Bjorklund, Irina 1973- (Irina Bjoerklund)

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Bjorklund, Irina 1973- (Irina Bjoerklund)

PERSONAL

Full name, Irina Felicia Bjoerklund; born February 7, 1973, in Danderyd, Sweden; raised in Finland; married Peter Franzen (an actor), 1996; children: LeRoy. Education: Studied ballet as a child; trained at Theatre Academy of Finland, 1993-96.

Career:

Actress and singer. Open Fist Theatre, Hollywood, CA, member of company, 2004—; performed as a singer at Hotel Cafe, Hollywood, CA.

Member:

European Film Academy.

Awards, Honors:

Jussi Award nomination, best actress, 2000, for Rukajaerven tie; Director's Award, best actress, Methodfest, 2001; Jussi Award, best actress, 2002, for Minae ja Morrison; Venla Award nomination, best actress, 2007, for Isabella.

CREDITS

Film Appearances:

Maria, Svart, vitt, roett (short film), Kinotuotanto, 1996.

Matilda, Tie naisen sydaemeen, Finnkino Oy, 1996.

Kreeta, Ruusutarha, Kinotuotanto, 1997.

Renee at age seventeen, Underbara kvinnor vid vatten (also known as Amazing Women by the Sea and Ihanat naiset rannalla), Sonet Film, 1998.

Asphalto (short film), Colifilms Distribution, 1998.

Kaarina Vainikainen, Rukajaerven tie (also known as Ambush and Vaegen till Rukajaervi), Film Kitchen, 1999.

Hanna-Riikka, Levottomat (also known as Restless), Buena Vista, 2000.

Donna Jordan, The Dummy, Leo Films, 2000.

Milla, Minae ja Morrison (also known as Me and Morrison), Buena Vista International Finland, 2001.

Gertrude, Yorick, Fool's Guild Productions, 2002.

Natasha (title role), Honey Baby, Senso Films Oy, 2003.

Rebecca, Den Tredje vaagen (also known as The Third Wave), Sonet Film, 2003.

Hanne Salmi, Vieraalla maalla (also known as Land of Love), Columbia TriStar Nordisk Film Distributors, 2003.

Cora Stanton, Lost, SilverCrest Entertainment, 2004.

Mary Maguso, Red Lightning, 2005.

Eva, Trouble with Sex, Fubar Films, 2005.

Anna, Pervyy posle Boga, Central Partnership, 2005.

Betsy, Affair Game (short film), Good House Films, 2006.

Karina, Dustclouds, Fatcake Productions, 2007.

Anna Bostroem, Colorado Avenue, Sandrew Metronome Distribution Finland, 2007.

Mary Shaw, Red Is the Color Of, Bear Island Films, 2007.

Jackie, The Butcher, World Films, 2007.

Jesika Malloy, The Violent Kind, Rogue Arts/Precursor Entertainment/Rhythm Films, 2007.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Alea, Vaegsjaelar, 1998.

Dirlandaa, 2000.

Tanja, Talismanen, 2003.

Mirja, Moebelhandlarens dotter, 2006.

Title role, Isabella, 2006.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Leena Liikanen, Maigret en Finlande (also known as Maigret Syomessa), 1996.

Rimma Kyroe, Lapin kullan kimallus (also known as Gold Fever in Lapland), Yleisradio (Finland), 1999.

Woman, Vapahtaja (also known as Redeemer), Yleisradio, 2000.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Herself, Bioterror, Yleisradio (Finland), 1999.

Making of "Minae ja Morrison," 2001.

Jussi Gaala 2002, 2002.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Pankkivirkailija, "Hangoe," Team Ahma, 1998.

Suvi Kurkela, "Jorma loeytaeae tyylinsae," Kaverille et jaetetae, 1999.

Sirkka Maentykallio, "Asessorin mieshuolet," Kaverille et jaetetae, 1999.

Irmeli Kallio, "Kesae," Kaverille et jaetetae, 1999.

Multiple roles, "Sopeutujat/Hiidenkirnu/Poppooriyae," Muodollisesti paetevae, 2001.

Multiple roles, "Onneton joulu/Nojatuolimatka/ Taidetapahtuma," Muodollisesti paetevae, 2001.

Multiple roles, "Ilon paeivae/Tsaarin jalokivi/Onnen-Nalle," Muodollisesti paetevae, 2001.

Multiple roles, "Rummut/Elaemae on transsi/ Fallosfantsu," Muodollisesti paetevae, 2001.

Pop-komissio, 2002.

"Iloiset," Hurrit, 2002.

"Filmen Den tredje vagen," Nyhetsmorgon, 2003.

Harakanpesae, 2003.

"Dvd tulee, miten kaey cd:m?," 4Pop, 2003.

"Popin nuoret lutkat," 4Pop, 2004.

Bettina S., 2004.

Ruben & Joonas, 2005.

Television Appearances; Other:

Ottaako sydaemestae? (series; also known as Tar det aat hjaertat?), 1995.

Gimma, Jakkulista feministi, 1999.

Stage Appearances:

Dottie, Killer Joe, Viirus Theatre, Finland, 1995-96.

Nine, The Seagull, Theatre Academy, Helsinki, Finland, 1996.

Title role, Lulu, Swedish Theatre, Helsinki, 1997.

Sebastien, Le martyr de St. Sebastien, Stockholm Philharmonic Theatre, Stockholm, Sweden, 1999.

Nastassja/Claire, The Cosmonaut's Last Message to the Woman He Once Loved in the Former Soviet Union, La Jolla Playhouse, La Jolla, CA, 2000.

Speaking in Tongues, Open Fist Theatre, Hollywood, CA, 2005.

RECORDINGS

Albums:

(With Peter Fox) Oh L'Amour, Eye Bee Music, 2006.

Video Games:

Voice, SOCOM U.S. Navy SEALs: Fireteam Bravo 2, Sony Computer Entertainment America, 2006.

WRITINGS

Songs Featured in Films:

"Bee Song," Honey Baby, Senso Films Oy, 2003.