Nina Usatova

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Nina Usatova
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Nina Usatova in comedy roles on the stage of the Great Hall of Perm Philharmonic Society, February 23, 2015
Born Nina Nikolaevna Usatova
(1951-10-01) October 1, 1951 (age 66)
Malinovoje Ozero, Mikhaylovsky District, Altai Krai, Altai Krai, RSFSR, USSR
Occupation actress
Years active 1981 - present
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Nina Nikolaevna Usatova (Russian: Ни́на Никола́евна Уса́това; born October 1, 1951, settlement Malinovoye Ozero, Altay[1]) is a Soviet and Russian film and stage actress, People's Artist of Russia (1994).[2]


She graduated from high school number 30 in Kurgan.[3]

From 1969 to 1973, she tried to enter the Boris Shchukin Theatre Institute at the Vakhtangov Theater. Worked again at cloth factory Red October in Borovsk Kaluga region, as director for the House of Culture and was preparing for the entrance exams.

In 1974 she entered the directing faculty Boris Shchukin Theatre Institute (course Boris Zakhava and Marianna Ter-Zakharova), and graduated in 1979.

After finishing her studies in 1979, Nina went to practice in the city of Kotlas, Arkhangelsk Oblast. She played in the local theater twelve roles. At this time, opened in Leningrad Youth Theatre on the Fontanka, and in 1980, the aspiring actress went there. Played in the performances of Vladimir Malyshitsky and Efim Padve.

In 1989, Nina Usatova joined the troupe of the Leningrad Academic Bolshoi Drama Theater named after M. Gorky, now the Tovstonogov Bolshoi Drama Theater.

The actress made her film debut in 1981, her first role was in the TV movie Where did Fomenko?. Fame came after the role of the dumb in the film Cold Summer of 1953.

In 1995, Nina Usatova participated in a series of television commercials under the general title of the Russian project. The actress played a provincial woman who arrived in Moscow and saw her son in the honor guard on Red Square. The phrase "Dima, wave your hand to my mother" became popular.

Personal life[edit]

Her husband is Yury L. Guriev - linguist (French and German), actor ("Apostle", "Pelagia and White Bulldog", "Ballad of the Bomber", "Split"). The son - Nikolay was born in 1987.


  • Medal of the Order "For Merit to the Fatherland" II degree (5 February 2009) - for outstanding contribution to the development of domestic theatrical art and many years of fruitful activity '[4]
  • Medal of Pushkin(2004) [5]
  • People's Artist of Russia (1994) - for his great contribution in the field of theatrical art [1]
  • Laureate of the State Prize of the Russian Federation (2001)
  • Nika Award in the nomination Best Actress (1995, 1999)
  • Winner of the Juno (1996) [6]
  • Golden Eagle Award (Russia) in the category Best Actress (2013)
  • The winner of the festival of actors movie Constellation (1992)
  • Winner of the Golden Aries (1994)
  • The winner of the festival of orthodox films Golden Knight (1995)
  • The winner of the festival Kinotavr (1995)
  • Winner of the IV All-Russian film festival Vivat, Russian Cinema (1998)

Selected filmography[edit]


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