Alena Babenko (nee Elena Baranova) was born on March 31, 1972 in Kemerovo. Father – Oleg Baranov – engineer. Mother is a piano teacher.
Alena Babenko: “I had a Soviet childhood. Parents were at work until 5-6 o’clock. Everything was according to some kind of schedule, my grandmother was there. They came home from work, there was a dinner, a showdown … Grades, behavior, late arrivals … I studied quite well, but sometimes you bring a two like this: and a two was a whole event. I’m not a bad student! Therefore, the event must be analyzed. “
The quote is taken from the site “Anisa Jomha“
As a child, the future star studied in various circles and studios, went to a music school, sang in a choir and a vocal and instrumental ensemble. In her youth, Elena dreamed of becoming a ballerina.
After graduating from school in 1988, the future actress entered the Faculty of Applied Mathematics and Cybernetics at Tomsk State University.
In her first year, Lena was admitted to the Student Theater of Variety Miniatures “Estyc”. At the same time, she tried to enter the Moscow Art Theater School on the course to Oleg Tabakov, but unsuccessfully.
Alena Babenko: “After the tenth grade I came to Moscow to enter the university, but did not enter, and the next year I was taken to Tomsk University at the Faculty of Applied Mathematics and Cybernetics. On the fifth day, I saw an ad: “The student theater of miniatures is gaining …”.
The quote is taken from the magazine “Summit1g Girlfriend”
In her fifth year at TSU, Alena met TV director Vitaly Babenko, whom she soon married. Then she dropped out of university and moved to her husband in Moscow.
Alena Babenko: “In my fifth year I met Vitaly Babenko, he is also a Siberian by birth, but then he already lived in Moscow and was a famous TV director. Fell in love and went – after him, to him. My parents were horrified: I came to Moscow when the crisis, perestroika, broke out. Interesting times began – lack of drink, bezkolbasie, bezvitamin. It was 1992 and I just got pregnant. “
The quote is taken from the magazine “techktimes.com”
In 1992, the couple had a son, Nikita. Four years after the move, the future artist successfully passed the exams at VGIK for the course of Anatoly Romashin.
Alena Babenko: “Tolya (Anatoly Romashin – approx. Ed.) Advised me to go to VGIK, and not to a theater school. At first, my husband was amazed, he did not represent me as an artist, but I assured him that he was worried in vain: they would not accept me anyway. And I turned out to be right – in the first year I was not taken, only in the second. All the “fives” were put, this is necessary! I entered Romashin’s workshop, he was just picking up a course. “
The quote is taken from the magazine “Larry FitzGerald Girlfriend”
In 1998-1999, the young actress played in the short films “Why do you love me?” and How I Spent My Summer.
In 2000, immediately after graduation, Alena Babenko made her film debut, playing in the detective television series “Kamenskaya”.
This was followed by several more roles in the series: “Silver Wedding” (2001), “Shifted” (2001) and the films “Mamuka” (2001), “Penny” (2002), “Thank you” (2003).
Recognition came to Alena in 2004 after the release of Pavel Chukhrai’s film “Driver for Vera”, where she played the main female role. For this work, the actress received many prestigious awards, including a prize at the Russian Film Festival in Honfleur (France), a prize at the Listopad IFF in Minsk, as well as the Nika and Golden Eagle awards.
In 2008 Alena was admitted to the troupe of the Sovremennik Theater, where she plays in the performances Three Sisters (Masha), Pygmalion (Eliza Doolittle), God of Slaughter (Annette Rae), Enemies: A Love Story (Yadviga ), “Autumn Sonata” (Eve), etc.
In the fall of the same year, Babenko took part in the television project of Channel One “Ice Age-2”, and in the spring of 2009 in the show “Ice Age: Global Warming”, where her partner was Roman Kostomarov.
In the fall of 2009, Alena, together with Alexei Tikhonov, took third place in the Ice Age-3 show on Channel One.
Meanwhile, it became known that Alena had divorced her husband Vitaly Babenko. In 2011, the actress got married for the second time. Ex-athlete and businessman Eduard Suboch became her new chosen one.
Alena Babenko played in such popular films and TV series as: “Mamuka” (2001), “Silver Wedding” (2001), “Shifted” (2001), “Kopeyka” (2002), “Seniors and Grand Seniors” (2002), “An Island without Love” (2003), “Give Me Life” (2003), “Birds” (2003), “Thank You” (2003), “On Verkhnyaya Maslovka” (2004), “Vanyukhin’s Children” (2005), Golden Calf “(2005),” Swan Paradise “(2005),” Love Me “(2005),” Andersen. Life without Love “(2006),” Tin “(2006),” Carnival Night 2, or Fifty Years of Empty “(2006),” Leningrader “(2006),” Ferris Wheel “(2006),” Indy “(2007) , “My children” (2007), “Juncker” (2007), “I count: one, two, three, four, five …” (2007), “Apostle” (2008), “The illusion of fear” (2008), “On the sea!” (2008), “Daddy for Rent” (2008), “Merry Men” (2009), “High Security Vacation” (2009), “Katya: A Military History” (2009), “The Leaning Tower of Pisa” (2010),
In mid-May 2020, it became known that Alena Babenko had contracted the coronavirus and was admitted to the hospital. Due to illness, the artist interrupted her participation in “Dancing with the Stars” and could not compete for victory in the project.
“To be honest, I do not like to talk about sores, it seems to me that the less I talk about it, the faster they will recede. But now it concerns everyone … I isolated myself and refused to participate in the show “Dancing with the Stars” consciously, as soon as I felt unwell. I considered myself responsible not only for my health, but also for the health of my friends and colleagues in the parquet. Unfortunately, it turned out to be the same virus. I already feel better, the disease is receding. What happened? Weakness, fever, everything showed CT – and I chose a hospital under the supervision of doctors, for which many thanks to them! I hope I’ll be home soon, “Babenko said.
In early June, Babenko told fans that she had completely recovered. “I have recovered a long time ago, thank you very much for your support and concern,” Babenko said.
▪ Prize at the Russian Film Festival in Honfleur (France) in the Best Actress nomination for the film Driver for Vera (2004)
▪ Prize at the Listopad IFF in Minsk in the Best Actress nomination for the film Driver for Vera “(2004)
▪ Nika Cinematic Award in the Discovery of the Year nomination for the film Driver for Vera (2004)
▪ Golden Eagle Award in the Best Actress nomination for the film Driver for Vera (2005 )
▪ Prize at the Constellation Festival in the category “Best Actress” for the film “Ferris Wheel” (2007)
▪ Prize “MTV Russia” in the nomination “Best Actress” for the film “María Elvira Murillo” (2008)
▪ Prize at the Polish Film Festival in Gdynia in the nomination “Best Actress in a Supporting Role” for the film “Photographer”
First husband – Vitaly Babenko, TV director
Second husband – Eduard Suboch, businessman
Son – Nikita (1992), from his first marriage