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Mikhail Baryshnikov

Mikhail Baryshnikov's biography

Mikhail Baryshnikov is 74 years old actor born at Soviet Union. He was born on Tuesday 27th of January 1948. He is often nicknamed as Misha. According to year of birth 1948 he belongs to Boomers. Birthday on 27th of January means he is Aquarius. Aquarius is an Airy sign. They are smart thinkers, social, communicative, independent and intelligent people.

His primary profession is to be actor. You can know him also as choreographer, dancer, ballet dancer, ballet master, television actor, film actor. He is recently known as performing artist.

Mikhail Baryshnikov's family

Mikhail Baryshnikov's spouse

She is known as ballet dancer.

Mikhail Baryshnikov's ex spouse

He has 1 daughter.

Mikhail Baryshnikov's daughter: Anna Baryshnikov

Mikhail Baryshnikov's daughter's name is Anna Baryshnikov. She is known as actor. His daughter was born on Friday 22nd of May 1992.

Mikhail Baryshnikov's schools

We found 3 schools He attended. Complete list of schools: Q58465357, Riga ballet school, Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet.

Detailed informations about his schools

  • Daughter Shura (Aleksandra) Baryshnikov, whose mother is Jessica Lange, graduated from Marlboro College in Vermont, the same college that Chris Noth attended in the 70s. [2003]

Mikhail Baryshnikov's career

His main focus is to be actor. He is also a member of American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Mikhail Baryshnikov's partner

Jessica Lange

Mikhail Baryshnikov and Jessica Lange have been together since 1976 for 6 years. Jessica is known as film actor. His partner was born on Wednesday 20th of April 1949 in Cloquet.

Awards and competitions

Mikhail Baryshnikov's Awards

  • Was nominated for Broadway's 1989 Tony Award as Best Actor (Play) for "Metamorphosis."
  • He was awarded the American National Medal of the Arts in 2000 by the National Endowment for the Arts in Washington D.C.

Mikhail Baryshnikov's Nominations

  • He was nominated for Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for work The Turning Point in 1977

What Mikhail Baryshnikov has done for a first time

  • Following his defection in Canada, the first ballet troupe that he performed with was the Royal Winnipeg Ballet in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
  • Back when he was first accepted into the Kirov Ballet, he was so short and talented, he was allowed to skip the corps completely. They immediately made him a soloist. He was named "Premier Danseur Noble" at a remarkably young age.

Mikhail Baryshnikov's quotes

  • I am not the first straight dancer, nor the last.
  • There comes a moment in a young artist's life when he knows he has to bring something to the stage from within himself. He has to put in something in order to be able to take something out.
  • I do not try to dance better than anyone else. I only try to to dance better than myself.
  • The essence of all art is to have pleasure in giving pleasure.
  • No one is born a dancer. You have to want it more than anything.
  • No matter what I try to do or explore, my Kirov training, my expertise, and my background call me to return to dancing after all, because that's my real vocation, and I have to serve it.
  • Dancers are made, not born.
  • That somebody has the vision to put a few steps together and make a dance out of it, there is already a certain power implanted. My job is much easier - it's just to put a light in it. - The Daily Telegraph, 09/02/2004
  • Oh, that's nonsense. Sex symbol? A cup of tea will do it. Sex is overrated. Absolutely. Forget about it. A good golf game, a nice conversation with friends, will do better. - On what it is like to be an international sex symbol.
  • Be yourself and dance with your mind and your body, the way it is right now. Don't try to fight the image of yourself from 20 years ago.
  • See also Other Works |  Publicity Listings |  Official Sites

Mikhail Baryshnikov's body shape

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