When she was five years old, the family moved to Odessa. In 1985, after graduating from school, Zoe decided to enter the theater. Initially, all thoughts were about Moscow. However, the Youth Festival was held in the capital that summer, and the exams were postponed to a later time. Therefore, Zoya decided to try her luck in Leningrad and entered LGITMiK for the course of Lev Dodin. Since 1990 he has been working at the Youth Theater on the Fontanka. Honored Artist of Russia (2005).