Ivan Urgant

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Ivan Urgant
Ivan Urgant in Tbilisi.jpg
Born(1978-04-16) April 16, 1978 (age 35)
Leningrad, USSR
ResidenceMoscow
NationalityRussian
Years activeSince 1999
 
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Ivan Urgant
Ivan Urgant in Tbilisi.jpg
Born(1978-04-16) April 16, 1978 (age 35)
Leningrad, USSR
ResidenceMoscow
NationalityRussian
Years activeSince 1999

Ivan Andreevich Urgant (Russian: Ива́н Андре́евич У́ргант), (born 16 April 1978)[1] is a Russian television personality, showman, and an actor.

Biography[edit]

Urgant was born in Leningrad in a family of actors Andrey Urgant (son of Nina Urgant and Leo Milinder) and Valeriya Kiseleva. His father is of Russian, Estonian and Jewish descent and mother is Russian.[citation needed] He graduated from Saint Petersburg State Theatre Arts Academy.

In the late 1990s Ivan Urgant was a leader of Maxim Leonidov's soul project nicknamed Vnuk (Russian: Внук - Grandson).[2][3][4]

Ivan also judged KVN games several times.

In 2007, 2008, and 2010 Ivan Urgant was awarded TEFI.

On May 16, 2009 he presented the final of the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest with former Russian Eurovision participant Alsou.[5]

In 2012 Ivan released his first solo album called "Estrada" under the name Grisha Urgant.

TV shows[edit]

He is known for hosting various TV shows, including:

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Serbia Jovana Janković and Željko Joksimović
Eurovision Song Contest presenter
(Final, with Alsou)
2009
Succeeded by
Norway Nadia Hasnaoui, Haddy Jatou N'jie
and Erik Solbakken