Know About GOT Nikolaj Coster-Waldau; Wife, Height, Age, Net Worth

Published Date: 22 Mar, 2019 Updated date: 23 Apr, 2019 By Celebs Podium

Hands down, no one could give as much justice to the character of Jamie Lannister on Game of Thrones as Nikolaj Coster-Waldau does. The 48-years-of-age gifted actor has already booked a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for his masterful role.

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau largely strikes out as an actor; however, he is not deprived of production and screenwriting abilities. Starting off in the native Danish movies to headlining in American films and TV shows, the exceptional character’s career journey is no short of a revolution.

Nikolaj’s Bio: Age, Height, Family

48-years-of-age actor was born on 27 July 1970 in the old market town in Denmark termed as Rudkøbing. He is the only son of his librarian mother, Hanne Søborg Coster, and father Jørgen Oscar Fritzer Waldau (died 1998). Nikolaj grew up alongside his two older sisters, Dorte Coster-Waldau and Rikke Coster-Waldau in Tybjerg.

Nikolaj had to go through some family turmoil as a kid. His father was an alcoholic which led to the sad divorce of his parents. After that, Nikolaj and his siblings were raised by his mother.

Standing at a tall height of 6 feet and 2 inches (1.88 m), Nikolaj educated from the Danish National School of Theatre and Contemporary Dance from 1989 to 1993.

Career In TV And Movies

Some initial stage appearances gifted Nikolaj Coster-Waldau the opportunity to star in 1994 Danish thriller Nightwatch. Soon he landed two new projects: Bent (1997) and Misery Harbour (1999).

The Danish native commenced his U.S. entertainment career as Medal of Honor recipient Gary Gordon on war epic Black Hawk Down (2001). Few more big screen appearances and boom! He bagged the career-defining role of Jamie Lannister on HBO epic drama fantasy Game of Thrones. Serving as a knight of the Kingsguard and a member of House Lannister since 2011, Nikolaj’s character is the talk of the show for his incestuous affair with twin sister Cersei Lannister, portrayed by actress Lena Headey.


Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Jamie Lannister on Game of Thrones (Picture: The Independent)

Nikolaj’s other acting appearances involve Headhunters (2011), Oblivion (2013), A Second Chance (2014), The Other Woman (2014), Gods of Egypt (2016), and Small Crimes (2017). His upcoming projects include 2019 release-staged Suicide Tourist and crime/thriller flick Domino

Net Worth And Earnings

The Danish star possesses handsome earnings to speak for his unceasing professional dedication. Nikolaj summons a commanding net worth of $16 Million.

The significant part of his earnings is a result of Oblivion’s cumulative worldwide gross which stands at $286,168,572, let along $89,021,735 only from the United States. Meanwhile, Nikolaj’s 2016-released fantasy Gods of Egypt stood strong in the box office with the magnificent collection of $150,680,864 worldwide. The movie pocketed an earnings equal to $14,123,903 in its opening weekend in the United States.

Besides, his $1.1 Million per episode paycheck from Game of Thrones ranks him among the highest paid actors in the show alike Emilia Clarke.

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Long-Haul Married Life With Miss Greenland Wife

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau’s career bliss is replicated in his personal life as well. The prominent actor enjoys a joyful relationship life with his partner of more than two decades.

It was in 1998 when Nikolaj shared the nuptial bond with his former Miss Greenland wife, Nukaaka Coster-Waldau. Professionally known as Nukâka, she is also famed as Greenlandic singer and actress.


Nikolaj Coster-Waldau with wife Nukâka at HBO’s post-Emmy Awards reception in 2018 (Picture: IMDB)

Nikolaj and Nukâka have two daughters together. Their firstborn, Filippa came to this world in 2000 while Safina was welcomed by the pair in 2003. Among the two, Filippa is much recognized in media as an aspiring actress.

Some Interesting Facts About Nikolaj Coster-Waldau

  • He became the youngest actor ever to enter the Danish National School of Theatre and Contemporary Dance.
  • Though Nikolaj is not religious, he was baptized and confirmed as a Lutheran in the Danish National Church.
  • Nikolaj and his family also own two dogs.
  • His career highlight includes 2015 Empire Awards and 2017 Nordisk Film Fond triumphs.
  • He also serves as a UNDP Goodwill Ambassador and raises his voice for gender equality as well as draws attention towards the impacts of climate change.
  • Nikolaj is the frontline supporter of the Danish Red Cross since 2003 which has a motive to raise awareness and fight AIDS.
  • He supports English football club Leeds United.   
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