Birth Name: Mika Juhani Kaurismäki
Place of Birth: Orimattila, Finland
Date of Birth: 21 September 1955
Ethnicity: Finnnish, some Karelian
Mika Kaurismäki is a Finnish filmmaker.
He is the son of Leena and Jorma Kaurismäki. His younger brother, Aki Kaurismäki, is also a filmmaker.
Mika’s patrilineal ancestry can be traced back to his third great-grandfather, Andrei Grigorjev Kuzmin.
Mika’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.
Mika’s paternal grandmother was named Hilma Pulkki.
Source: Genealogy of Mika Kaurismäki (focusing on his father’s side) – https://www.geni.com
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