Renny Harlin Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 16 Sep, 2021
Facts of Renny Harlin
Date of Birth: 1959 , March-15
Age: 62 years old
Birth Nation: Finland
Height: 6 Feet 4 Inch
Name Renny Harlin
Birth Name Renny Lauri Mauritz Harjola
Nick Name Renny Lauri Mauritz Harjola
Father Oiva Harjola
Mother Liisa Koskiluoma,
Nationality Finnish
Birth Place/City Riihimaki, Findland
Ethnicity White
Profession Director,Producer
Net Worth $10 million
Girlfriend Johanna Harlin
Married to Geena Davis,
Children Luukas Harlin
Online Presence Instagram
Movies 12 Rounds, A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master ,Die Hard 2
TV Show Graceland, Covert Affairs, Burn Notice
Siblings Veli-Pekka Harjola, and Tuire Harjola
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Finland-born Renny Harlin is a director, screenwriter, and producer. He is widely popular for his direction in the movies like Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master, Die Hard 2, The Adventures of Ford Fairlane, and Deep Blue Sea. 

What is Renny Harlin Age?

Renny Lauri Mauritz Harjola was born on March 15, 1959, in Riihimaki, Finland, under the birth sign Pisces. The 62-year-old holding Finnish nationality stands at the height of 6 feet 4 inches or 193 cm tall.

His parents are Oiva Harjola (physician) and Liisa Koskiluoma (nurse). He was raised alongside his siblings, Veli-Pekka Harjola, and Tuire Harjola.

Talking about his academics, he attended Alppila Upper-Secondary School, Helsinki, Finland, and graduated from Aalto University School of Arts, Design, and Architecture from 1978-1981.

Success As Director: What Is He Known For?

Deep Blue Sea's director began his film career in the early 1980s, directing commercials and corporate films for companies such as Shell. During his initial years, he served as a buyer for a Finnish film distributor.  He then met producer Robert Shaye, who first did not want Harlin to direct the film.  Later, he was hired by New Line Cinema to direct A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master (1988). Until 2003, it was the highest-grossing film in the series.

The following year, Renny received critical acclaim for his work on Rambling Rose, which he produced through his own Midnight Sun Pictures. At the 1992 Independent Spirit Awards, the film was named Best Feature.

In the early 2000s, Harlin had hoped to direct a film based on Formula One, but after failing to secure the rights, he instead produced Driven in 2001, which was based on the American Champ Car series. Finally, he got his breakthrough and rose into prominence with the movie 12 Rounds, starring Aidan Gillen, John Cena, and Ashley Scott.

His recent credits towards the industry include Bodies at Rest, The Misfits, and Reunion 3. Additionally, his upcoming projects towards the industry are Operation Somalia, Operation Wild, and Inspector Palmu.  

How Rich Is Renny Harlin?

Throughout his fantastic career, the multi-talented star has amassed a tremendous fortune. His movies are a great hit in the United States and worldwide, making him the 115th, highest-grossing director around the globe. As per Celebrity Net Worth, 12 Rounds' director is believed to have a wealth of $10 million in September 2021.

His significant source of income is through his successful carer as a direction and some parts of production. According to some sources, the average monthly salary of a Finnish Director ranges from €1,866 ($2,193.96) to €32,836 ($38,607.09).

Renny Harlin's net worth is estimated at around $10 million CAPTION: Renny Harlin's net worth is estimated at around $10 million SOURCE: [email protected]

As per IMDb, Harlin has so far 35 directing credits, 20 producing, 7 writing, and 11 acting credits under his name. The majority of his films have been box office success stories. Here are a few of his film's highlights; Die Hard 2, $ 240.2 million, Driven, $54.7 million, Nightmare On Elm St IV: The Dream Master,$ 49.4 million,12 Rounds,$17.3 million, and Cutthroat Island,$ 10 million.

Relationship History

A 62-year-old director is a twice-married man. He is currently married to actress Johanna Harlin. She is best known for her performance in  Class Reunion 3, one of Finland's most successful comedy franchises.

The couple got married on June 14, 2021. After Iltalehti (local newspaper in Finland) broke the news about the marriage, Harlins confirmed it in their Instagram stories. According to the couple's Instagram, they are already legally married under French law, but their wedding will occur in the fall.

According to French law, we must first complete the paperwork in Finland, says Johanna Harlin in the video. Our wedding isn't until September, but we're officially married now, according to the papers. But, in our hearts, our wedding will only be in France in the fall, Harlin continues.

CAPTION: Renny Harlin and his partner Johanna Harlin on their wedding day  SOURCE: [email protected]

Previously, Renny, Harlin tied a knot with actress Geena Davis. The couple exchanged their wedding vows on 1st November 1987. Shortly after Harlin's personal secretary, Tiffany Bowne, gave birth to Harlin's child, Luukas "Luke" Harlin, in August 1997, his ex-wife filed for divorce.

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