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Model Turned Comedian, Eugenia Kuzmina, On Living a Purpose Driven Life

The Car? The Career? What does it matter? Without perspective or mission it doesn’t. It’s about realizing that you have so much to give, That the world is about something bigger than yourself.

When you realize that;You’ve made the shift to a mission and purpose driven life. After all, life does belong to the dreamers and the creatives.

After growing up in Russia, Eugenia Kuzmina was discovered and became a high fashion model, traveled Europe as a teenager, before coming to the US to pursue a career in acting and comedy.

Her journey has helped her to make the shift to being mission and purpose driven.

Eugenia Kuzmina’s first entertainment gig was at 13 years old when she was pulled out from a group of kids in her school to appear in a Russian version of SNL “Eralash”. She was then cast to appear in Chuck Noris film, but couldn’t leave the country due to visa issues. After appearing in commercials for Coca Cola, Loreal and Wrigleys in Moscow she was noticed by a scout at Nathalie Models Europe.

She signed a contract and moved to Paris at 15 to work with such brands as Cartier, Dior, Armani, Hermes, Loreal, Vogue among many others… After Ford Models, then IMG resigned her contract and moved her to the US , she was noticed by Rodrigo Prieto ( cinematographer “Wolf Of Wall Street”, “Babel” ) to appear in his directorial debut opposite Elle Fanning ” Likeness”.

The movie was screened at Tribeca and received excellent reviews. John Turturro cast Eugenia to play opposite him in a film with Woody Allen “Fading Gigolo.” Recently Eugenia worked opposite Bill Murray in “Rock The Kasbah” and opposite Milla Kunis and Christina Applegate in “Bad Moms” and upcoming Guy Ritchie movie “Bush .”

Eugenia’s Tv credits include “True Blood”, “New Girl”, “Castle”, “The Comeback”, “Lady Dynamite.” Eugenia is very passionate about atrial marts and comedy and writes and performs Stand Up regularly at The Comedy Store and Laugh Factory. Her other hobbies include motorcycles and supporting environmental issues around the world.

Eugenia Kuzmina sits down with me, Jeremy Ryan Slate, on the latest episode of the Create Your Own Life Show.