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Mikhail Baryshnikov


Boyishly cute, diminutive and strong as a bull, but as graceful as any gazelle or swan, Mikhail Baryshnikov is a household name even to non-balletomanes. Widely considered to be one of the greatest and biggest names in dance. Mikhail began his ballet studies in his native Riga, Latvia. He was accepted by the Leningrad Choreographic School, the ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 5 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Baryshnikov on Broadway
(1980)
That's Dancing!
That's Dancing! Himself - Host
(1985)
White Nights
White Nights Nikolai 'Kolya' Rodchenko
(1985)

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 2015 Doll & Em (TV Series)
Mikhail
- Episode #2.6 (2015) ... Mikhail
- Episode #2.4 (2015) ... Mikhail
- Episode #2.3 (2015) ... Mikhail
- Episode #2.2 (2015) ... Mikhail
- Episode #2.1 (2015) ... Mikhail
 2014 Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit
The Minister Sorokin (uncredited)
 2009 Place (TV Movie)
Dancer
 1991 Company Business
Pyotr Ivanovich Grushenko
 1987 Dancers
Tony
 1985 White Nights
Nikolai 'Kolya' Rodchenko
 1980/I Carmen (TV Movie)
Don José
 1977/I The Nutcracker (TV Movie)
Nutcracker / Prince
 1976 Baryshnikov: Live at Wolf Trap (TV Movie)
Franz in 'Coppelia' / Le Spectre de la Rose / Basilio in 'Don Quixote' / ...
 1971 Fiesta (TV Movie)
Pedro Romero
 1968 Gorod i pesnya
Dancer
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Other Works:

2006: Appeared in print ads for Movado timepieces. See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Interviews | 1 Article | 3 Pictorials | 3 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


Alternate Names:

Mikhail Baryshinikov

Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on the difficulty of acting in front of the camera, encountered while working on _White Nights (1985)_, and the help he received from acting coach Sandra Seacat, whom he'd met earlier through Jessica Lange, from 12/6/85 Washington Post profile] One of the main things was she helped me relax in front of the camera. The best acting I did on the set was in the improvisations before the takes - that... See more »

Trivia:

When he met Jessica Lange, he spoke little English. Fortunately for him, Lange spoke French, which he could speak fluently. See more »

Nickname:

Misha

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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