Valery Nikolaev

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Valery Nikolaev
Born Valery Valeryevich Nikolaev
(1965-08-23) 23 August 1965 (age 51)
Moscow, RSFSR, USSR
Occupation Actor, director
Years active 1987-present
Spouse(s)
  • Natalya Pirogova (m. 1984; div. 1988)
  • Irina Apeksimova (m. 1988; div. 2001)
  • Lyubov Tikhomirova (m. 2008; div. 2009)
  • Elmira Zemskova (m. 2014)
Children 1

Valery Valeryevich Nikolaev (Russian: Валерий Валерьевич Николаев; born 23 August 1965) is a Russian film and theater actor, director.

Biography[edit]

Gifted actor and dancer Valery Nikolaev has choreographed five productions at the Chekhov MKhAT theater. He choreographed the musical My Fair Lady (Moscow, 2000), as well. In 1997 he traveled to Hollywood in 1997 to play in Phillip Noyce's The Saint. Nikolaev graduated from MKhAT, where he studied under the eminent Oleg Tabakov. It was during his studies with Tabakov that he met his future wife, Irina Apeksimova. After graduation, Nikolaev performed with the Chekhov MKhAT theater. Nikolaev is a serious dancer who excels at rock and tap. He trained at a university in Florida, where he received a certificate in tap dancing.

Selected filmography[edit]

He performed in more than thirty films since 1987.

Film
Year Title Role Notes
1991 Niagara Pyotr Krasnovitsky
Leg original title Noga
1992 Love on request Aleks
Ochen vernaya zhena Zhenya Monahov
Melochi zhizni Gosha Television series
1993 Nastya Sasha Pichugin
1994 Life and Extraordinary Adventures of Private Ivan Chonkin Balashov
1995 Shirli-Myrli Step performer
1996 Thief Takers Television series (episode Black Russian)
1997 The Saint Ilya Tretiak
Aberration Yury Romanov
U Turn Mr. Arkady
2000 Den rozhdeniya Burzhuya Burzhuy Television series
2004 The Terminal Milodragovich
2005 Mirror Wars Boris
2006 Vedma (The Power of Fear) Ivan
2011 The 5th Execution Sanya
2012 The Ballad of Uhlans De Vitt

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