Anita Briem Biography

Updated On Dec 26, 2018 Published On Mar 27, 2016
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Date of Birth: 1982 , May-29
Birth Nation: Iceland
Height: 5 Feet 4 Inch
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Anita Briem is a talented Icelandic actress who studied hand-to-hand combat. She is also an expert in using a variety of weaponry like a broadsword. She is mainly popular in the world for starring the role of Hannah Ásgeirsson in the movie Journey to the Center of the Earth.

Anita Briem was born on 29 May 1982 and is currently aged 36. She was born in Reykjavik, Iceland to father Gunnlaugur Briem and mother Erna Þórarinsdóttir. Both of her parents are a great musician. She moved to England in her mid-teens. She is of Icelandic nationality and belongs to the mixed ethnicity.

Though Anita was born and raised in a musical family, she induced her interest in acting rather than singing. At the age of nine, she joined the National Theatre of Iceland and starred in several productions.

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In 1998, she moved to England and got enrolled at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. She studied acting and dramas there and finally graduated in 2004. In the same year, she starred in the television series Doctors where she was found playing the role of Anneka Marsh.

The following year she appeared in the television series Doctor Who and movie The Nun in the role of Eva. In 2008, she appeared in the film, Journey to the Center of the Earth portraying the role of Hannah Ásgeirsson where she grabbed huge attention.

Till the date, she has appeared in many movies and television series like Dylan Dog: Dead of Night, Queen Of Hearts, Salt and Fire, Elevator, The Tudors, The Evidence, The Storyteller, Köld slóð, and many others.

While talking about Anita Briem' personal life and current relationship status, she is a married woman. After dating  for a couple of years, Anita Briem married husband Dean Paraskevopoulos in a private wedding ceremony in 2010.

The couple has a child together. Anita Briem' husband Dean Paraskevopoulos is an actor as well as a director. For now, the duo is living a healthy married life for eight years. There are no any rumors of divorce or separation issues of the couple ever broadcasted in the media.

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Anita is not involved in any kind of love affairs and not in any extra-marital affairs. They have also not been involved in any kind of controversies.

Anita stands 5 ft 5 inches tall and weighs around 54 kg. She has blue eyes and blonde hair color.

As of 2018, Anita Briem' net worth is reported to be around $4 million. She might have been earning a decent amount of money from her professional acting career.

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Born in Reykjavik, Iceland

May 29 , 1982

Anita Briem was born in Reykjavik, Iceland to Gunnlaugur Briem and Erna Þórarinsdóttir. Both of her parents are a great musician. She got shifted to England in her mid teens. She is Icelandic. She is five feet and four inches tall. 

Graduated from The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art

2004

At the age of nine, she joined National Theatre of Iceland and starred in several productions. In 1998, she moved to England and there she got enrolled at Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. She studied acting and dramas there and finally graduated from there in 2004.

Began her acting career

2004

Though Anita was born and raised in a musical family, she induced her interest in acting rather than singing. In 2004, she starred in the TV series Doctors where she was found playing the role of Anneka Marsh. 

Appeared in the movie, Journey to the Center of the Earth

2008

In 2005, she appeared in the movie La Monja. The following year, she starred the role of Elin in the movie Köld slóð. In 2008, she appeared in the movie Journey to the Center of the Earth portraying the role of Hannah Ásgeirsson and this role took her career to the next level. 

Appeared in the television series, The Tudors

2008

Anita Briem, who is a hand-to-hand combat talent, is also an actress. Besides her popularity in the movie Journey to the Center of the Earth, she is also famous for her role in the TV series The Tudors.