Born in Leningrad, Russia, raised in the belly of Brooklyn, Irina has been on the path of metamorphosis from a young age. Although she doesn't remember much of her childhood, she enjoys reading Dostoyevsky and daydreaming of other lifetimes.
After being discovered at a young age to play Young Margo in The Royal Tenenbaums, Irina went on to be in several more feature films including It Runs in The Family and The Butterfly Effect. She attended the School of American Ballet, LaGuardia High School for Drama, and then CUNY Hunter College where she earned her BA in the highly lucrative field of Philosophy.
Irina has since gone on to study at UCB, the Barrow Group under Seth Barrish and Lee Brock, and with international Meisner teacher Andrea Dantas. She works in both theater and film, most recently moving into producing and performing her own content including co-writing and producing her own web series (Frank&Alice), two seasons of Reservations at The Kraine Theater under 2293 Productions, writing, producing and starring in critically acclaimed short films (Sun on Your Elbows, A Magnificent Gray), and performing in both Russian & English in Anna Lublina’s Бабушка | BAb(oo)shka at St. Ann’s Warehouse.
She speaks Russian & Hebrew fluently.
Irina currently resides in NYC and can be spotted weaving through traffic on her bicycle, rain or shine. She wears her helmet proudly and can usually be heard laughing at her own jokes.