Margarita Levieva is a Russian-American actress who is best known for her fake Amanda Clarke/real Emily Thorne on Revenge. She is also known for the role of Gina Zanetakos in NBC’s The Blacklist. On the big screen, she had roles in The Invisible, Adventureland and Spread.
Here is a look at her background story and some lesser-known facts about her.
Margarita Levieva Wiki
Margarita Vladimirovna Levieva was born on 9 February 1980 as a twin in Leningrad, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union (now Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation). She was raised by Jewish parents.
At the age of three, Margarita began her training in rhythmic gymnastics. Later in life, Margarita revealed that her family grew up poor. “I grew up in communist Russia, where we had nothing…” she revealed.
When she was 11 years old, Margarita moved with her family to Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn in New York City.
After her arrival in America, Margarita continued her education as a gymnast for several years while attending high school in Secaucus, New Jersey. She became a regionally successful gymnast, but could not compete nationally due to the fact that she was an undocumented immigrant.
Margarita enrolled at New York University, where she graduated with a degree in economics. During her studies, she worked as a fashion buyer and began to pursue her interest in acting.
Margarita was accepted into the Meisner Training Program at the William Esper Studio, where she refined her acting skills. Like most young actresses, Margarita started to do commercials. Her first commercial was for a Samsung cell phone and was shot as a mini-film.
Her acting career officially began in 2004 when she appeared in a short film Billy’s Choice. In 2005 she made a guest appearance in an episode of Law & Order: Trial by the Jury in the role of Stephanie Davis.
By 2005, she had made enough waves to attract the attention of New York Magazine, which ranked her among the 50 most beautiful people in New York. Margarita’s first TV lead role came in Fox’s Vanished, but the series was canceled after the first season.
She got a recurring role in How to Make It in America and then revenge. Some of her roles include The Lincoln Lawyer, (2011), The Stand Up (2011), For Ellen (2-12), Knights of Badassdom (2013), The Loft (2014) Sleeping with Other People (2015) and L.A. Times (2017).
Margarita Levieva Dating, Married, Divorce
Margarita was romantically linked with the war actor Justin Chatwin in 2007. But the rumors almost died down after they started, and none of them have since confirmed that they were ever together.
It was very quiet of the Margarita relationship that spoke until 2014 when she started dating her Spread Costar and Captain America villain Sebastian Stan.
The lovebirds participated in Instagram to share contributions of themselves with sweet captions.
In March 2015, Daily Mail caught the Russian-American and her Romanian-American beauty on the streets of New York after an afternoon of shopping.
At the beginning of her romance, sources told US Weekly;
“They have been friends for a while. They have fun together and see where it leads. They’re both very artistic and considerate.”
But from the beginning of 2016 it became very quiet, the social media postings seemed to be stopped. Also, they were not seen in public, speak more of a PDA. This has left a question mark over the status of their relationship with the fans, who are reserved for speculation.
In September 2016, Margarita was discovered during a walk with her long-time friend Joshua Jackson, and the fans could not help wondering if they were together.
Jackson was single at the time, having split up with his long-time girlfriend Diane Kruger in July 2016. Maybe it was just a friendly walk and maybe Margarita is still with Stan, or maybe not…..
Unfortunately, there are not enough facts to determine Margarita’s relationship status. One thing is for sure, Margarita has never been married since 2017.
Get her on Instagram, she could only unveil her new Boo…
Margarita Levieva Body Measurements
Height: 5′ 6″ (1.68 m)
Weight in Kilograms: 52kg (115lbs)
Body Measurement and Size: 30-23-32
Bra Size: 30B
Eye Color: Light Brown
Hair Color: Brown