Nikolaj Coster-Waldau Age, Height, Wife, Family, Bio, Net Worth, Facts

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau

Danish actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau is widely known for playing Jaime Lannister in the acclaimed HBO series Game of Thrones. He largely became popular among the Americans by appearing in the war film Black Hawk Down, Kingdom of Heaven, and Fox television series New Amsterdam. He was last seen in the crime thriller film, Shot Caller.

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau Biography

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau was born on the 27th of July 1970, in Rudkøbing, Denmark. He’s currently 51 years old.

Birth NameNikolaj Coster-Waldau
Date of BirthJuly 27, 1970
Place of BirthRudkøbing, Denmark
Age51 years old
Sun SignLeo
ProfessionActor, Producer, Screenwriter


  • Father – Jørgen Oscar Fritzer Waldau
  • Mother – Hanne Søborg Coster (Librarian)
  • Siblings – Dorte Coster-Waldau (Older Sister), Rikke Coster-Waldau (Older Sister)
  • Relatives –  Josef Motzfeldt (Father-in-law) (Member of the Parliament of Greenland and former leader of the Community of the People party)


Nikolaj attended Danish National School of Theatre and Contemporary Dance in Copenhagen, Denmark from where he graduated in 1993.

Nikolaj Wife and Love Life

Nikolaj married Nukâka, a Greenlandic actress and singer, in 1998. They both have two children together, daughters Filippa (b. October 2000) and Safina (b. November 2003). Both of their daughters are actors, with their elder daughter, Flippa, starred in a Danish short film, The Girl and the Dogs, while their younger daughter, Safina has starred in a Danish Christmas TV-series named Theo of Den Magiske Talisman in 2018 as the main character Simone.

Physical Statistics

HeightFeet – 6 feet 2 inches
Centimeters – 188 cm
Meters – 1.8 m
WeightKilograms – 87 kg
Pounds – 192 lbs
Body BuildAthletic
Eye ColorBlue
Hair ColorBlond
Distinctive Features Tall and masculine body

Professional Statistics

Film Debut

Nikolaj made his debut in the 1994 Danish thriller film Nightwatch for his role as Martin Bork. His Hollywood debut was with the war film Black Hawk Down, playing Medal of Honor recipient Gary Gordon in 2001.

Television Debut

In 2000, Nikolaj appeared in 2 episodes of Channel 4’s series Lock, Stock… for his role as Jordi.

Famous For

Portraying the character of Jaime Lannister / The Kingslayer in the HBO’s fantasy drama series Game of Thrones alongside Peter Dinklage, Kit Harington, Maisie Williams, Sophie Turner, Emilia Clarke and many others.

Nikolaj Favorite Things

  • Food – Chocolate
  • Workout Move – Pull-ups
  • Clothing Item – Skiing trousers
  • Films – Birdman (2014), Last Tango in Paris (1972), Once Upon a Time in America (1984), Force Majeure (2014), Play It Again, Sam (1972)

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau Net Worth

Nikolaj has a net worth of $16 million US dollars as of 2024. He was paid $1.1 million per episode of Game of Thrones. Having appeared in several films and television series as well as brand endorsements, he makes it big and has established a name for himself in the entertainment industry. He lives with his family in a luxury house in Kongens Lyngby, Denmark.

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Nikolaj Coster-Waldau Facts

He is good friends with Danish painter Thomas Kluge.

Nikolaj is a supporter of English football club Leeds United and he is a member of the Leeds United Supporter’s Trust.

He has two dogs.

Nikolaj was made UNDP Goodwill Ambassador in 2016 to raise awareness and support the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, an action to end poverty, fight inequality and stop climate change.

He has been nominated for several awards for his performance in Game of Thrones and won two of them.

In January 2018, he was made the L’Oréal Paris global spokesperson for the company’s Men Expert line of products.