Olga Zhevakina was born on September 1, 1982 in Krasnogorsk in a military family. She lived 15 years in Kerch, where she graduated from music school. In 1999 she entered Mikhail Semyonovich Shchepkin Higher Theatre School (course of O.N. Solomina and Y.M. Solomin). Olga joined the Maly Theatre’s company in 2003.
Olga made her stage debut as Alexandra Petrovna Kruglova in Alexander Ostrovsky’s play «All the Days Are Not Alike», directed by Alexander Korshunov. For years of work in the Maly Theatre Olga has become one of its top emerging young actresses. She is also a versatile vocalist - in Shakespeare's «Love’s Labour’s Lost» she plays a peasant woman Jaquenetta and the maid of Lady Katherine, in «Poverty is No Crime» by Ostrovsky she landed the role of a merry Lisa, one of the main character’s best friends.
Olga Zhevakina is a brilliant method actress. Her temperament, artistic display, taste, and sense of humor go together to create a unique stage charm. More than being a talented actress, though, she's an exceptional comedian, but she is not attached to a specific genre. The proof of that is Olga’s acting in «The Children of the Sun», where she plays cynical Fima, as well as the suffering, trying to find her place in the life of Lyudmila («Vanyushin’s Children»).
Olga regularly performs with the Maly Theatre’s Orchestra and takes part in various concerts.
Roles in the Maly Theatre:
2004 - Court, «Secrets of the Madrid Court» by Eugène Scribe and Ernest Leguvé, directed by Vladimir Beylis
2004 - Alexandra Petrovna Kruglova, «All the Days Are Not Alike» by Alexander Ostrovsky, directed by Alexander Korshunov
2004 - Jaquenetta, «Love’s Labour’s Lost» by William Shakespeare, directed by Vitaliy Ivanov
2004 - Polyxena, «Truth is Good, but Happiness is Better» by Alexander Ostrovsky, directed by Sergey Zhenovach
2004 - Natalia Stepanovna, «Wedding! Wedding! Wedding» by Anton Chekhov, directed by Vitaliy Ivanov
2005 - The Little Robber Girl, «The Snow Queen» by Evgeny Schwartz, directed by Vitaliy Ivanov
2005 - Evgeniya Lvovna, «Hard-earned Bread» by Alexander Ostrovsky, directed by Alexander Korshunov
2006 - Lisa, «Poverty is No Crime» by Alexander Ostrovsky, directed by Alexander Korshunov
2008 - Fima, «The Children of the Sun» by Maxim Gorky, directed by Adolf Shapiro
2008 - Raisa Glebovna, «Kasatka» (Darling) by Aleksey Nikolayevich Tolstoy, directed by Vitaliy Ivanov
2009 - Lady Katharine, «Love’s Labour’s Lost» by William Shakespeare, directed by Vitaliy Ivanov
2009 - Marya Antonovna, «The Government Inspector» by Nikolay Gogol, directed by Yuri Solomin and Vasiliy Fyodorov
2009 – Liza, Sofia’s maid, «Woe from Wit» by Alexander Griboedov, directed by Sergey Zhenovach
2010 - Lisetta, «Innamorati» by Carlo Goldoni, directed by Stefano De Luca
2011 – Charlotte, «The Heirs of Rabourdin» Émile Zola, directed by Vladimir Beylis
2012 - Masha, maid of the Countess, «The Queen of Spades» by Alexander Pushkin, directed by Andrey Zhitinkin
2012 - Lyudmila, «Vanyushin’s Children» by Sergei Naidenov, directed by Vitaliy Ivanov
2015 - Suzon, «Eight Loving Women» by Robert Thomas, directed by Vladimir Beylis
2016 - Natalia, «Vassa Zheleznova. The First Version» by Maxim Gorky, directed by Vladimir Beylis
2016 - Hannah, «A Streetcar Named Desire» by Tennessee Williams, directed by Sergey Potapov