Biography

Svetlana Khodchenkova is a Russian actress, known for her roles in Blagoslovite zhenshchinu (2003) and in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011). She was born Svetlana Viktorovna Khodchenkova on January 21, 1983, in Moscow and spent her childhood in Zheleznodorozhny, a small city about 6 miles east of Moscow, Russia. She was raised by a single mother, attended a public school, and once dreamed of becoming a medical doctor. In 1998, at the age of 15, she started a career as a fashion model in Moscow, and also made a few international gigs. In 2000 she began her studies at the Moscow Institute of World Economics, but quit in favor of acting. From 2001 to 2005 she studied acting at the Shchukin Theatrical School of the Vakhtangov Theatre in Moscow. There she attended the class of Nina Doroshina and Alekandr Lyubimtsev, graduating in 2005 as actress.

While a student, she starred in films of directors Stanislav Govorukhin, and Viktor Merezhko, and also appeared in popular Russian TV series. In 2008, she earned the best actress award at Gdynya Polish Film Festival, for the leading role in Mala Moskwa (2008). In 2012, she won COFCA Award for Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011). On December 13, 2005, she married her classmate, actor Vladimir Yaglych, and also took her husband's name, changing her name from Svetlana Khodchenkova to Svetlana Yaglych.The couple married on the 13th on purpose; because all their filming contracts were signed on the 13th, they believed that 13 would keep working as a good number for them. However, their marriage did not last, ending in divorce. Svetlana has been involved in several stage productions of Independent stage project in Moscow. She made stellar appearances in such plays, as "Moulin Rouge Hospital" and "Theatre with and without rules" earning herself much critical acclaim. Outside of her acting profession, Svetlana is skilled in horse-back riding. She is also fond of winter sports, such as alpine skiing: she practiced her downhill at the ski resort of Courchevel, France.

Source IMDB, original author Steve Shelokhonov

Svetlana Khodchenkova is a Russian actress, known for her roles in Blagoslovite zhenshchinu (2003) and in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011). She was born Svetlana Viktorovna Khodchenkova on January 21, 1983, in Moscow and spent her childhood in Zheleznodorozhny, a small city about 6 miles east of Moscow, Russia. She was raised by a single mother, attended a public school, and once dreamed of becoming a medical doctor. In 1998, at the age of 15, she started a career as a fashion model in Moscow, and also made a few international gigs. In 2000 she began her studies at the Moscow Institute of World Economics, but quit in favor of acting. From 2001 to 2005 she studied acting at the Shchukin Theatrical School of the Vakhtangov Theatre in Moscow. There she attended the class of Nina Doroshina and Alekandr Lyubimtsev, graduating in 2005 as actress.

While a student, she starred in films of directors Stanislav Govorukhin, and Viktor Merezhko, and also appeared in popular Russian TV series. In 2008, she earned the best actress award at Gdynya Polish Film Festival, for the leading role in Mala Moskwa (2008). In 2012, she won COFCA Award for Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011). On December 13, 2005, she married her classmate, actor Vladimir Yaglych, and also took her husband's name, changing her name from Svetlana Khodchenkova to Svetlana Yaglych.The couple married on the 13th on purpose; because all their filming contracts were signed on the 13th, they believed that 13 would keep working as a good number for them. However, their marriage did not last, ending in divorce. Svetlana has been involved in several stage productions of Independent stage project in Moscow. She made stellar appearances in such plays, as "Moulin Rouge Hospital" and "Theatre with and without rules" earning herself much critical acclaim. Outside of her acting profession, Svetlana is skilled in horse-back riding. She is also fond of winter sports, such as alpine skiing: she practiced her downhill at the ski resort of Courchevel, France.

Source IMDB, original author Steve Shelokhonov

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Female

Known Credits 53

Birthday 1983-01-21

Place of Birth Moscow, USSR (Russia)

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Also Known As

  • Светлана Ходченкова

Acting TV ShowsMovies

Тихая семейная жизнь
Баллада об истребителе
Moscow In Love
На острие
2019 Hero as Masha
2019 It's Not Her Name
2018 Годунов (25 episodes) as Мария Годунова
2018 Мама навсегда
2018 Dovlatov as Dovlatov friend
2017 Life Ahead
2017 Blockbuster
2017 Mata Hari (12 episodes) as Златка Дженич
2017 Мурка (1 episode)
2017 Classmates #NewTurn
2017 Sterva (20 episodes) as Sonya Bagretsova
2016 Viking as Irina
2016 Сдается дом со всеми неудобствами
2016 Classmates as Vika
2016 Мама
2015 Warrior as zhena Vyasheslava Rodina
2015 Horoscope for Good Luck as Lena
2015 Lady of Csejte as Elizabeth Báthory
2014 Снег
2014 Likes or Dislikes as Ira
2014 Vasilisa
2014 A Diary of a First-grader Mom
2014 The Adventurers as Katya
2014 Champions as Svetlana Zhurova
2013 No Love in the City 3 as Nastya
2013 Lucky Island as Лена
2013 The Wolverine as Madame Hydra / Viper
2013 Metro as Irina Garina
2013 Napoleon 1812
2012 МосГаз (8 episodes) as Ирина
2012 Brief Course of Happy Life (0 episodes) as Alexandra Usova
2012 Mommies
2012 Corporal vs. Napoleon
2011 Five Brides as Nastya
2011 Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy as Irina
2011 За тобой as Kira
2011 Beremennyy
2011 Метод Лавровой (60 episodes) as Екатерина Андреевна Лаврова
2011 Office Romance. Our time as Ludmila Kalugina
2010 Love and the City 2 as Настя
2009 Snare as Liliana
2009 Kogda My Byli Schastlivy as Lena
2009 Love and the City as Настя
2008 Little Moscow as Wiera
2008 A Real Dad
2007 Kilometer Zero as Alina
2006 4 Taxidrivers and a Dog 2
2005 Not by Bread Alone as Nadezhda Drozdova
2003 Bless the Woman as Vera

Production

2019 It's Not Her Name Producer

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