Eugenia Kuzmina was born in Russia . Her father is a scientist, while her mother is a housewife. She was training to be a professional ice skater when at the age of 13, designer Slava Zaitzev approached her to model for his brand. She appeared in national commercials and ads before signing a modeling contract with IMG and moving to Paris at 15, then Tokyo, New York and L.A. While traveling , Kuzmina started performing Stand Up at clubs and coffee shops and discovered her passion for comedy. She transitioned into TV and Film work in 2011. She speaks fluent French, Russian and Portuguese. In her free time, she enjoys action films (her first exposure to American films was The Terminator), practicing Krav Maga, motorcycle riding and her own stunts.