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Nikolaj Coster-Waldau Biography

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau

Facts of Nikolaj Coster-Waldau

Date of Birth: 1970 , July-27
Birth Nation: Denmark
Height: 5 Feet 7 Inch
Name Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
Father Fritzer Waldau
Mother Hanne Søborg Coster
Nationality Danish
Ethnicity White
Profession Actor
Net Worth $16 million
Eye Color Dark-Brown
Hair Color Dark-Brown
Weight in KG 87 KG
Famous for Game of Thrones
Married Yes
Married to Nukaaka Coster-Waldau (m. 1998)
Children Philippa Waldau, Safina Waldau, Fillippa Coster-Waldau
Education Danish National School of Theatre and Contemporary Dance
Movies A Second Chance
TV Show Game of Thrones Since 2011

Quick Timeline of Nikolaj Coster-Waldau

1970 Born in Rudkobing.
1992 Debuts his Career.
1998 Married to Nukaka
2001 Debuts in Hollywood.
2011 Featured in Game of Thrones.
2017 Current Net worth.

Detail Timeline of Nikolaj Coster-Waldau

July 27 , 1970

Born in Rudkobing.

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau was born on 27th July 1970 in Denmark to his parents; Jorgen Oscar Fritzer Waldau & Hanne Soborg Coster and grew up along with his siblings in Rudkobing, Denmark. 


Debuts his Career.

From the year 1992, Nikolaj Coster Waldau started his career in acting, during the year he has featured at Betty Nansen Theater in the Hamlet show as the role of Laertes.


Married to Nukaka

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau married to his long-term girlfriend, Nukaka; actress and singer. They are blessed with two daughters, Filippa and Safina. and presently living together in Kongens Lyngby. 



Debuts in Hollywood.

After earning wide recognition in his native land and in British movie industry, Coster began his career in Hollywood from the movie, Black Hawk Down which is based on the true story.


Featured in Game of Thrones.

Coster has played on the HBO hit series, Game of Thrones as Jaime Lannister since 2011. It is based on George R. R. Martin best-selling fantasy novel series named as, A Song of Ice and Fire. 


Current Net worth.

Waldau earns the handsome amount of money in his career. He has featured in several prestigious movies, TV series and Theatre through which he received good money.It is estimated that his current Net worth is around $6 Million. 


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.

Nikolaj CAPTION: Nikolaj Coster-Waldau is married to wife Nukaaka Coster-Waldau SOURCE: US Magazine

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.

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