Ivan Urgant

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Ivan Urgant
Ivan Urgant in Tbilisi.jpg
Urgant in Tbilisi
Born (1978-04-16) 16 April 1978 (age 39)
Leningrad, Russian SFSR, USSR
Residence Moscow, Russia
Alma mater Saint Petersburg State Theatre Arts Academy
Years active Since 1999

Ivan Andreevich Urgant (Russian: Ива́н Андре́евич У́ргант), (born 16 April 1978) is a Russian television host, presenter, actor, musician and producer. Since 2012 he has hosted Evening Urgant, a late-night talk show.


Ivan Urgant was born in Leningrad in a family of actors Andrey Urgant (son of actors Nina Urgant and Lev Milinder) and Valeriya Kiseleva. He graduated from Saint Petersburg State Theatre Arts Academy. In light of his grandfather's heritage, he considers himself to be a Russian Jew.[1]

In 2007, 2009, 2010 (2), 2011, 2014, 2015 and 2016 Ivan Urgant was awarded TEFI.[citation needed]

On 16 May 2009 he presented the final of the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest with former Russian Eurovision participant Alsou.[2]

From 2011 Ivan owns a restaurant "The Sad" (Russian: Сад - Garden) together with Alexander Tsekalo in Moscow.

From 2016 he is a board member and co-owner of the elite real estate agency "W1Evans".


TV shows[edit]

Urgant has hosted various TV shows, including:


Ivan Urgant plays guitar, piano and drums. In the late 90's he acted under the pseudonym Vnuk (Russian: Внук - Grandson). In 2011 Ivan renewed his own singing career and now is acting under the pseudonym Grisha Urgant.


  • 1999 — "Star"
  • 2012 — "Estrada"


  1. ^ "PPKh". Perviy Kanal. 
  2. ^ "THE HOSTS OF MOSCOW 2009!". Eurovision.tv.