July 27, 1970
50 years old
6 ft 2 in | 188 cm
87 kg | 192 pounds
43 in | 109 cm
34 in | 86 cm
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau was born in Rudkøbing, Denmark, on July 27, 1970, is a Danish actor.
Young Nikolaj Coster-Waldau first started performing during his years at the Danish National School of Theatre and Contemporary Dance (1989-1993) in Copenhagen, Denmark, in school productions.
He made his stage debut in a play "Hamlet" (1992–1993) in role as Laertes, at the Betty Nansen Theater.
He got his television debut in drama movie Slaget på tasken (1993) in role as Christian.
He made his big screen debut in Danish thriller film Nightwatch (1994) in role as Martin Bork.
He landed his Hollywood debut with war action movie Black Hawk Down (2001) in role as MSG Gary Gordon.
Nikolaj's breakthrough performance came as Jaime Lannister in HBO fantasy drama television series Game of Thrones (2011-2019).
The Silencing (2020) action thriller in role as Rayburn Swanson, opposite Annabelle Wallis and Hero Fiennes Tiffin
The Day We Died (2020) drama in role as Rico, with Jakob Oftebro and Lars Brygmann
Headhunters (2011) action thriller opposite Aksel Hennie and Synnøve Macody Lund
Mama (2013) supernatural horror with Jessica Chastain, Megan Charpentier and Isabelle Nélisse
Enigma (2001) espionage thriller opposite Dougray Scott, Kate Winslet and Saffron Burrows
Blackthorn (2011) Western with Sam Shepard, Eduardo Noriega and Stephen Rea
Shot Caller (2017) crime thriller opposite Jon Bernthal and Lake Bell
The Other Woman (2014) comedy with Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann and Kate Upton
Gods of Egypt (2016) fantasy action opposite Gerard Butler, Brenton Thwaites and Chadwick Boseman
The Baker (2007) comedy crime thriller with Damian Lewis, Kate Ashfield and Dyfan Dwyfor
My Name is Modesty: A Modesty Blaise Adventure (2004) action opposite Alexandra Staden and Raymond Cruz
Stealing Rembrandt (2003) comedy crime with Jakob Cedergren and Lars Brygmann
Oblivion (2013) post-apocalyptic action-adventure opposite Tom Cruise, Olga Kurylenko and Morgan Freeman
Small Crimes (2017) crime with Gary Cole, Molly Parker and Robert Forster
Domino (2019) crime thriller opposite Carice van Houten, Guy Pearce and Eriq Ebouaney
He was nominated for two Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for his performance as Jaime Lannister in HBO fantasy drama television series Game of Thrones (2011-2019).
Lock, Stock... (200) crime drama series in role as Jordi
New Amsterdam (2008) Fox drama series in role as John Amsterdam
The Left Wing Gang (2009-2010) crime miniseries in role as Jan Weimann
He played Jack DeVoe in drama television movie Gone Hollywood (2019).
Attended Danish National School of Theatre and Contemporary Dance (1989-1993) in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Has two older sisters.
He is a UNDP Goodwill Ambassador.
Fan of storytelling.
Good friends with Danish painter Thomas Kluge.
He portrayed Becket in a play "Becket" (2002), at Gladsaxe Ny Teater.
He played Macbeth in a play "Macbeth" (2020), at Geffen Playhouse.
Huge "Breaking Bad" fan.
Lives in Los Angeles.
He married Nukâka in 1997, they have two daughters, Filippa and Safina.