Soviet and Russian theater and film actor, theater figure, film director, screenwriter. Honored Artist of the Russian Federation (05.22.1993). Honored Artist of the Russian Federation (2009). Prior to the Moscow Art Theater School, he studied for four years at the Moscow Institute of Electronic Technology (Zelenograd). He graduated from the Moscow Art Theater School (1982, course O. Efremov) and was accepted into the troupe of the Moscow Art Theater. In 1988 he worked in the Studio Theater "Man". In 1991 he staged the play “Platonov” on the small stage of the Art Theater and played the main role in it. On the main stage put "Crying in a handful" and "Thunderstorm". He was a teacher of acting at the Moscow Art Theater School. Professor of the Moscow Art Theater School Studio, the head of the course.