Ivan Shvedoff

Actor

Born: Leningrad, RSFSR, USSR

BIOGRAPHY

Ivan Shvedoff (Иван Шведов; born September 21, 1969) is a Russian actor. Shvedoff was born in Leningrad (now Saint Petersburg) in the Russian SFSR. Shvedoff first started his acting career as a theater actor in the Theater of Youth Creativity (1979-1986). He studied acting at the Saint Petersburg State Theatre Arts Academy from 1987 to 1991, and made his film debut in The Chekist in 1992. Shvedoff has lived in Prague since the late 1990s. He has appeared in several Hollywood films usually as Russian or Eastern Bloc characters, including Enemy at the Gates, The Bourne Supremacy and Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol. He was also a Russian dialog coach for Matt Damon in The Bourne Identity.

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