Eugenia Kuzmina (Russian: Евге́ния Кузьминá; Yevgeniya Kuzmina; born 25 December 1987) is a Russian-American actress, comedian and model. Her modeling career took off when she appeared on the cover of Glamour, and walked the runway for multiple designers including Yves Saint Laurent, Alexander McQueen, Thierry Mugler. She appeared in advertisements for Hermes, Armani jeans, Dior sunglasses, GAP, and L’Oreal. Her first video appearance was in a music video “Ange étrange” by David Hallyday. In 2011, Kuzmina transitioned into acting.
Kuzmina’s modeling career took off when she started working with Nathalie Models, Ford Models Europe and then with IMG and LA Models .
She was the cover girl for the August 2004 edition of Glamour and has been featured in advertisements for Armani Jeans, Dior sunglasses, GAP, Arden B, Express, Kenzi, Replay Jeans, Sephora, and L’Oreal. She has been also featured in magazines, such as Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, Marie Claire, Japanese and Russian Vogue, GQ, Self, Shape, As well as catalogs for Hermès and Cartier.
She was featured in a music video for David Hallyday, then Passion Pit, and Demi Lovato and transitioned into film work with a short film, Likeness directed by Rodrigo Prieto, starring Elle Fanning. Her first TV appearance was in the hit show True Blood. She portrayed a fairy. Right after she was cast in a FOX show New Girl as a model, ABC show Castle as an FBI agent opposite Stana Katic, Netflix show “The Comeback” as a Russian prostitute opposite Lisa Kudrow, Lady Dynamite show with Maria Bamford, etc. Her first starring movie role was in the independent horror film Quarantine L.A. After that, she played opposite John Turturro in a feature film Fading Gigolo, opposite Bill Murray in the film “Rock The Kasbah “, was featured in the film Dirty Grandpa opposite Zac Effron, in 2018 film Justice For All with Hector Echavarria and as a cameo in Bad Moms and appeared in TV Movie “Tour de Pharmacy” opposite Andy Samberg and Orlando Bloom. In 2019, Kuzmina appeared in Todd Strauss-Schulson’s film Isn’t It Romantic, alongside Rebel Wilson, and The Gentlemen opposite Michelle Dockery. In 2020 she will be seen in TV Mini-Series Spy City alongside Dominic Cooper
Kuzmina is passionate about comedy and can frequently be seen doing stand up at The Comedy Store, Flappers and performing improv at UCB. She is currently[when?] on tour around the US and the world with her stand up group The Nobodies.