Finnish actresses born in 1971

Here are 10 famous actresses from Finland were born in 1971:

Anu Palevaara

Anu Palevaara (August 14, 1971 Helsinki-) also known as Anu Irmeli Palevaara is a Finnish actor, choreographer and dancer.

She began her career as a professional dancer in the 1990s, working with various contemporary dance companies in Finland and abroad. Palevaara has also choreographed productions for theaters across Finland and worked as a dance teacher.

In addition to her work in dance, Palevaara has also appeared in numerous Finnish films and television series, including the popular drama series "Kotikatu" and "Salatut elämät". She has received several awards for her work as an actor, including the Best Actress award at the Jussi Awards in 2003 for her role in the film "Pearls and Pigs".

Palevaara is also active in supporting the rights of artists and is a member of the board of the Finnish Actors' Union.

Tiina Lymi

Tiina Lymi (September 3, 1971 Tampere-) a.k.a. Tiina Inkeri Lymi is a Finnish actor. Her child is called Ella Aho.

Tiina Lymi started her acting career in the 1990s and has since appeared in numerous movies and TV series in Finland. Some of her notable roles include Emma in the comedy film "Emmauksen tiellä" (2013) and Kaisa in the TV drama series "Kaikki synnit" (2019).

In addition to acting, Lymi has also directed and written screenplays for films. She directed the comedy film "Putoavia enkeleitä" (2005) and co-wrote the script for the hit movie "FC Venus" (2005).

Lymi has won several awards for her work as an actor and filmmaker, including a Jussi Award for Best Supporting Actress in 2013. She is also known for her charitable work and has supported organizations that focus on children's wellbeing and human rights.

Elina Knihtilä

Elina Knihtilä (June 6, 1971 Valkeala-) a.k.a. Mari Elina Knihtilä is a Finnish actor and screenwriter. She has one child, Ilmari Korpela.

Elina Knihtilä is one of the most revered actors in Finland, having appeared in numerous films, television shows, and plays. She began her career in 1989 with a role in the film "Laulu tuli Lapista" and has since gone on to work with some of the most respected names in Finnish theatre and film.

Knihtilä has won several awards for her work, including two Jussi Awards (the Finnish equivalent of an Oscar) for Best Actress in a Leading Role, for her performances in "Pearls and Pigs" and "The Storage". She has also written several scripts for stage plays, including "The Other Woman" and "Dirty Linen".

Apart from her acting and writing, Knihtilä is also a prominent advocate for causes related to child welfare and education. She has served as the Chairperson of the Finnish Actors' Union and is a member of the board of the Finnish National Theatre.

Despite her success, Knihtilä remains humble and grounded, and is known for her kind and generous nature. She continues to inspire young actors in Finland and around the world with her talent and dedication to her craft.

Misa Palander

Misa Palander (December 23, 1971 Helsinki-) is a Finnish actor.

Misa Palander initially pursued a career in music and gained prominence as a member of the Helsinki-based rock band 22-Pistepirkko. However, he transitioned to acting in the early 2000s and quickly made a name for himself in Finnish film and television industries. Palander has appeared in several critically acclaimed films, including "Restless" (2000), "Gourmet Club" (2004), and "Jade Warrior" (2006). He has also had recurring roles in popular TV series such as "Napakymppi" (2004-2007) and "Siskonpeti" (2014-2015). In addition to his work as an actor, Palander is also a prolific voice actor and has lent his voice to numerous animated films and television shows.

Susanna Roine

Susanna Roine (January 8, 1971 Tampere-) otherwise known as Sanna is a Finnish actor. She has three children, Hilda Väänänen, Wilhelmina Väänänen and Helli Roine.

Sanna Roine started her acting career in 1991, appearing in the TV series "Studio Julmahuvi." She then went on to star in several Finnish TV shows and films, including "Tuntematon sotilas" and "Kaikki Synnit." Her outstanding performances have earned her nominations for Jussi Awards, which are the Finnish equivalent of the Oscars.

In addition to acting, Sanna Roine has also worked as a television host and a voice actor. She has lent her voice to various animated films and TV shows, such as "Lorax," "Ice Age 4," and "The Simpsons Movie."

Roine is also known for her social activism on issues such as climate change and immigration. She has been involved in several environmental campaigns and has used her public platform to raise awareness on various social issues.

Despite being a successful actor and activist, Sanna Roine has managed to keep her private life relatively low-key. She is married to Finnish actor and musician Kari Väänänen, and together they have raised their children in Tampere, Finland.

Rosa Karo

Rosa Karo (June 9, 1971-) also known as Roosa Toivonen is a Finnish screenwriter, actor, film director and television director.

She was born in Helsinki and started her career as an actor in theater before transitioning into screenwriting and directing. She gained international recognition for her debut feature film, "The Italian Key" (2011), a fantasy-adventure story shot in Tuscany, Italy. She has since directed and written several other films, including "Kuun metsän Kaisa" (2016) and "The Swan" (2018). Karo is known for her unique storytelling style and her ability to blend elements of fantasy with real-world settings. She has also worked in television, directing episodes of the popular Finnish crime drama, "Bordertown". In addition to her work in the film industry, Karo is an advocate for environmental sustainability and has been involved in a number of social and environmental causes.

Katja Kukkola

Katja Kukkola (August 18, 1971 Oulainen-) a.k.a. Katja Sisko Kukkola or Katja Kûttner is a Finnish actor.

Her acting career began in the early 1990s when she appeared in various Finnish television series and films. In 1993, she gained widespread recognition for her role in the TV drama "Nousukausi" (Boom Time), which tells the story of a group of young adults striving for success in the Finnish business world. Kukkola's portrayal of the ambitious and cunning character "Sanna" earned her critical acclaim and established her as a rising star in the Finnish acting scene.

Since then, Kukkola has appeared in numerous Finnish films and TV series, showcasing her versatility as an actor. She has worked with some of the most respected Finnish directors and co-stars, such as Aki Kaurismäki, Dome Karukoski, and Hannu-Pekka Björkman. In 2003, she won the prestigious Jussi Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in Kaurismäki's film "The Man Without a Past".

In addition to her acting career, Kukkola is also a trained dancer and choreographer. She has worked as a dance instructor and choreographer for various theater productions and has also choreographed for music videos and live performances.

Kukkola continues to be an influential figure in the Finnish entertainment industry, both as an actor and as a supporter of various cultural initiatives.

Pirjo Lonka

Pirjo Lonka (November 14, 1971 Imatra-) is a Finnish actor and screenwriter.

Born in Imatra, Finland, Pirjo Lonka has been involved in the entertainment industry for over two decades. She started acting at a young age and gained recognition early in her career for her strong performances on stage. Lonka has acted in a variety of plays, films, and television series, showcasing her versatility and range as an actor.

Aside from acting, Lonka has also made a name for herself as a screenwriter. She has written scripts for TV shows and movies, including the critically acclaimed film "Dogs Don't Wear Pants" (2019), which was nominated for several awards at international film festivals.

Lonka is also an accomplished voice actor, lending her voice to numerous animated shows and movies. She is widely recognized for her voice-over work for the popular Finnish children's series "The Moomins."

In addition to her many accomplishments in the entertainment industry, Lonka is also known for her activism and advocacy work. She has publicly supported various social and political causes and has been a vocal advocate for women's rights and equality.

Today, Lonka continues to act and write for the stage and screen, and remains an influential figure in the Finnish entertainment industry.

Katja Joutsijoki

Katja Joutsijoki (December 4, 1971 Keuruu-) also known as Katja Maria Joutsijoki is a Finnish actor.

She is best known for her work in Finnish television and film. Joutsijoki has appeared in several popular Finnish TV shows, including "Salatut elämät", "Sykkeen", and "Koskenlaskijan morsian". She has also acted in several Finnish films, such as "Kovasikajuttu" and "Pää edellä". In addition to her acting work, Joutsijoki is also a trained dancer and has performed in various stage productions. Joutsijoki has received critical acclaim for her performances and has been nominated for several awards for her work in Finnish film and television.

Veera Degerholm

Veera Degerholm (June 12, 1971 Turku-) a.k.a. Vera Degerholm, Degerholm or Veera Marjaana Degerholm is a Finnish actor.

She is best known for her roles in Finnish television series and films, such as "Kotikatu," "Salatut elämät," and "Väreitä," as well as international productions, such as "Baltic Storm" and "The Interrogation of Michael Crowe." Degerholm began her acting career in the 1990s and has since become a prominent figure in Finnish entertainment industry. In addition to acting, she has also worked as a singer and hosted various television programs. She has been awarded the Venla Award and the Jussi Award for her contributions to Finnish television and film.

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