Pihla Viitala is a Finnish actress who was born on September 30, 1982 in Helsinki. She is best known for her roles in Tears of April, Infernal Helsinki and Bad Family. Pihla also starred in the TV series Carppie.
Pihla Viitala graduated from a regular high school in Helsinki. During her student years, she was an exchange student and spent some time in Reims, France. In her hometown, Pihla graduated from the Theater Academy. It is known about the actress's personal life that her husband was the ex-musician of the Ultra Bra group, Kerkko Koskinen. Pihla's marriage to the pianist lasted from 2004 to 2008.
Career and creativity
Pihla's first role was in the biographical drama Ganes. The director of the film is Yukka-Pekka Siili. The actress's partners on the set were Eero Milonoff, Jussi Nikkilä, Olavi Uusivirta, Minttu Mustakalio, Tommi Korpela and Kari Hietalahti. Viitala played Nina. In the same year, she played in the television drama The Silent Agreement. She got the role of Mia Valtanen. The film was directed and written by Matti Kinnunen.
The following year, Pihla starred as Milina in the military melodrama Tears of April and as Sarah in the musical comedy Jungle of Dreams. In this films Esa Illy also starred Santeri Kinnunen, Mikko Kouki, Tatu Siivonen, Antti Reini and Jani Volanen.
2009 was a very fruitful year for Pihla. She starred in 5 projects. She could be seen as Monica in Hell's Helsinki. Samuli Edelmann, Peter Franzen and Kari Hietalahti starred in this crime drama. The next work of the actress in this period is the role of Wilma in the dramatic comedy "One Foot in the Grave". This picture was presented at the Hong Kong International Film Festival. Pihla Viitala then starred as Annette in the comedy horror film Harpoon: The Whaling Ship Massacre, as Mary in the drama On the Street and as Tilda in the Finnish drama Bad Family.
The following year, she could be seen as Siri in the TV drama Little Brother. Other roles were played by Elias Salonen, Sara Welling, Jarkko Niemi, Markku Hivenen and Sara Paavolainen. In 2010, she also got the role of Amanda in the TV series "Power", which so far consists of the 1st season. Her partners on the set were Anti Virmavirta and Petteri Summanen, Elina Knichtila and Tapio Liinoya.
Lauri Nurkse invited Pihla to the role of Anna in the comedy drama Nahaly. In 2011, the actress starred in the films "August", "Red Sky", as well as in 2 short films "Elma and Liisa" and "Nothingness". The following year, she was invited to the mini-series "Hellfjord" and to the melodrama "Only You" with Pamela Tola and Espen Kluman-Heuner. Pihla also starred in the fantastic action movie Witch Hunters co-produced by the US and Germany, starring Jeremy Renner, Gemma Arterton and Famke Janssen.
Since 2014, Pihla has been acting in the TV series Black Widows. Other leading roles are played by Wanda Dubiel and Malla Malmivaara. In the same year she played in the light Finnish comedy Summer Time. In 2015, Cristina Comencini invited Pihla to the Italian comedy Latin Lover. Since 2017, the actress has taken part in the filming of the family drama "Star Boys", the comedy "Night Feeding", the short film "Liar", the drama "Emptiness", the film "Stupid Young Heart", the crime detective "Keeler Street" and the drama "Mary's Paradise ".