Darya Melnikova

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Darya Melnikova
Дарья Мельникова
Melnikova on the set of video for song "Love Above the Clouds" in 2010
Darya Alekseyevna Melnikova

(1992-02-09) 9 February 1992 (age 31)
Years active2006–present
(m. 2013; div. 2021)

Darya Alekseyevna Melnikova (Russian: Да́рья Алексе́евна Ме́льникова; born 9 February 1992) is a Russian actress in theater, film and television.


Darya Melnikova was born in Omsk, Russia.[1][2] She learned to play the piano at a music school and was involved in ballet.

In 2009 from Melnikova was admitted to the M.S. Schepkin Higher Theatre School (Institute).

Since 2013, the actress has been with the Moscow Yermolova Theatre.


In 2006 Melnikova debuted. She played the main role in the film Cinderella 4×4. Everything starts with desire. It was released in 2008. Her performance in this film earned her two nominations. The aspiring actress played 14-year-old Cinderella — an ordinary teen who is a little bit strange, dreamy and always gets into strange and unusual situations. For this role Melnikova was awarded the prize for the Best Female child role at the XVII Open Film Festival of CIS countries "Kinoshock - 2008" and Best Actress in a children’s movie at XII All-Russian Festival of Visual Arts.

But the real fame came to the actress in 2007. She played the role of Eugenia "Zhenya" Vasnetsova, the most athletic of the daughters, in the TV series Daddy's Daughters.

In 2009, Darya starred in the film Ash Waltz and in two series: The rules of theft and That's Life. In the same year she entered Shchukin Theater School in Moscow.

Melnikova has become the face of L’Oréal. The actress starred in a L’Oréal Paris Pure Zone commercial.

Darya enjoys photography and she is going to release the book of her stories and photos titled Pictures to attract attention.

Personal life[edit]

Melnikova had a son on October 26, 2015 with her husband, Artur Smolyaninov.[citation needed] On June 6, 2021, the actress announced her divorce from Artur Smolyaninov.

Andrey Batt and Darya Melnikova at the studio, recording Letniy...


Year Title Role Notes
2007-13 Daddy's Daughters Eugenia Vasnetsova TV series
2008 Squirrel in a cage Dasha TV series
2008 Cinderella 4×4. Everything starts with desire Cinderella
2009 Ash Waltz Luba Sinicha
2009 The rules of theft Angela Botova TV series
2009 Heart Captain Nemov Vika TV series
2009 That's Life Lena Sokolova
2010 Garages Olya TV series
2010-11 The Secret Service Agent's Memories Fekla TV series
2011 The Secret Service Agent's Memories Fekla TV series
(two seasons)
2011 Groom Olya TV
2012 Steel Butterfly (Сhuma) Vika Chumakova
2012 Mystery Dion (voice) Animated series
2013-2016 Alisa Knows What to Do! Alisa Selezneva (voice) Animated series
2013 Gagarin: First in Space Zoe Gagarina in adolescence,
sister of Yuri Gagarin
2013 Fierce Marina TV series
2014 Invisible maid Tatiana
2014 Heterosexual Major Sokolova Nina Matrosova
2014 Boatswain Seagull Mariya Mini-series
2015 Wizard balance. Mystery Sukharev WiFi (voice) Cartoon
2015 Once Tanka
2015 SOS, Ded Moroz, or all come true! Lera
2016 Satellites Lena Ogorodnikova Mini-series
2021 Fib the Truth elder sister


  1. ^ "Алиса Селезнева – новый символ молодежи?". 15 May 2008.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 21 December 2014. Retrieved 21 December 2014.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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