Dina Korzun

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Dina Korzun
Born (1971-04-13) 13 April 1971 (age 44)
Smolensk, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Nationality Russian
Occupation Actress, artist
Years active 1994–present
Awards Nika Award - 1999
Russian Federation Presidential Certificate of Honour

Dianna Alexandrovna "Dina" Korzun (Russian: Дианна Александровна "Дина" Корзун; born 13 April 1971) is a Russian theater and film actress.

Life and career[edit]

Korzun was born in Smolensk. She graduated from secondary school and Art school, studied ballet and modern dancing. After graduation from the prestigious Moscow Art Theatre School (МХАТ), she was asked to join the Chekhov Moscow Arts Theater Troupe, where she was a stage actress (1996–2000). Her major roles were Katerina in "Storm", She in "I Can't Imagine Tomorrow" and Helena in "Midsummer Night's Dream”. Korzun made her screen debut in Valery Todorovsky’s Country of the Deaf (1998). Her performance as Yaya – a deaf and mentally bizarre young woman – became the most critically acclaimed in 1998.

Her other significant role is Tanya in ”Last Resort” (2000) by Pawel Pawlikowski. This groundbreaking performance brought her international recognition with the Best actress prize at British Independent Film Awards (Best Newcomer on screen), London Film Festival (FIPRESCI Prize), Bratislava International Film Festival, Gijón International Film Festival, Thessaloniki Film Festival.

In 2006, Korzun was nominated for the Best Female Lead at the Independent Spirit Award for her role in “Forty Shades of Blue”, with her portrayal as Laura, a young Russian woman living in Memphis with a much older rock-n-roll legend, Alan (Rip Torn). In 2009 she was nominated for Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Female for the movie ”Cold Souls”.

She speaks Russian and English fluently and has acted in both of these languages.

She is currently on her third marriage and has a son, Timur (b. 1990).[citation needed]


Year Title Role Notes
1998 Country of the Deaf Yaya
2000 The President And His Granddaughter Tanya
2000 Citizen of the head Larissa Lushnikova TV series
2000 Last Resort Tanya
2002 The theory of binge Svetik
2002 Road Anna
2003 No matter how well Marina TV
2004 Marfa
2005 Forty Shades of Blue Laura
2005 Female Novel Zhenya TV series
2007 Kuka Lena
2008 The Brothers Karamazov Katerina Hohlakova TV series
2008 The subscriber is temporarily unavailable Lana Mini-series
2009 Farewell Alina
2009 Mediator Killers wife
2009 Cold Souls Nina
2009 Russian cross Maria Mini-series
2012 After school Zara, mother Frida, the artist TV series
2013 It all started in Harbin Matryona, mother of Boris and Volodya Eybozhenko TV series
2014 Son Mini-series

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