Rita Volk is an Uzbek-American actress and model who became a household name in the entertainment industry after perfectly portraying Amy Raudenfeld in the popular MTV series Faking it.
The Faking It star moved with her parents from Uzbekistan to the United States and has so far, appeared in multiple divisions of the American entertainment industry, including movies, TV shows, and music videos. Her talent as an actress cannot be denied, making it easy to understand why she is so successful. If you’re curious about the talented star, keep reading to learn all there is know about her.
Margarita Volkovinskaya, commonly known as Rita Volk, was born on the 3rd of September, 1990, in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. Her family moved to San-Francisco when she was only six years old and have stayed in the U.S ever since. After being scouted by a modeling agent, she auditioned for various commercials, leading her to ultimately decide to pursue a career in acting.
The actress has an impressive educational background; she is known to have attended Lowell High School in San Francisco where she performed in various school plays. She has said that being involved in the plays helped her familiarize herself with American English and culture. Due to her ability to express her thoughts in words, she was given the SFUSD High School Poet Laureate award in 2005.
Rita Volk then went on to acquire her Bachelor of Science in Psychology/Premedical from the prestigious Duke University. Even then, her love for acting did not relent as she was a member of Duke’s Sketch Comedy Troupe called Inside Joke. During that time, she also acted in various student films.
In 2012, she made her professional debut in an episode of TNT series, Rizzoli & Isles, as the character of Lea Babic; a year later, she played Briana Mathis on the show, Major Crimes. She continued with small roles until she got her big break when MTV offered her the lead role of Amy Raudenfeld on the TV show, Faking It. She appeared on the show for three seasons until it was canceled.
She has also had roles in The Hungover Games, Almost Friends, Relationship Status, Summertime, among others.
5 Interesting Facts You Need To Know About Rita Volk
1. She’s Rumoured To Be Worth Millions Of Dollars
There is no denying that Rita Volk has led a successful career throughout the years, which is why the actress is currently rumored to be worth a whopping $75 million. However, this amount has not yet been verified by reputable sources and is currently under review.
2. Sexual Orientation
There have been rumors in the past regarding the actress’ sexuality. She was rumored to be a lesbian and this was fuelled by the fact that her character Amy liked girls in the MTV show, Faking It. However, Volk has said on numerous occasions that she’s not a lesbian and has indeed been straight despite the persistent rumors.
3. She Supports The LGBT Community
Rita Volk is a strong supporter of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) community. Since the show, Faking It deals with a lot of LGBT storylines and plots, it has most of its fans being a part of the LGBT demographic. She has spoken on several occasions about her support for the community and was excited about the fact that she receives letters from the fans about their lives and how they came out of the closet, thanks to the show.
4. Relationship Status
The beautiful brown-haired actress is not yet married and is rumored to be single at the moment. She has managed to keep her relationships private so it is impossible to say if she is currently seeing someone discreetly.
However, the actress used to be in a relationship with an American stand-up comedian, television producer, screenwriter and actor, Jamie Kennedy. The two were together from September 2014 to January 2015 when they went their separate ways.
5. Her Body Measurements
There is no denying that Rita Volk has an amazing physique. Her body weight is currently listed as 60kg while her height is recorded to be 5 ft 5 inches. Her other body measurements are rumored to be 34-25-34 inches for her chest, waist and hips respectively.