Mikko Leppilampi

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Mikko Leppilampi
ESC 2007 - Mikko Leppilampi presenting the semifinal.jpg
Born
Mikko Johannes Leppilampi

(1978-09-22) 22 September 1978 (age 40)
OccupationActor, musician
Years active2003—present
Spouse(s)Emilia Vuorisalmi (2006–2010)
Leppilampi with Jaana Pelkonen at the 2007 Eurovision Song Contest

Mikko Johannes Leppilampi (born 22 September 1978 in Pälkäne, Finland) is a Finnish actor, musician, and TV host. He is the son of Jukka Leppilampi (born 1954), a Finnish gospel musician. Leppilampi is considered to be one of the most promising stars of Finland's movie industry in the new millennium. He shot to fame as a result of his debut movie Helmiä ja sikoja, for which he also won a Jussi award.

Life and career[edit]

In the 2005 film Kaksipäisen kotkan varjossa, he starred as a poet in the early 20th century when Finland was part of Russia, working with actors such as Vesa-Matti Loiri and director Timo Koivusalo.

In addition to acting, Leppilampi has been actively involved in the music scene. His first full-length album, which bears his name, was published on 10 May 2006. He has also sung on the soundtracks of some of the movies he has starred in.

Leppilampi has a daughter, Lilia (born 31 October 2005), with Emilia Vuorisalmi, whom he married in summer 2006. They filed for divorce in spring 2010.

On 10–12 May 2007 Leppilampi hosted the Eurovision Song Contest 2007 in Helsinki together with television host Jaana Pelkonen. In the 2008 edition he was the spokesperson for YLE, announcing the results of the Finnish televote.

He has a brother who plays in a Finnish rock band called SleepWalkers.

At the 30. August 2018 began Leppilami presenting Jahti, the Finnish version of The Chase quiz show.

Filmography[edit]

Discography[edit]

  • Mikko Leppilampi (2006)

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Greece Sakis Rouvas & Maria Menounos
Eurovision Song Contest presenter
(with Jaana Pelkonen)
2007
Succeeded by
Serbia Jovana Janković & Željko Joksimović