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Harriet Toompere
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Born 22 May 1975 (1975-05-22) (age 45)
Nationality Estonian
Occupation Actress
Years active 1996–present
Partner(s) Mait Malmsten
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Harriet Toompere (born 22 May 1975) is an Estonian stage, television, and film actress. She is also the author of two children's books.

Early life and education

Harriet Toompere was born in Tallinn to actor and director Hendrik Toompere and actress Maie Toompere (née Kruusenberg). Her brother is actor Hendrik Toompere Jr., and her nephew is actor Hendrik Toompere Junior Junior. Her maternal grandfather was wrestler Herman Kruusenberg.

She studied acting at the EMA Higher Drama School (now, the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre), graduating in 1998. Among her graduating classmate were actors Hilje Murel, Jan Uuspõld, Tiit Sukk, Veikko Täär, Liina Vahtrik, and Andero Ermel. Her diploma productions at the EMA Higher Drama School were in stage performances in Betti Alver's Lugu valgest varesest in 1996, Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe's My Fair Lady in 1997, and Madis Kõiv's Peiarite õhtunäitus, also in 1997.

Author

In 2005, Harriet Toompere penned the children's book Väike Põhjapõder. The book was illustrated by Anu Kalm and published in December 2005 by Varrak. In 2007, she wrote a second book, Väikese põhjapõdra uued lood, also illustrated by Anu Kalm and published by Varrak in November 2007.

Personal life

Harriet Toompere has been in a long-term relationship with actor Mait Malmsten for over twenty years. The couple have two sons, Hugo and Franz. They reside in the small village of Andineeme, in Kuusalu Parish, Harju County.

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