Lo Kauppi

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Lo Kauppi
Lo Kauppi (cropped).jpg
Kauppi in 2011
Born (1970-04-19) 19 April 1970 (age 51)
Skärholmen, Sweden
Theater Director
Television Host
Years active1998–present
Known forThe Parasite (2005)[1]
The New Man (2007)[1]
False Trail (2011)[1]
Real Humans (2014)

Lo Marianne Kauppi (born 19 April 1970) is a Swedish film and theater actress, director, and television presenter. She suffered from drug addictions and an eating disorder in her early 20s but after undergoing treatment recovered and went on to forge a successful career in theater, including performances at the Royal Dramatic Theatre in Stockholm. Kauppi has also had several acting roles in Swedish films.

Early life[]

Kauppi was born on 19 April 1970 in Skärholmen, a suburb of Stockholm, Sweden.[2] In her early 20s—during her studies to become a hairdresser in London—she became addicted to drugs.[3][4] She also suffered from an eating disorder.[5]


After treatment for her addictions, she attended the Swedish National Academy of Mime and Acting in Stockholm to study theater between 1999 and 2003.[6][7] Since 1997, Kauppi has performed in several theater, television and movie productions. She has played at Sweden's national Royal Dramatic Theatre in Stockholm in such plays as Jösses flickor – Återkomsten ("Oh, Girls – the Return") in 2006 and in Hamlet in 2007 as Ophelia.[8]

In 2009, she toured in the stand-up show Undercover with dancer Anna Vnuk. In 2003–05, she toured with the biographical solo show Bergsprängardottern som exploderade ("The Mountain Blaster Daughter Who Exploded"), which was later published as a book.[9] In 2010, she debuted as a director in the play Bergsprängardöttrar at Riksteatern.[9][10] She wrote the script for the play, based on conversations with interns and caregivers, at the correctional facilities in Hinseberg and Ystad.[8][10] The same year she participated in the Sveriges Radio program På jakt efter kvinnan ("Searching For Woman"), a show about female orgasm and sex.[11] In 2011 she acted in the film False Trail,[1] opposite Peter Stormare and Rolf Lassgård, playing the character Johanna Lager, a gun expert.[12]

In 2005, Kuppi was a presenter for the radio show Flipper broadcast on Sveriges Radio.[13] Kauppi is the co-writer of the book Hemlös ("Homeless") and the anthology Tala om klas. In 2012, she co-presented and was the focus of the SVT show Dom kallar oss skådisar ("They Call Us Actors").[14] In 2015, she acted in the play Vita kränkta män ("White Offended Men").[4] In March 2015, the documentary film Ta plats – en film om Lo Kauppi had its premiere at Tempofestivalen in Stockholm.[15] The documentary charts Kauppi's life and achievements.[15]

Kauppi was the singer and guitarist of the feminist punk band Vagina Grande until they disbanded. Other band members included film director and Left Party politician Josefin Brink.[16]


Kauppi is married to actor Figge Norling and the couple have a son, Lorens, born in 2009.[1][17]


In 2004, she was named "Educator of the Year" by the magazine Window / ABF.[18] She received the 2010 scholarship from the Helena Bering Memorial Fund and that same year was awarded the Jan Fridegård Prize.[18][19]

Theater roles[]


  • En månad på landet
  • Bergsprängardottern som exploderade,
  • Elsa-Lill in Herr Arnes penningar
  • Hanna in Jösses flickor – Återkomsten
  • Ophelia in Hamlet



  • 1998 – Längtans blåa blomma
  • 2002 – Cleo
  • 2003 – Spung
  • 2005 – Fallet G
  • 2005 – Parasiten
  • 2011 – False Trail
  • 2011 – Gläntan
  • 2012 – Vågor av längtan
  • 2013 – Wallander – Den orolige mannen
  • 2014 – Real Humans
  • 2017 – In the Gap


  1. ^ a b c d e "Lo Kauppi Biography". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 5 September 2015.
  2. ^ "Vnuk och Kauppi har samma perspektiv" (in Swedish). unt.se. Retrieved 29 August 2015.
  3. ^ "Återkomsten till livet" (in Swedish). unt.se. Retrieved 29 August 2015.
  4. ^ a b "Orättvisor och terapi ger Lo Kauppi energi". Sydsvenskan (in Swedish). Retrieved 29 August 2015.
  5. ^ "Vreden driver Lo Kauppi att fortsätta tjata". Helsingborgs Dagblad (in Swedish). Retrieved 29 August 2015.
  6. ^ Ring, Lars. "Kauppi - som en svetslåga". Svenska Dagbladet (in Swedish). Retrieved 24 August 2015.
  7. ^ "Avgångsklassen 2003" (in Swedish). stdh.se. Retrieved 24 August 2015.
  8. ^ a b "Lo Kauppi innanför murarna". Dagens Nyheter (in Swedish). Archived from the original on 14 June 2010. Retrieved 24 August 2015.
  9. ^ a b "Explosiv klassresa till frihet". Svenska Dagbladet (in Swedish). Retrieved 24 August 2015.
  10. ^ a b ""Bergsprängardöttrar" på Södra teatern, Riksteaterns turnépremiär i Stockholm". Dagens Nyheter (in Swedish). Retrieved 30 August 2015.
  11. ^ "Lo Kauppi är på jakt efter orgasmen" (in Swedish). Sveriges Radio. Retrieved 29 August 2015.
  12. ^ "Kauppi siktar på regissörsstolen". Svenska Dagbladet (in Swedish). Spektra. Retrieved 29 August 2015.
  13. ^ Ångström, Anna. "Lo Kauppi tar över Flipper i P3". Svenska Dagbladet (in Swedish). Retrieved 24 August 2015.
  14. ^ "Kauppi i "Dom kallar oss skådisar"". Svenska Dagbladet (in Swedish). Spektra. Retrieved 24 August 2015.
  15. ^ a b "Lo Kauppi – mitt i prick". Aftonbladet (in Swedish). Retrieved 29 August 2015.
  16. ^ "Flatorna är Vagina Grandes mest trogna fans". QX.se (in Swedish). Retrieved 4 September 2015.
  17. ^ Hansson, Fredrik. "Figge Norling planerar giftermål". Expressen (in Swedish). Retrieved 24 August 2015.
  18. ^ a b "Vildrospriset 2010 Till Lo Kauppi" (in Swedish). Vildrosfestivalen.
  19. ^ a b c "Lo Kauppi – Pressröster". LoKauppi.se (in Swedish). Retrieved 5 September 2015.

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