Nina Usatova is a talented and distinctive actress who has won the recognition of viewers of several generations.
She was born in 1951 in Altai. Childhood years passed in the small village of Raspberry Lake in a family far from the world of art.
Nina graduated from high school in the city of Kurgan, where the whole family moved a few years later. Here, for the first time in an amateur circle, she joined the theater skills. The magic of the stage took possession of her forever.
The path to fame was long and difficult. The future People's Artist several times failed the exams at the drama school. She worked in a factory, in the House of Culture and continued to prepare for admission. The dream of "Pike" came true on the fifth attempt. Nina stopped at the directing department.
Usatova began her theatrical career on the stage of the distant northern city of Kotlas. There were twelve performances in her repertoire.
A year later, the girl went to Leningrad, as soon as she learned about the opening of a new Youth Theater. The northern capital received her cordially, she was accepted into the troupe. The aspiring actress quickly found her audience.
Nine years later, the heroine joined the cast of the Tovstonogov Drama Theater. The audience applauded her brilliant performance in the productions of renowned directors: Temur Chkheidze, Dmitry Astrakhan and Andrey Maksimov.
In 1981, viewers recognized Usatova, a movie actress. Debut role in the film "Where did Fomenko disappear?" laid the foundation for a cinematic biography. At first, she was offered shooting in episodes, then almost two dozen major film roles followed.
The actress was especially popular for the role of the mute in the drama "Cold Summer of the Fifty-third". Director Alexander Proshkin has assembled a truly stellar cast. Tens of millions of viewers got acquainted with the picture in wide distribution.
Nina Usatova grew up in the outback, in a simple family, so the image of a provincial woman, in which she often appeared on the screen, was close and understandable to her.
The actress continued to act in the 90s. They saw the light of the picture: "Chicha", "Caucasian Roulette", "Window to Paris", "Farewell Tour".
Stars of the first magnitude met on the set of Usatova: Oleg Yankovsky, Alexander Abdulov, Semyon Farada, Lyudmila Gurchenko, Olga Ostroumova.
In the film "Muslim" by Vladimir Khotinenko, the actress played the mother of a soldier who returned home from captivity seven years later. Her heroines in the films "Barack" and "Pop" are especially deep.
In the 2000s, television series, where the artist performed the main roles: "Next", "Poor Nastya", "Death of the Empire", received high audience praise.
The actress's contribution to Soviet and Russian cinematography was highly appreciated by film critics: two Niki, the Golden Eagle award, and prizes at the Kinotavr festival.
The actress has more than a hundred movie roles behind her shoulders. She is loved by fans and in demand by directors. Among recent works: the mother of Ekaterina Furtseva in the series of the same name, the leading role in the film about the fate of the famous dance group "Birch".
The husband of the actress Yuri Guryev, a linguist by education, in the actor's baggage several film roles. They have been together for many years. The grown son decided to devote himself to jurisprudence.