The stunning movie star Anastasia Baranova has become one of the most popular Russian-American actresses currently making waves in the American entertainment industry. The actress has garnered wide popularity through her excellent and jaw-dropping performances in movies and television series.
Before starting her acting career, Anastasia worked as a model. She completed her education at Chapman University and was trained at The Acting Corps Academy, Los Angeles. Interestingly, she kicked off her acting career back in 2002 and her first film was Lizzie McGuire. Learn more about the charming Anastasia Baranova below.
Who is Anastasia Baranova?
Anastasia Baranova is a Russian-born American actress cum model, notable for her role as Addison in the Syfy horror action comedy series Z Nation. She also played outstanding roles in other series such as Scout’s Safari and the 2007 horror film Rise: Blood Hunter. When it comes to acting, Anastasia is very creative and she has won the heart of her fans with her charming smile and commendable acting style. Although she is yet to bag any awards; the actress has become one of the prolific figures in the Hollywood industry.
The Russian-American movie star was born as Anastasia Baranova on the 23rd day of April 1989 in Moscow, Russia. At the time of her birth, Russia was still a part of the Soviet Union. Anastasia developed an interest in the showbiz from a very young age and when was about five years old, she started making appearances on adverts and commercials for notable companies in Russia.
When she was nine, her family migrated to the United States where she continued with her modeling career. While in the US, her family settled in Minnesota and two years later, they moved to California where she eventually kicked off her acting career. Before then, Anastasia enrolled in English language classes and obtained a bachelor’s degree from Chapman University. After her graduation, she learned acting from The Acting Corps Academy, Los Angeles.
Professional Career and Rise to Prominence
Baranova kicked off her acting career in 2002 when she made her first TV appearance while playing the role of Cara Gunther in Disney’s Lizzie McGuire. Later in the same year, she portrayed Jennifer Laure in the NBC series Scout’s Safari until 2004. Her outstanding performance in the series fetched her much bigger roles subsequently. She featured an Exchange Student in Joan of Arcadia in 2004 and also co-starred Kristen Bell in Veronica Mars. Baranova followed it up with appearances on other series including Drake & Josh, 7th Heaven, Malcolm in the Middle, Sons of Anarchy, Svetlana, and 90210, among others.
The stunning actress took her career to the big screen in 2007 while appearing as a Teen Girl in the supernatural thriller Rise: Blood Hunter alongside Lucy Liu and Michael Chiklis. After that, she co-starred with Erin Bodine and Elizabeth Sandy in the 2011 comedy film Apocalypse, CA. Three years later, she played the younger version of Emma in Peter Hewitt’s 2014 comedy film Mostly Ghostly: Have You Met My Ghoulfriend?. After that, Anastasia joined the cast of the 2014 Syfy horror series Z Nation where she portrayed the lead character of Addison Carver alongside Nat Zang and Henry Rollins until 2018.
Anastasia Baranova’s Parents
Just like we earlier mentioned, the Z Nation‘s star Anastasia Baranova is originally from Moscow, Russia. She spent her early years in Moscow along with her parents and siblings before moving to the United States. There is no much information regarding her biological father as she was raised by her mother Ata Baranova. As a matter of fact, the actress has kept information regarding her family away from the media and nothing much could be said about them. Anastasia is of Russian ethnic background while her nationality is American.
Is She Married? Boyfriend or Husband
Anastasia has gained much popularity through her acting career; notwithstanding, her fans have been wondering if the actress is married or not. Well, the truth is not so far away. Anastasia is among those celebrities who are so vocal about their love life. She frequently talks about her boyfriend on social media; nonetheless, she has never disclosed who he is until now.
Apparently, Anastasia is a single lady and doesn’t have kids nor husband yet. Having played both bisexual and lesbian roles in movies, many of her fans think she is a lesbian in real life; however, this is not true. In addition to having a straight sexual orientation, Anastasia is equally an active supporter of the LGBT community.