Julia Vysotskaya



Simon Beresford


Julia Vysotskaya was born in August 16, 1973 in the south of Russia. She graduated the Belarusian State Academy of Arts in 1995. During her student years she was fully engaged working for the Belarusian National Theatre Janka Kupala and also worked for the Belarusian TV company as presenter of an entertainment show ABIBOK. In 1998 she graduated from LAMDA.

Julia is currently working for Moscow’s prestigious Mossovet State Academic Theatre and recently appeared in UNCLE VANYA and THREE SISTERS at The Wyndhams Theatre in The West End.

Leading theatre credits include ‘Alison’ in LOOK BACK IN ANGER (Janka Kupala Belarusian National Theater) for which she received a Best Actress award), Mona in NAMELESS STAR (Janka Kupala Belarusian National Theater), ‘Madam Smith’ in LA CANTATRICE CHAUVE (Janka Kupala Belarusian National Theater), LOVE IS A GOLDEN BOOK (Janka Kupala Belarusian National Theater),  ‘Nina Zarechnaya’ in THE SEAGULL (Moscow Academical Theater of Mossovet), Miss Julie in MISS JULIE (Moscow Theater Na Maloy Bronnoy), ‘Sonya’ in UNCLE VANYA (Moscow Academical Theater of Mossovet), ‘Masha’ in THREE SISTERS (Moscow Academical Theater of Mossovet).

Her film credits include ‘Zosya’ in TO LEAVE & DON’T COME BACK (Directed by N.Knyazev), ‘Zhenya’ in FREAK OF IMAGINATION (Directed by M.Ptashuk), ‘Helen’ in MAX (Directed by Menno Meyjes), ‘Janna Timofeeva’ in HOUSE OF FOOLS (Directed by Andrei Konchalovsky) for which she won Best Actress Award at the Vivat, kino Rossii festival, ‘Alice’ in LION IN WINTER (Directed by Andrei Konchalovsky), ‘Vera’ in SOLDIERS DECAMERON (Directed by A. Proshkin), ‘Irina Seliverstova’ in THE FIRST RULE OF THE QUEEN (Directed by V. Krishtofovich), ‘Galya’ in THE GLOSS (Directed by Andrei Konchalovsky), ‘Mother’ & ‘Snow Fairy’ in THE NUTCRACKER (Directed by Andrei Koncholovsky).

Julia is a well known broadcaster on her Sunday morning cooking show LET’S EAT AT HOME and daily morning show BREAKFAST WITH JULIA VYSOTSKAYA that is broadcast on of the leading Russian channels NTV. She is also food writer of 14 books that have sold more than 2 million copies worldwide.

Television awards include:
In 2007 “Let’s Eat at Home!” received the “TEFI” award in the Entertainment Programme - Way of Life category, and an “Effie” award for Brand of the Year.
In 2009 “Let’s Eat at Home!” was awarded the “Approved by Russian Ecologist” accolade in recognition of its work promoting a healthy lifestyle.
In 2014 “Let’s Eat at Home!” received the prestigious “TEFI” award in the Entertainment Programme - Way of Life category, and Julia was awarded as the best TV presenter

Julia is one of the leading figures in the Russian culinary scene and is a co-founder of YORNIK,  the only gastronomic restaurant in Russia. She also co-publishes a monthly food magazine called BREAD & SALT.



“Julia Vysotskaya is a luminous Sonya in Uncle Vanya, brimming with unreciprocated love for the vodka-soaked Astrov. In Three Sisters, Vysotskaya turns into the restless Masha whose passion for the visiting battery commander, Vershinin, ends with her clinging to his legs in a despairing rugby tackle.” - Michael Billington (The Guardian)

“Domogarov and Vysotskaya are the superlative half of Vanya’s central quartet, its symmetry of deepening one-to-ones beautifully highlighted here.” – David Nice (Artsdesk)

“There are more familiar autumnal tones in the soulful performance of Yulia Vysotskaya as sensitive drudge Sonya.” - Henry Hitchings (The Evening Standard)

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