Elena Lyadova

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Elena Lyadova
Elena Lyadova - Dovlatov - Press Conference.jpg
Elena Lyadova at the press conference of Dovlatov at Berlinale 2018
Born Elena Igorevna Lyadova
(1980-12-25) 25 December 1980 (age 37)
Morshansk, Tambov Oblast, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Occupation Actress
Years active 2002–present
Spouse(s) Vladimir Vdovichenkov
Awards Nika Award - 2011, 2014, 2015

Elena Igorevna Lyadova (Russian: Еле́на И́горевна Ля́дова; born 25 December 1980) is a Russian actress.[1] In 2002, she graduated from Mikhail Shchepkin Higher Theatre School in Moscow, Russia. Her film credits include Elena (2011), The Geographer Drank His Globe Away (2013), Leviathan (2014) and Orlean (2015).[2][3][4]


Elena Lyadova was born in on 25 December 1980 in Morshansk, Tambov Oblast. When Elena turned six, the family moved to Odintsovo, Moscow Oblast.

She graduated from the Higher Theatre School named after MS Shchepkin in 2002 and was accepted into the troupe of the Moscow Theatre for Young Audiences.


Lyadova's career in cinema began in 2005 with the Golden George winning film Dreaming of Space by Alexei Uchitel.

In 2005 she had roles in Ekaterina Shagalova's melodrama Pavlov's Dog and in Andrei Proshkin's comedy Soldier's Decameron.

Elena acted in the 2009 television series The Brothers Karamazov by Yuri Moroz, based on the novel of the same name by Fyodor Dostoyevsky. In the film, Elena played the scandalous and vicious Grushenka.

In 2012 she was awarded the Best Actress Golden Eagle and Nika for her role as the daughter of the main character in Andrey Zvyagintsev's Elena. Two years later, she again received the Best Actress Golden Eagle and Nika for her role as the wife of the protagonist in Alexander Veledinsky's movie The Geographer Drank His Globe Away.

Creative collaboration of Elena Lyadova with Vadim Perelman continued in 2015: she starred in the dramatic miniseries Treason. The series tells about the fate of people whose spouses are unfaithful. The picture won the award of the Association of Producers of Cinema and Television in the nomination "Best miniseries".

Elena Lyadova at the opening ceremony of the festival "Kinotavr-2014" in Sochi.

In October 2013 on the TV channel Russia 1 premiered a detective historical miniseres by Vadim Perelman Ashes, in which Elena performed one of the main roles.

In 2015, the actress received the Silver George for the role of eccentric and promiscuous hairdresser Lidka in the black comedy film by Andrei Proshkin Orlean.

She played the supporting role of a young editor in the 2018 biographical drama film Dovlatov which was screened at the 68th Berlin International Film Festival.

Personal life[edit]

During the filming of Soldier's Decameron (2005) she became romantically involved with actor Aleksandr Yatsenko, with whom she lived for seven years.[5]

In 2015, she married actor Vladimir Vdovichenkov.[6]



Year Title Role Notes
2005 Dreaming of Space Rimma
2005 Pavlov's Dog Ksysha
2005 Soldier's Decameron (ru) Marina
2009 Tambourine, Drum (ru) friend
2011 Elena Katerina
2012 Solo saxophone Vika
2013 The Geographer Drank His Globe Away Nadia
2014 Leviathan Lilya Sergeyeva
2015 Orlean Lidka
2016 Day to ...
2018 Dovlatov young editor
2018 Frontier


Year Title Role Notes
2007 Lenin's Testament Galina Koval TV series
2008 Protection Tatiana Kalitina TV series
2009 The Brothers Karamazov (ru) Grushenka TV series
2009 Return of Sinbad Elya Shakhova TV series
2009 Disappeared Galka Mini-series
2009 Lyubka Lyubka TV
2009 Moscow courtyard Svetka TV series
2010 When Ledum bloom Anna Sedova TV
2010 Rat Natalia Sorokina-Lefabe TV
2010 Blizzard Masha Mini-series
2010 Captivity passion Mariya (Mura) Zakrevskaya TV
2011 Heartbeat Nina Ilina Mini-series
2011 I'll wait Klava Sintsova Mini-series
2012 Collectors Vera TV series
2012 Separation Rada TV series
2013 Lucky Irina Boyarova TV
2013 Ashes (ru) Rita TV series
2015 Treason (ru) Asya TV series


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