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Overview (2)

Birth NameLyanka Georgiyevna Gryu

Mini Bio (1)

Lyanka Gryu was born in Moscow, Russia. Her experience in TV and cinema has been truly unique from the very start: she has been working as an actress since the age of 4 when she landed her first lead in the award-winning European film Odin (based on the story by Ray Bradbury).

At 6 she was cast as a prime-time 'Tic-Tac' kids TV show anchor - and led it for 3 years. When Lyanka was 8 years old she played a role in The Little Princess feature film, which brought her The Best Supporting Role and The Best Female Actor awards.

From 12 till 17 she played lead roles in various theatrical plays, but what made her a nationwide star was the role in 2005's Fated To Become A Star TV series that jump-started her career as a teenage star actress.

Lyanka has vast experience in international productions such as the lead in:

  • The Chinese hit feature film Scarlet Cherry;
  • The Italian award-winning feature film The Bright Side Of The Moon;
  • The American award-winning TV show The Americans;
  • Pregnancy Test, medical series on the main TV channel of Russia, recognized by the critics with The Best TV Series Of 2015 Award;
  • Sherlock Holmes TV series (the role of Irene Adler).

Having become a true A-list star in Russia, Lyanka was cast for a feature film The Return Of Musketeers as D'Artagnan's daughter - Jaqueline. Her next success - the lead in Golden, TV series by TNT channel and feature film PG 16 - made her a superstar among the teenage and young adult audiences in Russia.

In 2013 she won Ice Age, prime-time ice skating TV show competition, where she was paired with Maxim Marinin - Olympic, World, and five-time European Skating Champion.

And the 2014's box-office hit feature Some Like It Cold had proved her status of a bankable star in her homeland and made Lyanka decide to move to the US to continue her acting career in the heart of the world film industry.

She moved to New York and then to Los Angeles. In 2015 Lyanka got a Green Card as an extraordinary ability artist, than became a SAG-legible actress and successfully started a new stage of her career. A Russian-American actress known for her roles in The Americans (seasons 5 & 6, FX network), police procedural Blue Bloods (season 7, CBS) and psychological thriller feature Impossible Monsters written about in The Hollywood Reporter. Her roles in the short films Watch Me and 9.8m/s2 (premiered at Cannes Film Festival) have brought festival awards and nominations: Best Actress (Queen Palm IFF, London City IFF), Best Film (Queen Palm IFF), Best Drama (New York Shorts IFF) & others.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Michael Vaynberg

Spouse (1)

Michael Vaynberg (9 July 2010 - present) ( 1 child)

Trivia (1)

Gave birth to her first child at age 23, a son Maxim Vaynberg on February 20, 2011. Child's father is her husband, Michael Vaynberg.

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