Born in Leningrad. Graduated from the Leningrad State Institute of Theatre Music and Cinematography (Katsman and Dodin’s class) in 1983. The same year she joined the Company of the Leningrad Academic Comedy Theatre. Since 1987 has been an actress of the Maly Drama Theatre and plays Tatyna Lobanova in Brothers and Sisters, Liza in The Devils, Maria in Stars in the Morning Sky, Perdita in The Winter’s Tale, the Mother in The Star-Child, Julie in Miss Julie, Luba in The Moscow Chorus, Augustias in The House of Bernarda Alba, Madam Hanako in The Damask Drum, Valeria in Duck Hunting, Snow Queen in The Snow Queen. She has also appeared in the films Heart of a Dog, Paper Gramophone, Parade of thePlanets, Departing August, Sentimental Journey, Happy Days, Of Freaks and Men, Provincial Benefit, I Declare War To You, The Deadman’s Friend and others.