Who is Nikolaj Coster-Waldau? Things to know about him

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau is a Danish actor, producer, and screenwriter. He rose to prominence in Denmark for his role in the 1994 film, Nightwatch. He made his film debut in the US in the war film, Black Hawk Down in 2001. He is best known for his role as Jaime Lannister in the HBO fantasy series, Game of Thrones. He has over 2.9 million followers on his Instagram.

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Source: Instagram)

Quick Bio

Celebrated Name Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
Age 51 Years
Nick Name Nikolaj
Birth Name Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
Birth Date 1970-07-27
Gender Male
Profession Actor, Producer, Screenwriter
Birth Nation Rudkøbing, Denmark
Height 1.88 m
Spouse Nukaaka Coster-Waldau (m. 1997)
Children Safina Waldau, Fillippa Coster-Waldau
Nationality Danish
Father Jorgen Oscar Fritzer Waldau
Mother Soborg Coster
Ethnicity White
Sisters 2
Religion Christian
Marital Status Married
Weight 87 Kg
Net Worth $16 M
Source of Wealth Acting
Salary Will Add Soon
Horoscope Leo
Place Of Birth Rudkobing
Debut Movie Martin Bork (1994)
Residence Kongens Lyngby
Body Type Athletic
Chest Size 43 inches
Bicep Size 16 inches
Waist Size 34 inches
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Blonde
Sexual Orientation Straight

Early Life of Nikolaj Coster-Waldau

Nikolaj Coster Waldau was born on 27 July 1970. He was born to a father, Jorgen Oscar Fritzer Waldau, and a mother, Soborg Coster. He belongs to the White ethnicity. He has German ancestry on his father’s side. His birthplace is Rudkobing in Denmark. He holds Danish nationality. His zodiac sign is Leo. He has 2 siblings, 2 older sisters, Dorte Coster-Waldau, and Rikke Coster-Waldau. He was raised by his mother and grew up in Tybjerg. His parents later got divorced.

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He attended the Danish National School of Theatre and Contemporary Dance in Copenhagen. He was the youngest actor to enter the Danish National School. He graduated in 1993.

Stage Career

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau made his stage debut as Laertes in Hamlet in 1992.

He has appeared in numerous stage plays since then.

His stage plays are Morgen og aften, Privattiv, I en Fremmeds Ojne, Paradis, Lovestory, Drengene I Skyggen, Becket, Ojeblikket, Macbeth, among others.

Film Career

He made his film debut as Martin Bork in the 1994 film Nightwatch.

He appeared in numerous Danish films such as Hemmeligheder, Wildside, Nattens Engel, The Cable Club, Misery Harbour, Pa fremmed mark, and Enigma.

He made his British debut in the 1997 film Bent.

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He made his Hollywood debut in the 2001 film, Black Hawk Down, where he appeared as Medal of Honor recipient Gary Gordon.

His other films are 24 Hours in the Life of a Woman, Stealing Rembrandt, The Bouncer, My Name is Modesty, The Good Cop, Wimbledon, Kingdom of Heaven, The Headsman, Firewall, Triple Dare, The Baker, The Kautokeino Rebellion, At World’s End, Blackthorn, Headhunters, Mama, Oblivion, A Thousand Times Good Night, The Other Woman, A Second Chance, Gods of Egypt, Small Crimes, Shot Caller, among others.

He was the executive producer and starred in films, 3 Things, Upstart, Aurum, and Himmerland.

His upcoming films are Domino, Suicide Tourist, and Notat, all scheduled to release in 2019.

Television Career

He landed one of the main roles as Jaime Lannister in the HBO hit series, Game of Thrones in 2011. His role as Jaime Lannister earned him global recognition.

He has appeared in all 9 seasons of Game of Thrones.

He has appeared in other television series such as Lock, Stock…, New Amsterdam, The Left Wing Gang, The Simpsons, among others.

He has appeared in television films, Slaget pa taskem, Jacobs liste, Filthy Gorgeous, Virtuality.


He was nominated for numerous awards for his role in Game of Thrones.

He was awarded Empire Hero Award (shared with the cast) for Game of Thrones in 2015.

He was awarded the Ove Sprogoe Award in 2017.

Who is Nikolaj Coster-Waldau Married to?

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau is a married man. he is married to Greenlandic actress and singer, Sascha Nukaka Motzfeldt. The couple got married in 1998. The couple has 2 daughters together, Filippa, and Safina. The family lives in Kongens Lyngby.

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Body Measurements of Nikolaj Coster-Waldau

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau stands at a height of 1.88 m i.e. 6 feet and 2 inches tall. He has a bodyweight of 192 lbs i.e. 87 kg. He has an athletic body build. He has a chest size of 43 inches, biceps of size 16 inches, and a waist size of 34 inches. He has blue eyes and his hair color is blonde.

Net Worth

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau earns from his acting career. He started his acting career on the stage and later starred in Danish films before moving to Hollywood. Working in the entertainment industry is his major source of income. As of 2019, his net worth is estimated at $16 million.


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