Maria Salomaa is an interesting multifaceted actress with wide experience from theatre, film, tv and radio productions. She graduated from the Theatre Academy in Helsingfors Finland 2003 and was shortly after that employed at the Wasa Theatre in Finland. She became a member of the ensemble at the Stockholms Stadsteater in Sweden in 2006.
From autumn 2017 Maria is employed at the Royal Dramatic Theatre in Stockholm and will appear this season as Miss Porter in Orfeus descending (Tennessee Williams) and in Bortbytingen (after Selma Lagerlöf). Roles during earlier seasons are Violaine in Budskapet till Maria, A servant in King Oidipus and Antigone (Sofokles) staged by Eirik Stubø and the Mother in Den lille girige.
Some other roles to be mentioned in Maria Salomaa’s career so far are Anna Stjärnhök in the Tale of Gösta Berling staged by Runar Hodne, Virginia in the Life of Galileo staged by Lennart Hjulström, Agnés in Hustruskolan and Syster Rosa in Allt om min mamma both staged by Philip Zandén, Eleonora in Påsk staged by Eirik Stubø, Masja in Måsen staged by Jan Håkanson, Den Grönklädda in Peer Gynt, staging Lars Rudolfsson, Edith Södergran in Edith – Skrattande strimma av scharlakanssol staged by Cilla Back and Yse in När dagen vänder staged by Wilhelm Carlsson.
In 2013, Maria began a collaboration with artist Lee Yanor, Tel Aviv, in This side of paradise which continued in 2017 in Only one story. Maria has written two plays that have been performed in Helsinki, TV script and poetry. In 2006 she received Carl Åkerman’s Scholarship, which is awarded by the Swedish Academy.