Born in 1959, Nadezhda Markina hails from the Tambov region in western Russia. She graduated from the Lunacharsky State Institute for Theatre Arts in 1983 and honed her craft at the Taganka Theatre and Malaya Bronnaya Theatre between 1992 and 1998. Her diverse roles included those of Regan in Shakespeare’s King Lear and Elizaveta Epanchina in a trilogy based on Dostoevsky’s The Idiot (both at the Malaya Bronnaya). Her performance in Volodin’s Five Evenings won her the Golden Mask for Best Actress in 1998. She has also performed at the Moscow Art Theatre and at the Gogol Theatre, where she worked on a production of Vasily Sigarev’s Black Milk. She has garnered wide recognition for her role in Elena, in the internationally acclaimed film directed by Andrey Zvyagintsev.

Accolades

Nadezhda Markina
Best Performance by an Actress, 2011

Nadezhda Markina

Elena
Best Performance by an Actress, 2011

Nadezhda Markina

Elena

Winner, Best Performance by an Actress, 2011 Elena and Vladimir are an older couple, they come from different backgrounds. Vladimir is a wealthy and cold…

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Films

Elena
2011

Elena

Russian Federation
2011

Elena

Winner, Best Performance by an Actress, High Commendation – Achievement in Directing, 2011 Elena and Vladimir are an older couple, they come from different backgrounds.…

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The Find
2015

The Find (Nakhodka)

Russian Federation, Finland
2015

The Find (Nakhodka)

The senior fishery control inspector Trofim Rusanov is old, morose and unsociable, he considers all people surrounding him criminals and is unforgiving of even the…

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