. In the capital Irina fulfilled her dream. The girl entered the Shchukin Theater School.
In 1969 Kupchenko played her debut role of Liza Kalitina in Andron Mikhalkov-Konchalovsky’s film Noble Nest (Dvorianskoe Gnezdo). Two years later, the same film director invited the girl to play in the film adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s play Uncle Vanya.
In 1970 Irina graduated from the Moscow Theater School and joined the Academic Theater.
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Grigoriy Dobrygin, Russian actor

Grigoriy Dobrygin, Russian actor

Grigoriy Dobrygin, Russian actor


Grigoriy Dobrygin is a Russian film actor.
The boy was born on February 17, 1986 in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Russia. When Grigoriy was 4 years old his family moved to Zelenograd. You know, Dobrygin studied ballet at the State Academy of Choreography of the Bolshoi Ballet in Moscow. By the way, he played a role in The Nutcracker by Pyotr Tchaikovsky when he was 12 years old. At the age of 19 Grigoriy joined the Russian Academy of Theatre Arts (GITIS).
His best known roles are in the films How I Ended This Summer (2010) and Black Lightning (2009, directed by Timur Bekmambetov).
Now Grigoriy’s starring in Anton Corbijn’s film The Most Wanted Man (2013) with Philip Seymour Hoffman, Rachel McAdams and Daniel Brehl.
Moreover, in 2010, Dobrygin was one of the hosts of the Russian movie festival Kinotavr.
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Galina Loginova and Milla Jovovich

Galina Loginova and Milla Jovovich

Galina Loginova and Milla Jovovich


Galina Loginova is a Russian-American actress and mother of the famous actress and model Milla Jovovich.
Galina was born on October 28, 1950 in Tuapse, USSR into the family of the Red Army officer. Her parents divorced and she was raised by a single mother.
In 1972 Loginova graduated from the State Institute of Cinematography. Her first role was in the popular television series Shadows Disappear At Noon (1971). By the way, her most famous roles are the role of Beatrice in the film Much Ado About Nothing (1973) and Molly in the crime drama Millions of Fairfax (1980).
In 1973 Galina left Moscow and joined the Dovzhenko Film Studio in Kiev.
In the Ukrainian restaurant Lebed (Swan) she met Serbian doctor Bogdan Jovovich. They fell in love with each other and despite the pressure and threats from the KGB (Galina couldn’t have a romance with a foreigner), they got married. On December 17, 1975 Galina gave birth to their daughter Milla.
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