Dina Korzun

Actress
Dina Korzun possessed enough talent, beauty and onscreen presence that she was bestowed with the highly complementary nickname "the Russian Julia Roberts. " The theater-trained actress lit up the screen with powerful ... Read more »
Born: 04/13/1971 in Russia

Filmography

Actor (5)

Cold Souls 2009 (Movie)

Nina (Actor)

Kuka 2007 (Movie)

(Actor)

Forty Shades of Blue 2005 (Movie)

Laura (Actor)

Last Resort 2001 (Movie)

Tanya (Actor)

Strana Gluchich 1998 (Movie)

Jaja (Actor)

Biography

Dina Korzun possessed enough talent, beauty and onscreen presence that she was bestowed with the highly complementary nickname "the Russian Julia Roberts. " The theater-trained actress lit up the screen with powerful portrayals of women who struggled to find identity, love and inner peace in a post-modern world. She reached international acclaim with a riveting performance as a Russian immigrant seeking political asylum in England with her 10-year-old son in Pawel Pawlikowski's "Last Resort" (2000), a documentary-style film that was entirely improvised. Korzun was equally poignant as the long-suffering girlfriend of a rock 'n' roll veteran (Rip Torn) who engages in a torrid affair with his son in the 2005 drama, "Forty Shades of Blue." She entered a dreamlike world in "Cold Souls" (2009) as a hired "mule" who traffics the extracted and frozen soul of actor Paul Giamatti to Russia. Korzun sparkled with originality and intellect in all of her award-worthy performances, and her ease of enveloping into character and stealing scenes from veteran actors were but a few of many reasons the actress deserved the critical accolades she had received throughout her career.

Relationships

Louis Franck

Husband
Married in Belgrade in 2001

Ansar Khalilunin

Husband
Met when she was 18 years old

Timur Xalilunin

Son
Born in 1990 father, Ansar Xalilunin

EDUCATION

Moscow Art Theatre School

1995
Taught by A.B. Pokrovskaya, R.E. Kozak and D.V. Brusnikin

Milestones

2009

Co-starred in "Cold Souls," a comedy film starring Paul Giamatti and Emily Watson; earned an independent Spirit Award nomination for Best Supporting Female

2009

Nominated for the 2009 Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Female ("Cold Souls")

2004

Played a young Russian woman living in Memphis with a much older rock-n-roll legend (played by Rip Torn) in "Forty Shades of Blue"; earned an independent Spirit Award nomination for Best Female Lead

2003

Cast in the leading role in a 20-part television series, "Woman's Romance"

2000

Played the leading role in "The Last Resort," directed by Pawel Pawlikowski

1998

Feature film debut, playing Yaya, a deaf and mentally bizarre young woman, in Valeriy Todorovskiy's "Country of the Deaf"

1996

Performed with the Moscow Arts Theatre troupe, playing leading roles in Mrojak's "Love in the Crimea" and Shakespeare's "Midsummer Night's Dream"

Bonus Trivia

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She is fluent in Russian, her native language, and English, which she has studied for several years.

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