Katya Zamolodchikova
Katya Zamolodchikova
Real Name/Full Name Brian Joseph McCook
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Katya Zamolodchikova
Birth Place: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 1 May 1982
Age/How Old: 42 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 175 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 9″
Weight: In Kilograms – 66 Kg
In Pounds – 146 lbs
Eye Color: Blue
Hair Color: Dark brown
Parents Name: Father – Unknown
Mother – Unknown
Siblings: Unknown
School: Marlborough High School
College: Boston University and Massachusetts College
Religion: Christian
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Taurus
Gender: Female
Sexual Orientation: Gay
Marital Status: Single
Boyfriend: N/A
Husband/Spouse Name: N/A
Kids/Children Name: No
Profession: Drag queen, comedian, actor, reality television personality
Net Worth: $4 million
Last Updated: June 2024

Brian Joseph McCook is an American drag queen, comedian, actor, author who plays Yekaterina Petrovna Zamolodchikova, popularly Katya. She became famous after appearing in season seven of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” and placed fifth. She also participated in season two of “RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars” and was a runner-up. Katya has acted in such series as “UNHhhh” and “The Trixie & Katya.

Well, how well do you know about Katya Zamolodchikova? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Katya Zamolodchikova’s net worth in 2024, her age, height, weight, boyfriend, husband, kids, biography and complete details about her life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Katya Zamolodchikova to date.

Biography and Early Life”

Katya Zamolodchikova was born Brian Joseph McCook. Katya has not disclosed much concerning her family background. She was born in Boston, Massachusetts, on 1 May 1982. She has not disclosed her parents, but she does have a brother and a sister.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Katya Zamolodchikova in 2024 and what is her height and weight? Well, Katya Zamolodchikova’s age is 42 years old as of today’s date 17th June 2024 having been born on 1 May 1982. Though, she is 5′ 9″ in feet and inches and 175 cm in Centimetres tall, she weighs about 146 lbs in Pound and 66 kg in Kilograms. Her eye color is Blue and hair color is Dark brown.


Katya attended Marlborough High School, where she graduated in 2010. After studying at Boston University for only one year, McCook transferred to Massachusetts College of Arts and Design to study video and performance arts.

Personal Life: Dating, Boyfriends, Husband, Kids

Katya is currently single and is not dating anyone. She had planned a tour for her comedy “Help Me, I’m Dying” but was postponed after announcing a hiatus because of mental health reasons. The tour was postponed until the spring of 2019. Later, McCook discussed having a psychotic break, and this made him return to Massachusetts to live with his family and later entering a rehabilitation centre in Arizona.

Is Katya Zamolodchikova Lesbian?

Yes. Katya openly came out as gay but came out as bisexual in his drag queen persona. Katya has not opened up about having dated anyone in the past and has no children yet. Maybe she does not like sharing her relationship life to help him focus on her career fully and protect her reputation.

Professional Career

McCook started her career in 2006 when she created her Russian drag character of Yekaterina Petrovna Zamolodchikova. The name is a combination of Russian names and her favourite gymnast. Elena Zamolodchikova. McCook’s inspirations were females like Tracy Ullman, Lana del Ray, Amy Sedaris, and Maria Bamford. The fast show McCook hosted was “Perestroika” as Katya and became popular on the local drag scene.

After auditioning on RuPaul’s Drag Race four times on Logo TV, Katya was selected to participate in season seven of it. She had won two challenges when she was eliminated in the 11th episode taking fifth place. The decision to eliminate her was not easy because of her popularity. She has then voted as Miss Congeniality in season seven reunion, this time by fans. On season eight, which was the finale of RuPaul’s Drag Race, Katya appeared to crown Cynthia Lee Fontaine, the next Miss Congeniality. McCook finished as a runner-up together with fellow contestant, Detox.

Apart from participating in the Drag Queen series, Katya is active on YouTube and had uploaded a number of web series, including RuFLECTIONS, RuGRETs, Drag 101, Irregardlessly Trish and Total RuCall. The YouTube channel goes by the name welovekatya. McCook appeared in November 2015 on the Christmas Queens’ album and sung the modified version of “12 Days of Christmas.” Katya has also been featured in Trixie Mattel’s album “Homemade Christmas” in the single “The Night Before Contact.”

Katya collaborated with Trixie Mattel to host on the World of Wonder YouTube Channel “UNHhhh” from March 2016. Their show together, “The Trixie & Katya Show”, was announced on 21 August 2017 to air on Viceland from 15 November 2017.

McCook is an author as well, and the first book to work on was “Trixie and Katya’s Guide to Modern Womanhood” which was released on 14 July 2020. The book was published by Plume Books and has collaborated with fellow Drag Race contestant Trixie Mattel. Katya and Trixie launched their weekly podcast, “The Bald and The Beautiful”, in 2020. Katya released her debut EP “Vampire Fitness” on 13 November 2020. They co-hosted the 10th Streamy Awards in December 2020.


Katya has received various awards and nomination from her career. Some of the nominations include Streamy Awards in 2017 and 2019 for her work in UNHhh. This work was also nominated in 2020 and also won the award the same year. In 2020, Katya won an award with The Queerties and the same award in 2021 for the work on The Bald and The Beautiful.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Katya Zamolodchikova in 2024

Katya Zamolodchikova Net Worth
Katya Zamolodchikova Net Worth

As of 2024, Katya has gained an estimated net worth of $4 million. The wealth has come from being an actress and also her television personality career. With more than 1.7 million Instagram viewers, she receives $1000 in each Instagram post. She has a YouTube channel together with Trixie Mattel, which also is making a good amount of money.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • Katya was using drugs but has recovered from drug use after her rehabilitation.
  • McCook was brought up in a religious and supportive family.
  • She used a difficult last name because she knew Americans would not pronounce it easily.

Katya Zamolodchikova is a very industrious and hardworking person. Apart from acting and being an author, Katya also sells online merchandise to her fans. She has been recognized as the most favourite American drag queen. She used to be on drugs but is now drug-free.


  1. This is not all correct information.. for one inder gender it says female.. obviously when in drag the illusion is that of a female but out of drag he’s brian and male is his gender. Net worth is also wrong…


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