Oksana Lada has starred in shows such as Drop Dead Diva, The Sopranos and The Blacklist, as well as films such as Cold Souls, The Big Take, Safe and Oksana Lada has had a remarkable career in Hollywood since her debut in the show Law & Order in 1999. The Ukrainian-born actress has made quite an impression in the industry with morally questionable characters on screen.
However, in all the shows and films in which Oksana Lada starred, her most popular role is Irina Peltsin, who plays Tony Soprano’s lover in The Sopranos. This is the result of the show’s popularity and critical acclaim.
Here you will find everything you need to know about the life and career of the actress.
Oksana Lada – Biography
Before she became known to us as Oksana Lada, she was Oksana Babiy, born on March 3, 1976, in the Soviet Union, more precisely in Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukrainian SSR. Much of her background is unknown, but she spent her childhood and youth in the Soviet Union and studied at the National Technical University of Capital Oil and Gas, where she graduated with a degree in Economics and Technology.
After graduating and before emigrating to the United States, Oksana Lada worked as a model in her home country. In the United States, interest in continuing her artistic life, which she began as a model in Soviet Ukraine, grew to the desire to become an actress. So she enrolled at the W.H. Studios in New York, where she studied theatre.
As part of her theater life, Oksana Lada was cast and acted in several off-Broadway plays, including a revival of the play Whitsun in off-Broadway. Oksana’s role as the lead actress of the play led to recognition from critics and directors, and the play was subsequently nominated for an award, the Drama Desk Award, in 2005.
On-screen, Oksana Lada got an early start to her career when she was given the role of Irina Peltsin in The Sopranos. It was her very first major role on a television show and she played the lover of Tony Soprano in thirteen episodes. It was a groundbreaking role for her because she played the character from 1999 to 2002.
In the year she last appeared in The Sopranos, Oksana Lada also played the role of Katrina Nibs in an episode of Hack. In the following years, she appeared in short films such as Music, Four Simple Rules, The Technical Writer and Solidarity, and also in an episode of CSI: Miami as Nia Revay.
In 2007, Oksana Lada played a saleswoman in an episode of 30 Rock. It was her only appearance in a project that year, as she did not appear in another role until 2009 when she appeared in the movie Cold Souls as Sasha. In the 2010s, Oksana appeared in a number of projects ranging from movies to television shows, such as NYC 22, Drop Dead Diva, Orange Is the New Black, The Blacklist, Safe and several others.
In 2018, she appeared as Oxana in the film The Big Take, starring actors such as James McCaffrey, Robert Forster, and Ebon Moss-Bachrach.
Family of The Ukrainian Actress
As for her family, very little is known about Oksana Lada. Nothing is known about her extended family, as she has decided to keep her identity away from the press.
As for her personal life, especially her relationships, Oksana Lada is not yet married and although she may have been in some relationships in the past, it is currently believed that she is single and has no knowledge of the identity of her former partners.
Other Facts About Oksana Lada
Oksana Lada has a body height of 5 feet 9 inches, which is accompanied by a bodyweight of 55kg.
The actress has a distinctive pretty face that makes her recognizable and it is complemented with a body measurement of 35, 26 and 36 inches for her bust, waist and hip sizes respectively.
Additionally, she has black colored hair and green eyes.
Although not the most popular of actresses, Oksana Lada has a fairly decent amount of presence on social media, particularly on Instagram via the handle, @oksana_ladaofficial.
She is also on Facebook as Oksana Lada.
Oksana Lada has her own official website, Oksanalada.com.
She is fluent in four languages – Polish, Russian, English, and her native language, Ukrainian.