From 1967 to 1968 - Actor of the Astrakhan Youth Theater; from 1968 to 1970 studied with the Moscow Theater School named after MS. Schepkina, but left on their own. He graduated from the Moscow Art Theater School (1975). Actor of the Moscow New Drama Theater (1975-1982, 1986-1988), Theater of the Moscow Council (1984-1986), actor of the Gorky Film Studio for Children and Youth Films (1989-1991). From 1993 to 2005 - actor of the Moscow Drama Theater named after KS. Stanislavsky. Since 2005 - actor of the Maly Theater. Honored Artist of Russia (1997). People's Artist of Russia (2011). He is the head of the Inter-regional public foundation "Russian tradition", he teaches at GITIS.