Maria Heiskanen

Born in August 21st, 1970

From Kuopio, Finland

Maria Heiskanen Biography

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Maria Heiskanen (born 1970) is a Finnish actress. She works in cinema, television and theatre. Heiskanen received her breakthrough role in the 1991 Swedish film Il Capitano: A Swedish Requiem directed by Jan Troell. For her role Heiskanen won the Gold Plaque Award in Chicago International Film Festival for the Best Actress in 1992.

Heiskanen lived in Sweden during 1993 - 2003 and worked in movies and theatre. She played in Kungliga Dramatiska Teatern and in Riksteatern where she for example performed role of Masja in Anton Chekhovs The Seagull (2008) directed by Lars Norén. In Finland Heiskanen has worked with Aki Kaurismäki in Lights in the Dusk (2006). She also played in Aleksi Salmenperä's A Man's Work (2007) and was nominated for Jussi Awards from both performances.

In 2008, Heiskanen starred in the leading role of Jan Troell's Everlasting Moments, for which she won the Guldbagge Award for Best Actress and the Best Actress Award from Valladolid International Film Festival. The film won the Guldbagge Award for Best Film and was nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the 66th Golden Globe Awards. It also made the January shortlist for Best Foreign Language Film at the 81st Academy Awards, but wasn't selected as one of the final nominees.

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Maria Heiskanen Filmography

All That Matters Is Past Poster
November 11, 2012
Everlasting Moments Poster
March 6, 2009
Hellsinki Poster
January 9, 2009
Lights in the Dusk Poster
June 13, 2007
Man's Job Poster
February 27, 2007

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