Mikhail Baryshnikov


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Boyishly cute, diminutive and strong as a bull, but as graceful as any gazelle or swan, Mikhail Baryshnikov is a household name even to non-balletomanes. Widely considered to be one of the greatest and biggest names in dance. Mikhail began his ballet studies in his native Riga, Latvia. He was accepted by the Leningrad Choreographic School, the ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 5 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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(1977)
The Nutcracker Nutcracker / Prince
(1977)
Company Business Pyotr Ivanovich Grushenko
(1991)
White Nights Nikolai 'Kolya' Rodchenko
(1985)

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 2015 Doll & Em (TV Series)
Mikhail
- Episode #2.6 (2015) ... Mikhail
- Episode #2.4 (2015) ... Mikhail
- Episode #2.3 (2015) ... Mikhail
- Episode #2.2 (2015) ... Mikhail
- Episode #2.1 (2015) ... Mikhail
 2014 Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit
The Minister Sorokin (uncredited)
 2009 Place (TV Movie)
Dancer
 2003-2004 Sex and the City (TV Series)
Aleksandr Petrovsky
- An American Girl in Paris: Part Deux (2004) ... Aleksandr Petrovsky
- An American Girl in Paris: Part Une (2004) ... Aleksandr Petrovsky
- Splat! (2004) ... Aleksandr Petrovsky
- The Cold War (2004) ... Aleksandr Petrovsky
- Out of the Frying Pan (2004) ... Aleksandr Petrovsky
 1991 Company Business
Pyotr Ivanovich Grushenko
 1987 Dancers
Tony
 1985 White Nights
Nikolai 'Kolya' Rodchenko
 1981 Carmen (TV Movie)
Don José
 1977/I The Nutcracker (TV Movie)
Nutcracker / Prince
 1977 The Turning Point
Yuri
 1977 Live from Lincoln Center (TV Series)
Count Albrecht
- American Ballet Theatre: Giselle (1977) ... Count Albrecht
 1971 Fiesta (TV Movie)
Pedro Romero
 1968 Gorod i pesnya
Dancer
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Other Works:

In 1975, he and Gelsey Kirkland appeared together on Broadway in American Ballet Theatre's "Awakening", a ballet by Craig Steven Shuler. See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Interviews | 1 Article | 3 Pictorials | 3 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


Alternate Names:

Mikhail Baryshinikov

Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on being directed by Dmitry Krymov in a play, 2011] I myself didn't agree with many of his choices. But I am not entitled to raise my objections. It's the same with a choreographer. If you commit, you should be a good foot soldier. This is not the place to be a general. See more »

Trivia:

Has four children: Aleksandra (b. 5 March 1981) by Jessica Lange; Peter (b. 7 July 1989), Anna Baryshnikov (b. 22 May 1992) and Sofia (b. 24 May 1994) by Lisa Rinehart. See more »

Trademark:

Stocky muscular build See more »

Nickname:

Misha

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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