Oksana Akinshina

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Oksana Akinshina
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Oksana Akinshina at the Stilyagi film set.
Born Oksana Aleksandrovna Akinshina
(1987-04-19) 19 April 1987 (age 29)
Leningrad, RSFSR, USSR
Residence Saint Petersburg, Russia
Nationality Russian
Occupation Actress
Years active 2000–present
Spouse(s) Dmitry Litvinov (2008–10)

Oksana Aleksandrovna Akinshina (Russian: Оксана Александровна Акиньшина; born 19 April 1987) is a Russian actress. She is best known for her roles in films Sisters (2001), Lilya 4-ever (2002), The Bourne Supremacy (2004), and Hipsters (2008).

Early and personal life[edit]

Oksana Akinshina was born in Leningrad, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union (now Saint Petersburg, Russia). where she currently lives.[1] Oksana's father was a car mechanic, Oksana's mother was an accountant. She has a younger sister.[2] At the time she landed the role in Lilya 4-ever, Akishnina only spoke Russian, and communicated with director Lukas Moodysson with the help of a translator.[1]

From 2007 to 2010, Akinshina was married to businessman Dmitry Litvinov[3] and they have a son, Philipp, born 2 June 2009. On 15 January 2013 Akinshina gave birth to her second son Konstantin, from the film producer Archil Gelovani.

Career[edit]

Starting acting at age 12, Akinshina was discovered by Sergei Bodrov, Jr., and she made her screen début in the Russian crime film Sisters (2001), Bodrov's own directorial début.[citation needed]

Her second film, Lilya 4-Ever (2001), earned her a 2002 European Film Award nomination for Best Actress. She lost, however, to the eight actresses of the film 8 Women (2002), directed by François Ozon. For her role in Lilya 4-Ever, she also received the award for Best Actress in Leading Role from the Guldbagge Awards, Sweden's national film awards.[citation needed]

Since then Akinshina has acted in the films Het Zuiden, directed by Martin Koolhoven, and The Bourne Supremacy (2004), directed by Paul Greengrass.

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2001 Sisters Sveta
2002 Lilya 4-ever Lilya
In Motion Ania
2003 The Moth Games Zoyka
Het zuiden Zoya
Kamenskaya III: The Illusion of a Sin Ira Terekhina TV Series
2004 The Bourne Supremacy Irena Neski
Women in the Game without Rules Alka Mini-series
2005 Women's Novel Ksenia TV Series
2006 Captain's Children Polina Grinyova TV Series
Moscow Zero Lyuba
Moscow Mission Anna
2007 Wolfhound Knesinka Elen
2008 Hipsters Polsza
Birds of Paradise Katenyka
Number One Enemy Katya
2009 I Am Nina
2010 Blizzard Varya Mini-series
2011 Vysotsky. Thank You For Being Alive Tatiana
2012 8 First Dates Vera
Wristcutters Marina
Nowhere to hurry mototsiklistka
2015 8 new appointments Vera
SOS, Ded Moroz, or all come true! Olga
Loop Nesterov Olga, Korolev's daughter TV Series
2016 SuperBobrovy
To each his own Oksana TV Series
Children's World
Fighter Vera

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated Work Result
2002 Bratislava International Film Festival Awards Best Actress Sisters Won
2003 European Film Awards Best Actress Lilya 4-ever Nominated
Gijón International Film Festival Awards Best Actress Won
Guldbagge Awards Best Actress Won
Rouen Nordic Film Festival Awards Best Actress Won
Stockholm Film Festival Awards Best Actress Won
2012 Nika Award Best Actress Vysotsky. Thank You For Being Alive Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Teen says 'nyet' to fame". The Age. 4 September 2003. Retrieved 3 June 2011. 
  2. ^ Оксана Акиньшина — "сестра" Бодрова, любовь Шнура. People (in Russian) (Daria Buravchikova). 9 April 2004. Retrieved 3 June 2011. 
  3. ^ Акиньшина отметила развод коньяком прямо на съемочной площадке. Segodnya.ua (in Russian). 23 November 2010. Retrieved 3 June 2011. 

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