Kiiri Tamm

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Kiiri Tamm
Born (1962-01-07) 7 January 1962 (age 57)
Years active1983-present

Kiiri Tamm (born 7 January 1962) is an Estonian stage, television and film actress and stage manager.

Early life and educatuin[edit]

Kiiri Tamm was born in Tallinn, but raised mainly in Kuressaare, on the island of Saaremaa. She graduated from secondary school in 1980 from Kingissepa No. 1 School (now, Saaremaa Gymnasium, abbreviated SÜG). Afterwards, she attended the Tallinn State Conservatory, Performing Arts Department (now, the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre) studying under instructor Mikk Mikiver, graduating in 1984.[1] Among her graduating classmates were Rita Rätsepp, Margus Tabor, Terje Pennie, Gita Kalvet-Ränk, Toomas Urb, and Peeter Sauter.[2]

Stage career[edit]

Following graduation Tamm joined the Rakvere Theatre as an actress in 1984. She would be engaged at the theatre until 1994. Some of her most important roles at the Rakvere Theatre were in production of works by: Shakespeare, Oscar Wilde, Tennessee Williams, Anton Hansen Tammsaare, Lydia Koidula, Henrik Ibsen, Bernard Kangro, and Hans Christian Andersen.[3]

Following her departure from the Rakvere Theatre, she joined the Ugala theatre in Viljandi in 1994, where she is still engaged as an actress. Notable roles at the Ugala include those in productions of works by such varied authors and playwrights as: Thornton Wilder, Agatha Christie, Arthur Miller, Victor Hugo, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Oskar Luts, August Gailit, Ben Elton, Eve Ensler, Hella Wuolijoki, Leo Tolstoy, Astrid Lindgren, Anton Chekhov, Tõnu Õnnepalu, Terry Pratchett, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, and Tom Stoppard, among others. Since 2005, Tamm has also been a stage manager at the Ugala.[4]

Tamm has also appeared in roles at a number of other theatres throughout Estonia, including the Von Krahl theatre in Tallinn, the Kuressaare Linnateater,[5][6] and the Vanemuine in Tartu.[7]

Television career[edit]

Kiiri Tamm's first television appearance was in the role of Kristiina in the 1983 Raul Tammet directed Soviet-Estonian television sports drama film Küljetuul. Afterwards, she would return to her studies and then to the theatre. She would not return to television until a 2007 appearance on the ETV crime series Ohtlik lend.[8]

She would go on to make several more appearances on Estonian television; such as two roles in 2008 and 2010 in the Kanal 2 crime series Kelgukoerad; as Merle, Tiit's mother in Klass - Elu pärast, which was a 2008 television miniseries follow-up of the Ilmar Raag directed 2007 feature-film Klass about school bullying and violence;[9] as the character of Anne Õigepaulus in several episodes of the TV3 crime-comedy series Kättemaksukontor in 2011;[10] and a small role in the 2014 Kanal 2 crime-drama series Viimane võmm.[11]

Film career[edit]

Kiiri Tamm made her feature-film debut in the role of Ulla in the Olav Neuland directed 1984 historical adventure film Hundiseaduse aegu for Tallinnfilm. This was followed by another role as Hilka in the 1991 Jaan Kolberg directed drama See kadunud tee, also for Tallinnfilm.[12]

Tamm's most substantial film role to date has been that of Aino in the 2013 Ilmar Raag directed romantic drama Kertu, starring Mait Malmsten and Ursula Ratasepp, for Amrion studios.[13]

She has also appeared in a number of film shorts and student films.[14]

Personal life[edit]

Kiiri Tamm has been in a long-term relationship with actor Arvi Mägi for many years.[15][16]


  1. ^ Ugala Teater. Retrieved 26 December 2016.
  2. ^ "Panso päevad 2017". Eesti Teatri- ja Muusikamuuseum (in Estonian). 14 November 2017. Retrieved 25 November 2018.
  3. ^ Ugala Teater. Retrieved 26 December 2016.
  4. ^ Ugala Teater. Retrieved 26 December 2016.
  5. ^ Kuressaare Linnateater. Retrieved 27 December 2016.
  6. ^ Kuressaare Linnateatri mängukava veebruaris February 2004. Retrieved 27 December 2016.
  7. ^ Vanemuine Sajand. Retrieved 27 December 2016.
  8. ^ Postimees “Viimases võmmis”: Liis Lemsalu teeb näitlejadebüüdi! 23 April 2014. Retrieved 27 December 2016.
  9. ^ Postimees Algavad telesarja «Klass: elu pärast» võtted 22 October 2008. Retrieved 27 December 2016.
  10. ^ Postimees “Kättemaksukontor” toob Rakvere ekraanile 2 March 2011. Retrieved 27 December 2016.
  11. ^ Õhtuleht "Kättemaksukontor“ üllatab uute tegelastega 3 March 2011. Retrieved 27 December 2016.
  12. ^ Eesti Filmi Andmebaas. Retrieved 27 December 2016.
  13. ^ Eesti Rahvusbibliograafia. Retrieved 27 December 2016.
  14. ^ Eesti Filmi Andmebaas. Retrieved 27 December 2016.
  15. ^ Postimees Hüvastijätt särava ja südamliku lavalegendiga 27 October 2007. Retrieved 27 December 2016.
  16. ^ Postimees Ugala eksperimendid Raagi ja popkorniga 2 April 2002. Retrieved 27 December 2016.

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