Valery Nikolaev

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  • Name: Valery Nikolaev ( Valery Nikolaev )
  • Date of birth: 23 August 1965
  • Age: 51 years
  • Place of birth: Moscow
  • Height: 178
  • Activities: Russian film and theater actor, Director
  • Marital status: Not married

    Valery Nikolaev: the biography

    Valery Nikolaev – the athlete, dancer, star and theater actor, producer, Director, choreographer. The actor was born in Moscow on August 23, 1965 In childhood Valery professionally engaged in sports gymnastics was going to take the examination on the CCM, however, received a serious injury, then sports achievements had forgotten. About career of the actor he thought, the more appealing he saw the fate of the captain or driver.

    Interest in the future of the profession came to Valera in school when the teachers began to engage him in improvised performances and open lessons with elements of theatrical performances.

    Valery Nikolaev
    A photo of actor | Lichnosti

    In 1982, Nikolaev tried to do several theatrical challenge, but it would fail, but the documents adopted in the Forestry Institute, which the young man devoted a year of my life and finally realized that the soul is to the theatre.

    In 1983, he again filed papers in several universities and was accepted for the course Oleg Tabakov in the school-Studio of the Moscow art theater, after graduating in 1990, he was recruited into the troupe of the Moscow art theatre named after A. P. Chekhov. Nikolaev studied with Philipp Yankovsky, Evgenie Mironov, Elena Khovanskaya, Vladimir Mashkov, Irina Apeksimova.

    After the first course in theatre, the future star of the TV series and movie, I had briefly to leave the school – he was drafted into the army. On returning «to the citizen» Nikolaev decided to continue the study of acting.

    Valery Nikolaev

    In the late 80-ies Valery ridden twice for an internship in America. In 1889, he studied jazz and tap in Florida and Krasotkam universities, where he received a diploma in dance class. Actor professional step dancer and rock-n-roll. These skills helped him in his career. One of the first appearances of Nikolaev movie – episode in the Comedy «Shirley myrli», where he, along with his wife Irina Apeksimova takes tap dancing.

    Education in America, the artist continued to «but at School» in new York, «Barbican Center» acting school, «McCarter Theatre» in Princeton, new Jersey. Valeriy Nikolaev known as one of the few Russian actors that are in demand both in Russia and abroad.

    After completing the course under the direction of Oleg Tabakov in the novice actor had several roles in movies, but these films didn’t bring him popularity. The most famous project of that time was the movie George Danelia «Nastya», where Nikolaev starred in the lead role along with Polina Kutepova.

    Valery Nikolaev
    Shot in Hollywood | tele

    Towards the end of the 90-ies Valery looking for himself in Hollywood, where he basically got the role of «typical» Russians. Among foreign films with his participation: «Holy» («The Saint») with the participation of Val Kilmer, «Insidious enemy» («Aberration»), «Turn» («U Turn») with Jennifer Lopez, Sean Penn and Jon Voight. Nikolaev has also appeared in several episodes of the famous American TV series.

    The actor is familiar with Tom Hanks, Val Kilmer, Robert de Niro and Leonardo DiCaprio, worked with Oliver stone, Steven Spielberg, Philip Noyce.

    Wide popularity in Russia, Nikolaev received in 1999 after the release of the multiseries film «birthday Burzhuya». In 2001 no less success enjoyed the continuation of this series that firmly established actor in the ranks of popular celebrities, his photos began to appear regularly on the covers of magazines.

    Valery Nikolaev in Hollywood
    In Hollywood | 7 days.Gee

    After the «Bourgeois» Valery had a few successful projects in the adventure-detective genre, including foreign, and in 2006, the screens out the series «In the rhythm of tango». In this serial melodrama, the actor was filmed with Natalia Oreiro, Argentinian singer and actress who after a successful screening of the TV series «Rich and famous» and «Wild angel» has become a favorite of Russian women. The project was successful and caused a new wave of interest to the actor the Russian-speaking audience.

    After the success of «rhythm of tango» Valery Nikolaev immersed himself in creativity, having worked as the Director of the film «Bear hunt». For this work he received the prize of the film festival «Golden Phoenix» as the best debutant Director.

    Valery Nikolaev
    Talented filmmaker | Live story

    In 2008 Nikolaev opened his own Production center «Veles-the movie». In 2011 Valery Nikolaev tried himself as a screenwriter and Director of the historical project «Fights: Recruiter».

    In the period from 2009 to 2015, it should be noted the actor in the movies: «White sand», «a Perfect murder», «the Lone wolf», «1812: Ulanskaya Ballada», «Double life» and others. In 2010, Nikolayev played the role of the second plan in a Comedy «On the hook!», where the main character took him for an eccentric millionaire — diver.

    In February 2016 in Russia took place the premiere of the series «Cult», where Valery starred Tatyana Arntgolts and does Baranovym.

    Television projects

    In the winter of 2008 the actor was a participant in the second season of the show «Circus with stars». Among his rivals was Anita Tsoi, Timur Batrutdinov, Natalia Podolsky, Irina Lachin. The results of the final of the Valery Nikolaev and Irina Chaschina became the leaders of the second season of the TV show.

    The audience remembered the participation of the artist in this show with bright clown mischief and flexibility during the performance of aerial acrobatics. In his youth, the artist dreamed of becoming an Olympic champion in gymnastics, but left the sport because of a broken hand, decades later, his skills were useful to win in a circus show.

    Valery Nikolaev in the show
    In the show «Circus with stars» |

    In 2014, the artist tried his hand in the project «Ice age», becoming partner Maria Petrova. But to repeat the success as in the project «Circus with stars» Nikolaev failed, he injured his knee on one of the rehearsals, and the couple was eliminated from the list of participants. This season Maria Petrova left the project together with his partner.

    Personal life

    Personal life of Valery Nikolaev connected with the names of several famous Actresses. First marriage (1983 – 1988) Nikolayev concluded with actress Natalya Pirogova. Since 1987, the actor met with Irina Apeksimova, who became his second wife. In a family daughter, Daria.

    Valery Nikolaev and Apeksimova
    Irina Apeksimova | Flup

    In 2000, the marriage broke up, and Nikolayev had an affair with actress Daria Poverennova, which lasted three years. This connection is actively discussed by the public as the reason why Valery left the family.

    In an interview after the breakup with a partner Poverennova said that at the time of emergence of mutual feelings she and Nikolayev had finished my previous relationship, although not formalized in this document. She also told me that after relations with Valery, she’s two years lived with the hope that all can return.

    Valery Nikolaev and Darya Poverennova
    With Darya Poverennova | Things-Dryukov

    The reason for the breakup with Daria became a new love of Nikolaev. At that time he already lived in a civil marriage with the famous singer Tatyana Ovsienko, the tale continued for 4 years, but this love story ended in 2007, securing an actor glory smoothie.

    The last official mistress of Nikolaev was considered a colleague in the performance «Dear Pamela» Love Tikhomirov, their romance lasted only a year and ended in another broken female heart. In his interview with the actress of theatre and film does not hold back critical comments on the nature of the former lover.

    Valery Nikolaev and Lyubov Tikhomirova
    With Love Tikhomirova |

    Periodically, the press is actively discussing the resumption of relations of the Nikolaev ex-wife and Irina Apeksimova. Actors do not comment on their relationship, however, often see them together. The reason for meetings and shopping trips that journalists give a sign of reconciliation between the former spouses may be joint education of her daughter Daria, in the destiny which the father always took an active part.

    Fourth wife of the actor in 2014, became a trapeze artist, artist of the circus on Tsvetnoy Boulevard Elmira Zemskova. Valery got married after 5 years of relationship, lamenting the fact that the delay was the constant touring favorite. The plans of a young family had children and a happy future, but after two years of marriage the couple began a difficult period that ended in the spring of 2016

    Valery Nikolaev and Elmira Zemskova
    With his wife Elmira Zemskova | woman’s day

    Elmira Zemskova has filed for divorce. The actor commented on the event in two ways, then confirming back to him the status of bachelor, then denying it. Just at this time, the star of the series «Bourgeois’s birthday» appeared in the center of the scandal with the accident and loss of licence.

    The scandal with the accident

    Latest news are that the intersection of a half-century of life abroad was not easy for him, from February to June 2016 Valery Nikolaev appeared in the center of a scandal over violation of traffic rules and accidents with collisions on humans. The graduate school of the Moscow art theatre acted as if tried on a new role, which he later wrote in a message to fans and the public.

    The adventures of Nikolaev began with the announcement of its car wanted. Corresponding to the description «Subaru Forester» has made arrival on the pedestrian and fled the accident scene shortly before the incident in the capital, where on 25 February 2016, the actor rammed several cars and made arrival on the employee of GAI.

    Valery Nikolaev got in an accident
    Got in an accident Ozodagon

    Concerning Valery Nikolaev criminal case under part 1 of article 318 of the criminal code of Russian Federation «Application of violence concerning the representative of authority». Later, the lawyer of the stars announced that the case was reviewed and no criminal prosecution is not conducted.

    The story is not over, may 6, 2016 Nikolaev was deprived of the right to drive a car for travel into the oncoming traffic, the same was done to them a month earlier, so the penalty was doubled. The offender had no right to sit behind the wheel for a whole year, but on may 10, 2016, the traffic police stopped the previously mentioned «Subaru Forester» and was driving the owner of the vehicle. For this violation of Nikolaev arrested for 15 days.

    Valery Nikolaev
    Talent |

    Less than two weeks after the end of the term of serving it repented the offender has published a video in which he apologized to the police, the fans, his wife. The reasons for his behavior, he called a lot of stress and nervous tension. According to the artist, his life today and tomorrow will not repeat such turns, as he realized his mistake. After a history of accidents video message, the actor to the audience apology was a logical conclusion to his problems with the law.


    • 1992 — «trifles of life»
    • 1995 — «Shirley-myrli»
    • 1999 — «birthday Burzhuya»
    • 2001 — «Bourgeois’s birthday 2»
    • 2002 — «Russian in city of angels»
    • 2003 — «the homeland waits»
    • 2003 — «don’t Even think»
    • 2004 — «the Terminal (The Terminal, USA)»
    • 2004 — «Dear Masha Berezina»
    • 2007 — «Bear hunting»
    • 2008 — «the Artifact»
    • 2008 — «Photographer»
    • 2010 — «Generation P»
    • 2010 — «Indian»
    • 2011 — «On the hook»
    • 2012 — «Teach guitar»
    • 2012 — «Lone wolf»
    • 2012 — «1812: Ulanskaya Ballada»
    • 2013 — «a Double life»
    • 2013 — «a Perfect murder»
    • 2015 — «Cult»
    • 2015 — «Male escort»


    • 2007 — «Bear hunting»
    • 2011 — «Recruiter»


    Valery Nikolaev

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