Olesya Zhurakovskaya

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  • Name: Olesya Zhurakovskaya ( Olesya Gurakovskaya )
  • Date of birth: 13 August 1973
  • Age: 43 years
  • Place of birth: Kiev
  • Height: 175
  • Activities: theater and film actress
  • Marital status: divorced

    Olesya Zhurakovskaya: biography

    Olesya Zhurakovskaya – Ukrainian actress and TV presenter. For the first time drew attention to themselves thanks to the remake of the movie «chasing two hares», but popularity was brought to her Comedy series «Matchmakers». Since 2012 is unchanged the leading rating reality show, «she zvazheni schaslivi» on the Ukrainian channel STB.

    Olesya was born and raised in Kiev. Her family was far from the creative professions: father was engaged in the construction of roads, and her mother worked at the clothing manufacturer and sewing for private clients. Olesya has an older sister.

    At an early age girls attend gymnastics section and gave hope to the sport. Also as a child, Olesya showed a predilection for the different characters and along with her sister organised home theater and circus performances. But after finishing the 9th grade at the insistence of parents, she goes to the College of light industry to become the technologist of sewing production, like her mother. However, in the school] is much more attracted by the opportunity to go on stage student theatre, as well as various talent contests. After College, she goes to Moscow for receipt in theatrical Institute. This decision pushed her friend persuaded to go with her company.

    The entrance exam Olesya Zhurakovskaya read an excerpt from the story by Nikolai Gogol, as well as sang Ukrainian folk song. Thanks to the immediacy and openness she became a student of the State Institute of theatrical arts, where he studied on the course of Vladimir Andreyev. Olesya showed great promise and while still a student, first went on the professional stage. But after graduation, Zurakowski had a long break from work. Then she worked briefly at the Moscow theater Yermolova, and in 2002 returned to his hometown and joined the troupe of the Kiev academic theatre of drama and Comedy on the left Bank of the Dnieper, where he plays till today.

    In spring 2009, Oles was a member of the second season of the entertainment show «Dancing for you», which appeared on the Ukrainian channel «1+1», where she paired with Alexander Moibenko. Vivid impression left African dance by Olesya Zurakowski for which she has completely changed in the black.

    In 2012, the actress tried her on TV and since the leading constant is a very popular Ukrainian show «Weighted and happy», where participants under the guidance of professional trainers and nutritionists for several months struggling with weight. Interestingly, in his first season of transmission in parallel with the participants of the show Olesya also get rid of excess weight and managed to lose about 30 kg


    The first appearance on television she worked on Zurakowski occurred in 1999, when she appeared in an episode of the popular action-crime TV series «birthday Bourgeois». After 4 years, the actress has attracted the attention of the audience, starring in the role of housekeeper luska in the Christmas musical «chasing two hares», which is a remake of the famous Comedy 1961. Interesting work was Zurakowski social Comedy with elements of black humor «Professor in law», where she played Katerina Ivanovna, night butterflies «retired». Despite the theme of the oldest profession, Olesya was able to create an image of absolutely not vulgar and highly comic character.

    But the most famous film starring Olesya zurakowski is the Comedy series «Matchmakers» in which she appeared in the 4th season and played several years as consultant cosmetic company «Mary Kay» Ksenia Pavlovna. The actress is more than realistic look at the role of targeted and hyperactive businesswoman.

    Last date picture, which starred Olesya, there is the adventure series «the Island», which airs on channel TNT in February 2016. The actress appeared in the role of producer Tamara, who is allegedly planning to organize a reality show on one of the tropical Islands. However, when the participants remain on a deserted piece of land alone, it turns out that no filming is not conducted, therefore, have to survive for real.

    Personal life

    In 1996, immediately after graduating from GITIS, Olesya Zhurakovskaya married to a very wealthy businessman. Despite the fact that the man knew he married the actress, after the wedding, he did not allow his wife to pursue the received profession. Not your favorite things Zhurakovskaya survived 5 years, but in 2001, divorced her husband and went to live in Kiev. Children in the family was not.

    Today, the actress in all the interviews about my personal life meets pretty vague, but emphasizes that, when he loves, it is man with all my heart.

    Main hobby Zurakowski – travel. On numerous trips around the world she spends most of their fees.


    • 2003 — two hares
    • 2006 — Women’s tears
    • 2006 — Professor in law
    • 2008 — adventures in hutorke near Dikanka
    • 2008 — the King, Queen, Jack
    • 2010 — Cinderella trailer
    • 2010 — black sheep
    • 2010-2013 — Matchmakers
    • 2014 — man on the hour
    • 2016 — the Island


    Olesya Zhurakovskaya

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