|Olena Zelenska Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 5 in|
|Date of Birth||February 6, 1978|
Olena Zelenska is a Ukrainian screenwriter who has served as the First Lady of Ukraine as the wife of President Volodymyr Zelenskyy. She was ranked #30 in the list of the 100 most influential Ukrainians by Focus magazine in December 2019.
Olena Volodymyrivna Kiyashko
Kryvyi Rih, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union (later Ukraine)
Olena Zelenska got enrolled at the Faculty of Civil Engineering at Kryvyi Rih National University and studied Architecture.
Screenwriter, First Lady of Ukraine as the wife of President Volodymyr Zelenskyy
- Others – Oleksandr Semenovych Zelenskyy (Father-In-Law) (Professor, Computer Scientist, Head of the Department of Cybernetics and Computing Hardware at the Kryvyi Rih State University of Economics and Technology), Rymma Zelenska (Mother-In-Law) (Engineer)
5 ft 5 in or 165 cm
56 kg or 123.5 lbs
Boyfriend / Spouse
Olena Zelenska has dated –
- Volodymyr Zelenskyy (c. 1995-Present) – Olena was one of the schoolmates of Volodymyr Zelenskyy, a politician, former actor, comedian, and the 6th president of Ukraine. Despite being schoolmates, the duo got acquainted much later when Zelenska was studying at the Faculty of Civil Engineering at Kryvyi Rih National University. She has said that he knew many of her classmates but not Zelenska herself. They started going out around the year 1995 and after dating for 8 years, the couple got married on September 6, 2003. Their first child, a daughter named Oleksandra, was born on July 15, 2004, and they were blessed with their son Kyrylo on January 21, 2013.
Race / Ethnicity
She has often dyed her hair in shades like ‘blonde’.
Chiseled facial features
Olena Zelenska Facts
- She became the first lady of Ukraine on May 20, 2019, and appeared on the cover of the December 2019 issue of the Ukrainian edition of Vogue.
- Olena Zelenska’s initiative to spread the Ukrainian language in the world and the introduction of Ukrainian-language audio guides in the most iconic places was started in June 2020. As a part of the initiative, Ukrainian-language audio guides were launched at the museum of Mount Vernon (the home of George Washington), the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco in California, Versailles, the Sagrada Família, Frederiksborg Castle, the Hundertwasserhaus, Galata Tower, and the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations.
- She spoke at the Fourth and Fifth Ukrainian Women’s Congresses – a platform that brings together Ukrainian and international public figures, politicians, government officials, experts, and opinion leaders for equal rights for women and men – in November 2020 and September 2021.
- After testing positive for COVID-19, Olena Zelenska was hospitalized for observation on June 16, 2020, and the infection was described as “moderate severity” that did not need mechanical ventilation. On July 3, 2020, she was discharged from the hospital with continued domestic treatment for bilateral pneumonia.
- In August 2021, she initiated the Kyiv Summit of First Ladies and Gentlemen, with a theme of “Soft power in new reality”.
- Olena Zelenska posed for US Vogue magazine for their digital cover, which was released in July 2022. Along with her husband Volodymyr, she also appeared in the magazine’s digital cover story amid the Russia-Ukraine war.
Featured Image by Office of the President of Ukraine / Facebook / CC BY 4.0