< h2>Mariya Kozhevnikova
Mariya Kozhevnikova is a Russian actress who gained fame after playing the role of sexy blonde Alla in the youth TV series “Univer”. Maria Kozhevnikova Deputy of the State Duma of the sixth convocation, member of the State Duma Committee on Culture.
Biography of Mariya Kozhevnikova
Maria Kozhevnikova is the daughter of two-time Olympic ice hockey champion Alexander Kozhevnikov and English teacher Margarita. Born on November 14, 1984 in Moscow. The father did not see any other career for his daughter, except for sports – from the age of four, Maria was sent to rhythmic gymnastics. By the age of 16, Maria achieved the title of Master of sports in rhythmic gymnastics and even became a champion of Moscow. It was then that Kozhevnikova decided to end it, as she did not see herself as anyone but an artist. The decision to quit the sport greatly upset the eminent father.
But Maria did not want to spend her entire life in the shadow of his glory. “As a child, I had a complex: all the time I existed as the daughter of Kozhevnikov. At the age of eight, I decided: “Sooner or later, there will come a time when my dad will be presented as the father of Mariya Kozhevnikova.” And here it is. And Dad is proud of me, ” Maria says.
For some time, the girl sang in the female pop group “Love Stories”, even starred in the video of the group “Lyceum” (“You will become an adult”). But after school, she chose the acting department of RATI (GITIS). Kozhevnikova began acting in films only in the last years of her life: at first she played in extras, minor episodes. In 2004, she appeared as the secretary of a security agency in an episode of the TV series “The Lawyer”. Then she performed models, courtiers, homeless girls, just beautiful girls and passing characters in the frame (“Wolf”, “Servant of the Emperor”, “Three and a Half Snowflakes”, ” Borodin. The return of the General”).
His career breakthrough came at the age of 24. In 2008, Maria Kozhevnikova appeared as a sexy blonde student in the TNT series “Univer” (2008-2011). For five seasons (three years), Maria embodied the role of a narrow-minded Allochka, whose meaning of life was the search for a bachelor oligarch, and her favorite expressions were “kick” and “sheep”. The series was a huge success in the country and loudly glorified Maria Kozhevnikova. In addition, the actress fueled interest in herself, for example, with a nude photo shoot.
However, shooting for Playboy Kozhevnikov was not easy. – My mother said that any shooting can be done with dignity. I’ve made my decision. But I made a strict condition: I will not be naked. And in the process of working with the photographer, there was such a trusting and creative atmosphere that I decided … “- says Maria.
After the triumph, Maria simultaneously starred with Univer in the TV series “Kremlin Cadets” (2009-2010), where she played the opposite role – Anna Prokhorova, the model wife of one of the cadets, sacrificing herself for the sake of her husband’s career. In 2010, she played the role of Vicky in the full-length thriller “Dark World in 3D”. And in 2011, she appeared in the image of the abandoned girl Christina in the romantic film “Exchange Wedding”. Next, she played the role of a glamorous model, spoiled by wealth, swearing with three-story mats, in the film “Duhless” (2011).
In 2011, having received great fame and popularity from the project, Kozhevnikova left the relaunch of Uni. The 27-year-old actress, having decided to finally do away with the image of the blonde Alla, was actively engaged in politics and public activities. She joined the ruling party and was elected to the State Duma of the VI convocation.
Serving the people does not prevent Mary from continuing to act in films. In 2012, Kozhevnikova played a nurse in the TV series “Sklifosovsky”. Next – the villainess Diana in the fantastic adventure film about the search for the Khan’s treasury “Treasures of OK” (2013). Also, the actress-deputy is engaged in other ambitious Russian projects.