Levieva in 2009
Margarita Vladimirovna Levieva
February 9, 1980 (age 40)
|Alma mater||New York University (BA)|
William Esper Studio
Margarita Vladimirovna Levieva (Russian: Маргари́та Влади́мировна Леви́ева) is a Russian-American actress and dancer. Levieva was born in St. Petersburg, Russia and began training as a rhythmic gymnast at age three. She immigrated to Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn with her mother and twin brother at age 11, where she continued her training.
Early life and education
Levieva moved to the United States at age 11 with her mother and twin brother. Though she was accepted into Laguardia High School to study dance, she instead attended public high school in Secaucus, New Jersey. In addition to working full-time as a fashion buyer, Levieva graduated a year early from New York University with a double major in economics and psychology and minors in philosophy, sociology, and Russian history. Levieva went on to complete the Meisner Acting Program at the William Esper Studio in New York.
In 2005, Levieva made a guest appearance on Law & Order: Trial by Jury and in the following two years starred in the Fox series Vanished and feature films The Invisible, Billy's Choice, and Noise, starring Tim Robbins, Bridget Moynahan, and William Hurt.
Levieva stars in the 2019 independent film Inherit the Viper. Her other film credits include It Happened In L.A. (2017), The Diary of a Teenage Girl (2015), Sleeping With Other People (2015), James White (2015), For Ellen (2012), The Lincoln Lawyer (2011), Adventureland (2009), and Spread (2009).
In 2009, Levieva made an appearance in the NBC drama Kings (in the episode "First Night"), starred in the play The Retributionists, and made her Broadway debut in Impressionism. She also starred in the HBO comedy-drama series How to Make it in America. In 2011, she appeared in the thriller film The Lincoln Lawyer with Matthew McConaughey.
Levieva's most prominent television appearances include her series regular roles in ABC drama series Revenge (2011–2015) and in HBO series The Deuce (2016–2019). In The Deuce, Levieva played Abigail "Abby" Parker, an adventurous college student who strikes up a relationship with Vincent (James Franco). After three seasons, the series finale aired October 28, 2019. 
|2004||Billy's Choice||Julie Romano||Short film|
|2007||The Invisible||Annie Newton|
|2011||The Lincoln Lawyer||Regina 'Reggie' Campo|
|2011||The Stand Up||Veronica|
|2012||For Ellen||Claire Taylor|
|2013||Knights of Badassdom||Beth|
|2013||Sweating in the Night||Diane||Short film|
|2014||The Loft||Vicky Fry|
|2015||The Diary of a Teenage Girl||Tabatha|
|2015||Sleeping with Other People||Hannah|
|2015||Boys I Used to Babysit||Alice||Short film|
|2017||It Happened in L.A.||Ingrid|
|2018||Inherit the Viper||Josie Riley|
|2005||N.Y.-70||Cindy||Unsold TV pilot|
|2005||Law & Order: Trial by Jury||Stephanie Davis||Episode: "Skeleton"|
|2006||The Prince||Isabelle||Unsold TV pilot|
|2006||What's Not to Love?||Blake||Unsold TV pilot|
|2006||Vanished||Marcy Collins||Main role|
|2009||Kings||Claudia||Episode: "First Night"|
|2010–11||How to Make It in America||Julie||Recurring role|
|2011–13||Revenge||Amanda Clarke||Recurring role|
|2013-2016||The Blacklist||Gina Zanetakos||Recurring role|
|2015||Allegiance||Natalie O'Connor||Main role|
|2016–present||We Bare Bears||Yana||2 episodes:
"Icy Nights" and "Icy Nights II"
|2017–2019||The Deuce||Abigail "Abby" Parker||Main role|
- Axelrod, Nick. "Tilt-A-Whirl Girl: Margarita Levieva in 'Adventureland'". WWD. Retrieved January 29, 2020.
- Kennedy, Maria. "BWW Interview: Margarita Levieva and THE TRIAL OF DONNA CAINE at George Street Playhouse 10/16 to 11/11". Broadway World. Retrieved January 29, 2020.
- Sepinwall, Alan. "'The Deuce' Finale Recap: Giving Up the Ghosts". Rolling Stone. Retrieved January 29, 2020.
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