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Larisa Oleynik Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

Larisa Oleynik Quick Info
Height 5 ft 7 in
Weight 56 kg
Date of Birth June 7, 1981 
Zodiac Sign Gemini
Hair Color Light Brown

Larisa Oleynik is an American actress who became the bonafide teen idol of the ’90s after playing the title role of Alex Mack for 4 seasons from 1994 to 1998 in the Nickelodeon classic The Secret World of Alex Mack. Referred to as “one of America’s favorite 15-year-olds” and “the proverbial girl next door,” she has also been noted for her roles in other popular shows like Pretty Little Liars (2012–2014) and Mad Men (2010–2015), and hit films like 10 Things I Hate About You (1999) and Atlas Shrugged: Part II (2012).

Born Name

Larisa Romanovna Oleynik

Nick Name


Larisa Oleynik in an Instagram post as seen in February 2020
Larisa Oleynik in an Instagram post as seen in February 2020 (Larisa Oleynik / Instagram)

Sun Sign


Born Place

Santa Clara, California, United States


New York City, New York, United States





She began going to Pinewood School in Los Altos, California, from 1999 and then attended Sarah Lawrence College in Yonkers, New York, graduating in 2004.




  • Father – Roman Oleynik (Anesthesiologist) (1936–2003)
  • Mother – Lorraine née Allen (Retired Nurse)


She is represented by Management 360.




5 ft 7 in or 170 cm


56 kg or 123.5 lbs

Larisa Oleynik in an Instagram selfie as seen in November 2019
Larisa Oleynik in an Instagram selfie as seen in November 2019 (Larisa Oleynik / Instagram)

Boyfriend / Spouse

She has dated –

  1. Joseph Gordon-Levitt (1998-2002)

Race / Ethnicity


She has Ukrainian and possibly Rusyn and English ancestry.

Hair Color

Light Brown (Natural)

Eye Color


Sexual Orientation


Distinctive Features

  • Big smile
  • Dimpled nose
  • Soft, sweet voice

Brand Endorsements

She has endorsed brands such as –

  • AT&T
  • Wild Times Koosh Lings



Larisa Oleynik Favorite Things

  • Inspiration To Think Differently – Her College
  • Role Models – Her mother, Kellie Martin, Claire Danes, Winona Ryder


Larisa Oleynik and Anthony Meindl as seen in September 2018
Larisa Oleynik and Anthony Meindl as seen in September 2018 (Larisa Oleynik / Instagram)

Larisa Oleynik Facts

  1. She began acting when she was only 8 years old and as her career took off, she used to split her time between normal childhood experiences in Northern California and tryouts for films in Los Angeles.
  2. Since she was busy with her acting career, she had on-set tutors who would give her lessons using study materials and assignments sent by her elementary school teachers by mail.
  3. Recalling her childhood years of acting, she has disclosed that she was not concerned about appearing on TV and she would instead, compare herself with the other children around and wanted to be good at the activities they were good at like sports and would often feel that she was not smart like them.
  4. She considers her job as the love of her life.
  5. She won the lead role in the TV show The Secret World of Alex Mack over 400 other contenders. Thomas W. Lynch who had co-written the pilot script for the show has explained that for the main character Alex Mack, they were not looking for someone who had worked a lot in television having the clichéd reactions and had found Larisa to be refreshingly different from the others especially because of the great natural instinct she had, which added new tones and shades to the mysterious character.
  6. The Secret World of Alex Mack became a much-loved show among children and teenagers, and kids meeting Larisa used to ask her to “morph” for them. Instead of explaining, she would pretend to look around and then tell them that she could not do so since everybody would see.
  7. She has stated that if given an option, she would always choose her friends over her career.
  8. She has revealed that she has despised Valentine’s Day since she has always been disappointed.
  9. In January 2013, Larisa was granted a restraining order against one of her fans who apparently was so obsessed that he altered his surname to hers and used to leave presents for her at her mother’s residence.

Featured Image by Larisa Oleynik / Instagram

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