Birth Name: Aki Olavi Kaurismäki
Place of Birth: Orimattila, Finland
Date of Birth: 4 April, 1957
Ethnicity: Finnish, some Karelian
Aki Kaurismäki is a Finnish screenwriter and film director.
He is the son of Leena and Jorma Kaurismäki. His older brother, Mika Kaurismäki, is also a filmmaker. Aki is married to Paula Oinonen.
Aki’s patrilineal ancestry can be traced back to his third great-grandfather, Andrei Grigorjev Kuzmin.
Aki’s paternal grandfather was Petteri Kuismin (later Kaurismäki, the son of Andrei Grigorjev Kuismin and Regina Sipontytär Mörsky). Andrei was the son of Grigori Andrjev Kuzmin and Natalia Fedorova. Regina was the daughter of Sippo Laurinpoika Mörsky and Katrina Simontytär Tirri.
Aki’s paternal grandmother was named Hilma Pulkki.
Source: Genealogy of Aki Kaurismäki (focusing on his father’s side) – https://www.geni.com
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