Chewbacca actor Joonas Suotamo names newborn daughter after the ‘Star Wars’ Wookiee

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Joonas Suotamo, the towering Finnish actor who plays Chewbacca in Star Wars, has welcomed a daughter — and has bestowed her with an adorable, Wookiee-appropriate moniker.

The 33-year-old former basketball player, who has played Chewbacca onscreen since 2015’s The Force Awakens, announced Friday that he and his wife, Milla Pohjasvaara, welcomed their baby girl and named her Bacca, after the iconic character. According to an Instagram post, Bacca arrived earlier this week, making the Suotams’ son, Aatos, a big brother.

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Joonas Suotamo just welcomed a baby girl, who he named after the Star Wars character he has played since 2015 (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Dave Hogan/Getty Images for Disney)
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