Born in Leningrad. Graduated from the Leningrad State Institute of Theatre Music and Cinematography in 1972 (Korogodsky and Dodin’s class). Since 1980 she has played Lizaveta in the performance of The House staged at the Maly Drama Theatre. In 1984 the actress was accepted into the Company of the theatre. Tatyana Shestakova is a People`s Artist of Russia (1997); winner of the USSR State Prize (1986 for the roles of Lizaveta in The House and Anfisa in Brothers and Sisters); winner of the Triumph Independent Prize (1992); winner of the Highest Theatre Award Golden Sofit and winner of the St. Petersburg Government Prize in Literature, Art and Architecture (for the role of Anna Semyonovna Shtrum in the performance of Life and Fate); winner of the Stanislavsky Award in the nomination “For the valuable contribution into the Russian Theatre” (2008). The actress plays Anfisa in Brothers and Sisters, Anna in Stars in the Morning Sky, “ Lebyadkina in The Devils, Widow of a Genral in A Play Without a Title, Molly in Molly Sweeney, Anna Semyonovna Shtrum in Life and Fate, Mary Tyrone in Long Day`s Journey Into Night. She has also acted as Gentle Creature in A Gentle Creature staged by L. Dodin at the Moscow Art Theatre.