Yakov Smirnoff, a Soviet-born but an American by the nationality is an actor, comedian, as well as a writer has now reached at the age of 65. The popular actor was previously married to his then wife named Linda Dreeszen. Being a hardworking and a talented actor, Smirnoff has the estimated net worth of $20 million. Yakov Smirnoff is one of the popular and most loved celebrities on the TV screen whom we have been seeing daily. Some of us may also be the fan of him for a long period of time as well as may also want to gain more information which is related to him. Some of us may also have been getting information regarding Smirnoff’s personal and professional life from various gossip pages, newspapers as well as magazines.
Now, let us get more familiar with the biography of Smirnoff that has been obtained from various sources. Yakov Smirnoff was born on 24th January of the year 1951. He is the native of Odessa, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union. Although he is known by the name Yakov Smirnoff, his full name is Yakov Naumovich Smirnoff. He is a Jewish. Previously, Smirnoff was an art teacher and a comedian. As a comedian, Yakov has entertained occasionally on the ships in the Black Sea where he came in contact with the Americans who described life in the United States to him. It was the first time when he was considered to leave his country.
After a couple of years of attempting to leave, Smirnoff came to the US along with his parents in 1977. His family was allowed to come to the US due to the agreement between USSR and American for exchanging wheat for Soviet Citizens who wished to defect. At that period of time, none of his parents spoke any English. Smirnoff then started to spend the portion of his early days in the US by working as a busboy and as a bartender at the Grossingers Hotel in Catskill Mountains of New York and residing in employee dormitory.
Yakov Smirnoff has been active in this field since 1983 and it is sure that during this long period, he must have won multiple fans and followers in his career. Despite, it is very much important for all the celebrities to create a virtual image as well as goodwill nowadays days by getting interacted with their fans on various social medias. He has more than millions of the followers on his Facebook and Twitter account. He also has an account on the Instagram page and the link to his account is http://www.pikore.com/yakov_smirnoff. Additionally, Smirnoff also has a page on IMDb and Wikipedia in which we can also view for knowing more information regarding his professional and personal news.
The multi-talented actor Smirnoff was married to his then wife Linda Dreeszen. The pair tied their knot with each other in on 14th February of 1989 and they remained together till they got divorced in 2001. Apart from that, Smirnoff also has two children together with Linda. Among them, one is a daughter named Natasha born in 1990 and another is a son named Alexander born in 1992. At the age of 65, he has been able to earn the net worth of $20 million. He became American by his nationality on 4th July of 1986.