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Mikhail Baryshnikov (Mikhail Nikolaevitch Baryshnikov) was born on 27 January, 1948 in Riga, Latvia, USSR [now Latvia], is an Actor, Producer, Miscellaneous. Discover Mikhail Baryshnikov's Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is He in this year and how He spends money? Also learn how He earned most of networth at the age of 73 years old?

Popular As Mikhail Nikolaevitch Baryshnikov
Occupation actor,producer,miscellaneous
Age 74 years old
Zodiac Sign Aquarius
Born 27 January 1948
Birthday 27 January
Birthplace Riga, Latvia, USSR [now Latvia]
Nationality USSR [now Latvia]

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Mikhail Baryshnikov Height, Weight & Measurements

At 74 years old, Mikhail Baryshnikov height is 5' 7" (1.7 m) .

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He is currently single. He is not dating anyone. We don't have much information about He's past relationship and any previous engaged. According to our Database, He has no children.

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Mikhail Baryshnikov Net Worth

His net worth has been growing significantly in 2021-2022. So, how much is Mikhail Baryshnikov worth at the age of 74 years old? Mikhail Baryshnikov’s income source is mostly from being a successful Actor. He is from USSR [now Latvia]. We have estimated Mikhail Baryshnikov's net worth , money, salary, income, and assets.

Net Worth in 2022 $1 Million - $5 Million
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Source of Income Actor

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Appearing in dramatic roles in a series of one-act plays by Samuel Beckett, at the New York Theater Workshop. [December 2007]


Daughter Shura (Aleksandra) Baryshnikov, whose mother is Jessica Lange, graduated from Marlboro College in Vermont, the same college that Chris Noth attended in the 70s. [2003]


Mikhail was a 2000 recipient of the John F. Kennedy Center Honors.


Was nominated for Broadway's 1989 Tony Award as Best Actor (Play) for "Metamorphosis."


Has four children: Aleksandra (b. 5 March 1981) by Jessica Lange; Peter (b. 7 July 1989), Anna Baryshnikov (b. 22 May 1992) and Sofia (b. 24 May 1994) by Lisa Rinehart.


Taught by ballet instructor Bella Kovarsky when he was a child, Baryshnikov danced with the Kirov Ballet, the American Ballet Theatre (ABT) and the New York City Ballet. He later served as artistic director with ABT from 1980-89 (his successor was Kevin McKenzie), then ran his own academy, the Baryshnikov School of Classic Ballet. He also founded the White Oak Dance Project ballet troupe. He has been called "The Nijinsky of his time", as both were of short height and stocky muscular physique, with especially developed leg strength.


Boyishly cute, diminutive and strong as a bull, but as graceful as any gazelle or swan, Mikhail Baryshnikov is a household name even to non-balletomanes. Widely considered to be one of the greatest and biggest names in dance. Mikhail began his ballet studies in his native Riga, Latvia. He was accepted by the Leningrad Choreographic School, the associate school of the Kirov Ballet. One of his instructors there was Alexander Pushkin, who had taught Rudolf Nureyev - who defected in Paris and was already making a name for himself in America. Among Baryshnikov's friends at the school were Alexander Godunov (nicknamed Sasha) and "ballerina assoluta" Natalia Makarova. Mikhail joined the Kirov Ballet of Leningrad (now St. Petersburg) and his technique and balletic abilities were so great, he skipped the corps and was immediately put in a soloist position. While doing quite well in Russia, even finding an audience fanbase, the government and dance seemed to be too limiting and frustrating for him. Like other Russian dancers before him and after him, he would soon defect. When the Kirov was touring in Canada, Baryshnikov defected and then quickly became a member of the National Ballet of Canada. Later on, he joined the American Ballet Theatre becoming one of the company's principal dancers. During this time he was reintroduced to 'Gelsey Kirkland' of New York City Ballet, whom he had previously met in Russia, becoming partners both on the stage and in real life. The celebrated partnership went on to become legendary, with their most well-known work being Baryshnikov's version of Tchaikovsky's ballet "The Nutcracker". In 1977, Mikhail made his film debut in The Turning Point (1977), a part written especially for him, where he played Yuri, a superstar ballet defector from Russia who beds more ballerinas than he dances with. Gelsey was also slated to co-star, but she wanted "no part of Hollywood", had objections to the storyline and soon after the two split. The movie went on to be nominated for 11 Oscars, including one for Mikhail. Throughout his life Mikhail had idolized George Balanchine, the great choreographer and ballet master of the early 20th century for his innovation within the art of modern ballet. Thus, in addition to his occasional casting in films, Baryshnikov applied to and became a student of the great Balanchine, learning his choreography styles, taking a sabbatical from the ABT. Mikhail danced "Prodigal Son" and numerous other ballets at NYCB under Balanchine's direction and continued with NYCB until he was offered the position of Artistic Director at ABT. He briefly resumed the role of principal dancer, but was forced to quit professional ballet due to injuries.