Katerina Anatolievna Shpitsa (Russian: Катери́на Анато́льевна Шпи́ца; born 29 October 1985) is a Russian stage and film actress. She is best known for Katya: Military Story (TV series 2009) and Brothel Lights (2011).
Yekaterina Anatolievna Shpitsa
29 October 1985
|Height||5 ft 3 in (160 cm)|
(m. 2010; div. 2015)
In her youth she won a local beauty contest and also worked as a model. Later director Georgi Yungvald-Khilkevich invited her to star in his television musical Adam and Eve's Transformation, which was the beginning of her career in cinema. Katerina Shpitsa played the main role of a young, provincial Eva, who comes to conquer the capital.
Katerina was cast in the series The Circus Princess through her photo, posted on the site of the theater. The actress was invited to join the TeleFormat agency in order to pass the tests. The director of the series Alla Plotkina immediately saw in her one of the heroines, the girl-invalid Masha. The series started in January 2008 and spanned 115 episodes. And although the screen time of Katerina Shpitsa's heroine was relatively small, Masha's role became her first serious step towards fame.
In 2009, Shpitsa landed a major role in the series Katya: Military Story, with which the actress achieved wide recognition. She embodied the image of a romantic girl whose peaceful life is invaded by the war. The series lasted for two seasons.
Later, the actress played in a number of popular TV series: Advocates, Frozen Dispatches, Real Boys, Golubka, Moscow, Central District 3, Everyone has his Own War, Cedar Pierces the Sky, Rules of the Masquerade, Ahead of the Shot, Another Person's Face.
In 2011, Katerina Shpitsa appeared as the prostitute Zinka-Hitler in Alexander Gordon's Brothel Lights. And a year later she received one of the key roles (Alice) in the disaster film Metro, which brought her wide-spread fame.
Shpitsa played the role of the beloved of the great Russian wrestler Ivan Poddubny in the biographical film Poddubny, which was released in 2014.
In the historical series Young Guards by Leonid Plyaskin, the actress got the role of Lubov Shevtsova.
In 2016, Katerina played the role of a stewardess in the disaster film Flight Crew by Nikolai Lebedev.
In 1998 she entered the theatre-studio CODE in Perm. She worked in the Perm Chamber Theatre New Drama.
She collaborates with the Fellowship of Free Artists.
In 2010 she married actor Konstantin Adayev. Their son, German, was born on 25 February 2012. In 2015 the couple divorced. She was in a brief relationship with director Maryus Vaysberg, but the couple separated in August 2015.
|2005||Adam and Eve's transformation||Eva||TV|
|2006||Happy Together||Sofia||TV series|
|2008||The Circus Princess||Masha||TV series|
|2008||Blue Night||Olya||TV series|
|2009||Katya: Military Story||Katya Novikova||TV series|
|2011||Laughter in Dark||Magda||Short|
|2012||Face of Another||Olga Makarova||TV series|
|2012||Angel Heart||Rita Proskurina||Mini-series|
|2013||Real Boys||Ira||TV series|
|2014||Iron Ivan||Maria "Masha" Dozmarova|
|2014||Gift with character||Nastya Sinitcina|
|2014||Yolki 1914||skater Ksenia|
|2015||The Young Guard||Lyubov Shevtsova||TV series|
|2015||Bet on Love||Anna|
|2016||Breakfast with Daddy||Yulya|
|2016||Flight Crew||Vika, stewardess |
|2016||What Nobody Can See||Elza|
|2017||Sinbad: Pirates of the Seven Storms||Solara (voice)||Animation|
|2018||The Crimean Bridge. Made with Love!||Varya|