Honored Artist of the RSFSR (1969). People's Artist of the RSFSR (03/29/1977). People's Artist of the USSR (01/31/1985). Older sister - actress Rimma Markova. In 1931-1934, he played children's roles in performances of the Saratov Drama Theater, where his father V.D. Markov. In 1945-1947 he studied in the studio at the Vologda Drama Theater. He graduated from the studio at the Moscow Theater of Lenin Komsomol (1950). Since 1950 - actor of the Moscow Theater of Lenin Komsomol. From 1960 - actor of the theater named after A.S. Pushkin. Since 1965 - actor of the academic theater named after the Moscow City Council. In the 1986-1987 season moved to the Maly Theater. Leonid Markov had a unique voice and manner of speaking. Perhaps that is why he was often invited to work on the radio. About a hundred records covering a large time period from 1954 to 1990, literary works, radio plays with his participation are stored in the collection of the radio fund: “In the Winter Forest” by S. Bogomazov, as the Wolf; “In the gymnasium” by N. Garin-Mikhailovsky, in the role of the Father; White Roses, Pink Elephants by W. Gibson, in the role of Henry Poulescu; "Fate" P. Proskurin, in the role of Makashin; "Inspector Tikhonov" Arkady and George Weiners, in the role of Sharapov; “Korolev and Gagarin” by V. Gubarev, in the role of the Queen; “First Love” by I. Bunin, in the role of the Father and other performances. The actor read the literary works of A. Pushkin, M. Lermontov, F. Dostoevsky, I. Abashidze, V. Astafyev, B. Vasiliev, R. Rozhdestvensky.