Rita Volk isa professional television and film actress from Uzbekistan. She is known best for her role as Amy Raudenfeld on MTV's "Faking It."
Margarita Volkovinskaya (who now goes professionally by simply Rita Volk) started out in the entertainment industry by being recognized for her good looks. Born in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, she and her family moved to San Francisco when she was 6 years old. From there, it was just a matter of being discovered, and with her natural good looks, this happened in no time for Rita.
After being approached by a modeling scout soon after moving to the United States, Rita was given the opportunity to begin auditioning for commercials. Sure enough, this blossomed into a love of acting, and by the time she had gotten to high school, she had taken on the craft full force. Of course, she didn't put all of her eggs into one basket, and continued to focus hard on her studies as well. By the time she was 14, she was even named San Francisco's High School Poet Laureate. With brains like that, it was no wonder she was eventually accepted into Duke University, as well.
While attaining her bachelor's in both psychology and pre-med from Duke University, Rita never lost sight of her acting aspirations. In fact, along with going to school, she also joined the sketch comedy troupe Inside Joke. By the time she graduated in 2012, she was ready for success. Sure enough, she landed her first television role on TNT's "Rizzoli and Isles" within a year, eventually landing a guest spot on "Major Crimes" in 2013, too. Of course, she is now most famous for her starring role on MTV's "Faking It," where she plays a high school teenager pretending to be a lesbian for popularity, only to realize she may actually be one.