The world of cinema and theater has witnessed the rise of many talented individuals, but one name that stands out is Danila Valeryevich Kozlovsky. As audiences admire his acting prowess and diverse roles, one question often lingers: how old is Danila Kozlovsky?
Born on May 3, 1985, in the bustling metropolis of Moscow, Russia, Danila Kozlovsky entered this world as a promising talent. He was nurtured by parents who themselves were deeply connected to the world of arts. His mother, Nadezhda Zvenigorodskaya, graced the stage as a stage actress, while his father, Valery Kozlovsky, contributed to the realm of education as a professor at Moscow State University, specializing in marketing and mass communications.
Kozlovsky, the middle child in a trio of brothers, found his passion for the arts at an early age. His journey commenced with dance and music classes, where he acquired skills in playing the saxophone and the alto. However, his early years were marked by frequent school changes, possibly linked to disciplinary matters.
The world first caught a glimpse of Kozlovsky’s talent in 1998 when he made his debut on the small screen. He portrayed Denis, a troubled sixth-grader, in the Russian television series “Simple Truths.” Little did anyone know that this would be the start of a remarkable career that would encompass theater and the silver screen.
Kozlovsky’s theatrical journey took flight when he entered the Saint Petersburg State Theatre Arts Academy. Under the guidance of Lev Dodin, he embarked on the acting/directing course. In a pivotal moment during his fourth year, Kozlovsky graced the stage of the Little Drama Theatre (Theatre de l’Europe) as Edgar in “King Lear” (2006). This performance earned him his inaugural theater award: the “Golden Sofit,” a special prize from the Expert Council, and was recognized as the Best Debut—an esteemed accolade in Saint Petersburg’s theater circles.
His theater repertoire further expanded with roles in plays such as “Life and Fate,” which premiered in Paris, and his diploma performance, “Warsaw Melody.”
After graduating from the academy in 2007, Kozlovsky’s journey continued as he officially became a part of the staff at the Little Drama Theatre (Theatre de l’Europe). Notable performances include “Lord of the Flies,” where he portrayed Ralph, “Intrigue and Love,” and “The Cherry Orchard.”
However, it was not just the theater where Kozlovsky’s talents shone. In 2005, he took on a pivotal film role in “Garpastum,” set against the backdrop of World War I. The film revolved around two brothers’ aspirations to build their football stadium and garnered Kozlovsky the prestigious “White Elephant Award” from the Russian Guild of Film Critics for the best male lead actor.
2008 brought him to wider recognition through his starring role in “Black Hunters.” In this film, he portrayed Sergei Filatov, a robber archaeologist who embarks on an adventure into the past with his friends during illegal excavations.
Kozlovsky’s versatility was further on display in 2009 when he took on the role of Lusya, a drag queen, in the comedy-drama “Jolly Fellows.” The film was screened in the Panorama section of the 2010 Berlin International Film Festival, showcasing Kozlovsky’s ability to excel in diverse roles.