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Overview (4)

Born in Santa Clara County, California, USA
Birth NameLarisa Romanovna Oleynik
Nickname Rissy
Height 5' 7" (1.7 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Larisa Oleynik was born in Santa Clara County, California, to Lorraine (Allen), a nurse, and Roman Oleynik, an anesthesiologist. Her father is of Ukrainian and Rusyn descent.

Larisa's big break came when she was eight. She had gotten the part of young Cosette in a production of "Les Misérables". Her costar was Rider Strong, playing Gavroche. The two would be reunited when Larisa guested on Rider's sitcom, Boy Meets World (1993). Larisa's most well known roles are Bianca in 10 Things I Hate About You (1999), and Alex in The Secret World of Alex Mack (1994).

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Cyprus386

Trivia (9)

In a survey done by "People" magazine, where viewers vote for who they think is the most beautiful person in the world, Larisa ranked as the highest female on the list. [1997]
Her role models are Kellie Martin, Claire Danes and Winona Ryder (1995).
Attended Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, New York, and graduated in 2004.
Her paternal grandfather, Josephy Oleynik, was born in Pokdamin, Ukraine. Her paternal grandmother, Anna Cherpak, was of Ukrainian/Rusyn descent.
Father: Roman. Mother: Lorraine.
Was the only non-New Yorker cast in Bringing Rain (2003).
Played a love interest to Joseph Gordon-Levitt both in 3rd Rock from the Sun (1996) and again in 10 Things I Hate About You (1999).
Has acted alongside Rider Strong in a theater production of "Les Miserables" and on TV on Boy Meets World (1993) and Pepper Dennis (2006).
Her favorite store to shop in is Urban Outfitters.

Personal Quotes (9)

I love my job so much, and not everyone can say that and I recognize how lucky that is.
Everyone tries to talk you out of going to college. The consensus being that people are just gonna forget about you, you know, and that's the way the business works.
I've had a pretty charmed life, so there's nothing that I need to take too seriously right now.
If I had to choose, I'd choose my friends over my career.
College inspired me to think differently. It's like no other time in your life.
I'm a normal person and I don't have superpowers! I do normal things, too.
If my mom reads that I'm grammatically incorrect I'll have hell to pay.
I don't know that I have any role models now that are fixed. Definitely my mom - she's the coolest. She's worked really hard her whole life and I just think she's got a great attitude. Moms just know so much it's so silly.
I hate Valentine's day. It is a day for nothing but disappointment.

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