Ivan Urgant

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Ivan Urgant
Ivan Urgant in Tbilisi.jpg
Urgant in Tbilisi
Born (1978-04-16) April 16, 1978 (age 37)
Leningrad, Russian SFSR, USSR
Residence Moscow
Nationality Russian
Years active Since 1999

Ivan Andreevich Urgant (Russian: Ива́н Андре́евич У́ргант), (born 16 April 1978) is a Russian television personality, presenter, actor and musician. Since 2012, he has hosted Evening Urgant, Russia's first Western-style late-night talk show.


Urgant was born in Leningrad in a family of actors Andrei Urgant (son of actress Nina Urgant and Leo Milinder) and Valeria Kiseleva. He graduated from Saint Petersburg State Theatre Arts Academy.

In the late 1990s, Ivan Urgant was a leader of Maxim Leonidov's soul project nicknamed Vnuuk (Russian: Внук - Grandson).[1]

Ivan also judged KVN games several times.

In 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2014 Ivan Urgant was awarded TEFI.

On May 16, 2009 he presented the final of the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest with former Russian Eurovision participant Alsou.[2]

In 2012 Ivan released his first solo album called "Estrada" under the name Grisha Urgant.

Ivan Urgant with Alexander Tsekalo owns a restaurant "The Сад" (Russian: Сад - Garden) in Moscow.

"Grisha" Urgant (Saint Petersburg, 12/10/2012)

TV shows[edit]

Urgant has hosted various TV shows, including:


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