Volodymyr Oleksandrovych Zelensky
Born January 25, 1978 in the city of Kryvyi Rih, Dnipropetrovsk region.
Citizen and resident of Ukraine. In particular, has been residing in Ukraine over the last ten years.
In 1995-2000 studied law at the Kyiv National Economic University, graduating with JD.
1997-2003 – actor, screenwriter, creative director of the stand-up comedy contest team Quarter-95.
2003-2011 – artistic director at the Studio Kvartal-95, LLC.
2011-2012 – general producer of the private JSC TV Channel Inter.
2013-2019 – artistic director at the Studio Kvartal-95, LLC.
Founder of NGO The League of Laughter Youth Center. Has held no elected posts.
Mr. Zelensky’s movie career includes 10 feature films, over 30 accolades of the Ukrainian National TV Awards Teletriumph and multiple prizes of the international movie-, and telefestivals and media forums.
Played the lead role in The Servant of the People TV series that won the WorldFest Remi Award (USA, 2016) and made the comedy film finalist short-list of the Seoul International Drama Awards (South Korea). The Servant of the People also won the Intermedia Globe SILVER award in the Entertainment TV Show category at the WorldMediaFestival in Hamburg (Germany).
From the very beginning of hostilities in Donbas, together with the Studio Kvartal-95 colleagues, assisted the army by sending money and equipment, and visited the frontline and military units with concerts.
Married to Оlena Volodymyrivna Zelenska. The couple has daughter Olexandra and son Cyril.
Has no criminal convictions for disclosure.
On April 21, 2019, Mr. Zelensky won the regular election with 73.22% of the vote and on May 20, 2019, was sworn-in as the President of Ukraine.