Danila Kozlovsky

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Danila Kozlovsky
Danila Kozlovsky Odessa.jpg
Danila Kozlovsky at the premiere of Soulless in Odessa, 2012
Born Danila Valerievich Kozlovsky
(1985-05-03) 3 May 1985 (age 32)
Occupation Actor, Model
Years active 1999–present
Spouse(s) Urszula Małka (m. 2008–11)
Partner(s) Yuliya Snigir (2012–13)
Awards Golden Eagle Award

Danila Valerievich Kozlovsky (Russian: Данила Валерьевич Козловский; born 3 May 1985) is a Russian film and theatre actor and model.

Life and career[edit]

Danila Kozlovsky was born in Moscow. His mother, Nadezhda Zvenigorodskaya, is a stage actress, and his father, Valery Kozlovsky, was a professor at Moscow State University specializing in marketing and mass communications.[1] He has an older brother, Yegor, and a younger brother, Ivan. As a child Danila was slightly overweight.[2] From a young age, Danila was placed in dance and music classes, learning to play the saxophone and the alto. During his early years, he frequently changed schools, potentially due to discipline issues.[3] He made his big screen debut in 1998, playing the troubled sixth grader Denis on the Russian television series Simple Truths.

In 1996, he was accepted into the Kronshtadt Naval Military School, which he attended until his graduation in 2002. Upon graduation, he matriculated to the Saint Petersburg State Theatre Arts Academy, entering the acting/directing course supervised by Lev Dodin. During his fourth year he made his debut on the stage of the Little Drama Theatre (Theatre de l’Europe), playing the part of Edgar in King Lear (2006). The role brought him his first theatre award: a special prize of Expert Council of the "Golden Sofit" (the top-rated theatre award in Saint Petersburg) for Best Debut.

In the same year he also received his first movie award – the Russian Cinema Critics Guild "White Elephant Award" for the best leading role (in the movie Garpastum, 2006). He received the National "Golden Eagle Award" for "Dukhless" (2012, nomination "Best Cinema Actor").

Yuliya Snigir and Danila Kozlovsky, during the premiere of A Good Day to Die Hard, 2013

He starred in productions of the St. Petersburg Academic Maly Drama Theatre - Theatre of Europe and in films.

In 2014, he played Dimitri Belikov in his first American movie, Vampire Academy. In 2015 it was announced that he will portray the role of Erast Fandorin, in The Decorator, based on the novel in same name by Boris Akunin, but no recent developments has been heard since then. In 2012 he played the role of Yegor Dorin, in the movie The Spy, based on another Akunin novel.

He also appeared in advertisements for Chanel's Coco Mademoiselle alongside Keira Knightley.[4]

In 2016 the premiere of the film directed by Pavel Ruminov, romantic comedy Status: Free in which Kozlovsky and Elizaveta Boyarskaya starred.


Year Title Original Title Role Notes
1999 Simple Truths Простые истины Denis Selivyorstov TV series
2003 Dancing on the Waves Я всё решу сама: Танцующая на волнах Valera TV series
2003 Streets of Broken Lights Улицы разбитых фонарей soldier-deserter Popov TV series
2004 Sissi: The Rebel Empress Сисси — мятежная императрица Young Franz Joseph TV film
2004 On Upper Scissors На Верхней Масловке Modigliani
2005 Garpastum Гарпастум Nikolay Russian Guild of Film Critics Award for Best Actor
2006 Alka Алька Lenya Astakhov TV miniseries
2006 Crime and Weather Преступление и погода Victor
2007 Lenin's Legacy Завещание Ленина Sergei TV miniseries
2008 Black Hunters Мы из будущего Sergei "Bormann" Filatov Also known as We Are from the Future and Back in Time
Nominated—MTV Russia Movie Award for Best Kiss (shared with Ekaterina Klimova)
2009 Jolly Fellows Весельчаки Lyusya
2009 A. D. А. Д. Daniil Ageev TV
2010 lonely man Одиночка Andrei Gromov TV
2010 Attempt Покушение Yevgeniy Kostin TV series
2010 Moscow, I Love You! Москва, я люблю тебя! Taxi driver
2011 Gulf Stream Under the Iceberg Гольфстрим под айсбергом Ari Brylskiy
2011 Hamlet of the 21st Century Гамлет XXI век Laertes
2011 Target Мишень Mitya
2011 Five Brides Пять невест Alexei Kaverin
2011 Skerries-18 Шхера-18 Andrei Egorov TV
2011 Raspoutine Распутин
Grand Duke Dmitri Pavlovich Russian-French co-production
2012 Spy Шпион Egor Dorin
2012 Soulless Духless Max Andreev Golden Eagle Award for Best Leading Actor
Nominated—Nika Award for Best Actor
Nominated—Russian Guild of Film Critics Award for Best Actor
2013 Legend № 17 Легенда № 17 Valeri Kharlamov
2013 Everything Began in Harbin Всё началось в Харбине Boris Eybozhenko TV series
2013 The habit to leave Привычка расставаться Vadim
2014 Dubrovsky Дубровский Vladimir Dubrovsky Feature film and TV mini-series
2014 Vampire Academy Vampire Academy; Blood Sisters Dimitri Belikov
2015 Soulless 2 Духless 2 Max Andreev
2016 Status: Free Статус: Свободен Nikita Kolesnikov
2016 Friday Пятница Mikhail Bondar
2016 Hardcore Henry Хардкор Akan
2016 Flight Crew Экипаж Alexey Guchshin Remake of Air Crew
2016 Viking (2016 movie) Викинг Vladimir the Great
2017 Matilda Матильда Vorontsov
2017 Dovlatov Довлатов
2017 The Decorator N/A Erast Fandorin

Awards and nominations[edit]

Award Year Category Nominated Work Result
Glamour Awards 2013 Man of the Year N/A Won[5]
Golden Eagle Awards 2012 Golden Eagle Award for Best Leading Actor Soulless Won
Golden Floodlight Theatre Awards 2006 Best Debut King Lear Won[6]
GQ Awards 2013 Man of the Year N/A Won
MTV Russia Movie Awards 2008 Best Kiss (shared with Ekaterina Klimova) Black Hunters Nominated
Nika Awards 2012 Best Actor Soulless Nominated[7]
Russian Guild of Film Critics Awards[8] 2005 Best Actor Garpastum Won
2012 Soulless Nominated
Constellation Film Actors Festival 2008 Best Leading Actor Back in Time Won


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