Laura Birn

Laura Birn

Laura Eveliina Birn is a Finnish film and TV actress. Birn was born in Helsinki, Finland. She completed her master's degree from Helsinki Theatre Academy in 2008. She is most famous for her appearances in the 2003 film Helmiä ja sikoja alongside Mikko Leppilampi and most notably in her role in the 2005 film Lupaus. She has tackled roles in historical dramas, lighthearted comedies, and thought-provoking art-house films with equal finesse. In the United States, she is best known for her supporting role in the Finnish film Joulutarina (English title: Christmas Story) and A Walk Among the Tombstones. In addition to her native Finnish, Birn also speaks or understands English, Swedish, Portuguese and Spanish. Her performance in the 2012 film Purge earned her a nomination for a Satellite Award for Best Actress. In 2021 she began playing the role of robot Eto Demerzel in the series Foundation. The second season was released in 2023.