At the closing ceremony of 20th Film Festival "Kinotavr" in 2009
Yuliya Viktorovna Siriskina
2 June 1983
Life and career
Yuliya Snigir was born in Donskoy, Tula Oblast, in what is now part of Russia. She graduated from high school number 20 Donskoy. Hoping to get a good education, she went to Moscow and entered the Faculty of Foreign Languages of the Moscow State Pedagogical University (English department, specialty "English Philology").
Snigir had to study and work at the same time to support herself financially. She was teaching English in the nursery school, when a friend showed photos of Yuliya to a representative from a Moscow modelling agency. While continuing her study program in University, Snigir became a successful model. She was offered a contract with a leading French jewellery brand and was planning to move to France when a casting-director saw her at the modeling agency and invited her to an audition. Her acting career started when she was accepted to the Vakhtangov Theatre Academy. Her cinematic debut was in the film The Last Slaughter, which was followed by Vaccine and Gloss
Her big break came when she was offered one of the leading roles in the Russian sci-fi blockbuster The Inhabited Island (2008) and the sequel The Inhabited Island: Skirmish. Yulia became the face of L'Oreal in Russia, as well as Mexx clothing and Mexx perfume.
In 2015, Channel One released a 12-episode historical television series Catherine the Great, in which the actress played the main role. In the same year she played in the romantic comedy film About Love by Anna Melikian.
She starred as Ekaterina Smokovnikova in the television miniseries Road to Calvary, an adaptation of the eponymous novel by Aleksey Tolstoy. It aired on NTV channel in 2017. She also had a supporting role in the crime comedy Blockbuster by Roman Volobuyev in that year.
|2006||The Last Slaughter||Angela|
|2008||The Inhabited Island||Rada Gaal||Part 1|
|2009||The Inhabited island: Skirmish||Rada Gaal||Part 2|
|2010||Zaitsev, Burn! History Showman||leading|
|2013||A Good Day to Die Hard||Irina|
|2015||The Land of Oz||Fifa|
|2017||Blockbuster (ru)||Lena Vanina|
|2010||In the Forests and Mountains||Maria Gavrilovna Zaletova|
|2010||Sky on Fire||Lisa Voronina|
|2011||I Will Never Forget You||Katya Alkovich|
|2014||What Begins Motherland||Natalya|
|2015||The Seventh Rune||Tatiana Ikonnikova|
|2015||Catherine the Great||Catherine II|
|2017||The Road to Calvary||Ekaterina Smokovnikova|
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