Ingrid Isotamm

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Ingrid Isotamm
Born(1979-05-03)3 May 1979
Palamuse, Estonia
Nationality Estonian
Occupation Actress
Years active 2000–present
Spouse(s) Andres Dvinjaninov
Children 1

Ingrid Isotamm (born 3 May 1979) [1] is an Estonian stage, film, radio and television actress.

Estonia Republic in Northern Europe

Estonia, officially the Republic of Estonia, is a country in Northern Europe. It is bordered to the north by the Gulf of Finland with Finland on the other side, to the west by the Baltic Sea with Sweden on the other side, to the south by Latvia (343 km), and to the east by Lake Peipus and Russia (338.6 km). The territory of Estonia consists of a mainland and 2,222 islands in the Baltic Sea, covering a total area of 45,227 km2 (17,462 sq mi), water 2,839 km2 (1,096 sq mi), land area 42,388 km2 (16,366 sq mi), and is influenced by a humid continental climate. The official language of the country, Estonian, is the third most spoken Finno-Ugric language.


Early life and education

Ingrid Isotamm was born in the small borough of Palamuse in Jõgeva County in 1979. Her father was Gunnar Isotamm (1948 2003) and her mother is Lea Isotamm (née Kaukver). Both of her parents were authors. [2] [3] She graduated secondary school from the Oskar Luts Palamuse Gymnasium in 1997. Afterwards she studied acting under the supervision of actor and teacher Andres Noormets at the University of Tartu Viljandi Culture Academy in Viljandi, graduating in 2001. [4]

Palamuse Small borough in Jõgeva County, Estonia

Palamuse is a small borough in Jõgeva County, in Jõgeva Parish, Estonia, located about 12 km (7 mi) southeast of the town of Jõgeva. It is passed by the Amme River. With a population of 551

Jõgeva County County of Estonia

Jõgeva County, or Jõgevamaa, is one of 15 counties of Estonia. It is situated in eastern part of the country and borders Ida-Viru County to the north-east, Lake Peipus to the east, Tartu County to the south, Viljandi County to the south-west, Järva County to the north-west and Lääne-Viru County to the north.

Oskar Luts Estonian writer and playwright

Oskar Luts was an Estonian writer and playwright.

Stage career

In 2002, Isotamm became engaged as an actress at the NUKU theatre (the Estonian Puppet and Youth Theatre; formerly the Estonian State Puppet Theatre) in Tallinn. She has appeared in a number of roles at the NUKU in stage productions of works by such authors and playwrights as: Shakespeare, Jakob Michael Reinhold Lenz, Ivar Põllu, Gianni Rodari, Judy Upton, Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey, Külli Kangur, Selma Lagerlöf, Priit Põldma, Aino Pervik, Astrid Lindgren, Nikolai Gogol, and Éric-Emmanuel Schmitt. [5]

Tallinn City in Harju, Estonia

Tallinn is the capital and largest city of Estonia. It is on the northern coast of the country, on the shore of the Gulf of Finland in Harju County. From the 13th century until 1918, the city was known as Reval. Tallinn occupies an area of 159.2 km2 (61.5 sq mi) and has a population of 440,776.

William Shakespeare English playwright and poet

William Shakespeare was an English poet, playwright and actor, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's greatest dramatist. He is often called England's national poet and the "Bard of Avon". His extant works, including collaborations, consist of approximately 39 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and a few other verses, some of uncertain authorship. His plays have been translated into every major living language and are performed more often than those of any other playwright.

Jakob Michael Reinhold Lenz German writer

Jakob Michael Reinhold Lenz was a Baltic German writer of the Sturm und Drang movement.

Apart from the NUKU theatre, Ingrid Isotamm has also performed on the stages of the Vanemuine in Tartu, [6] the Endla Theatre in Pärnu, [7] and the Ugala theatre in Viljandi, [8] among others.

Vanemuine theater in Tartu, Estonia

Vanemuine is a theatre in Tartu, Estonia. It was the first Estonian language theatre.

Tartu City in Tartu County, Estonia

Tartu is the second largest city of Estonia, after Estonia's political and financial capital Tallinn.

Endla is a professional theatre in city of Pärnu, Estonia.

Television, film and radio

Beginning in 2007, Ingrid Isotamm has appeared on a number of Estonian television programs. These include: a 2007 appearance on the ETV crime series Ohtlik lend, several appearances from 2007 until 2011 on the Kanal 2 crime series Kelgukoerad, several appearances on the TV3 crime-comedy series Kättemaksukontor between 2009 and 2014, and a 2014 role on the Kanal 2 crime drama Viimane võmm. [9]

Eesti Televisioon (ETV) is the free-to-air national public television station of Estonia. It made its first broadcast on 19 July 1955.

Memorable radio plays that Isotamm has appeared in include: Måvens ja Peder meedia rambivalguses in 2006 [10] and Päev in 2008. [11]

In 2007, Isotamm appeared in the Nikolai Mihailišin directed short film Puhata ja mängida opposite actor Kristo Viiding. In 2014 she had a large role as Hermiine in the Martti Helde directed drama Risttuules for Allfilm. Risttuules chronicles the Soviet deportations from Estonia beginning in May 1941 following the Soviet occupation in 1940. [12]

Personal life

Ingrid Isotamm is married to actor and theatre director Andres Dvinjaninov. The couple had a daughter born in 2011. They currently reside in Tallinn. [13] [14]

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