Efremova, Svetlana

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Efremova, Svetlana


Born in the former Soviet Union. Education: St. Petersburg Academy of Theatre, B.F.A.; Yale University, M.F.A.


Agent—Michael Greene, Greene and Associates, 190 North Canon Dr., Suite 200, Beverly Hills, CA 90210.


Actress and educator. California State University, Fullerton, professor of acting; former teacher at St. Petersburg Academy of Theatre, Harvard University, and University of Rio Grande; teacher of Stanislavsky Method workshops at U.S. universities, including Bennington College.

Awards, Honors:

Connecticut Critics Circle Award nomination, outstanding actress, 1997.


Film Appearances:

Masha, Fontan (also known as The Fountain), Lenfilm Studio, 1988.

Sophia's mom, Prince of Central Park, Keystone Entertainment, 2000.

Spiral (short film), 2001.

Rena Gruschenka, White Oleander (also known as Weisser Oleander), Warner Bros., 2002.

Erica, Phone Booth, Twentieth Century-Fox, 2003.

Diana, Hotel Lobby, Triskelion Entertainment, 2003.

Midwife, The Island, DreamWorks, 2005.

Woman in white, A Cigar at the Beach (short film), Triskelion Entertainment, 2006.

Dorrie, Stick It (also known as Rebell in Turnschuhen), Buena Vista, 2006.

Vera, The Elder Son, 2 Loop Films/Russian Bear Production, 2006.

Dr. Ramos, Killer by Nature, 2008.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Tatiana Dyachenko, Spinning Boris, Showtime, 2003.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Rena, "The Civil Right," The Practice, ABC, 1997.

Sheila, "The Others," Gideon's Crossing, ABC, 2001.

Maria Braczyk, "Solidarity," The Guardian, CBS, 2002.

Ludmilla Koss from the Novaya Gazeta, "Enemies Foreign and Domestic," The West Wing, NBC, 2002.

Corinna, "Breathing Lessons," Strong Medicine, Lifetime, 2002.

Corinna, "Misdiagnosis Murder," Strong Medicine, Lifetime, 2002.

Corinna, "Maternal Mirrors," Strong Medicine, Lifetime, 2002.

Yelena Tzetcovich, "Prodigy," Without a Trace (also known as W.A.T.), CBS, 2003.

Landlord, "Fly Away," Cold Case, CBS, 2003.

Mrs. Vjorka, "Victims' Rights," The Practice, ABC, 2003.

Nina, "The Weatherman," Curb Your Enthusiasm, HBO, 2004.

Joan's doctor, "Silence," Joan of Arcadia, CBS, 2004.

Impatient woman, "Time of Death," ER, NBC, 2004.

Nadia Patzaikin, "Conditional Surrender," Judging Amy, CBS, 2004.

Nadia Patzaikin, "Dream a Little Dream," Judging Amy, CBS, 2005.

Nina, "The End," Curb Your Enthusiasm, HBO, 2005.

(Uncredited) Nurse, "Mr. Monk Meets His Dad," Monk, USA Network, 2006.

Nurse Ullman, "Mr. Monk Goes to the Hospital," Monk, USA Network, 2007.

Tour guide, The Young and the Restless (also known as Y&R), CBS, 2007.

"Ties that (Don't) Bind," Dirt, FX Network, 2008.

Stage Appearances:

Performer with South Coast Repertory, Costa Mesa, CA, and in Connecticut.

Major Tours:

Appeared in a touring production of Uncle Vanya, New York City.