Andrei was born into an acting family. Father Lev Milinder and mother Nina got married when both worked on distribution at the Yaroslavl Theater. Parents did not live together for long, after the divorce, Andrei stayed with his mother, who by that time had already returned to Leningrad and was a very popular actress in the Lenin Komsomol Theater (now the Baltic House Theater).
Nina Nikolaevna forced a three-year-old child to be placed in a round-the-clock boarding school near Peterhof. Where he was brought up until the age of six. The actor recalls this difficult time in his life with disgust. During his school years, Andrei was engaged in javelin throwing and canoeing, and also often went backstage at his mother’s theater. He also came on vacation to Moscow to his mother’s friend Veronica Perasso, who gave the teenager to read all sorts of samizdat books forbidden at that time.
The third husband of his mother introduced the teenager to the best examples of world literature, music, and theater, choreographer Cyril Laskari. In general, he had a great creative influence on Andrei, developed his natural sense of humor. After receiving a matriculation certificate, Urgant, without hesitation, went to enter a theater university. At the Leningrad Institute of Theatre, Music, and Cinematography, the student almost immediately showed himself as a talented comedian. He was a real skit star. Urgant’s performances were incredibly popular not only among the inhabitants of the university but also beyond.
Having received an actor’s diploma, Andrei Lvovich worked for two years on the stage of the Theater. V. F. Komissarzhevskaya, and then was invited to the St. Petersburg Lenkom, from which his mother Nina Urgant began her career. According to the artist himself, he never got serious roles in acting department, directors have always exploited his comedic gift in performances. Yes, he did not resist and continued to engage in skits in the theater. During the period of perestroika and in the 90s, Urgant created the “Acting Night Club” in St. Petersburg, where the creative intelligentsia hung out.
He was also willingly invited to lead all kinds of events, both large ones, like Golden Ostap, and not very big ones – weddings, corporate parties, birthdays. Over time, he introduced his son Ivan to work. Andrey Urgant also worked a lot on television in St. Petersburg. like “Golden Ostap”, and not so – weddings, corporate parties, birthdays. Over time, he introduced his son Ivan to work. Andrey Urgant also worked a lot on television in St. Petersburg. like “Golden Ostap”, and not so – weddings, corporate parties, birthdays. Over time, he introduced his son Ivan to work. Andrey Urgant also worked a lot on television in St. Petersburg.
Interludes created by two Andrey’s – Urgant and Maksimkov were very popular on TV in the 90s. For a whole decade, the artist hosted the author’s program “Meetings on Mokhovaya” on Channel Five. Since Andrei is a great culinary.
Specialist, Makarevich invited him to host Smak on Channel One, as he wanted to replace himself with him. But Urgant Sr. did not want to move to Moscow because of this. And then Makarevich opted for Urgant Jr.. On television, the artist works today. He has been acting in films since 1983, his filmography includes more than 50 roles. The best, as the actor himself believes, was the role of a Russian emigrant musician in Yuri Mamin’s phantasmagoric film “Window to Paris” in 1993. He is also proud of the role of entertainer Georges Bengalsky in Vladimir Bortko’s mystical drama The Master and Margarita in 2005.
Personal life of Andrey Urgant
The first wife of the artist was a classmate at the theater university Valery Kiselyov. In this marriage, the well-known son Ivan Urgant was born today. In the second marriage with the actress and poetess Kendra Karter, Andrei had a daughter, Maria (she lives in Holland with her mother). The artist’s third civil marriage was with Vera Yatsevich. At the moment, Urgant Sr. is in a civil marriage with Elena Romanova, who is 30 years younger than the artist. The young wife is part-time his administrator. Andrei has four grandchildren. From Ivan girls – Nina and Valeria. From Maria, the boys are Emir and Gabriel. Andrei has repeatedly admitted that he does not mind getting an heir from his current wife Elena.
Interesting facts about Andrei Urgant
- Andrei Lvovich’s work book lists about 20 professions. Judging by the records, before becoming an actor, he worked as a sailor, postman, builder and even a station porter.