Born in Sverdlovsk. Graduated in 1989 from Graduated from the Leningrad State Institute of Theatre Music and Cinematography (Lev Dodin's class). Has been an actress with the Maly Drama Theatre since 1989. Irina Tychinina is a Merited Artist of Russia (2007). She plays Sofia in A Play Without a Title, Dasha in The Devils, Woman with Child in Chevengur, Bondareva in Caprice, the Girl in Small Restaurant, Lucia in The Long Christmas Dinner, Galina in Duck Hunting. She has also appeared in the film The Ring.
- Merited Artist of Russia