Julia Aleksandrovna Vysotskaya (Russian: Юлия Александровна Высоцкая; first name can also be transliterated “Yulia” or “Yuliya”) (born 16 August 1973, Novocherkassk) is a Russian actress and television presenter.
She finished high school № 9 in the city of Baku in 1990. She graduated in drama from the Belarusian State Academy of Arts in 1995 and the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art in 1998.
She worked at the Belarusian Yanka Kupala National Academic Theatre, where she played the lead role in productions of The Star Without a Name and The Bald Soprano among others.
She currently acts in productions staged at the Mossovet Academy Theatre.
In 2008 she was invited to be the culinary supervisor at a Russian evening held during the World Economic Forum in London. In 2009 she was culinary director of the Moscow restaurant “Family Floor”.
Since 2003 she has presented the evening programme Let’s Eat at Home! and the morning show Breakfast with Julia Vysotskaya on NTV.
She has been the editor-in-chief of the culinary magazine KhlebSol since 2009, year in which she also helped set up the www.edimdoma.ru culinary social network and the first online cooking channel www.edimdoma.tv where users can watch Julia Vysotskaya preparing dishes, and her video blog, which is regularly updated with new content.
Vysotskaya is the author of numerous cooking bestsellers, of which she has already sold over one and half million copies.
She has been married to film director Andrei Mikhalkov-Konchalovsky since 1998. They have two children, a daughter, Masha (1999), and a son, Peter (2003).
Recognitions and awards
- Best Actress Award for her role in John Osbourne’s play Look Back in Anger
- Best Actress Award at the “Vivat, kino Rossii” festival for her role in House of Fools
- In 2007, her programme Let’s Eat at Home! received the prestigious “TEFI” award in the Entertainment Programme. Way of Life category, and an “Effie” award for Brand of the Year.
- In 2009, the programme Let’s Eat at Home! was awarded the “Approved by Russian Ecologist” accolade in recognition of its work promoting a healthy lifestyle.
Work in the theatre
Yanka Kupala National Academic Theatre
- 1993: The Bald Soprano by E. Ionesco — Mrs. Smith
- 1995: Look Back in Anger by J. Osborne — Alison
- 1995: The Star Without a Name by M. Sebastian — Mona
- 2002: Love Is a Golden Book, play inspired by A. Tolstoy’s work
- 2004: The Seagull by A. Chekhov — Nina Zarechnaya
- 2009 — present day: Uncle Vanya by A. Chekhov — Sonya
Moscow Dramatic Theatre on Malaya Bronnaya
- 2005 and 2009: Miss Julie by A. Strindberg — Miss Julie
|1992||To Go and Not Return||Zosya|
|1994||Bewitched||Girl in the public debate|
|1994||Game of the Imagination||Zhenya|
|2002||House of Fools||Zhanna Timofeeva|
|2003||The Lion in Winter||Alais|
|2006||The First Rule of the Queen||Inna Seliverstova|
|2010||The Nutcracker in 3D||Mother/The Snow Fairy|
- 2006 — “Let’s Eat at Home. Recipes by Julia Vysotskaya”
- 2007 — “Let’s Eat at Home all Year Round”
- 2007 — “Gloss”
- 2008 — “Let’s Eat at Home Every Day”
- 2008 — “Tasty Notes”
- 2009 — “I Eat, I Run, I Live”
- 2010 — “Cooking for Kids of All Ages”
- 2010 — “New Year Recipes”
- 2011 — “One, Two and Ready”
Russian actress Yulia Visotskaya poses for the photocall of the film “Gloss” by Russian film director Andrei Konchoalovsky during the 8th Marrakech Film festival on November 20, 2008. AFP PHOTO/ABDELHAK SENNA (Photo credit should read ABDELHAK SENNA/AFP/Getty Images)