Actress dreamed of becoming from childhood. But in the first year after school, she failed exams at the theater institute and went to work on television as an accountant. A year later, she entered GITIS, the acting group of the directing department, and the studio of Andrei Goncharov. In 1985, after graduating from the institute, Goncharov invited her to the theater to them. V. Mayakovsky. Since then, Olga Prokofieva - actress "Mayakovki." Honored Artist of Russia (2001). Son Alexander, from six years old playing on stage, also became an actor.