Eva Püssa

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Eva Püssa
Eva Püssa lavastuses 'Hea põhjatuule vastu'. Foto Andrus Kannel.jpg
Born
Eva Ütt

(1971-06-16) 16 June 1971 (age 47)
NationalityEstonian
OccupationActress
Years active1998 – present
Children2

Eva Püssa (born 16 June 1971) is an Estonian stage, film, voice and television actress and radio personality.

Early life and education[edit]

Eva Püssa was born Eva Ütt in Tartu. Her father was Helmut-Endel Ütt and her mother's maiden name was Kalaus. She is the youngest of three siblings; her eldest sister is journalist Maire Aunaste and her next eldest sister is Tiina Prentsel.[1] She attended Tartu 5 Secondary School (now, Tartu Tamme Gymnasium), graduating in 1990. Afterwards, she applied and was accepted to study at the EMA Higher Drama School (now, the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre), graduating in 2000.[2][3]

Stage career[edit]

Following her graduation from drama school, Püssa began an engagement as an actress at the Estonian State Puppet and Youth Theatre (NUKU Theatre) in Tallinn in 2000. She remained at the NUKU until 2003, becoming a freelance actress until 2010 when she became engaged at the Vanemuine theatre in Tartu.[4] Püssa remained at the Vanemuine until August 2014 when she once again became a freelance actress. Throughout her stage career she has appeared in a number of roles in productions by such varied authors and playwrights as: Ronald Harwood, Ingmar Bergman, Tim Firth, Mati Unt, John Kander, and Richard Rodgers. As a freelance actress, she has appeared onstage at several theatres throughout Estonia, including: the Von Krahl Theatre, Theatre NO99, Arena Theatre, Rakvere Theatre, and the VAT Theatre.[5]

Television, film and radio[edit]

Eva Püssa's film debut was in the 2009 Tiiu-Ann Pello directed short film Kord aastas. She would go on to appear in a number of short films and provide voices for animated films. In 2012, she made her feature-length film debut as Inga in the Ain Mäeots directed and Kopli Theater Company and Exitfilm produced drama Deemonid, which focuses on the lives of three individuals who enter a casino and have to face their inner-demons.[6][7]

Between 2007 and 2008, Püssa made two appearances as the character Anna on the popular Kanal 2 crime-drama Kelgukoerad. In 2012, she was cast as Helena on the TV3 comedy-drama Nurjatud tüdrukud; a role she would play for the duration of the series.[8] In 2014, she also made an appearance on the Kanal 2 crime-drama series Viimane võmm, and the Kanal 2 comedy reality series Peitusemeistrid.[9][10]

Eva Püssa has performed in a number of radio play productions. Among her more memorable roles was in a 2002 production of Andrus Kivirähk's Püha Graal.[11] Since 2015, Püssa has hosted a talk radio program on Raadio 2 - Estonian Public Broadcasting (ERR).[12]

Personal life[edit]

Eva Püssa was married and is now divorced. She has two daughters, Marta and Sanna. She currently resides in Tallinn.[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Postimees Kultuur: Maire Aunaste müüb ennast tükikaupa 15 October 2008. Retrieved 7 February 2017.
  2. ^ Õhtuleht Eva Püssa: "Olin kui enesetapja. Hakkasin töötuks." 11 April 2007. Retrieved 7 February 2017.
  3. ^ Õhtuleht Eva Püssa: "Olin kui enesetapja. Hakkasin töötuks." 11 April 2007. Retrieved 7 February 2017.
  4. ^ Eesti Päevaleht Eva Püssa liitub Vanemuise trupiga 22 June 2010. Retrieved 7 February 2017.
  5. ^ Õhtuleht Mitte ainult Maire õde 9 May 2001. Retrieved 7 February 2017.
  6. ^ Eesti Filmi Andmebaas. Retrieved 7 February 2017.
  7. ^ alkeemia.delfi.ee Ain Mäeotsa uus film "Deemonid" 29 October 2012. Retrieved 7 February 2017.
  8. ^ Õhtuleht Nurjatu tüdruk paljastab saladuse oma tingimustel 26 September 2012. Retrieved 7 February 2017.
  9. ^ Õhtuleht Mitte ainult Maire õde 9 May 2001. Retrieved 7 February 2017.
  10. ^ Postimees Peitusemeistrid Retrieved 7 February 2017.
  11. ^ raadioteater.err.ee Kuuldemäng: Andrus Kivirähk «Püha Graal» Retrieved 7 February 2017.
  12. ^ Radio 2 Eva Püssa Retrieved 7 February 2017.
  13. ^ Õhtuleht Eva Püssa: "Olin kui enesetapja. Hakkasin töötuks." 11 April 2007. Retrieved 7 February 2017.

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