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Salka Sól Eyfeld

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Nationality  Icelandic
Known for  Trapped, AmabAdamA
Years active  2012–present
Genre  Pop
Salka Sól Eyfeld with a tight-lipped smile and wavy hair

Full Name  Salka Sól Eyfeld
Born  April 18, 1988 (age 33) (1988-04-18) Reykjavik, Iceland
Occupation  Actress, TV-Presenter, Radio-host, voice actress, singer, rapper

Similar  Hjálmar Hjálmarson, Helgi Björnsson, Svala

Helgi Björns og Salka Sól - Duo | The Voice Iceland 2016 | Finale


Salka Sól Eyfeld (born 18 April 1988), sometimes known simply as Salka Sól, is an Icelandic singer, actress, voice actress, radio host and TV-presenter. She is known as the front figure of bands AmabAdamA and Reykjavíkurdætur and for her role as Soffía, Hjörtur's new girlfriend, in Trapped.

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Salka Sól Eyfeld looking afar while wearing a black hat, black long sleeve blouse, and blue necklace

Early life

Salka Sól Eyfeld at the seaside while wearing a black scarf and blue and red blazer

Eyfeld was born in Reykjavík, Iceland but moved to Kópavogur when she was 7 years old. She never really found her place in Kópavogur and was bullied in school.

Salka Sól Eyfeld smiling while holding a cup of coffee and wearing a black jacket with fur

She is the daughter of actor and voice actor Hjálmar Hjálmarson She is the oldest of three children two brothers (b.1993) (b.2001).She once said in an interview that she never intended to become an actor when she was a child, but rather a teacher, like her mother. Although it was great fun knowing her father was one of the Icelandic voices of Toy Story and seeing him on TV in the annual New Year's Eve sketch show Áramótaskaupið.

Salka Sól Eyfeld smiling while wearing a black blouse and wristwatch

When Eyfeld was in middle school, she joined the school band. In breaks, she would try out different instruments and teach herself to play them.

Salka Sól Eyfeld smiling while wearing a green checkered blouse and cap

She went to Fjölbrautarskólinn í Breiðholti and won the school's singing contest. At college, she was involved in musicals and plays.

Salka Sól Eyfeld smiling while wearing a black blouse

After college, she moved to London to study acting musicianship. She was the first Icelander to receive a bachelor's degree in that subject.

Career

Eyfeld had been rapping for fun with her friends. Together, they hosted a series of women's rap nights at a bar in Reykjavík. There, she discovered that she had a talent for rapping. The result of these rap nights was the formation of the rap group Reykjavíkurdætur (transl. Daughters of Reykjavik). The rap group has been in the media several times due to people's reactions to their bold sexual lyrics. Currently, Salka Sol is a judge in the Voice Iceland, and this show is being famous spreading to the world.

While working with Reykjavíkurdætur, Eyfeld met producer Magnús Jónson. He was a member of the reggae band AmabAdamA, with his girlfriend Steinunn. "I just joined the band. AmabAdamA wasn't really happening and when I joined it was like a puzzle piece that had been missing" Shortly after Eyfeld joined, the band released the single Hossa Hossa which became a big hit in Iceland. In 2014, the band was nominated in several categories at the Icelandic Music Awards. Among them Eyfeld as Female Vocalist of the Year, and AmabAdamA as Newcomer of the Year.

Eyfeld became an experienced voice actor (like her father) and has voiced Icelandic versions of films like LEGO Movie, Monsters Inc., and Wreck it Ralph.

After a short career as a TV-presenter at the short lived Icelandic TV-station Bravó, Eyfeld got interested in radio work. She overheard a phone conversation where a radio host she knew was talking about his radio show needing a woman to fill in over the summer. "After he hung up I kinda pleaded "pick me, pick me" like a little child and got the gig". She became known for rapping the news of the week on Friday mornings. This work later landed her a co-host job with broadcaster RÚV.

In 2014, Eyfeld was awarded "Town Artist" by the town of Kópavogur.

In 2015, Eyfeld was one of four judges in the Icelandic version of The Voice. She was also involved in two productions on stage at the National Theater of Iceland. She co-hosted the Icelandic national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest (Söngvakeppnin), and she won Female Vocalist of the year at the Icelandic Music Awards.

Television

  • Trapped (2015-2016) (TV-series) as Soffía
  • Voice acting (Icelandic voice)

  • Monsters Inc. (2001)
  • Wreck-It Ralph (2012)
  • Monsters University (2013) as Roz
  • The LEGO Movie (2014)
  • Hotel Transylvania 2 (2015)
  • Inside Out (2015) as Forgetter Poula
  • Personal life

    Since 2015, Eyfeld has been in a relationship with Arnar Freyr Frostason from the band Úlfur Úlfur.

    References

    Salka Sól Eyfeld Wikipedia