Eugenia Kuzmina

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Eugenia Kuzmina
Eugenia Kuzmina.jpg
Born (1987-12-25) 25 December 1987 (age 30)
Spouse(s)Bill Block[1]
Children2
Modelling information
Height1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)[2]
Hair colourBlonde[2]
Eye colourBlue[2]
Websitehttp://www.eugenia-kuzmina.com

Eugenia Kuzmina (Russian: Евге́ния Кузьми́на; Yevgeniya Kuzmina; born 25 December 1987) is a Russian-American actress, comedian and model. Her modeling career took off when she appeared on the cover of Glamour, and walked the runway for multiple designers including Yves Saint Laurent, Alexander McQueen, Thierry Mugler. She appeared in advertisements for Hermes, Armani jeans, Dior sunglasses, GAP, and L'Oreal.[3] Her first video appearance was in a music video "Ange étrange" by David Hallyday.[4] In 2011, Kuzmina transitioned into acting.

Biography[edit]

Early life[edit]

Kuzmina was born 1987 in Moscow, Soviet Union. Her father was a nuclear physicist. Her mother is a former scientist and housewife. She was training to be a professional ice skater, when at the age of 14 was discovered by the Russian designer Slava Zaitsev. She starred in national commercials for RC Cola, M&Ms, October chocolate and Russian TV shows like Pole Chudes and Yeralash before being approached by a talent scout from Paris.

Career[edit]

Kuzmina's modeling career took off when she started working with Nathalie Models, Ford Models Europe[5] and then with IMG.

She was the cover girl for the August 2004 edition of Glamour and has been featured in advertisements for Armani Jeans, Dior sunglasses, GAP, Arden B, Express, Kenzi, Replay Jeans, Sephora, and L'Oreal.[3] She has been also featured in magazines, such as Elle, Harper's Bazaar, Marie Claire, Japanese and Russian Vogue, GQ, Self, Shape, As well as catalogs for Hermès and Cartier.

She was featured in a music video for David Hallyday,[4] then Passion Pit, and Demi Lovato and transitioned into film work with a short film, Likeness directed by Rodrigo Prieto, starring Elle Fanning. Her first TV appearance was in the hit show True Blood. She portrayed a fairy. Right after she was cast in a FOX show New Girl as a model, ABC show Castle as an FBI agent opposite Stana Katic, Netflix show "The Comeback" as a Russian prostitute opposite Lisa Kudrow, Lady Dynamite show with Maria Bamford, etc. Her first starring movie role was in the independent horror film Quarantine L.A. After that, she played opposite John Turturro in a feature film Fading Gigolo , opposite Bill Murray in film "Rock The Kassbah ", was featured in the film Dirty Grandpa opposite Zac Effron, has a cameo in Bad Moms and appeared in TV Movie "Tour de Pharmacy" opposite Andy Samberg and Orlando Bloom . In 2018 Kuzmina will appear in Todd Strauss-Schulson movie " Isn't It Romantic " along Rebel Wilson

Kuzmina is passionate about comedy and can frequently be seen doing stand up at The Comedy Store, Flappers and performing improv at UCB.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "At Home With Eugenia Kuzmina In Hollywood Hills". Pump Magazine. June 25, 2018. Retrieved July 24, 2018.
  2. ^ a b c "FWD - Profile of fashion model eugenia kuzmina". Fashion Model Directory. Fashion Model Directory. Retrieved 2009-09-07.
  3. ^ a b FMD profile
  4. ^ a b David Hallyday, Didier Kerbrat (Director) (2006-12-20). Ange Etrange (Music video). Retrieved 2009-09-07.
  5. ^ "Ford Models Europe - Evgenia Kuzmina". Retrieved 2009-09-07.

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