Born in Moscow. He studied at the 4 th studio MAT. From 1924 - Actor MAT.
State Winner. Prize of the USSR (1941 - for his role in the film Pozharsky 'Minin and Pozharsky'; 1947 - for her role as commander of the cruiser Rudnev in the film 'The Cruiser' Varyag ', 1942, 1949, 1950 - a theatrical work; 1970 - for acting and directing work in recent years ). People's Artist of the USSR (1948).