Joonas Viljami Suotamo is a Finnish actor and former professional basketball player. He is best known for his role as Chewbacca in the Star Wars saga, taking over the role from Peter Mayhew, first as a body double, with Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and later as the lead in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Solo: A Star Wars Story and in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.
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About Joonas Suotamo
Finnish actor and former professional basketball player who's best known for playing Chewbacca in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, and Solo: A Star Wars Story.
He played basketball for Penn State Nittany Lions while attending Penn State University.
He appeared as a guest on WGN Morning News in May 2018.
He proposed to his longterm girlfriend Milla Pohjasvaara in August 2017. The couple had their first child, Aatos, in February 2018.
He shared the role of Chewbacca with Peter Mayhew in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
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