Maria Shukshina

Maria Vasilievna Shukshina (Russian: Мари́я Васи́льевна Шукшина́; born 27 May 1967)[1] is a Russian actress. Her film credits include Burnt by the Sun 2: Exodus (2010), Bury Me Behind the Baseboard (2009) and American Daughter (1995). Her television credits include Dear Masha Berezina (2004), Take me with You (2008) and McMafia (2018).[2] She hosted the show Wait for Me on Channel One Russia and was a member of the judging panel on Minute of Fame.

Maria Shukshina
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Maria Shukshina at the annual party InStyle Beauty Bar. May, 2013.
Maria Vasilievna Shukshina

(1967-05-27) 27 May 1967 (age 54)
Alma materInstitute of Foreign Languages
OccupationActress, television, translator(formerly)
Years active1969–present
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Nika Award - 2009
Shukshina receiving the title of "Honored Artist of Russia" with Dmitry Medvedev in 2008


Early life and educationEdit

Maria Shukshina was born in Moscow, the daughter of Russian writer, film director and actor Vasily Shukshin and Russian film actress Lidiya Fedoseyeva-Shukshina. The actress has an older half-sister Anastasia, and younger sister Olga.[2]

She graduated from the translation department of Moscow's Institute of Foreign Languages. After the institute she worked as an interpreter and broker on the Russian commodity exchange.[2]

Film and television careerEdit

In 1969, at the age of one and a half years, Shukshina starred in the segment "Brother" in the anthology film of Vasily Shukshin Strange people. And at the age of five Masha, together with her sister Olga, played the daughters of the Rastorguev family in the film Happy Go Lucky.[2]

Two years later, the actress appeared again on the screen. She played the role of Vishnyak's daughter in the film directed by Sergei Nikonenko Birds over the City.[2]

In the mid-1990s, Maria Shukshina starred in several popular films. In Karen Shakhnazarov's film American Daughter (1995), the actress played a practical and unsentimental businesswoman, who flees from her husband along with her young daughter to America.[2] In the same year Shukshina played a similar role in the film What a Wonderful Game by Pyotr Todorovsky where Maria appeared as a beautiful student who, without hesitation, hands over her classmates to state security agencies.[2]

In the early 2000s in Alla Surikova's comedy television series Perfect Couple the actress played a brief role of a journalist who interviews Armen Dzhigarkhanyan.[2]

Maria had a lead role in Vsevolod Shilovsky's television series People and Shadows: The Secrets of the Puppet Theater (2001).[2]

In the 2004 television series Dear Masha Berezina played Katya, who independently tries to make a career in the modeling business.[2]

In the serial film Brezhnev, the actress appears as Nina Korovyakova, the last romantic interest of Leonid Brezhnev, a woman who had a certain influence on the omnipotent general secretary.[2]

In the popular melodramatic series Take me with you (2008) Maria played the main role - Maria Karetnikova, a rich woman, disillusioned with her life of luxury.[2]

The actress played the character of Polina Ivanova in the melodrama of Vlad Furman Terrorist Ivanova. In the film the son of Polina Ivanova becomes a cripple through the fault of an influential businessman, and her husband dies in jail. The woman decides to take revenge.[2]

In the drama Bury Me Behind the Baseboard, shot by director Sergei Snezhkin based on the self-titled autobiographical novel by Pavel Sanayev, Shukshina played the role of Olga, the weak-willed mother of the main hero Sasha.[2]

From the latest bright projects of Maria Shukshina, you can name the films: Burnt by the Sun 2: Exodus, Deli Case No. 1, Made in the USSR, The Fire-place Guest, Who, If not I?, Stanitsa, Yolki 3, Good-bye, boys, Mannequin, Outgoing nature, Husband on call, His own stranger, Yolki 5, Such work.[2]

In 2018 she played Oksana Godman, mother of the protagonist Alex Godman, in the BBC crime drama McMafia.

Television hostEdit

From 1999 to 2014, Maria Shukshina hosted the program Wait for Me on Channel One. She a member of the judging panel on the fifth season of Minute of Fame. In 2018 she is to host the talk show A Visit in the Morning.[3]


In 2008, she received the honorary title of Meritorious Artist of Russia.[2][4]

Personal lifeEdit

  • First husband – Artyom Tregubenko (divorced).
  • Second husband – businessman Aleksey Kasatkin (divorced).
    • Son – Makar Kasatkin (born 20 November 1997).
      • Grandson – Mark (born 20 April 2018).
  • Third husband – lawyer and businessman Boris Vishnyakov.
    • Twins son – Foma Vishnyakov and Foka Vishnyakov (born 31 July 2005).


Year Title Role Notes
1969 Strange people Masha
1972 Happy Go Lucky uncredited
1974 Birds over the city Masha Vishnyakova
1990 The Eternal Husband
1995 American daughter Yelena
1995 What a Wonderful Game Olya
1998 The Circus Burned Down, and the Clowns Have Gone Lena, second wife of Nikolai
2001 A perfect match TV Series
2002 The Adventures of a magician a hereditary witch Katerina TV Series
2004 My Big Armenian Wedding Nadia Mini-series
2004 Dear Masha Berezina Katya (in the episodes) TV Series
2004 Narrow Bridge Natasha, former wife of Vladimir TV
2004 I love you Alexandera TV Series
2005 Brezhnev nurse
2006-07 Pope of all trades Yuliya Slavina TV Series
2007 Sac with a bright future Katerina Koltsova Mini-series
2008 Guilty Without Guilt Taisa Ilinishna Shelavina TV
2008 Take me with you Margarita Karetnikova TV Series
2008 Indigo Irina Sergeevna Ardashnikova
2009 Terrorist Ivanova Polina Ivanovna Ivanova TV Series
2009 Justice Volkov Irina
2009 Bury Me Behind the Baseboard Olga, mother of Sasha Saveliev
2009 Roof Tatiana
2009 Take me with you 2 Margarita Karetnikova TV Series
2010 Burnt by the Sun 2: Exodus Zinaida
2011 Made in the USSR Tatiana Fertman TV Series
2011 Deli Case number 1 Zoya Platonova TV Series
2011 My family is crazy Lidiya
2012 Who, if not I? Nina Berkutova TV Series
2012 Fireplace Guest Eleanora, attorney TV
2013 The Village Marina Gorobets TV Series
2013 Yolki 3 Natasha
2014 Mannequin mum Vadim Mini-series
2014 Outgoing Nature Veronika TV Series
2014 Goodbye, boys! Yevdokia Matveyevna, mother of Kolya TV Series
2015 It's Another Alexandera Marinets, police lieutenant colonel TV Series
2016 Yolki 5 Natasha
2018 McMafia Oksana Godman Television miniseries[5]


  1. ^ "Мария Шукшина". ruskino.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p {{cite web|url=>"Мария Шукшина / Биография".
  3. ^ "Мария Шукшина возвращается на Первый канал с новым шоу "В гости по утрам"". VokrugTV.
  4. ^ "УКАЗ Президента РФ от 14.07.2008 N 1084 "О ПРИСВОЕНИИ ПОЧЕТНОГО ЗВАНИЯ "ЗАСЛУЖЕННЫЙ АРТИСТ РОССИЙСКОЙ ФЕДЕРАЦИИ" ШУКШИНОЙ М.В."". Archived from the original on 2015-04-02.
  5. ^ "Further casting announced for epic new BBC One drama McMafia". BBC. 15 November 2016.

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