Her acting career started when she was accepted to the Vakhtangov Theatre Academy. Her cinematic debut was in the film The Last Slaughter, which was followed by Vaccine and Gloss. Her big break came when she was offered one of the leading roles in the Russian sci-fi blockbuster The Inhabited Island (2008) and the sequel The Inhabited Island: Skirmish. Yulia became the face of L’Oreal in Russia, as well as Mexx clothing and Mexx perfume.
She hosted the show Theory of Relativity on STS in 2009. In 2010 she became a TV presenter on the channel Petersburg – Channel 5.
She appeared in A Good Day to Die Hard (2013) alongside Bruce Willis. In the film, she played a Russian antagonist named Irina. In 2015, Channel One released a 12-episode historical television series Catherine the Great, in which the actress played the main role. In the same year she played in the romantic comedy film About Love by Anna Melikian.
She starred as Ekaterina Smokovnikova in the television miniseries Road to Calvary, an adaptation of the eponymous novel by Aleksey Tolstoy. It aired on NTV channel in 2017. She also had a supporting role in the crime comedy Blockbuster by Roman Volobuyev in that year.
Yuliya Snigir rides a Yamaha R6 acting in “A Good Day to Die Hard” film
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