A stunning talent with the commanding poise of an actress beyond her years, Sofia Vassilieva sets herself apart with her brace and intuitive performances.
Vassilieva recently wrapped her seventh season as a series regular in the long running NBC series “Medium”, from creator Glenn Caron. Co-starring opposite Patricia Arquette, Vassilieva starred as Ariel DuBois, portraying a young girl that is struggling to balance her life as a teenager with her mysterious emerging inherited gifts. In 2006, she won a Young Artist Award for her work on the program.
Vassilieva also starred in the Warner Brothers film “My Sister’s Keeper”, directed by Nick Cassavetes, based on the best-selling novel by Jodi Piccoult. She starred opposite Cameron Diaz, Alec Baldwin, Joan Cusack, Jason Patric, and Abigail Breslin. Sofia’s character, Kate, is stricken with leukemia which she has been plagued since childhood. The news of this illness leads her parents to make an unorthodox choice in order to save her life. Their decision eventually raises both ethical and moral questions, ultimately setting off a court case that reveals surprising truths and challenges.
Vassilieva’s previous film credits include Hurt, with Melora Walters, William Mapother, and Jackson Rathbone; “Day Zero” with Elijah Wood, Ginnifer Goodwin, Chris Klein, and Jon Bernthal; and “Inhabited” opposite Malcolm McDowell and Patty McCormack.
Recent theatre credits include Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, as ‘Titania,’ as well as Tennessee William’s “A Long Goodbye”, as ‘Myra,’ both for Columbia University.
Vassilieva can still be seen as fun-loving ‘Eloise’ opposite Julie Andrews in the classic Disney TV movies, “Eloise at the Plaza” and “Eloise at Christmastime.” For this role, in 2004, Sofia was nominated for a Young Artist Award. Additional television credits include “Law & Order: SVU” and the iconic role of Cindy Brady in the FOX TV film “The Brady Bunch in the White House”, opposite Shelley Long and Gary Cole.
Born in Minneapolis, Minnesota to parents that emigrated from Russia pursuing their scientific work at stateside Universities, Sofia has lived all over the country and extensively traveled around the world. In addition to skipping a year of elementary school, she has rounded out her international interests by studying cultures and several languages, including Russian, French, and Spanish. She also enjoys ballet, gymnastics, playing the piano, and singing.
Vassilieva currently resides on the East coast while she is attending college.
Sofia Vassilieva stars in "Allison" as the film's title character, a sister struggling for attention and support due to her sister Lucy's schizophrenia.