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).
But his first prominent role was in the film Garpastum (2005) directed by Alexei German Jr. The film was nominated for the Golden Lion award at the Venice Film Festival and Kozlovsky was awarded White Elephant.
By the way, he was awarded best actor for his role in the movie We Are From the Future (directed by Malyukov) at the XVI Festival Constellation-2008 in Tver.
In the biopic The Legend number 17 (2012) Danila played the famous hockey player Valery Kharlamov. And in the same year he starred in the film adaptation of the book by Sergey Minayev DukhLess (Soulless).
In the Hollywood version of the saga Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead, Kozlovsky played the role of one of the coolest dhampirs Dmitry Belikov.
No less popular was the comedy Status: Free, in which Kozlovsky played the main character, and also was the director of the project.
In 2014, the actor starred in the commercial of the perfume Chanel Coco Mademoiselle. Danila’s partner in the video was Hollywood actress Keira Knightley.
A year later Danila fulfilled his old dream and demonstrated his vocal abilities. In March 2015, the actor gave a concert called Big Dream of an Ordinary Man. The producer of the concert at the Bolshoi Theater was Philip Kirkorov.
In 2016, the actor played in the film-catastrophe Crew and the comedy Friday. Also he starred in the Russian-American fantasy action film Hardcore. Ilya Naishuller’s film was made using the GoPro camera. A special face mask and a magnetic image stabilization device designed specially for the film were used.
In April 2016, Danila became a guest of the show Evening Urgant, where he together with Vladimir Mashkov told about the work on the film Crew.
Svetlana Khodchenkova and Kozlovsky played in the historical saga Viking in 2016.
Despite the constant employment in the cinema, Kozlovsky continues to play in the Maly Drama Theater. And in 2016, Danila played the role of Hamlet, desired by many colleagues, in the drama by Shakespeare.
On October 25, 2017, Alexei Uchitel’s drama Matilda was premiered. This is the mini-series about the life of the famous ballerina Matilda Kshesinskaya, in which Kozlovsky played the role of Count Vorontsov, an officer who was in love with the main character.
The actor starred in the biographical film Dovlatov about four days from the life of the famous writer in 1971.
Also in 2017 Kozlovsky starred in the detective Decorator, based on the novel by popular writer Boris Akunin.
Today, Danila wants to try his hand as a director and has already started filming his first film – the sports drama Coach. In his own film, the actor will play the role of Yuri Stoleshnikov.
In 2008 Kozlovsky married actress Magdalena Malka, but in 2011 they divorced.
Later, according to information from various media, Danila had a romantic relationship with actresses Lisa Boyarskaya, Anna Chipovskaya and Julia Snigir.
They say, Danila had a love affair with Zoey Deutch, his on-screen love in the movie Vampire Academy.
In 2015, Kozlovsky dated Russian model, actress and director Olga Zueva.