MARGARITA LEVIEVA (Lisa P.) A natural talent, with a striking presence and
undeniable energy, Margarita Levieva is on the rise to become one of the industry's most
promising young actresses.
Levieva will next be seen in two exciting projects. First up is ADVENTURELAND which
Miramax will release in March 27th. 2009. The film will be premiering at the 2009 Sundance film
festival. She stars opposite Ryan Reynolds, Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart. Greg Mottola
wrote and directed this coming of age story about an uptight recent college grad who is forced to
take a degrading minimum-wage job at the local amusement park when he realizes he can't
afford his dream European tour.
Followed by that will be seen in SPREAD where she stars opposite Ashton Kutcher.
Directed by David Mackenzie, the film will also premiere at the 2009 film festival.
This February, Levieva makes her Broadway debut in IMPRESSIONISM, a new
American play by Michael Jacobs. Margarita stars opposite Joan Allen and Jeremy Irons in the
story of a world-traveling photojournalist and a New York gallery owner who help repair each
others' broken lives
She recently starred in the independent film NOISE opposite Tim Robbins, William Hurt
and Bridget Moynahan and in THE INVISIBLE opposite Justin Chatwin and Marcia Gay
Harden.On television, Margarita starred in Fox's VANISHED. Other television credits include
LAW & ORDER: TRIAL BY JURY and the pilots WHAT'S NOT TO LOVE, NY 70 and THE
A native of St. Petersburg, Russia, Margarita Levieva began the rigorous training
program of a competitive gymnast at the age of three. As a member of the Russian rhythmic
gymnastics Olympic team, Levieva continued to train for the next 13 years, winning competitions
in Russia and eventually going on to compete in the United States.
When she was 11, her mother moved her and her twin brother to New York, where she
later studied economics at NYU. Her true passion, however, had always been acting and she
ultimately was accepted into the Meisner Training Program at the prestigious William Esper
Margarita currently resides in New York.
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