Oksana Aleksandrovna Akinshina
(; born 19 April 1987), also known as Oksana Akinsjina
, is a Russian
actress. She is probably the best known for her roles in films Sisters
, Lilya 4-ever
, The Bourne Supremacy
Early and personal life
Akinshina was born in Leningrad
(now Saint Petersburg
; then Soviet Union
, now Russia
), where she currently lives. At the time she landed the role in Lilya 4-ever
, Akishnina knew only Russian language
, and communicated with director Lukas Moodysson
with the help of a translator.
From 2007 to 2010, Akinshina was married to businessman Dmitry Litvinov.
Starting acting at age 12, Akinshina was discovered by Sergei Bodrov, Jr.
, and she made her screen début in the Russian crime film Sisters
(2001), Bodrov's own directorial début.
Her second film, Lilya 4-Ever
(2001), earned her a 2002 European Film Award
nomination for Best Actress
. She lost, however, to the eight actresses of the film 8 Women
(2002), directed by François Ozon
. For her role in Lilya 4-Ever
, she also received the award for Best Actress in Leading Role
from the Guldbagge Awards
's national film awards.
Since then Akinshina has acted in the films Het Zuiden
, directed by Martin Koolhoven
, and The Bourne Supremacy
(2004), directed by Paul......