Muti-talented film actor, producer, and writer, Kristofer Hivju has made the remarkable name for himself in the field of entertainment. Internationally known for his portrayal of Tormund Giantsbane in the popular HBO TV series called Game of Thrones, he is already familiar face to many.
The Norwegian was born on December 7, 1978, in Oslo, Norway. He is a second generation actor in the family as his father, Erik Hivju and his mother Lieselotte Holmene are actors. He is also the cousin of the French actress Isabelle Nanty.
Wealthy and famous, he had a happy childhood. His parents were his primary influence towards his interest and passion in acting.
After finishing his studies, he joined the Russian Academy of Arts in Aarhus, Denmark, developing his love into skills.
He graduated the academy in the year 2004.
Debuting in the film Fox Greenland as Jim Olsen, he made his on-screen debut in the year 2001. His robust features with his bearded face stood out.
After his debut, he also played the roles of a nurse in a short film called Closework in the year 2005. In the year 2007, he appeared in multiple TV shows like- Melonas and Storst av alt as well as a short film- Kilolirakis.
In his career period, he has played roles in several films, appeared in many TV shows as well as many short films. Closework, Kilolirakis, Flax, A perfect day for golf, Min Siste Bull, etc. are some of the major examples.
However, his fame reached the peak in 2013, when he starred as Tormund Giantsbane, on the blockbuster TV series- Game of Thrones. His bushy beard and unmanaged looks were a perfect fit for the character, and he instantly clicked with the audiences. For his contribution to the series, he got nominated for the Emmy Awards.
|Date of birth||December 7, 1978,|
|Height||5 ft 11.75 inch|
|Father’s name||Not Specified|
|Mother’s name||Not Specified|
|Net Worth||$2 Million|
Marriage and Divorce
Hivju is currently married to Gry Molvaer, a German Journalist as well as a documentarian. Other details about when and where they got married aren’t available.
They do not have any children together yet.
They currently reside in Trondheim, Norway. The couple likes to keep it in the low and is secretive about most of their details.
Despite being secretive, he has however been an active member of the social medias. He has a huge fan following of 603k on Instagram, and although he has not yet tweeted yet, he already has more than 2k followers on his Twitter account.
All his films and TV roles have molded him into a major star who has achieved the milestone reaching the net worth of an estimated huge amount of $2 Million.
Rumors and Controversy
Although he has been living the high life because of his famous parents, he has not been involved in any controversies yet. No rumors are yet heard about him.