Kristina Tonteri-Young is a Finnish-New Zealand actress and former ballerina. Warrior Nun is her first major role.
Tonteri-Young was born in Finland to Finnish and New Zealand parents and speaks fluent English and Finnish. Her family moved to New York City when she was 6 years old. From 2009 to 2012, she attended The Bolshoi Ballet Academy in Moscow, where she learnt Russian. During her time there, Tonteri-Young appeared in La fille mal gardée at the Bolshoi Theatre and The Sleeping Beauty and Le Corsaire at the Kremlin Ballet.
At age 16, she got into acting, attending some Shakespeare summer courses at RADA. She attended Guildhall School of Music and Drama from 2016 to 2019 and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts. There, she appeared in a few stage plays.