Tanja Lorentzon

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Tanja Lorentzon
Tanja Mirjam Cecilia Koukonen

(1971-09-25) 25 September 1971 (age 50)
EducationBachelor's degree
Alma materSwedish National Academy of Mime and Acting
OccupationActress, dramatist, playwright, screenwriter
Years active1997–present

Tanja Mirjam Cecilia Lorentzon (née: Tanja Mirjam Cecilia Koukonen; 25 September 1971 in Tumba), previously known as Tanja Svedjeström, is a Sweden-Finnish actress and dramatist of Finnish descent. Internationally, she is probably best known for her role of Sonja Modig in The Girl Who Played with Fire and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest, film adaptations of the Millennium series by Stieg Larsson.

Early and personal life[]

Lorentzon was born in Tumba, Stockholm County, Sweden, to Finnish parents. In her youth, Lorentzon worked as an engineer in the Ericsson, Inc., a cleaner and a teacher before entering the Swedish National Academy of Mime and Acting in 1994. She earned her bachelor's degree in 1998.

Lorentzon currently lives in Stockholm with her husband and their three daughters.[1]

Writing career[]

In 2010, Lorentzon debuted as a screenwriter with her monologue play Grandmother's Dark Eyes (Swedish: Mormors mörka ögon), in which she played all three characters — herself, her mother and her grandmother. The plays follows lives of . In December 2010, Grandmother's Dark Eyes was broadcast on the STV.[1] The following year, Lorentzon was awarded with the P7 Sisuradio Award for Swedish Finn of the Year for her work on Grandmother's Dark Eyes.[2]


Title Original Title Year Role Notes
Before the Day Inna dagen 1997 Ana Short film
Alone at Home Ensamma hemma 1998 Tanja Short film
Eva & Adam Eva & Adam 1999 Interviewer TV series; 1 episode
Crime Wave Brottsvåg 2000 Alexandra Melin Fuchs TV series; 24 episodes
Away / Near Borta / Nära 2001 Sad Woman Short film
Sidetracked Villospår 2001 Elisabet Carlén TV film
Outside Your Door Utanför din dörr 2002 Angelica Stjernholm
Neighbourhood Watch Grannsamverkan 2004 Short film
Four Shades of Brown Fyra nyanser av brunt 2004 Olle's wife
My Ex-Family Min f.d. familj 2004 Louise TV series; 2 episodes
Daddy's Little Fatty Pappas lilla tjockis 2005 Olle's wife TV film
Lovisa and Carl Michael Lovisa och Carl Michael 2005 Lovisa Bellman TV film
Darling Darling 2007 Maja
Brother and Sister Bror och syster 2007 Yvonne TV series
Maria Wern Maria Wern 2008 Erika Miniseries; 8 episodes
Wallander Wallander 2009 Helena Landberg TV series; 1 episode
Summer With Göran — A Midsummer Night Comedy Sommaren med Göran – En midsommarnattskomedi 2009 Anne
The Girl Who Played with Fire Flickan som lekte med elden 2009 Sonja Modig
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest Luftslottet som sprängdes 2009 Sonja Modig
Millennium Millennium 2010 Sonja Modig Miniseries; 4 episodes
Maria Wern — Dreams from Snow Maria Wern — Drömmar ur snö 2011 Erika Direct-to-video
The Chinese Man Kinesen 2011 Journalist TV film
Maria Wern — May the Death Sleep Maria Wern — Må döden sova 2011 Erika Direct-to-video
Maria Wern — Black Butterfly Maria Wern — Svart fjäril 2011 Erika Direct-to-video
Maria Wern — Boy Missing Maria Wern — Pojke försvunnen 2011 Erika Direct-to-video
Cockpit Cockpit 2012 nyskild magspecialist


Title Original Title Year Credits Production Notes
Grandmother's Dark Eyes Mormors mörka ögon 2010 Actress, writer Royal Dramatic Theatre Stage play

Awards and nominations[]

Awards Year Category Work Result
P7 Sisuradio Awards 2011 Swedish Finn of the Year Grandmother's Dark Eyes Won


  1. ^ a b Collin, Lars (26 November 2010). "Sisu från scenen". Svenska Dagbladet (in Swedish). Retrieved 22 January 2012.
  2. ^ "Tanja Lorentzon årets Sverigefinne". Sveriges Radio (in Swedish). 5 December 2011. Retrieved 21 January 2012.

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