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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
  • Helsinki Theatre Academy, Theatre and Education, One Year Training, 2018-2019
  • Meisner Technique, Domestic Relationships / Steven Ditmyer, Vienna, Austria, 2019
  • Meisner Technique, Emotional Preparation / Steven Ditmyer, Helsinki, Finland, 2018
  • Meisner Technique, Independent Activity / Steven Ditmyer, Helsinki, Finland, 2018

Courses:

  • Improvisation & Singing, Iiro Ollila, Helsingin Teatterikoulu, 2023
  • Imrovisation coaching, Antti Laukkarinen, Helsingin Teatterikoulu, 2023
  • Roolityรถ -intensiivikurssi / Tatu Sinisalo, 2022
  • Acting in Film / Tom Sayer, Actors Academy Finland, Helsinki, 2019
  • 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.

Johannaยดs latest work includes a supporting role in a Finnish movie called Palimpsest (premiere in Venice International Film Festival, 2022) and TV series such as Karuselli (2021) and Salatut Elรคmรคt (2021), the most viewed Finnish TV Series in Finland. Her role as Kiira Lahtinen was her breakthrough in Finnish TV. Before Salatut Elรคmรคt Johanna has been doing many other supporting TV roles in Finnish TV such as Keihรคsmatkat, 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 Biisonimafia, 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.

Johannaยดs next upcoming theatre performance is called Love Simulation EVE / premiere in march 2023 / Espoon Kaupunginteatteri – The International Theatre of Finland. In summer you can find Johanna in Tervasaaren Kesรคteatteri!

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

Curriculum Vitae

Television

2022 Vetoakseli, Biisonimafia / Mippu

2022 Parlamentti / Niina Nummisto

2021 Karuselli / Emma Rissanen, Inka

2020-2021 Salatut Elรคmรคt / Kiira Lahtinen

2020 Syke / Real Estate Agent

2020 Pohjolan Laki / Judge Nurmi

2019 Keihรคsmatkat / Liisa

2019 Onnela / Casting Person

2018-2019 Modernit Miehet / Janina

2019 Jรคttekiva / 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 โค Jonna / Jonna

2019 Suhde Suhteellisempi Suhteeton / Leading Lady

2018 Se Oikea / Leading Lady

Theatre

Spring/Summer 2023:

Love Simulation EVE, Espoo City Theatre &

Knut Pitkรคjalka, Tervasaaren Kesรคteatteri

2021 Katulamppu – Tarkoitus ei ollut kuolla / Lyydia

2020 Fok_It โ€“ Viides Vuodenaika / Jaana

2020 Elviksen Keittiรถ / Jill

2019 Sketsi โ€“Suomi / Multiple roles

2012 Lรคhtรถ / Daughter

2009 Hennalan Soittokunta / Multiple roles

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: Instrumentarium, Grandiosa, Kekรคle, Telia, Fazer, Valio, DNA, Saludo, Siwa, Stockman/Stockwoman, Avainlippu, HitMix and many more…