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Igor Vernik – Russian actor, TV presenter

Igor Vernik

Igor Vernik – Russian actor, TV presenter


Russian actor and popular TV presenter Igor Vernik was born on October 11, 1963 in Moscow into a family of Union Radio director, People’s Artist of Russia, and music teacher. In his childhood Igor studied at music school.
Vernik successfully entered the Moscow Art Theater and after graduation he was invited to work at the Moscow Art Theatre. Igor has played in King Lear, The Pickwick Club, The Pit, Tartuffe etc. Besides, he has starred in more than a dozen films. But he became popular among viewers as a presenter of different television shows. He took part in the TV program It’s Easy on TVC channel, then there were such programs as For You, Nightlife Cities In The World, Seventh Sense, Good Morning, Saturday Night with Star, Rec-time.

Vernik is a theater and film actor, producer and musician, TV presenter.
Fame came to Igor in the early 1990s thanks to his irresistible smile.
In his free time Vernik writes songs. And in spring 2012, he recorded his first solo album. Igor composed music for the film Women’s Friendship, in which he also starred.
Together with his twin brother Vadim, Igor is a radio host on Radio Russia. Vadim Vernik is a popular radio and television presenter. And his second brother Rostislav, who is 9 years elder than Igor, also graduated from the Moscow Art Theatre School and became an actor.
However, Igor is the most popular person in the family. In 1998 he was awarded the title of Honored Artist of Russia.
You know, he is the founder of the Charitable Foundation for the Support of Artists, founded in 2008. And in February 2012, Vernik was officially registered as an authorized representative of the presidential candidate Mikhail Prokhorov.

Personal life
22-year-old Igor married Margarita. But a year later they divorced.
Igor met his future wife Maria in the shop. He saw a pretty girl and immediately wanted to go on a date with her, but she didn’t come. So, fate cannot be fooled – almost one month later he met Maria again in the same shop.
As a result of their love, long-awaited child, son Grisha was born in 1999. Unfortunately, the marriage did not last long, in 2009, Maria and Igor divorced.
The actor did not suffer from loneliness. They say, he had love affairs with such famous women as Tatyana Drubich, Kathy Topuria, Dasha Astafyeva, Lera Kudryavtseva and Albina Nazimova. But all the relationships did not last long.
In 2011, Igor was together with Daria Styrova, young model from Sevastopol.
Soon he was together with aspiring actress Yevgenia Khrapovitskaya. In March 2016, 52-year-old Vernik and 28-year-old Zhenya appeared at the Valeria Gai-Germanika’s birthday party.
His official site: www.vernik.ru

Igor Vernik – Russian actor, TV presenter