Darja Igorevna Väärsi is an Estonian Actress, internationally published Model, bi-lingual Singer and aspiring Stuntwoman. She was born in the village Tartu, Estonia and immigrated to America with her family as a political refugee. Her father Igor was an Estonian nationalist, her Moldavian mother Olga an award winning USSR English teacher & author. She has two siblings: an Irish twin brother Gerheart & artistically renown half-sister Anastasia.
Her family is of Estonian nobility, her father was a nationalist and war hero. He survived a near fatal gunshot wound to the head at age 14 followed by wrongful imprisonment and torture for over a decade. Her family bribed their way out of the USSR & trekked across Europe homeless for 5 years with their St. Bernard Pelia. Through cooperation with the American government intelligence & sponsorship by Italian diplomats they were provided asylum in America.
Darja had a difficult childhood that included foster care followed by living on her own and supporting herself since the age of 14. She overcame domestic violence and is a rape survivor. She also suffered a near fatal gunshot wound through her liver. Her life inspired her to dedicate herself to various non-profit work including but not limited to the department of Fish & Wildlife, animal rescue, welfare reform, endangered species, alternative diet outreach, sustainable agriculture and wildlife preservation. She also pursued a long-term career in Veterinary Medicine where she worked with hundreds of animals rescues and non profits. She adheres to the vegan lifestyle.
She has also always been an avid artist and possesses a sincere passion for bringing unique concepts to life. She pursues acting in television, is a musician contributing music to soundtracks, model and stylist. She has had the pleasure to work on many mainstream NBC, Fox, Amazon, Showtime, Netlfix television shows, feature films, commercials and #1 MTV music videos. She has additionally worked in the capacity of journalist, reporter, hair stylist, make-up artist, art director, producer, photographer & photo editor.
Darja resides in Chicago, IL where she has a dark desert rock project: California Widow. She is a nationally certified sailor, surfer, outdoors enthusiast, student in stunts with a passion for athleticism and adventure sports. She is working towards her Sea Captain's license.