Maria Salomaa

Maria Salomaa is an interesting multifaceted actress with wide experience from theatre, film, tv and radio productions. She graduated from the Theatre Academy in Helsingfors Finland 2003 and was shortly after that employed at the Wasa Theatre in Finland. She became a member of the ensemble at the Stockholms Stadsteater in Sweden in 2006. From autumn 2017 she is employed at the Royal Dramatic Theatre in Stockholm and will appear in King Oidipus/Antigone by Sofokles staged by Eirik Stubø.

Among early engagements in Finland can be mentioned the participation in a Picasso project De fyra små flickorna and Mary Stuart! played at Lilla Teatern in Helsinki. Among employments and engagements in Sweden can be mentioned Kulturhuset Stadsteatern (the City Theatre in Stockholm), SVT/the Swedish Television, Strindbergs Intima Teater and the Radio theatre.

Some roles to be mentioned in Maria Salomaa’s career so far are Anna Stjärnhök in the Tale of Gösta Berling staged Runar Hodne, Virginia in the Life of Galileo staged by Lennart Hjulström, Agnés in Hustruskolan and Syster Rosa in Allt om min mamma both staged by Philip Zandén, Eleonora in Påsk staged by Eirik Stubø, Masja in Måsen staged by Jan Håkanson, Den Grönklädda in Peer Gynt, staging Lars Rudolfsson, Edith Södergran in Edith – Skrattande strimma av scharlakanssol staged by Cilla Back and Yse in När dagen vänder staging Wilhelm Carlsson. 

Maria Salomaa has also worked with television and film, playing roles such as Lydia in Georg and Lydia produced by Helsinki Filmi 2010, Ina Forstén in August, SVT Drama 2007 and as Vera in the film Tillbaka, Yle FST/Karma Films 2013. For a complete list see the CV tab.

Radio theatre is also a favorite area, Maria has worked with the Swedish Radio several times for instance as Emmy in Norrtullsligan 2014 staged by Maria Löfgren, Fiona in Björnen sover (The bear came over the mountain by Alice Munro), 2013 staging by Anders Carlberg and as the Mother in Tänk Om!, 2010 staged by Gunilla Abrahamsson.

In 2013 Maria Salomaa began a cooperation with the contemporary artist Lee Yanor from Tel Aviv. Ms Yanor works in the media photography and video and has specialized in the abstraction of movement in human bodies and landscapes. Ms Salomaa has participated in the art performances This side of Paradise and Only One Story.

Besides acting Maria Salomaa has also written two plays performed in Helsinki and also tv manuscripts and lyric poetry.

Ms Salomaa masters German, English, Finnish and Finnish Swedish. She plays the piano, fences and rides.

She received the Carl Åkermans Scholarship from the Swedish Academy 2006.