Anastasia Zavorotnyuk

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Anastasia Zavorotnyuk
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Zavorotnyuk in May 2013
Born Anastasia Yuryevna Zavorotnyuk
(1971-04-03) April 3, 1971 (age 46)
Astrakhan, Astrakhan Oblast, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Occupation Actress
Years active 1991–present
Spouse(s) Dmitry Striukove (10 years)
Peter Tchernyshev (2008–present)

Anastasia Yuryevna Zavorotnyuk (Russian: Анастасия Юрьевна Заворотнюк; born April 3, 1971) is a Russian actress, TV presenter, Meritorious Artist of Russian Federation. An ethnic Russian, Zavorotnyuk has become a living cliche for Ukrainian women in modern Russian pop culture after her role in the My Fair Nanny TV show. Anastasia was taught Ukrainian accent by a colleague in the theater.


Anastasia Zavorotnyuk was born on April 3, 1971 in Astrakhan. Her mother, People's Artist of Russia's Valentina Borisovna Zavorotnyuk, worked in the Astrakhan Youth Theatre. Her father, Yuri Andreevich Zavorotnyuk, worked on television, and was a member of the Academy of Russian Television. Even from early childhood, Anastasia decided to play in the theater and insist on her dream: in her spare time making music and dancing, took part in the dance ensemble "Lotus". She received lessons at the Moscow Art Theatre. In 1991 she took part in her first film playing Masha. Then, in 1993 Anastasia graduated from the Moscow Art Theatre School and became and actress under the direction of Oleg Tabakov. Over 10 years in the theatre, she had been in 29 productions. Her favorite role is the one of Varya in the play "The Passion of Bumbarash". She is famous for her role in My Fair Nanny, which is a remake of the American series The Nanny. She called and was offered the series, which she had no idea. Her Ukrainian accent is borrowed from Olga Block Mirimskoy, a colleague at the theater.

In addition to acting, Anastasia acts as a presenter. In 2005, she replaced Tina Kandelaki on the program "Good Song" on the TRK Ukraine. She also participated in the first season of "Two Stars" with Mikhail Boyarsky and came in 2nd place.

Personal life[edit]

Zavorotnyuk was married three times. Her first marriage was with a German businessman, but lasted only one year. Her second marriage was with Dmitry Striukove where they opened a real estate agency together. They had two children, Anna and Michael. On September 22, 2008 she married figure skater Peter Tchernyshev at the Foros Church in Crimea.


Year Film Role Notes
1991 Masha Masha
1993 Dashing Couple Lizka
2002 Heir Anastasia
2007 The Apocalypse Code Daria/Marie
2007 Shakespeare Never Dreamed Of Lison
2008 Ideal Woman Lyuba
2008 Artifact It
2009 Gogol. Nearest Smirnova-Rosset


Year Television Series Role Notes
2004–2008 My Fair Nanny Nanny Victoria

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