Born on October 3, 1986, Joonas Suotamo is a Finnish actor and former professional basketball player who is best known for his role as Chewbacca in the Star Wars movies. He took over the role from Peter Mayhew starting with Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens. The 6 feet 11 inches tall actor will also star in Solo: A Star Wars Story as Chewbacca. For more information, read the article below.

Joonas Suotamo

Before Fame: He attended Pennsylvania State University.

Family/ Relationships

Joonas Suotamo Parents/Ethnicity/Religion

Born in Espoo, Finland, he is the son of Sonja Suotamo. He has a brother named Eemil Suotamo.

Joonas Suotamo Affair/Wife/Dating

He is married to Milla and has a son. For more information, visit his twitter and Instagram.

Profile / Wiki / Information

Personal Information

  • Full Name: Joonas Viljami Suotamo
  • Nicknames: Joonas
  • Birthday: October 3, 1986
  • Age: 31 years old
  • Birthplace: Espoo, Uusimaa, Finland
  • Current Residence: United States
  • Education: Pennsylvania State University
  • Profession: Actor, Former basketball player
  • Nationality: Finnish
  • Ethnicity/Race: White
  • Religion:  Not Available
  • Zodiac: Libra
  • Spouse/Wife: Milla
  • Children: 1 son
  • Net Worth: His net worth is not known


  • Height: 6 feet 11 inches (211 cm)
  • Weight: 105 kg (231 lbs)
  • Feet Size/Shoe Size: 14 (UK)
  • Chest Size: 44 inches
  • Waist Size: 32 inches
  • Biceps: 16 inches
  • Hair Color: Blonde
  • Eye Color: Blue

Trivia/ Facts that you probably didn’t know

  • He played basketball as a power forward and center for the Penn State Nittany Lions.
  • He majored in film and video.
  • He is also an actor and singer.
  • According to director Rian Johnson in a DGA podcast, when dressed as Chewbacca he carried little candies around in Chewbacca’s satchel.
  • Because of his height, he concentrates on directing.

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