Danish actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau is widely known for playing Jaime Lannister in the acclaimed HBO series Game of Thrones. He largely became popular among the Americans by appearing in the war film Black Hawk Down, Kingdom of Heaven and Fox television series New Amsterdam. He was last seen in the crime thriller film, Shot Caller.
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Birthday / Date of Birth
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau was bron on 27 July 1970, in Rudkøbing, Denmark.
He’s currently 48 years old.
He is of German descent.
Nikolaj attended Danish National School of Theatre and Contemporary Dance in Copenhagen, Denmark from where he graduated in 1993.
- Father – Jørgen Oscar Fritzer Waldau
- Mother – Hanne Søborg Coster (Librarian)
- Siblings – Dorte Coster-Waldau (Older Sister), Rikke Coster-Waldau (Older Sister)
- Relatives – Josef Motzfeldt (Father-in-law) (member of the Parliament of Greenland and former leader of the Community of the People party)
Nikolaj married Nukâka, a Greenlandic actress and singer, in 1998. They both have two children together, daughters Filippa (born October 2000) and Safina (born November 2003).
- In feet – 6 feet 2 inches
- In centimeters – 188 cm
- In meters – 1.8 m
- In Kilograms – 82 kg
- In Pounds – 192 lbs
- Measurements – 44-16-34
- Chest – 44 inches
- Biceps – 16 inches
- Waist – 34 inches
Nikolaj made his debut in the 1994 Danish thriller film Nightwatch for his role as Martin Bork. His Hollywood debut was with the war film Black Hawk Down playing Medal of Honor recipient Gary Gordon in 2001.
In 2000, Nikolaj appeared in 2 episodes of Channel 4’s series Lock, Stock… for his role as Jordi.
Portraying the character of Jaime Lannister / The Kingslayer in the HBO’s fantasy drama series Game of Thrones
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau Fa.vorites
- Favorite Food – Chocolate
- Favorite Workout Move – Pullups
- Favorite Clothing Item – Skiing trousers
- Favorite Films – Birdman (2014), Last Tango in Paris (1972), Once Upon a Time in America (1984), Force Majeure (2014), Play It Again, Sam (1972)
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau Net worth
Nikolaj has a net worth of $16 million US dollars as of 2017. He takes $1.1 million per episode of Game of Thrones. Having appeared in several films and television series as well as brand endorsements, he makes it big and has established a name for himself in the entertainment industry. He lives with his family in a luxury house in Kongens Lyngby, Denmark.
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Nikolaj Coster-Waldau Facts
He is good friends with Danish painter Thomas Kluge.
He is a supporter of English football club Leeds United and he is a member of the Leeds United Supporter’s Trust.
He has two dogs.
Nikolaj was made UNDP Goodwill Ambassador in 2016 to raise awareness and support the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, an action to end poverty, fight inequality and stop climate change.
He has been nominated for several awards for his performance in Game of Thrones and won two of them.