Andrew KoGolenok is a New York-based actor, who was born in Belarus. In his early teenage years Andrew moved to America to pursue his acting career. Andrew has made a solid number of films and attended New York Film Academy and Drew University for acting. He was also admitted to The Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute in Los Angeles.
Andrew was cast in 7 short films and 1 feature film since 2019. His first project was selected for the FilmBoot24 Film festival in New Jersey. 2020 brought Andrew 4 incredible film productions one of which was produced by a 2-time Emmy Award-winning director Hank Liebeskind. ‘Before the Rain’, another project of Andrew’s, was selected for a national awareness campaign. In November of 2020, he was cast in a supporting role in a feature film ‘Between Towns’, which unfortunately didn’t get made. Andrew’s recent feature film ‘Hold Me Softly’ was shot in Phoenix, Arizona in summer of 2021. Andrew played the leading role, Calvin. Since then Andrew was in a music video for artist Giselle Torres (with over 2 million followers). He is now working on a musical where he portrays the male lead, Vince. Another project Andrew is currently involved in is a translated Portuguese play ‘Kiss on the Asphalt.’
Andrew started out working with an acting coach and posting his videos online. Upon his arrival to America, an agent scouted him on social media and offered to represent him without even asking to audition.
Andrew’s journey began back in 2007 when he started as a dancer of pop and contemporary genres and performed nationally for the next 5 years. He then discovered himself as a filmmaker when he wrote his first film at the age of 13. Andrew was inspired to enroll in a film & acting school where he starred in, wrote, and directed the next 5 films. At the age of 15, he was encouraged to pursue an acting career by his coach. The next year he spent some time in Italy where he met an American film director and actor Peter Allen Stone. After seeing Andrew’s skills and dedication, he suggested Andrew move to the United States. Andrew is fluent in 3 languages including Russian, Belarusian, and English.