Nonna Grishaeva – Russian actress
Nonna Grishaeva is a Soviet and Russian theater, film and television actress, parodist, TV presenter and singer, Honored Artist of the Russian Federation (2006), artistic director of the Moscow Region Young Spectator’s Theatre (since June 26, 2014). The actress has the right to be proud of her ancestors. Her great-grandfather and great-grandmother sang at La Scala. Another great-grandfather was a professor at the Novorossiysk University.
Nonna Valentinaovna Grishaeva was born on July 21, 1971 in Odessa, Soviet Union. She grew up in her native Odessa, studied at the ballet school, tried her hand at theater and dreamed of becoming a brilliant actress.
9-year-old Nonna played her first leading role in the Odessa Theater of Operetta.
After school Grishaeva went to Moscow to enter the Theater Institute. However, her mother didn’t want to leave her young daughter alone in a strange big city. So, Nonna had to come back and enter the School of Music.
At the first winter holidays the future actress returned to the Russian capital. She and her classmates staged Christmas musical fairy tale The Princess and the Pea. Troupe played 53 performances at the Roman Viktyuk Theater in Odessa. Grishaeva persuaded her mother to let her go to the capital and in summer she entered Boris Shchukin Theatre Institute.
The young actress worked in Vakhtangov Theatre, starred in movies while being pregnant. In the sixth month of pregnancy Nonna starred in three films: The Countess de Monsoreau, First Strike and Place on the Earth. She didn’t tell Jackie Chan, the director of the blockbuster First Strike about her pregnancy. As Jackie learned about the pregnancy of the actress he was amazed and exclaimed “You are a very professional actress!”.
Amazing Grishaeva played a lot of roles in the theater, but she was waiting for the role of Denise in the musical Mademoiselle Nitouche for almost 10 years. And she was very glad to get it.
The actress played a major role in the popular sitcom Daddy’s Daughter.
Since 2008 she is a member of the popular show Big Difference, where she makes parody of such celebrities as Sofia Rotaru, Zemfira, Larissa Guzeyeva, Arina Sharapova, Tina Kandelaki and others.
Singer and composer Mark Tishman and actress Grishaeva won the third season of Music Competition Two Stars in 2009.
Advice For Daughters, Nonna’s book was presented on March 3, 2010.
Moreover, she sang several songs: Night Again, Summer, The branch of lilac, Falling Up, Platinum Paradise, Comme toi. Her solo album was released in 2012.
Brilliant actress starred in many films including Election Day (2007), Radio Day (2008), What Men Talk About (2010) and All Inclusive (2011) and many others.
Dmitry Nagiev and Nonna were hosts of the TV project Two Stars-3 in February 2012.
Nikolai Baskov and beautiful actress are presenters of the program Saturday Evening since September 2016.
On the third day after graduation in 1994, Nonna married musician and actor Anton Derov. The couple divorced seven years later. They have daughter Anastasia.
Then Grishaeva had a love affair with a businessman, but three years later they broke up. The reason was very simple, the man had a love affair with Nonna’s friend.
In 2006, the actress fell in love with actor Alexander Nesterov, who is 12 years younger. Their marriage took place in the Czech capital. A year later, in 2007 Grishaeva gave birth to son Ilya.
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