People’s Artist of Russia. Artistic director of the State Theatre of Nations. Leading Russian stage and screen actor. Graduated from the MKhAt School Studio (class of Oleg Tabakov), got a job at the Theatre Studio headed by Oleg Tabakov and immediately became a leading actor. Acted in productions at Moscow Art Theatre, in international projects of the directors Peter Stein, Declan Donnellan, Eimuntas Nekrosius. At the Theatre of Nations played the leads in “Shukshin’s Stories”, “Uncle Vanya”, “Master and Margarita”, “Ivanov”, “Gorbachyov”, “Hamlet | Collage”, “Fröken Julie”, “Caligula” and others. Winner of two State Awards of the Russian Federation, holder of the Order for Merits to the Fatherland of the IV degree winner of three Golden Mask Theatre Awards, of four Chrystal Turandot awards, of the Stanislavsky International Award, of the Grand-prix of the Geneva International Film Festival, of the awards Nika, Kinotavr, Idol, Constellation, Triumph, Golden Eagle and others. Co-founder of the charity funds “Artist” and “Life in Motion”. Member of the Council for Culture with the President of the Russian Federation. Artistic director of the Studio Third Rome. Acted in more than 40 movies and TV series including “Love” by V.Todorovsky), “Encore, Once More Encore!” by P.Todorovsky, “Burnt by the Sun” by N.Mikhalkov, “A Moslem”, “Dostoyevsky”, “Demon of the Revolution” by V.Khotinenko, “Mommy” by D.Evstigneev, “In August of 1944” by M.Ptashuk, “The Idiot” by V.Bortko, “Dreaming of Space” by A.Uchitel, “The First Circle” by G.Panfilov, “The Diamond Hunters” by A.Kott, “Ash” by V.Perelman, “The Puppet Syndrome” by E.Khazanova, “Spacewalk” by D.Kiselyov, “Cosmoball” by D.Fayziev, “The Awakening” by E.Parri, “Zhanna” by K.Statsky, etc.