Birth Place Matching "Ukraine" (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)


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1. Olga Kurylenko

Actress | Quantum of Solace

Olga Kurylenko, a Ukrainian-born actress and model, went from sharing a cramped flat with her aunt, uncle, grandparents and cousin to starring as a Bond girl opposite Daniel Craig.

She was born Olga Konstantinovna Kurylenko on November 14, 1979, in Berdyansk, Ukraine, Soviet Union. Her mother, ...

2. Milla Jovovich

Actress | The Fifth Element

Milla Jovovich is an Ukrainian-born actress, supermodel, fashion designer, singer and public figure, who was on the cover of more than a hundred magazines, and starred in such films as The Fifth Element (1997), Ultraviolet (2006), and the Resident Evil (2002) franchise.

Milica Bogdanovna Jovovich ...

3. Mila Kunis

Actress | Black Swan

Mila Kunis was born Milena Markovna Kunis (Ukrainian: Miléna Márkivna Kúnis, Russian: Miléna Márkovna Kúnis) to a Jewish family in Chernivtsi, Ukraine, USSR (now independent Ukraine). The spoken language in her family is Russian, not Ukrainian.

Her mother, Elvira, is a physics teacher, her father, ...

4. Vera Graziadei

Actress | Peep Show

Vera Graziadei was born on November 6, 1982 in Ukrainian SSR, USSR [now Ukraine]. She is an actress and writer, known for Peep Show (2003), Vampire Killers (2009) and The Book of Vision (2020). She has been married to Count Robin Monotti Graziadei since May 2008. They have two children.

5. Alla Nazimova

Actress | Salomé

The grand, highly flamboyant Russian star Alla Nazimova of Hollywood silent films lived an equally grand, flamboyant life off-camera, though her legendary status has not held up as firmly as that of a Rudolph Valentino today.

Alla Nazimova was born Miriam Edez Adelaida Leventon in 1879, in Yalta, ...

6. Andrzej Zulawski

Writer | Possession

Born in Lvov, Ukraine; then he moved with his father Miroslaw Zulawski to Czechoslovakia and later to Poland. In the late 1950s, he studied cinema in France. In the 1960s, he was an assistant of the famous Polish film director Andrzej Wajda. His feature debut The Third Part of the Night (1971) was ...

7. Alec Utgoff

Actor | Stranger Things

Alec Utgoff is a British actor best known for playing 'Alexei' in the Netflix hit show, 'Stranger Things'. He was born in Kiev, Ukraine. After moving to UK at a young age, Alec pursued acting and attended the prestigious Drama Centre London where he graduated in 2010 after completing his BA and MA ...

8. Ivanna Sakhno

Actress | Pacific Rim: Uprising

Ivanna Sakhno was born on November 14, 1997 in Kiev, Ukraine as Ivanna Anatoliyivna Sakhno. She is an actress and producer, known for Pacific Rim: Uprising (2018), The Spy Who Dumped Me (2018) and High Fidelity (2020).

9. Mark Ivanir

Actor | The Good Shepherd

Mark Ivanir has been working as a professional film and television actor in Los Angeles since 2001. His first major film role was in Steven Spielberg's 1993 Oscar winning epic Schindler's List. He rejoined with Spielberg twice, first for a cameo appearance in Terminal, then again for Tintin. A ...

10. Otto Preminger

Director | Anatomy of a Murder

Otto Ludwig Preminger was born in Wiznitz, Bukovina, Austria-Hungary. His father was a prosecutor, and Otto originally intended to follow his father into a law career; however, he fell in love with the theater in his 20's and became one of the most imaginative stage producers and directors. He was ...

11. Ross Martin

Actor | The Great Race

Born in Grodek, Poland, Ross Martin grew up on New York City's Lower East Side. He spoke Yiddish, Polish, and Russian before even learning English and later added French, Spanish, and Italian to his amazing repertoire.

Despite academic training (and receiving honors in) business, instruction, and ...

12. Natalie Burn

Actress | The Comeback Trail

Natalie is a Member of The Television Academy as well as a Lifetime Member of The Actors Studio.

Natalie Burn, born in Kiev, Ukraine, was guided into ballet training from the age of 4 by her mother, a former ballerina herself. By age 8, she was admitted into the world-renowned Bolshoi Ballet School ...

13. Mike Mazurki

Actor | Some Like It Hot

With an intimidating face like craggy granite and a towering 6'5" solid frame, Mike Mazurki (born Mikhail Mazuruski or Mikhail Mazurkiewicz) was one of cinema's first serial thugs and specialized in playing strongarm men, gangsters and bullies for over 50 years on screen. Nearly always portrayed as...

14. Paul Muni

Actor | Scarface

Paul Muni was born Sept. 22, 1895, in Lemberg, Austro-Hungarian Empire, to Salli and Phillip Weisenfreund, who were both professionals. His family was Jewish, and spoke Yiddish. Paul was educated in New York and Cleveland public schools. He was described as 5 feet 10 inches, with black hair and ...

15. Lee Strasberg

Actor | The Godfather: Part II

Famed acting teacher Lee Strasberg was born Israel Strassberg in Budzanov, Austria-Hungary (now Budanov, Ukraine). Brought to America as a child, he had a brief acting career, before becoming one of the founders of the Group Theatre in 1931, directing a number of plays there. His greatest influence...

16. Maksim Chmerkovskiy

Actor | Byrd and the Bees

Maksim "Maks" Aleksandrovich Chmerkovskiy is a Ukrainian Latin Ballroom dance champion, choreographer, Broadway performer, and actor. He is widely known as one of the professional dancers on the American television series Dancing with the Stars, on which he first appeared in season two. In 14 ...

17. Ilia Volok

Actor | Gemini Man

Ilia Volok trained at the Moscow Art Theatre School under Russian actor Aleksandr Kalyagin and is a lifetime member of The Actors Studio. He has appeared in over 150 films, television shows, and video games. He is known for his work on Gemini Man opposite Will Smith for director Ang Lee, Indiana ...

18. Alex Veadov

Actor | We Own the Night

Alex Veadov was born on April 15, 1962 in Chernovtsy, Ukrainian SSR, USSR [now Chernivtsi, Ukraine]. He is known for his work on We Own the Night (2007), Act of Valor (2012) and Agent Carter (2015).

19. Berta Vázquez

Actress | Vis a vis

Birtukan Tibebe, or as she's known publicly as Berta Vazquez, is a Ukrainian actress renowned for playing La Rizos in the television series Locked Up. Born in Kiev, Ukraine to an Ethiopian father and a Ukrainian mother, at only three years old, she moved from Kiev to live with a host family in ...

20. Alla Korot

Actress | Another World

In 1976, Alla Korot emigrated to the USA with her parents, Alex and Elena Korot. Korot spent six years touring professionally with Ballet Celeste International, and was crowned California Miss T.E.E.N. at 17. She was the model for Esmerelda in Disney's "The Hunchback of Notre Dame", and she has had...

21. Olga Fedori

Actress | The Wolfman

Olga Fedori was born on March 17, 1984 in Ukrainian SSR, USSR [now Ukraine] as Olga Victorovna Fedorishcheva. She is an actress and producer, known for The Wolfman (2010), Holby City (1999) and Of Their Own.

22. Natasha Yarovenko

Actress | Habitación en Roma

Natasha Yarovenko was born on July 23, 1979 in Odessa, Ukrainian SSR, USSR [now Ukraine] as Natalia Yarovenko. She is an actress, known for Room in Rome (2010), Aftershock (2012) and Diary of a Nymphomaniac (2008).

23. Val Lewton

Producer | The Body Snatcher

Born in Russia in 1904, Lewton moved with his mother and sister to Berlin in 1906, then to USA in 1909. He wrote for newspapers, magazines, novels, pornography, etc.- often using pseudonyms to disguise their origin (the name Val Lewton was one such pseudonym, used first for some novels in the 1930'...

24. Aleksandr Kuznetsov

Actor | Papa, sdokhni

Aleksandr Kuznetsov was born on July 22, 1992, in Sevastopol, Ukraine, the largest Ukranian port city on the Black Sea. His father was a sailor, and Aleksandr briefly worked alongside him before beginning his acting career. Kuznetsov felt creatively limited in Sevastopol and moved first to Kiev and...

25. Marina Maximilian Blumin

Actress | Timrot Ashan

Marina Maximilian Blumin was born on December 15, 1987 in Dnepropetrovsk, Ukrainian SSR, USSR. She is an actress, known for Pillars of Smoke (2009), Fauda (2015) and Prime Minister's Children (2011).

26. Karina Smirnoff

Actress | Shall We Dance?

Karina Smirnoff was born on January 2, 1978 in Kharkov, Ukrainian SSR, USSR [now Kharkiv, Ukraine]. She is known for her work on Shall We Dance (2004), Tango Shalom (2021) and 48 Hours to Live (2016).

27. Janina Elkin

Actress | The Queen's Gambit

Janina Elkin was born on December 20, 1982 in Kiev, Ukrainian SSR, USSR [now Ukraine]. She is known for her work on The Queen's Gambit (2020), Foreign Body (2015) and Ostfriesisch für Anfänger (2016).

28. Yakov Smirnoff

Actor | Night Court

Yakov Smirnoff was born on January 24, 1951 in Odessa, Ukrainian SSR, USSR [now Ukraine] as Yakov Naumovich Pokhis. He is an actor and writer, known for Night Court (1984), Brewster's Millions (1985) and The Money Pit (1986). He was previously married to Linda Dreeszen.

29. Stav Strashko

Actress | HaNeshef

Stav Strashko was born in 1992, in Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine, as Stanislav Strashko. She was assigned male but identifies as female. Stav is an androgynous model who maintains a head of long hair, modeling in the appearance of being either male or female, but sometimes wholly ambiguous and of ...

30. Sergei Polunin

Actor | Murder on the Orient Express

Sergei Polunin was born on November 20, 1989 in Kherson, Ukrainian SSR, USSR [now Ukraine] as Sergei Vladimirovich Polunin. He is an actor and writer, known for Murder on the Orient Express (2017), Red Sparrow (2018) and The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (2018).

31. Boris Sagal

Director | The Omega Man

Boris Sagal was born on October 18, 1923 in Yekaterinoslav, Ukrainian SSR, USSR [now Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine] as Bernard Louis Sagal. He was a director and writer, known for The Omega Man (1971), The Name of the Game (1968) and Rich Man, Poor Man (1976). He was married to Marge Champion and Sara ...

32. Natasha Blasick

Actress | Jean-Claude Van Johnson

Natasha Blasick was born in the former USSR in the city of Odessa on the Black Sea. Her first language is Russian, She grew up in a Soviet style apartment that housed two families. She made her debut as a lead actress in the film Death of Evil (2009). She is the oldest daughter of Sergei and ...

33. Galina Jovovich

Actress | Mnogo shuma iz nichego

Galina Jovovich is a Russian-American actress and mother of Milla Jovovich.

She was born Galina Loginova in 1950 in Russia, Tuapse, Soviet Union. Her father was a Red Army officer, her mother was a homemaker. Her parents divorced and she was raised by a single mother. She studied acting in ...

34. Vadim Perelman

Director | House of Sand and Fog

Vadim Perelman was born in 1963 in Kiev, Ukrainian SSR, USSR [now Ukraine]. He is a director and producer, known for House of Sand and Fog (2003), The Life Before Her Eyes (2007) and Persian Lessons (2020).

35. Anatole Litvak

Director | The Snake Pit

The distinguished film director Anatole Litvak was born in the Ukrainian city of Kiev, the son of Jewish parents. His very first job was as a stage hand. In 1915, he became an actor, performing at a little-known experimental theater in St. Petersburg, Russia. As a teenager, he witnessed the 1917 ...

36. Sergey Bondarchuk

Actor | Voyna i mir

Sergei Bondarchuk was one of the most important Russian filmmakers, best known for directing an Academy Award-winning film epic War and Peace (1965), based on the book by Lev Tolstoy, in which he also starred as Pierre Bezukhov.

He was born Sergei Fedorovich Bondarchuk on September, 25, 1920, in the ...

37. Karina Kolokolchykova

Actress | Allan Ellen

Karina Kolokolchykova was born in 1992 in Ukraine. She is an actress, known for Allan Ellen (2020), Bye Bye Baby (2017) and Paradise Hills (2019).

38. Yuliya Mayarchuk

Actress | Tra(sgre)dire

Yuliya Mayarchuk was born on April 20, 1977 in Odessa, Ukrainian SSR, USSR [now Ukraine]. She is an actress, known for Cheeky (2000), Go Go Tales (2007) and Italiani nello Spazio (2004).

39. Steven Geray

Actor | Gilda

Diminutive, gentle-featured character actor, who specialised in playing meek, reticent or kindly gentlemen, usually of Gallic, Germanic or Eastern European backgrounds. Istvan Gyergyay was born in the old Austro/Hungarian town of Ungvar (present-day Uzhgorod) and studied at Budapest University. His...

40. Ana Layevska

Actress | The War Next-Door

Ana Layevska was born on January 10, 1982 in Kiev, Ukrainian SSR, USSR [now Ukraine] as Anna Laevski Rastsvetaeva. She is an actress, known for The War Next-door (2021), La Muchacha Que Limpia (2021) and Yankee (2019). She has been married to Rodrigo Moreira since April 13, 2014.

41. David Vadim

Actor | Exit Wounds

David Vadim was born in Ukraine and raised in Brooklyn, New York. He grew up competing in sanctioned no-rules fighting and eventually transitioned to boxing. He wrote about his experiences in the ring in a series of short stories. His story Boredom was adapted to the stage, which led to David ...

42. Larisa Shepitko

Director | Voskhozhdenie

Larisa Shepitko was born on January 6, 1938 in Artyomovsk, Ukrainian SSR, USSR as Larisa Yefimovna Shepitko. She was a director and writer, known for The Ascent (1977), Heat (1963) and You and Me (1971). She was married to Elem Klimov. She died on July 2, 1979.

43. Maya Deren

Director | Meshes of the Afternoon

Maya Deren came to the USA in 1922 as Eleanora Derenkowsky. Together with her father Solomon Derenkowsky, a psychiatrist, and her mother Maria Fidler, an artist, she fled the pogroms organized by the Bolsheviks against the Jews. She studied journalism and political science at the Syracuse ...

44. Olga Lomonosova

Actress | Kobra. Antiterror

Olga Lomonosova was born on May 18, 1978 in Donetsk, Ukrainian SSR, USSR [now Ukraine] as Olga Olegovna Lomonosova. She is an actress, known for Kobra. Antiterror (2003), Better Than Us (2018) and Dvazhdy v odnu reku (2008).

45. Dmitry Chepovetsky

Actor | Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol

Dmitry Chepovetsky was born in 1970 in Lvov, Ukrainian SSR, USSR [now Lviv, Ukraine]. He is an actor, known for Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (2011), RED (2010) and Man of the Year (2006).

46. Juliette Marquis

Actress | This Girl's Life

Juliette Marquis was born on April 16, 1980 in Kiev, Ukrainian SSR, USSR [now Ukraine] as Juliette Dudnik. She is an actress and producer, known for This Girl's Life (2003), Horn Maker and Into the Sun (2005).

47. George Givot

Actor | Lady and the Tramp

Dapper American character actor and radio personality, born in Omaha, Nebraska. After attending Chicago University, Givot entered show business as a comedian with the Ziegfeld Follies. His particular forte was mimicking a variety of ethnic dialects. Performing in vaudeville and in nightclubs, he ...

48. Louis B. Mayer

Producer | The Great Secret

Mayer was born Lazar Meir in the Ukraine and grew up in Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada after his parents fled Russian oppression in 1886. He had a brutal childhood, raised in poverty and suffering physical and emotional abuse from his nearly-illiterate peddler father. In the early 1890s, he ...

49. Leon Belasco

Actor | Philo Vance Returns

Leon Belasco was born on October 11, 1902 in Odessa, Kherson Governorate, Russian Empire [now Ukraine] as Leonid Simeonovich Berladsky. He is known for his work on Philo Vance Returns (1947), Bomba and the Hidden City (1950) and My Sister Eileen (1960). He was married to Laureine Back (dancer). He ...

50. Marisha Shine

Entourage

Marisha Shine was born in Kyiv, Ukraine. She is an actress, known for Entourage (2015), Teeth and Blood (2015) and Castle (2009).


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