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Irina Björklund (born 7 February 1973) is a Finnish actress.
Björklund was born in Danderyd, Stockholm County but she quickly moved to Finland with her family. She has acted in movies and in television series. Some well known movies include Rukajärven tie (int. Ambush), Levottomat (int. Restless), Minä ja Morrison (int. Me and Morrison), and Vieraalla Maalla (int. Land of Love). Björklund is married to Finnish actor Peter Franzén. In September 2007, Björklund gave birth to their first child, a boy.
Björklund moved to the United States in 1999. She currently lives in Los Angeles with her husband. She has also lived in France during her early years.
She fluently speaks Finnish, Swedish, French, English and also some Russian, and Spanish.. She studied in the Theatre Academy of Finland from 1993 to 1996. She left the school when Svenska Teatern (Swedish theatre in Helsinki) hired her.
In 1999, she was awarded the Jussi prize as best leading actress for her role as Milla in the movie Minä ja Morrison.She made her breakthrough in the movie Rukajärven tie where she played Lotta Kaarina Vainikainen. She was awarded the Shooting Star prize in the Berlin Film Festival in 2004.
In September 2010, Björklund's career in the United States took a leap, when she had a minor role in The American, alongside George Clooney. She played the role of Clooney's lover, Ingrid.
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