With a degree from the Danish National Copenhagen, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau is an actor with a successful career. With his skillful acting, he has won the hearts of many and has now become one of the most recognized faces in the entertainment industry. He is also a famous producer as well a screenwriter. Multitalented Waldau has already made a name for himself and is one of the talented celebrities worldwide.
27th July 1970, being Waldau’s birth date, he is currently 46 years old. He was born and raised in Rudkøbing, Denmark. His father who has passed away was a librarian. Because his father was an alcoholic, his parents had separated when he was still young. His two old sisters along with him were brought up by only their mother.
Nikolas had a rough childhood but he had always taken that in a positive way. Deciding to pursue acting as his career he first trained at National Theater School in Denmark. After graduating from there, he again trained at the Statens Teaterskole in the year 1993. He was fascinated by acting and his acting was majorly appreciated as well. Because of his acting, he was able to impress a lot of people which led to his debut later on.
He made a very much positive impact in the people around him even though he was the youngest actor to have joined the Danish National School of Theater and Contemporary Dance. Influenced by his acting skills, he was given the role of Laertes in the popular Shakespeare play- Hamlet. This became his initial stage debut and he won the hearts of many.
Debuting with the play- Hamlet, he showcased his outstanding acting skills and so he soon had his cinematic debut. His first TV show was Nightwatch which became his rise to fame in his country. This was only a year after his initial debut in the stage play.After his breakthrough with his first film, he got the chance to play a part in the film Wildside. This was also co-written by him. He wrote and acted in several Danish films after that.
Finally, in the year 2001, he came into the US film industry when he played a role as Gary Gordon in the film- Black Hawk Down. The film was a major success and his fame rose up along with his recognition as a good actor. He then played the lead role in the film Enigma and later again appeared as the villain in the film My name is Modesty. These movies became his ladder to success and, he was soon taking up more roles in the US as well as Danish films.
Finally, in the year 2011, he was cast into the popular HBO TV series called Game of Thrones. He portrayed the role of Jaime Lannister and his face was even more recognized. The show became one of the most successful shows of all time and him being a part of it was a major upgrade to his career.
For future, he is set to play roles in Shot Caller, 3 Things and also in Small Crimes which is all in post production and is soon to be released. His fans and audience members, as well as the critics, are awaiting these movies very eagerly.
He was also a member of the UNDP parliament and was the Goodwill Ambassador in the year 2016.
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau Married Life
Coster Waldau was married to Nukâka in the year 1998. She is a Greenlandic actress and also a singer. They are a happy couple and have two children together, both daughters. The eldest is named Filippa and the youngest is named Safina. Currently, the family of four live in Kongens Lyngby along with their two family dog.
Their daughter has also pursued an acting career and has already starred in a Danish short film called The Girl and the Dogs.
Awards and Nominations
Although he has already been named as one of the successful actors in the industry, he is yet to mark his path with an award. However, he has been mentioned in several award function for categories to win the award.
In the year 2014, he was nominated for the Best Supporting Actor in a Television Series in the Saturn Award. He was also nominated for Bodil Award, Critics’ Choice TV Award, Gold Derby TV Award, Kanonprisen Award, People’s Choice Award, and also for the Robert Award. His name has been mentioned in the category for Screen Actor’s Guild Award several times in a row for his outstanding performance in the TV Series Game of Thrones.His talents have been noticed and appreciated, and he may win the title and award in further career period.
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau Net Worth
Coster has managed to make his way up to the top earning a lot from his acting career. He currently has a huge estimated net worth amount of around $6 Million. He has managed to garner this only through his acting.