Olga Fonda

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Olga Fonda
Born Olga Tchakova
Siberia, Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic, Soviet Union
Alma mater University of Maine at Augusta
Occupation Actress, model
Years active 2005-present

Olga Tchakova[1][2] better known professionally as Olga Fonda, is a Russian-born American film and television actress and model.

Early life[edit]

Olga Tchakova was born in the Siberian region of Russia and then lived in Ukhta,[1] in the country's Komi Republic. She moved to Maine in the United States for a year at age 14, as an exchange student living with the Auclair family in East Winthrop, Maine, while attending Winthrop High School from 1996 to 1997.[1] She returned to attend the University of Maine at Augusta, majoring in financial management.[1]

Career[edit]

While vacationing in Los Angeles, California, Fonda was scouted to pursue modeling,[3] her longtime ambition.[1] After acting in TV commercials, she played a Russian ballerina in the 2009 independent film Love Hurts.[3]

Fonda, who has modeled since at least 2007[4] in Japan, Italy and the United States,[1] went on to appear in television series including How I Met Your Mother, Nip/Tuck, Melrose Place, and Entourage,[1][4] and played Owen Wilson's girlfriend in a nonspeaking role in Little Fockers.[citation needed] She was cast in the 2011 romantic-comedy Crazy, Stupid, Love, though her scene did not make the final cut; she does appear in the film's trailer.[3]

In 2010, Fonda was cast in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn. She had a supporting role in 2011's Real Steel.[4][5] Since 2013, she has played Nadia in The Vampire Diaries.

Filmography[edit]

Film
Year Title Role Notes
2009 The Breakdown[citation needed] Chloe TV-movie
2009 Love Hurts Valeriya
2010 Little Fockers[citation needed] Svetlana
2011 Love Russian girl Uncredited[citation needed]
2011 Captain Fork[citation needed] Samantha Short film
2011 Crazy, Stupid, Love. Danielle Uncredited[citation needed]
2011 Real Steel Farra Lemkova
2011 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 Valentina (Volturi Assistant) Deleted scene[citation needed]
2013 Olvidados[citation needed] Lisa
Television
Year Title Role Notes
2006 Nip/Tuck Elena 1 episode ("Liz Cruz")
2007 Ugly Betty Model #3 1 episode ("I'm Coming Out, uncredited[citation needed]
2009 Entourage Sales girl 1 episode ("Give a Little Bit")
2009 How I Met Your Mother Candy 1 episode ("Robin 101")
2009 Melrose Place Party girl 1 episode ("Gower"), uncredited[citation needed]
2010 Svetlana Olga 1 episode ("Yellowcake")
2013-2014 The Vampire Diaries Nadia Petrova Recurring Season 5
2013 Nikita Larissa 1 episode ("The Life We've Chosen")
Video games
Year Title Role
2005 True Crime: New York City Unknown

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g Adams, Betty (February 20, 2010). "Former Winthrop exchange student takes on Hollywood". Morning Sentinel. Waterville, Maine. Archived from the original on October 6, 2011. Retrieved October 6, 2011. 
  2. ^ Lane, Laura (2011, month/date n.a.). "Esquire Presents Me in My Place with Olga Fonda". Esquire.com. p. 2. Archived from the original on October 6, 2011. Retrieved October 6, 2011.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  3. ^ a b c Hyland, Veronique (August 8, 2011). "Olga Fonda Talks Real Steel and Her Russian Roots". Harper's Bazaar. Archived from the original on October 6, 2011. Retrieved October 6, 2011. 
  4. ^ a b c Ditzian, Eric (October 28, 2010). "'Breaking Dawn' Cast: Meet The New Faces". MTV. Retrieved December 13, 2010. 
  5. ^ Moore, Jason (June 7, 2010). "Real Steel: Hope Davis and Olga Fonda Join the Cast". SciFi Mafia. 

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