October 1, 1982
|Alma mater||University of Maine at Augusta|
Olga Tchakova (Russian: Ольга Чакова; known professionally as Olga Fonda) is a Russian-American film and television actress and model. She is also known for her role as Nadia Petrova in The Vampire Diaries (2013–2014).
Olga Tchakova was born in the Siberian region of Russia and then lived in Ukhta, Komi ASSR, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union, in the country's Komi Republic. Her father, she said, "had grocery stores in one of the Russian villages that I grew up in". She has an older brother.
She moved to Maine in the United States for a year at age 14, as an exchange student living with the Auclair family in East Winthrop, Maine, while attending Winthrop High School from 1996 to 1997. She returned to attend the University of Maine at Augusta, majoring in financial management.
While vacationing in Los Angeles, California, Fonda was scouted by agent Paul Fisher to pursue modeling, her longtime ambition. After acting in TV commercials, she played a Russian ballerina in the 2009 independent film Love Hurts.
Fonda, who has modeled since at least 2007 in Japan, Italy and the United States, went on to appear in television series including How I Met Your Mother, Nip/Tuck, Melrose Place, and Entourage, and played Owen Wilson's girlfriend in a nonspeaking role in Little Fockers. She was cast in the 2011 romantic-comedy Crazy, Stupid, Love, though her scene did not make the final cut; she does appear in the film's trailer.
In 2010, Fonda was cast in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn. She had a supporting role in 2011's Real Steel. She played Nadia in The Vampire Diaries. In 2018, she was cast in the role of Sarah in the Netflix series Altered Carbon.
She is unrelated to the Fonda acting family and has said her reason for adopting that stage name "started as a mystery, [and so] I'm going to keep it a mystery. There’s really nothing to it but maybe one day I'll tell the story of how I got my name."
Fonda supports the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital after being introduced to the charity by Jason Thomas Gordon, who started a campaign for the hospital called, Music Gives to St. Jude Kids. 
She is also a supporter of The Heroes Project, which was founded by Tim Medvetz to help wounded veterans. 
|2009||The Breakdown||Chloe||TV-movie|
|2010||Little Fockers||Svetlana|||
|2011||Love||Russian girl||Uncredited|
|2011||Captain Fork||Samantha||Short film|
|2011||Crazy, Stupid, Love.||Danielle||Uncredited|
|2011||Real Steel||Farra Lemkova|
|2011||The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1||Valentina (Volturi Assistant)||Deleted scene|
|2006||Nip/Tuck||Elena||1 episode ("Liz Cruz")|
|2007||Ugly Betty||Model #3||1 episode ("I'm Coming Out, uncredited|
|2009||Entourage||Sales girl||1 episode ("Give a Little Bit")|
|2009||How I Met Your Mother||Candy||1 episode ("Robin 101")|
|2009||Melrose Place||Party girl||1 episode ("Gower"), uncredited|
|2010||Svetlana||Olga||1 episode ("Yellowcake")|
|2013–2014||The Vampire Diaries||Nadia Petrova||Recurring Season 5|
|2013||Nikita||Larissa||1 episode ("The Life We've Chosen")|
|2015||Agent X||Olga Petrovka||Recurring Role|
|2016||Hawaii Five-0||Anna Novick||1 episode ("Waiwai")|
|2018||Altered Carbon||Sarah||1 episode ("Out of the Past")|
|2018||My Dead Ex||Madame Fortuna|
|2019||The Detour||Natalia||2 Episodes ("The Groom", "The Bride")|
|2005||True Crime: New York City|||
- "'Agent X' beauty Fonda learned ballet, martial arts for acting career". The Washington Times. November 19, 2015. Archived from the original on April 28, 2016. Retrieved January 18, 2018.
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- Fonda in "Olga Fonda [interview]". Rogue. December 29, 2015. Archived from the original on August 17, 2016. Retrieved September 14, 2019.
I got married this summer.
- "The Overhead Compartment with Olga Fonda [interview]". Pursuitist. November 2015. Archived from the original on January 8, 2016.
- Hyland, Veronique (August 8, 2011). "Olga Fonda Talks Real Steel and Her Russian Roots". Harper's Bazaar. Archived from the original on October 6, 2011. Retrieved October 6, 2011.
Then I came to LA for vacation and I was scouted to pursue modeling. Eventually, I started doing commercial work, and here and there, appearances for TV shows, and then I got approached to do an independent film, Love Hurts, where I played a Russian ballerina.
- Gottschalk, Shelby (November 23, 2015). "10 Things — Olga Fonda [interview]". Regard. Archived from the original on February 22, 2019. Retrieved September 14, 2019.
- Ditzian, Eric (October 28, 2010). "'Breaking Dawn' Cast: Meet The New Faces". MTV. Archived from the original on November 7, 2017. Retrieved December 13, 2010.
- McClintock, Pamela (June 1, 2010). "Hope Davis joins Real Steel'". Variety. Archived from the original on June 28, 2017.
Two other additions to the lineup are James Rebhorn and Olga Fonda.
- Ahern, Sarah (March 3, 2017). "TV News Roundup: Allison Miller Joins ABC Pilot 'Salamander,' Olga Fonda to Appear on to Netflix's 'Altered Carbon'". Variety. Archived from the original on February 17, 2019. Retrieved September 14, 2019.
- "TJ Maxx, Marshalls and HomeGoods TV Commercial, 'Gifting' Featuring Olga Fonda". iSpot. 2012. Retrieved September 14, 2019.
- "TJ Maxx, Marshalls and HomeGoods TV Commercial, 'The Gifter' Featuring Olga Fonda". iSpot. 2012. Retrieved September 14, 2019.
- "'Agent X' star Olga Fonda won't say how she got her famous last name". Fox News. Retrieved January 12, 2023.
- "On the Rise: Olga Fonda on her career break out role on 'Agent X' and more!". Icon Vision. Retrieved January 12, 2023.
- "Olga Fonda Interview". Naluda Magazine. Retrieved January 12, 2023.
- Luxoflux. True Crime: New York City. Activision. Scene: Pause menu credits, 4:30:06 in, VOICE TALENT.
- Real Steel: Interview – Olga Fonda. (Video) TrailerAddict.com. 2011. Retrieved October 6, 2011.
- Fresh Face Talk: Olga Fonda — Shoot Me!. FashionTV. June 27, 2007. Retrieved September 14, 2019.