Irina Bjorklund is a Finnish actress and singer best known for playing the role of Milla in the crime romance movie Minä ja Morrison. She has also appeared in The House of Branching Love, Road North, Three Wise Men and The American.
Early Life, Family & Education
Irina Björklund was born as Irina Felicia Björklund on February 7, 1973, in Danderyd, Stockholm County, Sweden.
Her father's name is Felix Björklund while the name of her mother is unknown. She moved to Finland with her family where she spent her early years.
She was raised by her parents there along with her brother named Kurt Björklund. She is of Finnish nationality and belongs to mixed ethnicity.
Irina studied acting at the Theatre Academy of Finland from 1993 to 1996 and later she got a chance to work with a Swedish theatre, Svenska Teatern, in Helsinki.
Career & Achievements
Irina Bjorklund has appeared in numerous hit television series and movies such as Levottomat (int. Restless), Rukajärven tie (int. Ambush), Vieraalla Maalla (int. Land of Love) and Minä ja Morrison (int. Me and Morrison).
In September 2010, she advanced her career with a minor role in the thriller drama film, The American. She appeared in the movie alongside renowned actor George Clooney, Thekla Reuten and Paolo Bonacelli. She was Clooney's lover, Ingrid, in the film.
In 1999, she won a Jussi Award for Best Leading Actress for her performance in Minä ja Morrison in which she had played the role of Milla. She was also awarded a Shooting Star prize in the Berlin Film Festival in 2004.
As for her music career, Irina has made a duet, Niin kaunis on maa, along with Samuli Edelmann. In 2011, the songstress released her own music album in French with music by American Peter Fox.
Later in 2014, she released another French-language album, La vie est une fête, and the album had a higher charting in Finland reaching #6.
Salary & Net Worth
Being a successful actress and musician, Irina Bjorklund earns a considerable amount of money from her career. Her net worth has been estimated to be $1 million but she has not confirmed her fortune by herself.
Her 2010 movie The American was made on the budget of 20 million USD and the film had a box office collection of more than $67 million worldwide.
Personal Life: Married to Husband Peter Franzén, Children?
Moving towards the personal life of Irina Bjorklund, she is a married woman. The American star has been married to a Finnish actor, Peter Franzén.
The couple moved to Los Angeles in 1999 and they lived there until 2013. The pair then to France where they currently reside.
The amazing couple shares a child, an adorable son Diego Aaron Vilhelm Franzén, who the actress gave birth in September 2007. He is now 11 years old.
Body Measurement, Height, Weight, Age
Body Measurement: N/A
Height: 6 Feet 2 Inches
Age: 46 Years Old