Jasper Pääkkönen Net worth and Elämäkerta
Jasper Pääkkönen Net worth
Jasper Pääkkönen is a multi-millionaire with a net worth of $20 million. He made the majority of his money performing in films that topped the box office in Finland, and he also gained international recognition as an actor in the drama series Vikings. Pääkkönen and MP Antero Vartia have also formed a business together. They invested €6 million on Löyly, a large sauna and restaurant complex on Helsinki’s Hernesaari beach.
|Net worth||$20 million|
|Date of Birth||July 15, 1980|
|Age||41 years (2021)|
|Height||5 ft 10 in (180.0 cm)|
Jasper Pääkkönen Background
Pääkkönen was born in Helsinki, Finland, to actors Seppo Pääkkönen and Virve Havelin. His uncle, Antti Pääkkönen, is also an actor.
Jasper Pääkkönen Education
When he was younger, Pääkkönen worked as a theater assistant and attended Kallio Upper Secondary School of Performing Arts in Kallio, Helsinki.
Pääkkönen spent the 1997–98 academic year as an exchange student at Baltimore’s Owings Mills High School in Maryland.
Jasper Pääkkönen Career
Pääkkönen made his film debut in The Glory and Misery of Human Life when he was seven years old, in 1988. Saku Salin was his character in the Finnish television soap opera Salatut elämät (1999–2002).
Pääkkönen’s films have dominated the Finnish box office, with Bad Boys being one of the most successful Finnish films of all time.
Pääkkönen’s other box office and critical successes include Frozen Land (2005), Matti: Hell Is for Heroes (2006), Lapland Odyssey (2010), and Heart of a Lion (2013).
For his role in Bad Boys, Pääkkönen earned the Best Actor Award at the Brussels International Independent Film Festival.
He gained international acclaim for his role in Lapland Odyssey, with film critic Michael Giltz of the Huffington Post describing him as “handsome and engaging.”
Variety critic Leslie Felperin dubbed Pääkkönen a “rising thesp, exhibiting excellent variety” in his key part in Matti.
In 2006, European Film Promotion named Pääkkönen Finland’s Shooting Star at the Berlin International Film Festival.
For his part in the Finnish drama film Heart of a Lion, Pääkkönen won his first Jussi Award for Best Supporting Actor in 2013.
Jasper Pääkkönen Net worth
In 2015, Pääkkönen was cast in the fourth season of the History Channel TV series Vikings as Halfdan the Black.
Pääkkönen co-starred as a KKK member in Spike Lee’s drama BlacKkKlansman, which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival and was released on August 10, 2018. Lee’s Netflix series Da 5 Bloods will release in 2020, and he starred in it.
Pääkkönen is also known as the keeper of Finland’s endangered fish species (especially salmon).
He also founded and owns Superflies.com, a website that offers Pääkkönen-curated flies while also generating money for endangered native fish species.
Pääkkönen and MP Antero Vartia have also formed a business together. They invested €6 million on Löyly, a large sauna and restaurant complex on Helsinki’s Hernesaari beach.
Jasper Pääkkönen Partner/Wife
Jasper Pääkkönen is married to Alexandra Escat, a Spanish-Filipina model. In July 2021, they announced on Instagram that they are expecting a baby girl together.
Jasper Pääkkönen Movies
- The Glory and Misery of Human Life
- Bad Boys
- Vares: Private Eye
- Frozen Land
- Matti: Hell Is for Heroes
- V2: Dead Angel Wares 2)
- Moomin and Midsummer Madness
- Kummeli Alivuolcralainen
- Moomins and the Comet Chase
- Lapland Odyssey
- The Kiss of Evil Wares 3) The Girls of April (Vares 4) Garter Snake Wares 5) Naked Harbour
- Gambling Chip (Vares 7) Tango of Darkness Wares 8) Head of a Lion
- Vares — The Sheriff (Vares 9)
- Jet Trash
- Da 5 Bloods
- Omerta 6/12