Olga Prokofieva is a Soviet and Russian theater and film actress, Honored Artist of Russia (2001). She graduated from the Russian Academy of Theatre Arts (GITIS). Since 1985 she has been working as the theater and film actress.
Pretty girl was born on June 20, 1963 in Odintsovo, Moscow Region. She lived with her mother and older sister Larissa. In her childhood the girl dreamed of becoming an actress or a ballerina. But her passion for the theater was stronger.
After graduating from school, Olga tried to enter theater college, but failed. She got a job as an accountant at the television and was preparing for next entrance exams. Vladimir Gusinsky helped the girl to enter GITIS.
They met again only after her graduation in 1985 and fell in love with each other. So, they lived together for four years.
In 1991, Olga made her debut in the psychological melodrama based on the novel The Insulted and Injured by Fyodor Dostoevsky. She played in the company of stars including Nikita Mikhalkov, Anastasia Vyazemskaya, Alexander Abdulov, Igor Ignatov. Unfortunately, the film was unnoticed in the shadow of Russia’s “new wave” of the beginning of the 1990s.
In 1992, Olga gave birth to her long-awaited son Alexander. He became the most beloved man in her life. Yuri Sokolov and Olga played lovers in the play Tomorrow Was a War. The couple divorced after 12 years of marriage. Some time after the divorce, her ex-husband demanded to return the apartment in Moscow, where Olga lived with her son. The actress refused, then Sokolov went to court, the lawsuit on this case drags on to this day.
Later, in 1995, Prokofieva starred in a lyrical comedy Moscow Vacation.
At the age of 6 her son debuted on the stage of drama theater. He played with his parents. By the way, Olga’s ex-husband Yuri Sokolov is also Mayakovsky theater actor.
Only in the new century Olga became a film actress. In 2004, she starred in the TV series Jackpot for Cinderella and Children of the Arbat.
But the actress became popular after the role of Zhanna Arkadievna in the TV series My Fairy Nanny. She played together with such stars as Anastasia Zavorotnyuk and Sergei Zhigunov. The acting quartet worked so well that after the Nanny the actors played together in an adventurous vaudeville Shakespeare Never Dreamed.
In 2013, Olga took part in the TV show Dancing with The Stars paired with Alexander Kovsharov.