Undoubtedly, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau is most famed for being a cast of legendary Game of Thrones. However, this actor from Denmark has got engaged in some other successful projects along with doing much humanitarian work.
Date of Birth: July 27, 1970
Zodiac Sign: Leo
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau started his acting career with theater roles and later proceeded with screen and TV roles. He turned into a local celebrity thanks to starring in 1994 movie Nightwatch, but gained the international recognition after appearing on TV as Jaime Lannister in Game of Thrones series. The latter drove the performer to nominations for Screen Actors Guild, Primetime Emmy, People’s Choice and Critics’ Choice Television awards. Moreover, Nikolaj appeared in many movies, including Black Hawk Down, The Other Woman, Gods of Egypt and Shot Caller.
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau prefers rather a low-key living and that’s why, there is not too much information about his closest relatives. But here are the main facts about his family.
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau parents
Jorgen Oscar Fritzer Waldau (father)
Date of Birth: September 24, 1939
Date of Death: 1998 (age 58)
Zodiac Sign: Libra
Suffering from alcoholism, Jorgen divorced with Nicolaj’s mother when the future star was a kid. He worked in Greenland though we don’t know exactly what occupation he had. The GOT star shared that when Jorgen wasn’t too drunk, they played football or cards together. He also remembers the words his dad said to him: “Only fly as high as your ears will take you”.
Hanne Soborg Coster (mother)
Hanne is a librarian. Nikolaj tells that he doesn’t remember his mother telling him that she loves him, but he has always felt Hanne’s love through her actions. For instance, she bought him and his sisters presents she couldn’t afford and there were moments when she had to return those items to the shops. A funny fact: Hanne confused her son with Ewan McGregor in Black Hawk Down. She has been married to John Soborg since July 28, 2001.
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau siblings
Dorte Coster-Waldau (sister born to same parents)
Dorte is the celebrity’s older sister. She resides in Denmark and works as a career and education consultant, helping people to find their way in life and achieve the set goals. She has been married to Alan Winther Nielsen since June 2, 2018.
Rikke Coster-Waldau (sister born to same parents)
Rikke is another Coster-Waldau’s older sister, who currently lives in Linton, England. She is a head teacher at The Fields Children’s Centre. Moreover, Rikke holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from University of London and a master’s degree in educational leadership and administration from University of Southampton.
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau wife
Nukaaka Coster-Waldau (nee Motzfeldt) (wife)
Duration of Marriage: since 1997 till present
Date of Birth: February 23, 1971
Zodiac Sign: Pisces
Nukaaka, who drew the first breath in Greenland, deals with acting and singing. In 1990, she won Miss Greenland title plus represented her country at the Miss Universe beauty contest. Nicolaj met Nukaaka on March 17, 1997, while working together on a radio play. The actor shared that he fell in love at first sight, but it took longer for his sweetheart. The couple tied knots in 1998. And now, they bring up two beautiful daughters. By the way, the spouses played together in 2008 film Himmerland.
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau children
Filippa Coster-Waldau (daughter with Nukaaka Coster-Waldau)
Date of Birth: October 2000
Filippa is an aspiring actress. She already had a part in The Girl and the Dogs, a short movie presented at 2014 Cannes Film Festival.
Safina Coster-Waldau (daughter with Nukaaka Coster-Waldau)
Date of Birth: November 2003
Like her elder sibling, Safina also followed her parents’ footsteps and decided to deal with acting. She appeared in Theo & Den Magiske Talisman TV series. A curious fact: Coster-Waldau reveals that his wife and kids don’t watch Game of Thrones.