Mikhail Porechenkov is one of the most popular and well-known actors in Russian cinema. Once upon a time he was compared to Schwarzenegger. However, Mikhail managed to prove to everyone that he is a self-sufficient person.
Mikhail Evgenievich is a famous actor, director, presenter, Honored Artist of the Russian Federation. He starred in a huge number of popular films. But they began to recognize Mikhail after the premiere of the multi-part project "National Security Agent".
A bit of biography
The artist was born in the Northern capital. It happened in early March, in 1969. Mikhail's parents were not associated with either cinema or the creative environment. Mom worked in the construction industry, and my father was sailors.
For the first few years, Mikhail lived in the Pskov region. His grandmother was involved in his upbringing. This was due to the heavy workload of the parents, who simply could not pay enough attention to their son.
He returned to St. Petersburg when it was time to go to school. However, the return was short-lived. After a while, my father had to move to Poland for work. His wife and son went with him. In Warsaw, the future famous actor studied at a boarding school.
Having successfully completed his studies, Mikhail moved to Estonia, where he decided to enter the military-political school. But he did not study for long. The guy was not well-behaved. Due to numerous reprimands and violations, I had to leave the walls of the educational institution several weeks before graduation.
Unlike studying in sports, everything went well. Mikhail began to attend the boxing section in Warsaw. He also entered the ring during his studies at the school. Thanks to his sporting achievements, he became a candidate for master of sports.
Leaving an educational institution, Mikhail was drafted into the army. He served in the construction battalion. After the service he returned to St. Petersburg. It was at this time that he began to think about the career of an actor. Mikhail Porechenkov decided to get an education at a theater school.
Mikhail had no experience of performing. But this did not prevent him from going to drama school on the first try. Educated at VGIK. However, no one gave him a diploma. The actor was expelled again.
But the talented man was not going to give up. He wanted to become a professional artist. Therefore, he again went to enroll in drama school. This time the choice fell on LGTIMiK. He was no longer expelled.
Career in theater
Mikhail Evgenievich entered the theatrical stage during his studies at the school. He got his first role in the production "Waiting for Godot", appearing before the audience in the role of Pozzo.
After completing his studies and receiving a diploma, Mikhail got a job at the theater "On the Kryukov Canal". Then there were performances on the stage of the Lensovet Academic Theater. In 2002 he made his debut at the Moscow Art Theater. A. P. Chekhov. Throughout his theatrical career, Mikhail has played more than 20 different roles.
The debut in cinema took place in 1994. Mikhail Porechenkov was invited to the film "The Wheel of Love". Played by the talented man Ernest Yasan. Despite the fact that his acting work drew mostly positive reviews from critics, Mikhail did not participate in the filming for the next 2 years.
They began to recognize Mikhail on the streets after the release of the film project "Agent of National Security". Having starred in several seasons of this project, the artist began to receive invitations from eminent directors. Basically, he got the roles of men who believe in their own strengths and capabilities.
In 2007, a multi-part project "Liquidation" was released. The leading roles were played by Mikhail Porechenkov and Vladimir Mashkov. For his masterful acting performance, Mikhail received a huge number of awards.
Mikhail happened to play the role of Poddubny in the film project of the same name, which premiered in 2014. To enter the role of the legendary athlete, Mikhail gained over 20 kilograms. Working in a film project greatly affected the actor. He later stated more than once that he became a completely different person after the end of filming.
Mikhail's filmography includes a huge number of film projects. Among the most successful films, one should highlight "Storm Gate", "Real Dad", "One Against All", "Heart of an Angel", "Take a Blow, Baby!", "1612", "Trotsky", "Spetsnaz". At this stage, Mikhail takes part in the filming of such films as "Polar 17" and "National Security Agent 6".
Directorial Debut and Television
The popular artist not only acts in various films. In 2008, the premiere of the film "D Day" took place. The director of this tape was Mikhail himself. He also played a leading role with his daughter Varya.
Mikhail was also invited to play the leading role. The debut took place in 2003. Mikhail hosted the "Forbidden Zone" TV show. As a presenter, he appeared in programs such as "The Battle of Psychics", "What to Do", "Culinary Duel", "My Life is Made in Russia."
How are things going in the personal life of a talented and popular artist? The first love of Mikhail Porechenkov was Irina Lyubimtseva. They lived in a civil marriage. Irina gave birth to a son, Vladimir. However, a conflict subsequently occurred and the couple broke up. They did not have time to make up - Irina died. It happened in 1995 in Tallinn. Mikhail did not appear in the life of his son until he was 19 years old. He is now trying to maintain a relationship with him and his family. By the way, in 2015, the son made Mikhail a grandfather. Vladimir had a daughter. Her name is Miloslavova.
In 2018, numerous fans saw Mikhail and his son for the first time. Together they attended the premiere of the film "Sobibor". Subsequently, Vladimir announced that he was going with his family to move to Moscow in order to be closer to his father.
Ekaterina Porechenkova is the first wife of a popular actor. In 1998, she gave birth to a daughter, whom her happy parents named Varvara. The girl followed in the footsteps of her talented father. She studied at the Moscow Art Theater studio. Currently studying in the Netherlands.
Over time, the joint life of Mikhail and Catherine went wrong. This was due to an acting career, a busy work schedule. They parted intelligently.
Olga Porechenkova is Mikhail's second wife. The wedding took place in 2000. In marriage, three children were born: Mikhail, Peter and Maria.