Yulia Zykova is a theater and film actress, Honored Artist of the Russian Federation. Now she plays at the Maly Theater.
Biography, education and career
Yulia Alekseevna Zykova was born on June 2, 1970 in Novosibirsk. Later, her family moved to Pavlodar, where Julia graduated from high school. Julia's parents worked as engineers and did not particularly welcome their daughter's hobby for theater, they even sent their daughter to a mathematical school. And since childhood she dreamed of being an actress and studied at the youth theater "Prometheus". After school, Yulia Alekseevna moved to Moscow, where she entered the Theater School. Shchepkina. Since 1992, with a two-year break from 2010 to 2012, she played at the Moscow Art Theater. Gorky under the leadership of Tatiana Doronina.
Since September 2019, Yulia Alekseevna has been working at the Maly Theater. She left the Moscow Art Theater due to a change in the leadership of the theater and disagreement with the new policy of the theater. The actress fought to return the theater to the truly Moscow Art Theater values. Fully supports the position of Tatiana Vasilievna Doronina. She opposed the use of foul language on the stage of the theater, to which she gave most of her life.
According to statistics on the site kino-teatr.ru, Yulia Zykova starred in two films. In 2004, in an episode in the film "Astrologer" and in 2007 in the series "Judicial Column" (series "Second Chance"). She took part in the dubbing of the cartoon "Arthur and the War of Two Worlds" in 2010. Unfortunately, she has not been filmed anywhere else.
Works in the theater
Now, judging by the information on the website ticketland.ru, the actress takes part in the play "The Barbarians" at the Maly Theater (premiere on 22.02.2022) and in the play "Enough for Every Wise Man" on the stage of the Moscow Art Theater. Gorky.
If in the cinema Yulia Alekseevna played episodic roles, then in the theater she always shone in the main roles. In the Moscow Art Theater. Gorky, the actress played in more than twenty performances, most of which were created under the leadership of the famous director Tatyana Doronina:
- "We are going to watch Chapaev" based on the work of A. A. Dudareva;
- "A profitable place", "Guilty without guilt", "Savage" based on the works of A. N. Ostrovsky;
- the play "Three Sisters", based on the drama by A. P. Chekhov;
- the play "Poltava" based on the poem by Alexander Pushkin;
- "Crazy Jourdain" and "Zoykina's Apartment" based on the plays by Mikhail Bulgakov.
The actress plays equally well in performances based on the works of A. Ostrovsky, M. Gorky, M. Bulgakov and others. Yulia Alekseevna is a very beautiful woman, she has an expressive face, rich facial expressions, each role for her is a very important matter in which she puts her soul … Critics praise the performance of the actress. With one glance or movement, the actress is able to emphasize the character of her hero, easily showing his essence. She plays easily and very talented, this contributed to the recognition of the actress, both by colleagues and by the audience.
The creative contribution of Yulia Zykova to theatrical art was duly appreciated. The actress was awarded the title of Honored Artist of Russia in 2004.
Additionally, Yulia Alekseevna Zykova received the profession of choir director and sings in the church choir for many years, she considers this occupation her vocation, although she is not ready to give up the profession of an actor.
Yulia Alekseevna is married. Her husband, Andrei Alexandrovich Chubchenko, is a famous theater and film actor, Honored Artist of the Russian Federation. The couple met while studying at the theater school. Shchepkin, fell in love with each other and began to meet. A year after they met, they got married, lived together for more than 25 years. Immediately after graduation, they were invited to work at the Moscow Art Theater. Gorky, where they worked together all these years. Andrei Alexandrovich, unlike his wife, actively acts in films, on account of him 42 films and series: "Chief", "Abbot-2", "Tukhachevsky. Marshal's Conspiracy", "Own Man", "Moscow Saga" and others. A very popular actor.
The couple have two daughters: Sophia and Evdokia. The eldest daughter, Sophia, played with her father in the Tukhachevsky film "Marshal's Conspiracy", but the profession of her parents did not attract her. The girl, despite her beautiful appearance, decided not to continue the acting dynasty, chose the profession of a diplomat and entered MGIMO. Dad believes that his daughter did this against the expectations of friends and acquaintances. The choice of a daughter in the family was supported, realizing how difficult it is for young actresses to find work now. And what will happen next is not known. Andrei Alexandrovich, after all, also did not immediately decide to follow in the footsteps of his famous parents and become an actor, at the beginning he firmly decided to become a surgeon and even entered a medical institute, but the army helped him to rethink his choice of profession. Sophia knows foreign languages well and worked as a tutor for some time. The youngest daughter goes to school and is fond of rhythmic gymnastics. Spouses do not post personal photos and photographs of children on social networks.
The spouses support each other in everything. Both actively oppose innovations in the Moscow Art Theater, condemn the dismissal of actors and stage workers who did not support innovations in the theater and did not accept the new leadership, defend Tatyana Vasilyevna Doronina. Both moved on September 24, 2019 to the Maly Theater, where they play in the comedy "Barbarians" based on the play by Maxim Gorky.