Bio & CV

Johanna Ruonala

  • Hair Color: Blonde
  • Eye Color: Green/Blue
  • Height: 176

Education:

Speech Communication and Performing Arts:
  • University of Tampere, PhD Student, 2021-
Speech Communication:
  • University of Helsinki, Master of Arts, 2013
Acting:
  • New York Film Academy, 5 Week Voice Over Training, 2020
  • Actors Academy Finland / One Year Training / Meisner Technique, Helsinki, 2019-2020
  • Acting in Film / Tom Sayer, Actors Academy Finland, Helsinki, 2019
  • Meisner Technique, Domestic Relationships / Steven Ditmyer, Vienna, Austria, 2019
  • Helsinki Theatre Academy, Theatre and Education, One Year Training, 2018-2019
  • Meisner Technique, Emotional Preparation / Steven Ditmyer, Helsinki, Finland, 2018
  • Meisner Technique, Independent Activity / Steven Ditmyer, Helsinki, Finland, 2018
  • Meisner Technique, Introduction / Ashlie Walker, Helsinki, Finland, 2018
  • Strasberg Method, Intensive Class / Andre Landzaat / Ilmaisuverstas, Helsinki, Finland 2018
  • Helsinki Theatre Academy, Improvisation, Basic and Follow-up / Simo Routarinne, Finland, 2018
  • Improtaivas / Improvisation intensive week/ Simo Routarinne & Hannu Risku, Kruusila, Finland, 2018
Other:
  • Radio reporter / Laajasalo Institute / Helsinki, Finland, 2006

Biography

Johanna is a very versatile actor from Helsinki, Finland. She was born and raised in Kemi, Finland. She has a wide-ranging acting experience from various types of professional productions.

 Johanna´s latest work includes TV series such as Karuselli and Salatut Elämät, the most viewed Finnish TV Series in Finland. Her role as Kiira Lahtinen was her breakthrough in Finnish TV. Before Salatut Elämät Johanna has been doing many other supporting TV roles in Finnish TV such as Keihäsmatkat, Modernit Miehet, Onnela, Syke and Sunnuntailounas as well as several indie films and music videos. Some of her other screen acting work includes roles in various comedy sketches such as ZenSuuri, Blokkes and Sanonnot, witch have given her valuable experience in comedy acting.

In addition to her screen acting, she has stage acting experience from Teatteri Sture and Teatteri Kultsa.  On stage Johanna has played multiple roles such as a 14 year old girl, Jill and a 80 year old woman, Lyydia. Johanna is also actively performing with improvisational theatre group, Valo Ensemble. Johanna is also doing a lot of voice work in TV/radio adverts. She has got a very strong background in sports (track and field) and she is strong in dancing. Johanna has also took singing lessons and she has been performing as an artist for several years.

Johanna is doing her PhD in intimate talk and its challenges in actors´ work at Tampere University. Her study is groundbreaking in the field of communications and performing arts.

Curriculum Vitae

Television

2021 Karuselli / Emma Rissanen, Inka

2020-2021 Salatut Elämät / Kiira Lahtinen

2020 Syke / Real Estate Agent

2020 Pohjolan Laki / Judge Nurmi

2019 Keihäsmatkat / Liisa 2019 Onnela / Casting Person

2018-2019 Modernit Miehet / Janina

2019 Jättekiva / Jonna

2018 Suden Hetki / Teacher

2018 Sunnuntailounas / Woman in a film

2017 Ratamo / Reporter

Film

2022 Palimpsest / Maria

2019 Olen Suomalainen / Flight attendant

Short films

2020 Night Drive / Dancer in a bar

2020 Kova pala purtavaksi / Aada

2020 Jonna ❤ Jonna / Jonna

2019 Suhde Suhteellisempi Suhteeton / Leading Lady

2018 Se Oikea / Leading Lady

Theatre

2021 Katulamppu – Tarkoitus ei ollut kuolla / Lyydia

2020 Fok_It – Viides Vuodenaika / Jaana

2020 Elviksen Keittiö / Jill

2019 Sketsi –Suomi / Multiple roles

2012 Lähtö / Daughter

2009 Hennalan Soittokunta / Multiple roles

2011-2014 IRTI Improvisation group

Social Media

2021 Sketsijengi ZenSuuri by Klaffimedia / Multible roles (ongoing)

2018 Blokess / Riikka, Wife

2018 Pelti Kiinni / Multiple roles

2017- Sanonnot / Jossu, Multiple roles

Music Videos 2021 Chorale / Lead 2019 Poets Of The Fall / Lead TV Commercials Brands: Kekäle, Telia, Fazer, Valio, DNA, Saludo, Siwa, Stockman/Stockwoman, Avainlippu, HitMix and many more…