Biography of Misha Collins

Misha Collins is a talented American actor, producer, director and poet. Became famous for the role of Castiel in the TV series "Supernatural". In 2011 he founded the charity organization GISHWHES.
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Misha Collins childhood

Dmitry Tippens Krashnik was born in Boston (USA) in a poor family. The father of the future star, Richard Edward Krashnik was a simple worker. Mom, Rebecca Tippens, was a convinced hippie. While still in her youth, she visited the USSR and, according to some media, met a guy named Mitya. Subsequently, the woman named her son in his honor. Later, the family had three more children: a son Sasha and two daughters, Elizabeth and Daniel.
Misha Collins in childhood and nowMisha Collins in childhood and now
The last name Krashnik is not typical for the USA. It is known that for six generations, the Kräsnick family lived in Canada, but it has not been finally determined where their ancestors came from: from Ukraine, Poland or Russia.
Misha Collins speaks Russian
Misha's mother played in the amateur theater, and also worked as a professional storyteller.Being very young, Misha participated in her plays. Perhaps it was this experience that later influenced Misha’s professional choice.

Education Misha Collins

Parents of the future actor constantly moved in search of work, so the boy changed schools almost every year. But in the end, in 1992, he managed to finish a very prestigious school in Northfield.
After receiving a secondary education, Misha went to college. During training, the family house Krashnik burned down, which worsened their already disastrous financial situation. To pay for tuition, the guy was forced to work as a carpenter, carpenter, and a little later he got a job at the National Public Radio, and later became an advertising producer. The last profession came to his liking: he was happy to make advertising slogans and articles for the show "Weekly Edition."
In addition, Misha cherished the dream of becoming a politician and, as a student, had an internship at the White House. Thanks to hard work, the guy managed to get a degree in sociology from the University of Chicago. And then the guy made an unexpected act - he went on trips to the monasteries of Tibet and Nepal in search of enlightenment.In the future, this practice has become a tradition for the actor. Once or twice a year, he moves away from people and meditates for 10 days.

Movie career Misha Collins

After graduating from higher education institution Misha created a company specializing in educational software. However, he began attending acting classes and actively used his abilities to promote the company.
Misha has always been a creative person and admired art. He sought to create new images, things, and even write poetry. Therefore, his interest in acting was natural.
After a long and hard work, he achieved the first film roles. He appeared on the TV show New York Police (1993), Ambulance (1994), Seven Days (1998). In 1999, he took part in the filming of the series “Charmed”, where he played the role of a friend of one of the main characters.
Young Misha Collins in the series "Charmed"Young Misha Collins in the series "Charmed"
Gradually, he noticed that his acting career brought him more money than his company, and decided to concentrate on his stage work. The guy took the pseudonym "Misha Collins" and moved to Los Angeles, where he continued his acting career.Soon, he quite loudly declared himself in the series “24 hours” (2001), where he played a Russian named Alexis Dreisen. In this case, he was greatly helped by the knowledge of the Russian language. Misha had such a convincing accent that the producer of the film even asked the guy what country of Eastern Europe he came from.
Misha Collins as Alexis DrazenMisha Collins as Alexis Drazen
Sometimes Collins accepted risky roles. So, in 2006, he played in the film "Karl" maniac Paul Bernardo, who killed three girls (the film was based on real events). It was such an ambiguous character that Misha even regretted his participation in the project. Later, the actor said: “Before the filming of scenes with cruelty, I was not sure that I could do it. But when we started shooting the most cruel scenes, I was surprised to look into the depths of my psyche and see the seeds of that cruelty that I never cultivated in myself and did not show in ordinary life, and at that moment I could fall into their trap . This suspended me. I was very scared".
In the film "Karl" Misha Collins played a maniacIn the film "Karl" Misha Collins played a maniac

Misha Collins and the Supernatural series: a new round of popularity

A great success was the appearance of Misha in the fourth season of the series Supernatural in the role of angel Castiel. Collins thoroughly prepared for the shooting and even read the “Revelation” of John the Divine. At first it was planned that the actor will take part only in six episodes. But his character was very popular, and the directors had to make changes to the script. Misha played thirteen episodes in season 4 as a guest actor, and in season 5 he joined the main team, and in the eleventh he also tried on the role of Lucifer.
“Supernatural”: Misha Collins as Castiel
In this case, the actor tried himself in the role of director. Under his leadership, the 17th episode 9 season of the series was filmed.
Misha Collins's dedication to directorsMisha Collins's dedication to directors
During this period, Misha began a real friendship with her colleagues in the film - Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles.
Misha Collins and Jensen Ackles are great friends in real lifeMisha Collins and Jensen Ackles are great friends in real life
Of course, many people wondered why this project was so popular. Collins also suggested: “I think the show is popular because it’s not just about two guys hunting evil monsters, but about two completely different brothers,who fight the forces of darkness to deal with their own stories and to drive out their inner demons. "
Misha Collins in Castiel's CloakMisha Collins in Castiel's Cloak
Misha is not only a famous actor, he is also a published poet. In 2008, he published two poems: “Old Bones” and “Children's Pants”.
In addition, Collins has developed in the direction of directing and producing work. On his initiative, the fantastic series “Divine: The Series” (2011) was shot, as well as the web series “TSA America: Level Orange” (2014).

Personal life of Misha Collins

Michael Collins met with his school friend Victoria Vantoch for quite a long time. The couple legalized their relationship in the fall of 2001. His wife was fond of anthropology, received a bachelor's degree and began to study the issues of beauty, gender relations and mass culture. In 2007, she received a scholarship from NASA.
Misha Collins with his wife and sonMisha Collins with his wife and son
September 23, 2010, the couple had a son, West Anaximander, and two years later (September 25, 2012) daughter Mason Marie was born.
Where to run if your dad is Misha Collins?
Misha Collins is actively involved in charity. He is the president and co-founder of the organization Random Acts, which finances and conducts "acts of kindness" in poor countries.
Misha Collins with his sonMisha Collins with his son
In addition, in 2011, a famous actor founded the organization GISHWHES, which set a goal to make the nature of the Earth much cleaner.
Collins is open to his fans and the press. He leads the Twitter page, leads his youtube channel. The actor jokingly calls his subscribers as footmen and minions, and himself as Nanny and High Overlord. In 2010, his "minions" donated more than 30 thousand dollars to eliminate the devastating effects of the earthquake in Haiti. Misha speaks Russian and has repeatedly visited Russia, also Armenia, Ukraine, Georgia and Azerbaijan.
Misha Collins is leading his youtube channel
Collins is very popular among viewers. That is why in 2015 he was awarded the “People’s Choice Award” in the nomination “Favorite actor of a fantasy series”.
Misha Collins knows RussianMisha Collins knows Russian
The famous actor is also a jack of all trades - he built his house himself, like most of his furniture. Two turtles live at his home, which he calls Drydraluxlaloud and Bonnie Bry.
The guy likes to walk in the fresh air, often goes hiking. In winter, he goes to the mountains of Hi-Shєrra to go snowboarding.

Misha Collins today

Misha Collins continues to actively act in films. He is an interesting, popular and extraordinary actor, which ensures his due fame and relevance.
Cute hat Misha Collins and his "minions"Cute hat Misha Collins and his "minions"
So, he continues to participate in the television series "Supernatural." The premiere of the last season of 11 took place on October 7, 2015, and its demonstration ended on May 25, 2016.
In 2016, Misha Collins starred in the 11 season of "Supernatural"In 2016, Misha Collins starred in the 11 season of "Supernatural"
Misha as a conscious citizen is interested in politics. In May 2016, he attended a rally of supporters of Donald Trump (presidential candidate), but was not thrilled with the people around him, as one of the protesters said: "We need everyone to be afraid of America." As a result, this event opened the actor’s eyes regarding Trump’s ambiguous candidacy. He urged people to necessarily come to the polls and make such a choice, "... so that this fool would not end up in our White House."

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