Steinunn is an Icelandic actress born in Reykjavik. In 2019 she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in acting from the Iceland Academy of the Arts.
Since then she has been in a number of theatre productions both in the National Theater of Iceland and in other independent theatre groups.
In 2020 and 2021 she played “Ausa” (Spoonface Steinberg) in the one woman play by Lee Hall in Mengi.
At the National Theater of Iceland she played “Oddný” in “Ásta” 2021-22, which was moved from the little stage to the main stage to great success. And in 2022 she played “Elisa Greco” an adaptation of Elena Ferrante’s books “My Brilliant Friend” with director Yael Farber to name a few.
In films she played the lead in a nominated short film “Blood Mare”. She also appeared in the TV series “Hver drap Friðrik Dór?”.
She’s a trained dancer (contemporary, classical ballet jazz, musical theatre, salsa, tango etc.) from the National Ballet School of Iceland (2014).
She has a diploma in Music as a Violinist (1997-2015) and Singer (Jazz, Classical, Musical, pop).
She has worked with the Icelandic Symphony Orchestra and Harpa Music hall for a number of Children performances as a Host and Singer.
Speaks fluent Icelandic and English.
Steinunn is also an advanced rider. Has worked as a horse trainer her whole life with Icelandic horses and competed in the sport both in Iceland and abroad. From the age of 10 to 20 she worked on farms in the summer time in Iceland