Kirill Safonov is a Russian actor, known mostly for his roles in television series, including Tatiana Day (2007), Bear Corner (2009), Conditions of Contract (2011), Brief Course of Happy Life.
The boy was born on June 21, 1973 in Ermakovskoe village, Krasnoyarsk Krai. Later the family moved to Ukrainian city Lvov, where the future actor spent his childhood and school years.
When the boy was 12 years old, his parents divorced. The mother, Russian language and literature teacher, raised three children alone. Kirill has two elder sisters. Safonov always wanted to be an actor. His first role was in a school play.
In the early 1990s, Kirill returned to Krasnoyarsk, where he entered the Krasnoyarsk Institute of Arts. But there he studied for a year and transferred to the Russian Academy of Theatre Arts (GITIS). In 1997, the actor did not play a monologue and was expelled from the institute. After leaving GITIS, Safonov found work at the Mayakovsky Theater, then at the Stanislavsky Theater.
In 1999, Kirill began to work at the Israeli theater Gesher in Tel Aviv.