He graduated from GITIS in 1977 (workshop of A. Goncharov). He worked in the theater. Vl. Mayakovsky, in the Moscow Regional Drama Theater, in the Moscow Regional Drama Theater. Ostrovsky. Since 1994 - in the troupe of the Moscow Art Theater. M. Gorky. Father - People's Artist of the USSR, laureate of State Prizes of the USSR and the RSFSR Vladimir Yakovlevich Samoilov. Mother - Artist of the Theater. Vl. Mayakovsky Nadezhda Fedorovna Samoilova. Honored Artist of the Russian Federation (1997).