Yulia Sergeevna Peresild (Russian: Ю́лия Серге́евна Переси́льд; born 5 September 1984) is a Russian stage and film actress.
Yulia Peresild’s Estonian surname comes from her Estonian great grandparents, who were deported to Russia. She was born in Pskov, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union. Her father was an icon painter and mother a kindergarten worker. Since childhood, Yulia dreamed of becoming an actress. From the third grade she took part in school artistic amateur performance, sang, played in school plays. At the age of eleven she participated in the contest of young talents “The Morning Star”. In 2001 she graduated from secondary school No. 24 in Pskov.
After school she entered the Faculty of Russian Philology of the Pskov State Pedagogical Institute, but after studying for only one year, she went to Moscow and entered a theater college. In 2006 she graduated from the acting department of the directing department of the Russian Academy of Theatre Arts.
Since 2007, as an invited actress, she has taken part in the plays of the State Theater of Nations.
She currently works with the theater “School of Modern Play” and the theater on Malaya Bronnaya theater company Yevgeny Mironov.
Yulia Peresild’s screen debut was the role of Natasha Kublakova in the television series Land (2003), directed by Aleksandr Baranov.
The first big work in film is the role of Olya Rodyashina in the drama film The Bride (2006) directed by Elyor Ishmukhamedov and Captive directed by Alexei Uchitel. However, a real breakthrough in the film biography of the actress was one of the main roles of Sofia in the drama The Edge directed by Alexei Uchitel, the television series Santa Lucia (2012), and the mystical thriller Sonnentau (2012) brought her popularity among Russian audiences.
The actress became well known after playing supporting roles in In the Fog (2012) directed by Sergei Loznitsa.
She played the role of Soviet Sniper Lyudmila Pavlichenko in the 2015 biographical war film Battle for Sevastopol.