Margarita Levieva Biography
Margarita Levieva is an American actress.
Life and career
Levieva was born in Leningrad, now Saint Petersburg, Russia. She moved to the United States at a young age and attended high school in Secaucus, Hudson County, New Jersey. Before moving to the United States and becoming an actress, she was a gymnast. At the early age of 3 years old, she began the rigorous training program of a competitive gymnast. 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, Levieva's mother moved her and her twin brother to New York City. She later studied economics at NYU. Her true passion, however, had always been acting and she was accepted into the Meisner Training Program at the prestigious William Esper Studio.
Levieva was a star in the Fox series, Vanished. Her previous credits include guest appearances on Law & Order Trial by Jury in 2005. She was also cast in the pilots: N.Y.-70 in 2005, and The Prince in 2006. Her feature film credits include The Invisible, the independent film Billy's Choice, and Noise starring Tim Robbins, Bridget Moynahan, and William Hurt.
In 2005, New York Magazine featured Levieva as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in New York.