Irina Zheryakova was born on October 3, 1983 in the city of Kremenki, Zhukovsky District, Kaluga Region. In 1999, Irina entered Mikhail Semyonovich Shchepkin Higher Theatre School (course of V.I. Korshunov). In 2004 she joined the Maly Theatre’s company.
Irina Zheryakova is a good acting skilled actress, endowed with a great creative mind and bright personality. She made her stage debut as Lipochka in «It's a Family Affair-We'll Settle It Ourselves» by Alexander Ostrovsky.
Irina never had middling roles in her acting career. She is a versatile actress, who keeps on broadening her repertoire and who has conquered the stage both in comedy and dramatic roles. Moreover, Irina possesses beautiful singing skills that she demonstrates in «Love’s Labour’s Lost...».
Irina Zheryakova is a very determined actress. She was a last-minute replacement in «The Power of Darkness» and «Three Sisters» and in the fall of 2012 Irina had to perform the role of Fima in «The Children of the Sun» several hours before the show, thus playing two characters in this play.
Irina also earned the parts in films and on television. She starred in: «Kulagin and Partners», «Ranetki», «Karmelita», «Doctor Tyrsa», «Moscow Courtyard», «Furtseva», «Emergency », etc. and also one of the main roles in the movie «Dear».
Roles in the Maly Theatre:
2004 - Olimpiada Samsonovna, «It's a Family Affair-We'll Settle It Ourselves», by Alexander Ostrovsky, directed by Alexander Chetverkin
2004 - Natalia Petrovna Sizakova, «Hard-earned Bread» by Alexander Ostrovsky, directed by Alexander Korshunov
2004 – Princess-Swan, «The Tale of Tsar Saltan» by Alexander Pushkin, directed by Vitaliy Ivanov
2005 - Jaquenetta, «Love’s Labour’s Lost...» by William Shakespeare, directed by Vitaliy Ivanov
2006 - Anna Ivanovna, «Poverty is No Crime» by Alexander Ostrovsky, directed by Alexander Korshunov
2007 - Varya, «The Cherry Orchard» by Anton Chekhov, directed by Igor Iliyinskiy
2007 - First girl, «The Power of Darkness» by Leo Tolstoy, directed by Yuri Solomin
2008 - Lusha, «The Children of the Sun» by Maxim Gorky, directed by Adolf Shapiro
2009 - Larissa, «There Was Not a Single Penny, and Suddenly There is a Dime» by Alexander Ostrovsky, directed by Eduard Martsevich
2009 - Anisiya, «The Power of Darkness» by Leo Tolstoy, directed by Yuri Solomin
2009 – Lady Rosaline, «Love’s Labour’s Lost...» by William Shakespeare, directed by Vitaliy Ivanov
2009 - Natalia Ivanovna, «Three Sisters» by Anton Chekhov, directed by Yuri Solomin
2010 - Flamminia, «Lovers» («Innamorati») by Carlo Goldoni, directed by Stefano De Luca
2010 - Dame, «Don Juan» by Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy, directed by Alexander Klyukvin
2012 - Fima, «The Children of the Sun» by Maxim Gorky, directed by Adolf Shapiro
2012 - Lise and Sister Christine, «Cyrano de Bergerac» by Edmond Rostand, directed by Georges Lavaudant
2013 - Tatyana Ivanovna, «The Village of Stepanchikovo and Its Inhabitants» by Fyodor Dostoyevsky, directed by Anton Yakovlev
2015 - Apollinariya Panfilovna, «The Heart is Not a Stone» by Alexander Ostrovsky, directed by Vladimir Dragunov
2016 - Darya Fedoseevna Kruglova, «It's Not All Shrovetide for the Cat» by Alexander Ostrovsky, directed by Vitaliy Ivanov
2016 - Eunice Hubbel, «A Streetcar Named Desire» by Tennessee Williams, directed by Sergey Potapov
2016 - Lipa, «Vassa Zheleznova. The First Version» by Maxim Gorky, directed by Vladimir Beylis
2018 - Peasant Woman, «Time Of Troubles. 1609-1611» by Vladimir Medinksiy, directed by Vladimir Beylis
2019 - Cook Elsa, «Always Call Dolly» by Sergey Plotov and Vladimir Ivanov, directed by Vladimir Ivanov