Katya Zamolodchikova

Katya Zamolodchikova or also known as Katya is the stage name of the American drag queen, comedian, and actor Brian Joseph McCook. McCook was born in Boston, Massachusetts on May 1, 1982. He created his character Katya in 2006 taking inspiration from his favorite comedians and gymnast Elena Zamolodchikova. Katya is best known for her appearance on RuPaul’s Drag Race in the seventh season and RuPaul’s Drag Race: All Stars in the second season. She won the title of Miss Congeniality in the seventh season of RuPaul’s Drag Race but ultimately took fifth place in the show. She has made appearances on several other television shows and web series, including Playing House, America’s Next Top Model, Room 104, Untucked, Drag 101, and many others. McCook has also landed several roles in films such as, Sebastian, Redmond Hand, Private Dick, Hurricane Bianca 2: From Russia With Hate, The Quiet Room, and has also made appearances in a few music videos.