21 june, 1971
Nonna Grishayeva is a Russian actress of the Vakhtangov Theatre in Moscow.
She was born Nonna Grishayeva on July 21, in Odessa, Soviet Union (now Odesa, Ukraine). Her parents were actors in Odessa. In 1981, at the age of 10, young Grishayeva made her stage debut at Odessa Theatre of Operetta. There she studied singing and dancing. From 1990 - 1994 she studied acting under V. Ivanov at the Shchukin Theatrical School of Vakhtangov Theatre in Moscow, graduating in 1994, as an actress.
Since 1994 Nonna Grishayeva has been member of the troupe at Vakhtangov Theatre in Moscow. There her stage partners were such actors as Mikhail Ulyanov, Vasili Lanovoy, Yuliya Borisova, Lyudmila Maksakova, Alla Kazanskaya, Irina Kupchenko, Sergey Makovetskiy, Mariya Aronova, Marianna Vertinskaya, Yelena Dobronravova, Yuriy Yakovlev, Vladimir Etush, Vyacheslav Shalevich, Nikolai Timofeyev, Aleksandr Grave, Vladimir Simonov, Aleksandr Ryshchenkov, Vladimir Koval, Viktor Zozulin, Yevgeni Karelskikh, Aleksandr Koznov, Vladimir Vdovichenkov, Andrei Zaretsky, Mikhail Vaskov, Yelena Sotnikova, Anna Dubrovskaya, Olga Tumaykina, Maksim Sukhanov, and Viktor Dobronravov, among others.
Her most memorable stage performances included such roles as Byanka in the Shakespeare's 'Othello' (1990s), as Smeraldina in 'King-deer' (1990s), Maria Antonovna in 'Revizor' (aka.. Ispector general) based on the classic play by Nikolai Gogol, and as Lisa in 'Queen of spades' based on the eponymous play by Alexander Pushkin, among other plays. In 1995 Grishayeva created the leading character as Sheherazade in 'Ali-Baba i sorok razboinikov' (aka.. The magic tale of Sheherazade) and the play, directed by Vyacheslav Shalevich, has been a continuous success for 12 seasons in a row. Since the 2004 premiere of 'Mademoiselle Nitouche', Grishayeva has been delivering critically acclaimed performances co-starring as Deniza opposite Viktor Dobronravov and Mariya Aronova.
Nonna Grishayeva was designated Honorable Actress of Russia (2006). She is living and working in Moscow, Russia.