Valery Nikolaev

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Valery Valeryevich Nikolaev (Russian: Валерий Валерьевич Николаев; born 23 August 1965 in Moscow) is a Russian actor. He performed in more than thirty films since 1977.


Gifted actor and dancer Valery Nikolaev has choreographed five productions at the Chekhov MKhAT theater. He choreographed the musical "My Fair Lady" (Moscow, 2000), as well. In 1997 he traveled to Hollywood in 1997 to play in Phillip Noyce's "The Saint." Nikolaev graduated from MKhAT, where he studied under the eminent Oleg Tabakov. It was during his studies with Tabakov that he met his future wife, Irina Apeksimova. After graduation, Nikolaev performed with the Chekhov MKhAT theater. Nikolaev is a serious dancer who excels at rock and tap. He trained at a university in Florida, where he received a certificate in tap dancing.

Selected filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1977 Destiny
1977 Sudba as Valeriy Nikolaev
1991 Leg original title Noga
1992 Ochen Vernaya Zhena Zhenia
1992 Melochi Zhizni Television series
1993 Nastya
1994 Life and Extraordinary Adventures of Private Ivan Chonkin
1995 Shirli-Myrli Step performer
1997 The Saint Ilya Tretiak
Aberration Uri Romanov
U Turn Mr. Arkady
2004 The Terminal Milodragovich
2005 Mirror Wars Boris
2006 Vedma (The Power of Fear) Ivan

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