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Olga Kurylenko

Olga Kurylenko stars as Vera Evans in the STARZ Original series Magic City.

Kurylenko came to international prominence when she starred opposite Daniel Craig in Quantum of Solace, directed by Marc Forster and released by Sony. She garnered excellent reviews as Camille, a woman focused on avenging the murder of her family.

Kurylenko recently finished working on the Untitled Terrence Malik Project, starring alongside Javier Bardem, Ben Affleck and Rachel Weisz.

2010 also saw Kurylenko take the female lead in the emotional story of love, betrayal and personal sacrifice, set in the time of the Spanish Civil War, entitled There Be Dragons, from director Roland Joffe. Also released in 2010 was the Warner Bros/Pathe production of Centurion, an action thriller set in ancient Rome by director Neil Marshall, in which Olga stars alongside Dominic West and Michael Fassbender.

2011 will see the release of two further feature projects, Michale Boganim's Land of Oblivion about the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, and the Chinese epic 3D adventure Empires of the Deep, a love story set in a mythical world.

Kurylenko will also star opposite Aaron Eckhart in The Expatriate, directed by Philip Stolzl.

Kurylenko took her first English-speaking role in the film adaptation of the graphic novel, Hitman. Directed by Xavier Gens and produced by Luc Besson, she gives a powerful performance as Nika Boronina. In 2008, she starred alongside Mark Wahlberg in John Moore's Max Payne and in the role of Mina Harud in John Beck Hofmann's Tyranny.

Her early career was established in France. She gave her debut performance as a leading actress playing the role of Iris in Diane Bertrand's L'Annulaire (released in the UK and US as The Ring Finger). She followed this with a role starring alongside Elijah Wood in Paris Je T'aime, an independent film in which a cooperative of acclaimed international directors told their stories of Paris. In 2006, Kurylenko played Sofia in Eric Barbier's acclaimed thriller, Le Serpent, co-starring with French luminaries Yvan Attal, Clovis Cornillac and Pierre Richard. Whilst training as an actress, she had also achieved success in the worlds of fashion and beauty, working in Paris, Milan, New York and London. By the age of 18, she had graced the covers of magazines such as Vogue and Elle.

Olga lives in London. She is fluent in French, English, Russian, and has also acted in German and Spanish.

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Olga Kurylenko Facts

Birth Name Olga Konstantinovna Kurylenko
BirthdayNovember 14, 1979 (42)
BirthplaceBerdyansk, Ukraine
Height5' 9" (1m75)  How tall is Olga Kurylenko compared to you?

Selected Filmography

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