Nikolaj Coster-Waldau

TV Actor

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau was born in Rudkøbing, Region of Southern Denmark, Denmark on July 27th, 1970 and is the TV Actor. At the age of 53, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, movies, TV shows, and networth are available.

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Date of Birth
July 27, 1970
Place of Birth
Rudkøbing, Region of Southern Denmark, Denmark
53 years old
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$16 Million
$1.1 Million
Actor, Film Actor, Film Producer, Playwright, Screenwriter, Television Actor
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Nikolaj Coster-Waldau Height, Weight, Eye Color and Hair Color

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Danish National School of Theatre and Contemporary Dance
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Nukâka Motzfeldt ​(m. 1997)​
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Jørgen Oscar Fritzer Waldau, Hanne Søborg Coster
Dorte Coster-Waldau (Older Sister), Rikke Coster-Waldau (Older Sister)
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau Career

Coster-Waldau made his stage debut as Laertes in Hamlet at the Betty Nansen Theater. His role in the film Nightwatch (1994) brought him fame in his native country. He then went on to play in Simon Staho's Wildside (1998), which he also cowrote, and starred in Danish films such as Misery Harbour (1999). He starred in his first British film Bent (1997).

In 2001, he began his U.S. career in Ridley Scott's Black Hawk Down as Medal of Honor recipient Gary Gordon. Coster-Waldau says "My first U.S. movie was Black Hawk Down and a friend helped me put myself on tape up on the attic over my apartment in Copenhagen. We shipped it out and I got lucky." Coster-Waldau used his success to take roles on both sides of the Atlantic, particularly his native Scandinavia.

He had a leading role in Michael Apted's Enigma and played a villain in the action film My Name is Modesty (based upon the Modesty Blaise comic strip). Scott brought Coster-Waldau back for the 2005 film Kingdom of Heaven. Richard Loncraine cast Coster-Waldau for Wimbledon and Firewall. In 2007, he played John Amsterdam, an immortal New York homicide detective who becomes mortal after finding true love, in the short-lived Fox television series New Amsterdam. As a result of filming that series' pilot, Coster-Waldau obtained his Screen Actors Guild card. He later recalled in a 2015 interview in TV Guide, "Finally getting my SAG card was huge for me...I got so excited I went straight to the SAG online shop and bought four mugs with SAG logo. [I] still have those mugs!"

From 2011 to 2019, Coster-Waldau played Jaime Lannister in the HBO series Game of Thrones, based on George R. R. Martin's fantasy novel series A Song of Ice and Fire. He commented about the character "What's not to like about Jaime? As an actor I couldn't ask for a better role". For his role, he received several accolades, including Primetime Emmy Award, Screen Actors Guild Award, Critics' Choice Television Award, Saturn Award and People's Choice Award nominations.

In 2011, he starred alongside Sam Shepard in Mateo Gil's feature Blackthorn, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival. Later the same year he starred in Morten Tyldum's Headhunters. The film went on to be the highest-grossing Norwegian film of all-time and received very positive reviews including a BAFTA Award nomination for Best Foreign Film. Coster-Waldau starred in the 2013 horror film Mama alongside Jessica Chastain, which then debuted at number one in the US box office and grossed over $140 million worldwide. He went on to play Sykes, a military weapons expert in the science fiction action thriller film Oblivion. That same year, he co-starred with Juliette Binoche in Erik Poppe's drama A Thousand Times Good Night. In 2014, he starred in Susanne Bier's Danish thriller A Second Chance as Andreas, a police officer forced to make a difficult choice. In 2016, Coster-Waldau appeared in the action-fantasy film Gods of Egypt as Horus.

In early 2017, he starred in E.L. Katz's dark comedy Small Crimes which premiered at South by Southwest film festival on 11 March 2017, to positive reviews. Coster-Waldau then appeared in the Danish film 3 Things, a thriller about a prime suspect of a bank robbery who negotiates the terms of his witness protection deal. He starred in Roman Waugh's prison film Shot Caller, which premiered at the Los Angeles Film Festival on 16 June 2017. Since January 2018 he has been the L'Oréal Paris global spokesperson for the company's Men Expert line of products.

In May 2017, it was announced that he starred in Brian De Palma's film Domino. The film was released on May 31, 2019. Later the same year he starred in Suicide Tourist by Jonas Alexander Arnby, which premiered at the Zurich Film Festival. That same year, Coster-Waldau launched a production company named Ill Kippers. He starred in The Silencing, a thriller directed by Robin Pront.

He filmed in secret the movie The Day We Died (Krudttønden) by Ole Christian Madsen. The film is based on events surrounding the 2015 Copenhagen shootings and was originally slated for release for late 2019. It was released in Europe on 3 May 2020. On 7 January 2021, Variety announced that Samuel Goldwyn Films has purchased U.S. distribution rights for the film.

He was to have played Macbeth in 2020, in a production of Shakespeare's tragedy reuniting with Matt Shakman at the Geffen Playhouse. On 15 April 2020, the Geffen Playhouse announced on its blog that its production of Macbeth, among others, had been postponed because of the Covid pandemic.


During Paris Fashion Week, Dame Helen Mirren, 78, showcases a wild crimped hairstyle while looking stunning in a mirrored silver gown on the runway of L'Oreal's Walk Your Worth show, October 2, 2023
During L'Oreal spring/summer 2024 runway show during Paris Fashion Week on Sunday, Dame Helen Mirren displayed a wild hair style. For the Walk Your Worth exhibit in Montpellier's capital, the actress, 78, looked stunning in a sweeping silver gown with a cinched waist. The pants came right down to the ground, the garment's sleeves reached straight across to the ground, and the garment glistened under the bright lights as the star walked.

Jennifer Garner's husband is missing after He Told Me Trailer, March 10, 2023
Jennifer Garner, 50, is a woman on a quest to find her missing husband in the AppleTV+ limited series The Last Thing He Told Me. Hannah, Garner's character, is portrayed by Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, 52, in the bestselling book of the same name by Laura Dave as she looks for clues to her husband Owen's abduction. 'I haven't heard from Owen in 24 hours,' she says of her husband, who is missing and leaves a note requesting her to safeguard her 16-year-old stepdaughter Bailey, played by Angourie Rice.

Violet Affleck Is All Grown Up in Rare Appearance With Mum Jennifer Garner on Her 17th Birthday, December 4, 2022

Violet Affleck made a major appearance with mom Jennifer Garner at the White House on 1 Dec., and she looked all grown up. The duo attended the state dinner held by President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden in honour of French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte Macron. Thursday was also Violet's 17th birthday, and in the photos, Garner beams at her eldest. See the photos of Violet and Garner's night out in DC ahead.

Garner shares Violet and her siblings Seraphina, 13, and Samuel, 10, with ex-husband Ben Affleck. The trio also have two step-siblings thanks to dad Ben's marriage to Jennifer Lopez, twins Emme and Maximilian, 14. Violet and her siblings attended Ben and Lopez's lavish wedding in Georgia in August. Post-Thanksgiving, Ben was spotted with Violet, Seraphina, Emma, and Max at the Beverly Hills farmers market.

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