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Alla Korot
Alla Korot
Character: Dasha Karpushin
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Alla Korot is a Ukranian-born American actress, dancer, and entrepreneur.

Early lifeEdit

Korot was born in Odessa, Ukrainian SSR, to her parents, Elena and Alex Korot. When she was six years old, Korot and her family emigrated to the United States. Before she got into acting, she became very involved in dancing and, more specifically, ballet. She began dancing and taking ballet lessons when she was nine years old. For six years, she performed and toured professionally with her family for Ballet Celeste International. After touring, she and her family settled in San Francisco, California, where Korot was crowned with the title of California Miss T.E.E.N. in 1987 at the age of 17.

Korot moved to Los Angeles after high school to pursue acting. Korot graduated from Nova Academy, an arts-oriented school, and attended the University of California at Los Angeles.

CareerEdit

In 1990, Korot moved to New York City and won the recurring role that became one of her best-known on television, that of Jenna Norris on the soap opera Another World. She received a nomination for a Daytime Emmy in 1991 for her work on the show. Korot departed the series in December 1993 after appearing in 22 episodes from 1991-1992 and acted sporadically on episodic television back on the West Coast, including such shows as Silk Stalkings, Red Shoe Diaries, and Diagnosis Murder. Her prior experience as California Miss T.E.E.N. also helped her out when she served as the model to be drawn for the character Esmerelda in Disney's animated hit The Hunchback of Notre Dame. She then made her return to soaps, landing the recurring role of Dr. Allison "Allie" Doyle Martin on All My Children. She appeared in 33 episodes of the soap opera from 1997 to 1998.

Since then, Korot starred in multiple episodes of The District in 2002, and she has appeared or guest-starred in ER, Charmed, Nip/Tuck, Alias, CSI: NY, 24, and Shark. In 2007, she played Stacey Sloan on the SOAPnet series General Hospital: Night Shift. Returning once again to her roots in soap programming, in December 2015, Korot announced she had joined the NBC soap, Days of Our Lives, in the role of Janet Bernard. The release date of her first appearance in the soap aired in the US on June 29, 2016.

On October 20, 2016, Korot announced she would be portraying Dasha Karpushin on Grimm.

Personal lifeEdit

Korot enjoys snow skiing, horseback riding, bowling, and traveling. She continues to reside in her home state of California. She is Jewish and is married to Russian-born Israeli Yuval Selik, and the two co-launched L'uvalla Certified Organic, an Internet-based skin care business. A self-described "holistic living enthusiast," she states her company came about due to "a desire to help bring awareness to the public on the hazards and dangers of cosmetics in the US."

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