People’s Artist of the Russian Federation, Laureate of the State Prize of the Russian Federation
Graduated from the Leningrad State Institute for Theatre, Music and Cinema in 1996 (course of V. Filshtinsky).
In 1995-1996 worked in the Experimental Theatre Crossroads, and also as presenter of regional TV in the department of music and information programs.
In 1996, he worked in the Theatre Satyricon, where he played in performances: Threepennies Opera and Cyrano de Bergerac. In the same year he returned to St. Petersburg and began working in the State Theatre named after Lensoviet, where he played leading roles in performances directed by Y. Butusov: Estragon in Waiting for Godot, Carl Fool in Woyzeck, Caligula in Caligula. He played Valentine in We'll wait and see directed by B. Pazi.
In 2002 debuted on the stage of the Moscow Art Theatre in the performance The Duck Hunt (Zilov) directed by A. Marin.
In 2003 he was accepted into the troupe of the Moscow Art Theatre, where, apart from Zilov, played Alexey Turbin (The White Guards directed by S. Zhenovach) and Claudius (Hamlet directed by Y. Butusov).
Acted in such films as: Women's Property, Mechanical Suite, In Motion, Svoi, The State Counselor, Night Watch, Day Watch, Agent of National Security, Lethal force, Lines of Destiny , Poor Relatives, Phillip Bay, Yesenin, The Case of the Dead Souls, Rush Hour, The Irony of Fate: Continuation, Home spirit, Admiral and others.
Winner of prizes: Constellation, the award named after V. Strzhelchik, Seagull (role of Claudius in performance Hamlet of the Moscow Art Theatre, nomination Best Artist negative role, 2005), Stanislavsky Prize (for theatrical work in performances of the Moscow Art Theatre The Duck Hunt,The White Guards, Hamlet, 2007), the cinema award Golden Eagle (Green's role in the movie The State Counselor, nominated Best Actress, 2006, role of Alexander Kolchak in the movie Admiral, nominated Best Actor, 2008).