Marina Zoreva: Embracing The Craft And The Work

Growing up watching films and aspiring to the performances of Gary Oldman, Marina Zoreva dreamed of a career in the arts as an actor. Her first performances began as a young school girl in Novosibirsk, Russia. With featured and starring roles in the films: ‘Trick’, ‘Atmosphere’, ‘Meeting Mr. Abbadon’, ‘Repeat’, ‘Broken’, and ‘Hugrakkur (Brave)’ – and theatre credits starring in ‘Romeo and Juliet, ‘Still Life’, and ‘Arcadia’, Marina is an acting threat on stage and screen. Marina has been featured in music videos directed by Forest Whitaker, and Ron Peters.

Classically trained, studying under famed Russian director and theatre founder, Sergei Afanasyev, Marina continued her studies and graduated from Stella Adler Academy of Acting and Theatre in Los Angeles. Her skills include: voice, movement, improv and martial arts and stage combat. “I consider the entire Stella Adler Academy experience as a great accomplishment not only of my career but also my life.” To date, Marina is most proud of her performance as Mercutio in Shakespeare’s tragedy, Romeo and Juliet.

“I think he is one of the best roles ever existed, and I’m pretty sure it is not just my prospective. I am very happy that I had a chance to play him and I have to admit that I haven’t let him go completely and I don’t think I ever will.” The role of Mercutio is also Marina’s favorite, and in her opinion, one of the best characters to play. “It was a great challenge. A great accomplishment for me personally as an actor and a human being.” Marina’s leading role in the film ‘Hugrakkur’ (Brave), is a highlight of her career. The film earned Marina the award: Best Martial Arts Sequence at The Action On Film.

Marina latest project is a web-series that will be streamed on YouTube. She plays the role of Danielle in the TV miniseries, ‘The Dorm’.Marina aspires to work with the talents of Mark Ruffalo, Meryl Streep, Gary Oldman, Christopher Nolan, David Tennant, and Steve Carell. She aspires to simply, “work”. Marina Zoreva plans to expand her focus to directing and performing in as much theatre as possible.

“I believe that you cannot fully embrace the craft without doing live performances.”