Biography

Lyanka Gryu was born in Moscow, Russia.

Lyanka's experience in TV and cinema is truly unique from the very start: she had been working as an actress since 4 years old when she landed her first lead in award-winning European film Odin (based on the story by Ray Bradbury).

In 6 she had been cast as a primetime 'Tic-Tac' kids TV show anchor - and led it for 3 years in a row.

When Lyanka was 8 years old she'd played a role in The Little Princess feature which brought her The Best Supporting Role and The Best Female Actor awards.

Since 12 till 17 she played lead roles in various theatrical plays, but what had made her a nationwide star was the role in 2005's Fated To Become A Star TV series that jump-started her career as a teenage star actress.

Lyanka has vast experience in international productions as the lead in:

- The Chinese hit feature Scarlet Cherry;

- The Italian award-winning feature The Bright Side Of The Moon;

- Pregnancy Test medical series on the main TV channel of Russia recognized by the critics with The Best TV Series Of 2015 Award;

- Sherlock Holmes TV series (the role of Iren Adler).

Having become a true A-list star in Russia, Lyanka was cast for 2009's feature The Return Of Musketeers Or The Treasures Of Cardinal Mazarini as D'Artagnan's daughter Jaqueline.

Her next hire - the lead in Barvikha TV series by TNT channel - made her a superstar among the teenage and young adult audiences in Russia.

In 2013 she won Ice Age (prime-time ice skating TV show) competition where she performed in pair with Maxim Marinin - Olympic, World, and five-time European Skating Champion.

And the 2014's box-office hit feature Some Like It Cold had proved her status of a bankable star in her homeland and made Lyanka decide to move to the US to continue her acting career in the heart of the cinema industry of the world.

She moved to Los Angeles and successfully started a new stage of her career. A Russian-American actress known for her roles in The Americans (seasons 5 & 6, FX network, The Primetime Emmy Award, AFI Award, Critics' Choice Television Award, Television Critics Award-winning and Golden Globe-nominated TV Series), police procedural Blue Bloods (season 7, CBS) and psychological thriller feature Impossible Monsters noted by The Hollywood Reporter.

Her roles in short films Watch Me and 9.8m/s2 (premiered at Cannes Film Festival) have brought festival awards and nominations: Best Actress (Queen Palm IFF, London City IFF), Best Film (Queen Palm IFF), Best Drama (New York Shorts IFF) & others.

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