Born and raised in Kazakhstan, Yelena came to the U.S. to study acting at the New York Film Academy in Los Angeles. While in L.A., she developed and performed the acclaimed one-person show “Anna Sten,” about the first Russian actress in Hollywood. Other self-developed work includes “Violent Ocean” and “Lies Hidden in the Truth.”
Recently, Yelena moved to New York City where she has appeared in several independent films, television shows and the off-off-Broadway play “Judgement is Set.”
Besides being an actor and commercial model, Yelena has a Masters degree in Economics from St. Petersburg University.