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Overview (2)

Born in Leningrad, Russian SFSR, USSR [now St. Petersburg, Russia]
Height 5' 6" (1.68 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Margarita Levieva is an American actress. Born in Leningrad, Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic (now Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation), at age three she began the rigorous training program of a competitive rhythmic gymnast. Levieva continued to train for the next 13 years, winning competitions in Russia and eventually going on to compete in the United States after emigrating. When she was 11, Levieva's mother moved her and her twin brother to Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn in New York City. She attended high school in Secaucus, New Jersey. Levieva majored in economics at NYU and worked as a fashion buyer. Her continuing interest in acting led her to be accepted into the Meisner Training Program at the William Esper Studio. In 2005, New York Magazine featured her as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in New York.

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Trivia (9)

Trained as a rhythmic gymnast, but was ineligible to compete for the United States in the Olympics because she was not a citizen, and elected not to compete for Russia.
Attended High School in Secaucus, Hudson County, New Jersey.
Studied Economics at New York University.
Featured as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in New York by New York Magazine in 2005.
She is from a Russian Jewish family.
Was in a relationship with Romanian-American actor Sebastian Stan from July 2014 - 2016.
She was cast in and filmed scenes for the second season of Luck (2011) before controversy over animal safety concerns forced HBO to abruptly cancel the series.
Has a twin brother named Michael.
She graduated from New York University with a double major in economics and psychology, with minors in philosophy, sociology, and Russian history. She financed her studies by becoming a fashion buyer for Assets London, a former chain of New York luxury stores.

Personal Quotes (7)

I'm not an insecure person, per se, but I just never saw myself as the girl who walks into a place and everybody goes, 'Wow.'
I don't usually have those 'twin experiences' that people talk about.
I had to dance in a Tweety Bird costume once.
I was always the serious kid.
I grew up in communist Russia where we didn't have anything, so I'm not worried that I can't buy an extra pair of shoes.
I'm Russian Jewish. And I had to grow up really quickly.
One of my first commercials was for a Samsung cellphone. It was made as a mini-movie.

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