Oksana Akinshina

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Oksana Akinshina
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Oksana Akinshina at the Stilyagi film set.
Born Oksana Aleksandrovna Akinshina
(1987-04-19) 19 April 1987 (age 26)
Leningrad, Soviet Union
Residence Saint Petersburg, Russia
Nationality Russian
Occupation Actress
Years active 2001–present
Spouse(s) Dmitry Litvinov (2007–10)

Oksana Aleksandrovna Akinshina (Russian: Оксана Александровна Акиньшина; born 19 April 1987), also known as Oksana Akinsjina, is a Russian actress. She is best known for her roles in films Sisters, Lilya 4-ever, The Bourne Supremacy, and Hipsters.

Early and personal life[edit]

Akinshina was born in Leningrad (now Saint Petersburg; then Soviet Union, now Russia), where she currently lives.[1] Oksana's father was a car mechanic, Oksana's mother was an accountant. She has a younger sister.[2] At the time she landed the role in Lilya 4-ever, Akishnina only spoke Russian, and communicated with director Lukas Moodysson with the help of a translator.[1]

Till 15-years-old Akinshina dated actor Aleksey Chadov. From 2007 to 2010, Akinshina was married to businessman Dmitry Litvinov[3] and they have a son, Philipp, born 2 June 2009. On 15 January 2013 Akinshina gave birth to her second son Konstantin, from the film producer Archil Gelovani.

Career[edit]

Starting acting at age 12, Akinshina was discovered by Sergei Bodrov, Jr., and she made her screen début in the Russian crime film Sisters (2001), Bodrov's own directorial début.[citation needed]

Her second film, Lilya 4-Ever (2001), earned her a 2002 European Film Award nomination for Best Actress. She lost, however, to the eight actresses of the film 8 Women (2002), directed by François Ozon. For her role in Lilya 4-Ever, she also received the award for Best Actress in Leading Role from the Guldbagge Awards, Sweden's national film awards.[citation needed]

Since then Akinshina has acted in the films Het Zuiden, directed by Martin Koolhoven, and The Bourne Supremacy (2004), directed by Paul Greengrass.

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2001 Sisters Sveta Сёстры
Bratislava International Film Festival Award for Best Actress
2002 Lilya 4-ever Lilya Lilja 4-ever
Gijón International Film Festival Award for Best Actress
Guldbagge Award for Best Actress
Rouen Nordic Film Festival Award for Best Actress
Stockholm Film Festival Award for Best Actress
Nominated—European Film Award for Best Actress
In Motion Ania В движении
2003 The Moth Games Zoyka Игры мотыльков
South Zoya Het zuiden
Kamenskaya III: The Illusion of a Sin Ira Terekhina (TV Film) Каменская 3: Иллюзия греха
2004 The Bourne Supremacy Irena Neski
Women in the Game without Rules Alka (Mini Series) Женщины в игре без правил
2005 Women's Novel Ksenia (TV Series) Женский роман
2006 Captain's Children Polina Grinyova (TV Series) Капитанские дети
Moscow Zero Lyuba Москва-ноль
Moscow Mission Anna Обратный отсчёт
2007 Wolfhound Knesinka Elen Волкодав из рода Серых Псов
2008 Hipsters Polsza Стиляги
Birds of Paradise Katenyka Райские птицы
Number One Enemy Katya Враг номер один
2009 I Am Nina Я
2010 Blizzard Varya Метель
2011 Vysotsky. Thank You For Being Alive Tatiana Высоцкий. Спасибо, что живой
Nominated—Nika Award for Best Actress
2012 Wristcutters Marina Самоубийцы

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated Work Result
2002 Bratislava International Film Festival Awards Best Actress Sisters Won
2003 European Film Awards Best Actress Lilya 4-ever Nominated
Gijón International Film Festival Awards Best Actress Won
Guldbagge Awards Best Actress Won
Rouen Nordic Film Festival Awards Best Actress Won
Stockholm Film Festival Awards Best Actress Won

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Teen says 'nyet' to fame". The Age. 4 September 2003. Retrieved 3 June 2011. 
  2. ^ "Оксана Акиньшина — "сестра" Бодрова, любовь Шнура". People (in Russian) (Daria Buravchikova). 9 April 2004. Retrieved 3 June 2011. 
  3. ^ "Акиньшина отметила развод коньяком прямо на съемочной площадке". Segodnya.ua (in Russian). 23 November 2010. Retrieved 3 June 2011. 

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