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Larisa Oleynik Biography

Birth Name:
Larisa Romanovna Oleynik
Birth Place:
California, United States

Fast Facts

  • First acting job was at age 8, playing the part of Cosette in a local production of Les Misérables
  • Because of her acting career, her elementary school teachers would mail her lessons and assignments on cassette tapes to be used by her on-set tutors
  • Played Joseph Gordon-Levitt's love interest in both the TV series 3rd Rock From the Sun and the film 10 Things I Hate About You (1999)
  • Took a break from acting to pursue a liberal arts degree at Sarah Lawrence College
  • Appeared in and produced the Los Angeles premiere of Be a Good Little Widow at the NoHo Arts Center in 2014


  • Roman Oleynik -- Father
  • Lorraine Oleynik -- Mother