Born in Bucharest (Romania) in 1956. In 1996 graduated from the the Leningrad State Institute of Theatre Music and Cinematography (Lev Dodin's acting and directing class). Has been acting with the Maly Drama Theatre since 1990. Plays Modest in A Play Without a Title, the Old Shepherd and the Young Shepherd in The Winter's Tale, Ganichev in Brothers and Sisters, Mikhal Mikhalich in The Moscow Chorus, King in The Light Princess, Lyamshin in The Devils, Driver in Life and Fate. Has made a production of The Bus Ride at the St. Petersburg Satire Theatre.
Appeared in the films National Security Agent, Streets of Broken Lamps, Secrets of the Investigation, The Keys to Death, The Baron and First of May, and others.