Michael made his film debut with Kamraterna as a model but he rose to prominence only after he appeared in a 2000 film Together where he portrayed the role of Rolf. His outstanding performance in the movie got him the nomination for Guldbagge Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role. He also portrayed the role as a farmer on the novel based movie The Guy in the Grave Next Door which won him Guldbagge Best Actor Award.
Moreover, Nyqvist has also featured in The Girl King, The Girl in the Book, Zero Hour, Mission: Impossible- Ghost Protocol, The Girl with the Dragon Tatto, Mother of Mine, Day and Night, The Black Pimpernel, Downloading Nancy, Abduction, Disconnect, Europa Report, John Wick and much more. His outstanding performance earned him wide recognition and appreciation from his fans.
Besides, he is also the recipient of several awards and honors. He earned Best Male Actor at the Guldbagge, the Swedish Oscar, Filmstar of the year, Best Male Actor, Best Actor in the International Film Festival at the Academy Award, and much more.
Moving towards his personal life, Michael Nyqvist married to his long-term girlfriend, Catharine Ehrnrooth. They were blessed with two children named as Ellen and Arthur. However, as a Lung cancer patient, he later died at the age of 53 in Stockholm.
Michael through his career earned a massive amount of money. Well, before his death, he was estimated to have a Net worth around $15 Million.