Margarita Levieva is an American actress currently playing Emily Thorne in the hit ABC drama, Revenge. As a child, Levieva (born in Russia) trained and competed as a rhythmic gymnast. She competed for thirteen years, even after she moved with her family to New York City. She majored in economics at NYU, but her interest in acting led her to the Meisner Training Program at the William Esper Studio.
Her film credits include Adventureland, The Lincoln Lawyer, Knights of Badassdom, and For Ellen. She also costarred in the HBO series How to Make it in America before landing the role of Emily Thorne on ABC's Revenge.