Who is Margarita Levieva aka Abigail Parker on “The Deuce”? Wiki Bio
Margarita Vladimirovna Levieva was born in (then) Leningrad, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union, on 9 February 1980, so her zodiac sign is Aquarius, and she now holds Russian and American nationality. She is an actress and a dancer, probably best known for portraying Abigail Parker in the drama series “The Deuce” which starred James Franco, Maggie Gyllenhaal, and Lawrence Gilliard Jr. and which follows the life in New York City during the ‘70s and ’80 when prostitutes and porn were all over Manhattan. The show aired from 2017 to 2019 and was nominated for a Golden Globe Award among 15 others.
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Childhood and education
Margarita was raised alongside her twin brother Michael in what has today reverted to its original name of St. Petersburg, by their mother who was struggling to raise the two, as it’s believed that Margarita’s father left the family shortly after she and her brother were born. She began practicing rhythmic gymnastics when she was three, and after turning 11, Margarita and her brother and mother moved to the US. Although Margarita planned on studying dance at LaGuardia High School and was accepted, she eventually decided to enroll at a public school in Secaucus in New Jersey.
She started working as a fashion buyer during her final year at high school, and then enrolled at New York University, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in both psychology and economics in 2002. She has also completed William Esper Studio’s Meisner Acting Program.
Roles in movies
She continued to work as a fashion buyer for Assets London before making her debut film appearance in the short movie “Billy’s Choice” in 2004, followed by her appearances in the video “English” in 2005, and the drama film “David’s Apartment” in 2007, in which she portrayed Deedee.
Margarita was invited to portray support roles in movies such as “The Invisible”, “Salted Nuts”, and “Noise” in 2007, before starring as Heather in the comedy drama romance film “Spread” in 2009, which also starred Ashton Kutcher and Anne Heche and which follows a man who is a serial womanizer. She portrayed Lisa P. in the coming-of-age movie “Adventureland” in the same year, and then starred in both “The Lincoln Lawyer” and “The Stand Up” in 2011. Some of her following appearances were in “For Ellen” in 2012, “Knights of Badassdom” in 2013, and “The Loft” in 2014.
She was praised for her portrayal of Tabatha in the comedy drama movie “The Diary of a Teenage Girl” in 2015, which starred Bel Powley, Alexander Skarsgard and Kristen Wiig, and which follows a teenage girl living in San Francisco who starts having an affair with a man who is sleeping with her mother. Some of her latest appearances in movies have been in the comedy “It Happened in L. A.” in 2017, the science fiction action film “Future World” and the crime drama “Inherit the Viper” both in 2018.
Roles in TV series
Margarita was invited to star as Cindy in the comedy drama series “N. Y. -70” in 2005, but the pilot episode wasn’t picked up by any network.
Later that year, she portrayed Stephanie Davis in the episode “Skeleton” of the legal drama series “Law & Order: Trial by Jury”.
In 2006, Margarita was supposed to star in two series “The Prince” as Isabelle and “What’s Not to Love” as Blake, but neither of the series were picked up by a network, however, she eventually started playing the lead role of Marcy Collins in the drama mystery thriller series “Vanished” which also starred John Allen Nelson and Joanne Kelly, and which follows the story of a missing senator’s wife; the series ended after its first season of 13 episodes in the same year.
In 2009, she appeared as Claudia in the episode “First Night” of the drama series “Kings”, and then portrayed three recurring characters: Julie in the comedy drama “How to Make It In America” in 2010, Amanda Clarke in the drama series “Revenge” from 2011 to 2013, and Gina Zanetakos in the crime thriller series “The Blacklist” from 2013 to 2016.
Her latest appearance in a TV series has been in the spy drama series “Allegiance” in which she portrayed the main character Natalie O’Connor in 2015, and also voicing Yana in the animated series “We Bare Bears” since 2016.
Love life and education
Rumors began spreading around the internet in 2007 that the popular actress was in a relationship with Justin Chatwin, a famous Canadian actor known for his appearances in the movies “Bang Bang Baby” and “Unleashed”. They dated for several months before splitting ways in the same year.
In 2014, Margarita started dating Romanian-American actor Sebastian Stan, who is a best known for playing Carter Baizen in the teen drama series “Gossip Girl, as well as Jefferson in the fantasy adventures series “Once Upon a Time”. They could have been seen attending numerous events together, but decided to split in 2016 for unknown reasons.
Some of Margarita’s fans have stated recently noticing the actress walking hand in hand with a mysterious man in the streets of Los Angeles, but Margarita hasn’t commented on the rumors. She currently appears to be single, hasn’t married, and doesn’t have any children.
Hobbies and other interests
Margarita grew up as a very serious person as her family had no money while living in communist Russia, and she has learned how to save money and not spend it on non-essential items. She fell in love with travelling after coming to the US, and since the launch of her acting career, has been to several US states including California, Florida and Texas among others, while she has visited Europe on several occasions, going to countries such as Greece and Italy.
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She was interested in doing gymnastics until she was not allowed to compete for the US in the Olympic Games because she was not a citizen back then, nor allowed to compete for Russia because she had left the country.
She has her own favorite actors and actresses, some of whom are Emma Watson, Angelina Jolie and Eddie Murphy, while some of her favorite movies are “Beauty and the Beast”, “The Perks of Being a Wallflower”, and “Meet Dave”.
Appearance and net worth
Margarita is 40 years old. She has long blonde hair and blue eyes, is 5ft 6ins (1.68m) tall, and weighs around 128lbs (58kgs). As of April 2020, her net worth is estimated at over $3 million.