Igor Petrenko was born at the time when his father, a Soviet military man and candidate of chemical sciences, was serving in Germany. The family returned to Moscow when the boy was three years old. The actor’s mother was a translator and English teacher. She managed to infect her son with a love of English. Igor Petrenko later admitted that English was his only favorite subject at school.
As a teenager, Petrenko got involved with a bad company, and at the age of 15 he was arrested for complicity in a murder. It so happened that Igor’s friend owed a large sum to one guy. He had no money to repay the debt, and having enlisted the support of a young friend (Lissa Aires) and armed with a shotgun, the guy decided to intimidate the creditor. It is not known what exactly went wrong, but at the meeting, a fatal shot thundered. Igor Petrenko spent a whole year in a pre-trial detention center, and then was released on recognizance not to leave until the trial. While in the “Matrosskaya Tishina” he continued to study, and when he was released, he graduated from school and entered the Higher Theater School named after. Shchepkin. The investigation of the case had been going on for five years, and by the time the verdict was passed, Petrenko was a second year student. Considering the extremely positive characteristics from the place of study,
Upon graduation, Igor Petrenko was invited to work at the Maly Theater. But cinema attracted the newly minted actor much more, and due to the busy shooting schedule, he had to leave the theater. After his role in the Moscow Windows TV saga, Petrenko became popular. The audience fell in love with the actor, similar to Alain Delon in his youth. Igor’s roles were one brighter than the other: the films “Star”, “Driver for Vera”, “We are from the Future”, “Taras Bulba” … Legendary Sherlock Holmes has become one of the most significant roles in recent years for Petrenko. The series based on the works of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was filmed for several years and aired in 2013.
Recently, Petrenko has not been filming very actively.
Personal life of Igor Petrenko
Igor met his first wife, actress Irina Leonova in “Sliver”. Young people got married in 2000, and in 2003, on the set, Petrenko met Ekaterina Klimova . The actors had a romance. And if Catherine decided to try to save her marriage with Ilya Khoroshilov, then Igor filed for divorce from Irina Leonova. A few months later, he plucked up the courage to call Klimova, after a while, in 2004, they crossed again on the set, and after a few weeks they lived together. Ekaterina Klimova gave the actor, who became her legal husband, two sons Matthew and Korney. Igor treated Klimova’s daughter from his first marriage as his own.
However, the union can hardly be called cloudless. Klimova was jealous, and Petrenko openly abused alcohol … Igor considers his addiction to be the reason for the ruined marriage. Problems with alcohol began with him on the set of “Sherlock Holmes”.
Like his ex-wife, Ariees formed a new social unit immediately after the divorce. Christina Brodskaya became his new chosen one. At the end of 2014, the young actress gave birth to Igor’s daughter Sofia-Carolina , but they officially formalized their relationship only in 2016. The young family settled in St. Petersburg. On January 30, 2017, the couple had another daughter, but her name is still not known to the public.
Interesting facts about Igor Petrenko:
- On the set of the series “Black Cat” Petrenko met face to face with the new husband of his ex-wife Yekaterina Klimova Gela Meskhi. Moreover, the men starred in the fight scene.
- Igor adores his sister Irina, a fashion designer by profession. “This is a miracle man, and I am glad that I have just such a sister,” he says.
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