People's Artist of Russia (2005). Born on April 25, 1956 in Yudino, Tatarstan. In 1977 she graduated from the Leningrad State Institute of Theater, Music and Cinematography (course Z.Y. Korogodsky). In 1977-1980 She worked in the AA Theater. Bryantseva, in 1981-1982. - Actress in the Studio film actor at Lenfilm and in the Theater-Studio "Time", in 1983-1986. - Actress in the Lensovet Theater, in 1992 - in the Salon-Theater "St. Petersburg". One of the first serious theatrical works of Svetlana Smirnova was the role in the play by Kirill Dateshidze “Raw Foot ...” after Lyudmila Petrushevskaya (House of the Actor, then “Creative Workshops”). Today, this performance has become a theatrical legend thanks to the brilliant play of the actress, who managed to discover in her heroine - a homeless drunkard, a "gray mouse" features characteristic of Chekhov's heroines. In 1992 she joined the troupe of the Russian State Academic Drama Theater named after A.S. Pushkin and immediately took one of the leading places in the famous theater. The actress works a lot on the dubbing of foreign films and animation.