Olga Fonda

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Olga Fonda
Olga Fonda 2014.jpg
Born Olga Tchakova
Siberia, Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic, Soviet Union
Alma mater University of Maine at Augusta
Occupation Actress, model
Years active 2005–present

Olga Tchakova, known professionally as Olga Fonda, is a Russian-born American[1][2][3][4] film and television actress and model.

Early life[edit]

Olga Tchakova[5][6] was born in the Siberian region of Russia and then lived in Ukhta,[5] in the country's Komi Republic. 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.[5] She returned to attend the University of Maine at Augusta, majoring in financial management.[5]


While vacationing in Los Angeles, California, Fonda was scouted to pursue modeling,[7] her longtime ambition.[5] After acting in TV commercials, she played a Russian ballerina in the 2009 independent film Love Hurts.[7]

Fonda, who has modeled since at least 2007[8] in Japan, Italy and the United States,[5] went on to appear in television series including How I Met Your Mother, Nip/Tuck, Melrose Place, and Entourage,[5][8] and played Owen Wilson's girlfriend in a nonspeaking role in Little Fockers.[citation needed] 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.[7]

In 2010, Fonda was cast in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn. She had a supporting role in 2011's Real Steel.[8][9] She played Nadia in The Vampire Diaries.


Year Title Role Notes
2009 The Breakdown Chloe TV-movie[citation needed]
2009 Love Hurts Valeriya
2010 Little Fockers Svetlana [citation needed]
2011 Love Russian girl Uncredited[citation needed]
2011 Captain Fork Samantha Short film[citation needed]
2011 Crazy, Stupid, Love. Danielle Uncredited[citation needed]
2011 Real Steel Farra Lemkova
2011 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 Valentina (Volturi Assistant) Deleted scene[citation needed]
2013 Olvidados Lisa [citation needed]
Year Title Role Notes
2006 Nip/Tuck Elena 1 episode ("Liz Cruz")
2007 Ugly Betty Model #3 1 episode ("I'm Coming Out, uncredited[citation needed]
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[citation needed]
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
Video games
Year Title Role
2005 True Crime: New York City Unknown


  1. ^ "Olga Fonda Agent-X learned ballet & martial-arts for acting caereer". washingtontimes.com. 19 November 2015. Retrieved 18 January 2018. 
  2. ^ "people/Olga Fonfa". empireonline.com. Retrieved 18 January 2018. 
  3. ^ "celeb/Olga Fonda". hollywoodlife.com. Retrieved 18 January 2018. 
  4. ^ "Olga Fonda". listal.com. Retrieved 18 January 2018. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f g Adams, Betty (February 20, 2010). "Former Winthrop exchange student takes on Hollywood". Morning Sentinel. Waterville, Maine. Archived from the original on October 6, 2011. Retrieved October 6, 2011. 
  6. ^ Lane, Laura (2011). "Esquire Presents Me in My Place with Olga Fonda". Esquire.com. p. 2. Archived from the original on October 6, 2011. Retrieved October 6, 2011. 
  7. ^ a b c 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. 
  8. ^ a b c Ditzian, Eric (October 28, 2010). "'Breaking Dawn' Cast: Meet The New Faces". MTV. Retrieved December 13, 2010. 
  9. ^ Moore, Jason (June 7, 2010). "Real Steel: Hope Davis and Olga Fonda Join the Cast". SciFi Mafia. 

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