ELIZAVETA BOYARSKAYA

Elizaveta Boyarskaya was born in 1985 in Leningrad to a family of the famous Russian actors Mikhail Boyarsky and Larisa Luppian. As a child, Elizaveta showed little interest in acting and preferred classic dances and modeling to theater and cinema. In the graduating class of high school, Elizaveta decided to study Public Relations at Saint Petersburg State University but gave up this idea soon after enrolling on the preparatory courses. Visiting the opening of ‘On Mokhovaya’ academic theater, Elizaveta felt highly determined to make a career in acting. She entered Saint Petersburg State Theater Arts Academy and in 2006 became an actress of the Maly Drama Theater in St. Petersburg. Elizaveta Boyarskaya made her stage debut the same year with the role of Goneril in Shakespeare's ‘King Lear’.

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In 2006, the role of Tanya in Vasili Chiginsky’s war drama ‘The first after God’ brought Elizaveta ‘Breakthrough of the Year’ award at MTV Russia Movie Awards. Next year, the actress performed one of the leading roles in melodrama ‘You won’t leave me’, but the true fame came after the sequel of ‘The Irony of Fate, or Enjoy Your Bath!’(1976) - ‘The Irony of Fate 2: Continuation’(2007): Boyarskaya was nominated for 3 MTV Russia Movie Awards and remake of the famous Soviet comedy became the most successful film in Russia and CIS countries in 2008 (box office - $50 mln)

The role of admiral Kolchak’s ladylove in historical drama ‘Admiral’ (2009) won Elizaveta MTV Russia Movie Award for ‘Best Actress’. She continued taking on the roles of historical personalities and next appeared in mini-series ‘Peter the Great. The Testament’(2011) as a Moldavian princess Maria Cantemir. Elizaveta’s father, Mikhail Boyarsky, performed the role of Prince Dmitry Cantemir.

In 2013-2014, Boyarskaya starred in 5 TV-series, among which the screening of 8 Conan Doyle’s stories about famous detective ‘Sherlock Holmes’ and 13-episode drama TV-series ‘Kuprin’ based on the works of Russian writer Alexander Kuprin.

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Elizaveta has recently landed the leading role in the film adaptation of Leo Tolstoy’s novel ‘Anna Karenina’. Her husband, Maxim Matveev, starred as Alexey Vronsky, Karenina’s spouse. The film is currently in the post-production process.

In 2012, Elizaveta Boyarskaya voiced the cartoon character Baba Yaga in ‘The Three Bogatyrs on Distant Shores’ and Bianca in the 2016 computer-animated film ‘Wolves and Sheep: maaaad transformation.

See Russian films with the participation of Elizabeth Boyar with the Russian TV company::

  • The Irony of Fate 2: Continuation(2007)
  • Admiral (2008)
  • Match (2012)
  • Status:Single (2016)