Fast Facts

  • Began training as a competitive gymnast at the age of 3.
  • Moved to New York from Russia at 11 years old with her mother and twin brother.
  • Was denied a spot on the United States Olympics gymnastics team as a child, because her family was living in the country illegally.
  • Studied acting at the Meisner Training Program at the William Esper Studio in New York.
  • Appeared in the Broadway production of Impressionism.


  • New York University, New York, New York, United States (BS in Economics and Psychology, 2001)


  • Birth Place: Leningrad, Soviet Union
  • Profession: Actor

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