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Anya Monzikova attending the LUX-5 FantaSea One Yacht Party - Marina del Rey, CA on May 9, 2008
|Born||Anya Gennadievna Monzikova
August 25, 1984
Vologda, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Monzikova was born in Vologda, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union. She lived in Russia up to the age of eight, when she moved to Florida. After she graduated from high school, she moved again to Los Angeles, California to pursue a career in acting. She currently is studying Wushu and taking stunt classes, so she can do her own stunts when she stars in an action movie.
Anya currently appears on the HDNet television channel as a co-host for the original program Get Out!. The show involves girls travelling the world and experiencing all that a city might have to offer. Anya is a co-host on the Belize episodes (Belize City, Cay Caulker, Goff's Cay, Seargant's Cay, Maruba Spa, and Maskall Village) and one Mexico episode (Xel-Ha). Get Out! is also hosted by Anya's fellow Deal or No Deal model Lindsay Clubine. In 2006 she was listed as one of the "100 Most Beautiful people" in People magazine.
In 2007, Anya played the angel character from the painting "The Wounded Angel" in the music video Amaranth, the second single from Dark Passion Play, the album from the Finnish metal band Nightwish. She is also the model for the Character: "Joanna Dark" of the video game: Perfect Dark Zero.
Anya is featured in a photo shoot in the August 2007 issue of Stuff magazine. She is also on the cover of Runway Magazine along with seven other Deal-No Deal models with a feature inside.
She was also featured for the product "Skinit", a line of customizable phone covers, in skinit.com's television commercials.
She appeared in the 2009 movie Surrogates.
She had a guest starring role, Ivana Alexandrovna, in Knight Rider.
Anya played Rebekah in the 2010 film Iron Man 2.
In 2011, Anya played Sarah in the Syfy/The Asylum film Zombie Apocalypse.
In 2012, she plays Elena Romanova in the abc family show Melissa and Joey.
Shooting a comedic pilot called Nat & Olga, she plays the series lead of Nat.
In April, Anya will be appearing as a Guest Star, Darla Mckendrick, in a new series produced by HBO for Cinemax called Femme Fatales.
She played a prostitute in an episode in season 2 of The Client List in 2013.
- "Anya Monzikova: Iron Man's Secret Martial Artist". Black Belt. Archived from the original on 11 May 2010. Retrieved 2010-05-09.
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