Nikolaj Coster-Waldau is a Danish screenwriter, producer, and actor, well-known for her role of Gary Gordon in the movie, Black Hawk Down. Some of his successful movies include Headhunters (2011) and A Thousand Times Good Night. Likewise, his appearance as Jaime Lannister in the HBO TV series Game of Thrones gained him a huge recognization and also a Primetime Emmy Award nomination.
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau Childhood, & Education
He was born to Jorgen Oscar Fritz Waldau & Hanne Soborg Coster and grew up along with his siblings in Rudkobing, Denmark.
He pursued his education from the Danish National School of Theater in Copenhagen. Regarding his Ethnicity, he is white and holds Danish Nationality.
Professional Career: Movies and Success as an Actor
Nikolaj debuted in acting industry as Laertes in Hamlet at the Betty Nansen Theatre. His outstanding performance in the movie, Nightwatch led him to debut in the British movie, Bent as Wolf.
As he gained wide recognition, Coster started his Hollywood career from the Epic Movie, Black Hawk Down as Gary Gordon, which was based on true story.
After the successful debut in Hollywood, Waldau appeared in movies such as The Good Cop, Firewall, Small Crimes, A Second Chance, Gods of Egypt, 3 Things, etc. He also worked in TV series', Saturday Night Live, Virtuality, Who's Hitler and much more. Coster also made his appearance in the Theatre shows such as Becket, Lovestory, Privatliv, etc.
Nikolaj diligent performance in movies and TV series filled him with wide appreciation, shows his awards like won Empire Awards for Empire Hero, Saturn Awards for Best Supporting Actor on Television and nominated for other different awards.
Is Nikolaj Married? Who is His Wife?
Moving towards his personal life, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau was married to his long-term girlfriend Nukaka, an actress and singer. The couple wed in 1998, and are leading their marriage for over 21 years.
Like Nikolaj, his wife Nukaka also comes from Greenland, and Nukaka has been title holder of Miss Greenland 1990.
Well, having been in a marital bonding for such a long time, the couple still seems pretty much in love. In fact, Nikolaj once said that he is crazy in love with her.
I think it took longer for her, I wore her down. I was just crazy in love.
They Have Two Children
Just two years after Nikolaj tied the knot with his wife, they welcomed their first child Fillippa Coster-Waldau in October 2000, and in November 2003, they gave birth to their second daughter Safina Waldau.
Rumored Relationship With Cameron Diaz
Despite their successful relationship, Game of Thrones actor Nikolaj was once rumored to be dating Cameron Diaz. In fact, he was also reported to have kissed her. However, later, it was revealed to be for a movie. Well, talking of the rumors, his spouse said,
You should know that your husband is cheating on you with Cameron Diaz. Cameron Diaz is not to be trusted.
How Much is His Net Worth?
As of 2019, Nikolaj owns a net worth of around $16 million. Waldau earns a handsome amount of money in his career. He has featured in several prestigious movies, TV series and Theatre, which won the heart of millions of people.
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau Height, Age
As of February 2019, Nikolaj is 48 years of age and his height is 6 feet 2 inches, ie. 1.88m.