Siberia, Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic, Soviet Union
|Alma mater||University of Maine at Augusta|
Olga Tchakova was born in the Siberian region of Russia and then lived in Ukhta, 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. She returned to attend the University of Maine at Augusta, majoring in financial management.
While vacationing in Los Angeles, California, Fonda was scouted to pursue modeling, her longtime ambition. After acting in TV commercials, she played a Russian ballerina in the 2009 independent film Love Hurts.
Fonda, who has modeled since at least 2007 in Japan, Italy and the United States, went on to appear in television series including How I Met Your Mother, Nip/Tuck, Melrose Place, and Entourage, and played Owen Wilson's girlfriend in a nonspeaking role in Little Fockers. 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.
|2009||The Breakdown||Chloe||TV-movie|
|2010||Little Fockers||Svetlana|
|2011||Love||Russian girl||Uncredited|
|2011||Captain Fork||Samantha||Short film|
|2011||Crazy, Stupid, Love.||Danielle||Uncredited|
|2011||Real Steel||Farra Lemkova|
|2011||The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1||Valentina (Volturi Assistant)||Deleted scene|
|2006||Nip/Tuck||Elena||1 episode ("Liz Cruz")|
|2007||Ugly Betty||Model #3||1 episode ("I'm Coming Out, uncredited|
|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|
|2010||Svetlana||Olga||1 episode ("Yellowcake")|
|2013-present||The Vampire Diaries||Nadia Petrova||Recurring Season 5|
|2013||Nikita||Larissa||1 episode ("The Life We've Chosen")|
|2005||True Crime: New York City||Unknown|
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