Lydia Fedoseeva was born in Leningrad on September 25, 1938, the mother of Zinaida, father of Nicholas-front-line soldier, died after the war. She was the eldest of three children, the younger brothers, Anatoly and Herman (died). From 1946 to 1956 she studied at school 217 (b. Petrishule). She lived in Leningrad in a communal apartment (Dumskaya street 5/22) near the Kazan Cathedral. She was engaged in the drama club of the House of Cinema under the direction of M. G. Dubrovin. In 1964 she graduated from the All-Union State Institute of Cinematography (acting workshop of Sergei Gerasimov and Tamara Makarova). In 1974–1993, Lidia Nikolayevna worked in the troupe of the Theater actor’s studio in Moscow. Since 2005, Lydia Fedoseeva-Shukshina has been the president of the film "Viva Cinema of Russia!" He lives on Bochkova Street, in a four-room apartment of Vasily Shukshin.