Born on October 1, 1951.
People's Artist of Russia (1994).
Soviet and Russian theater and film actress.
Graduated from high school in Kurgan.
From 1969 to 1973 she tried to enter the Shchukin School at the Vakhtangov Theater. In 1974 she entered the directing department. In 1979 she graduated from the B.V.Schukin Theater School.
To practice, Nina went to the city of Kotlas, Arkhangelsk region. She played twelve roles in the local theater. At this time, the Youth Theater opened in Leningrad, and the aspiring actress went there. She played in the performances of Vladimir Malyshitsky and Efim Padve.
In 1989, Nina Usatova joined the troupe of the Academic Bolshoi Drama Theater named after G.A. Tovstonogov.
In the movie, the actress made her debut in 1981, her first role was a dressmaker in the television film "Where did Fomenko disappear?" Fame came after the role of the Deaf and Mute in the film "Cold summer of the fifty-third."
Marital status: husband - Guryev Yuri Lvovich (linguist and actor), son - Nikolai.
Awards and achievements:
- Medal of the Order "For Merit to the Fatherland", II degree (February 5, 2009) - for his great contribution to the development of domestic theater art and many years of fruitful activity
- Pushkin Medal (2004)
- Laureate of the State Prize of the Russian Federation
- Nika Award in the nomination "For Best Actress" (1995, 1999).
- Golden Eagle Award, nomination for Best Actress in a Supporting Role, for the role of mother Alevtina in the film Pop (2009).