Nikolaj Coster Waldau
Nikolaj Coster Waldau
Celebrated Name: Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
Real Name/Full Name: Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
Gender: Male
Age: 53 years old
Birth Date: 27 July 1970
Birth Place: Rudkøbing, Denmark
Nationality: American
Height: 1.88 m
Weight: 87 kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Wife/Spouse (Name): Nukaaka Coster-Waldau (m. 1997)
Children/Kids (Son and Daughter): Yes (Safina Waldau, Filippa Coster-Waldau)
Dating/Girlfriend (Name): N/A
Is Nikolaj Coster-Waldau Gay?: No
Profession: Actor, producer, screenwriter
Salary: N/A
Net Worth in 2024: $20 Million
Last Updated: July 2024

Nikolaj Coster is a Danish actor, producer and screenwriter. In 1993, Nikolaj graduated from the Danish National School of Performing Arts in Copenhagen. He got a breakthrough by performance in Denmark was his role in the 1994 movie Nightwatch. Since then, Nikolaj has appeared in numerous movies in his native Scandinavia and Europe in general, including 2011, Headhunters, and 2013, A Thousand Times Good Night.

Maybe you know about Nikolaj Coster-Waldau very well, but do you know how old and tall is he and what is his net worth in 2024? If you do not know, we have prepared this article about details of Nikolaj Coster-Waldau’s short biography-wiki, career, professional life, personal life, today’s net worth, age, height, weight, and more facts. Well, if you’re ready, let’s start.

Early Life & Biography

Nikolaj was born in Rudkøbing, Denmark, on 27 July 1970. Nikolaj’s mother, Hanne Søborg Coster, was a librarian and father Jørgen Oscar Fritzer Waldau (died in 1998). Nikolaj has spoken in interviews about his father’s problems with alcohol, as well as his parent’s divorce. Nikolaj has two older sisters and was raised mainly by his mother. Nikolaj grew up in Tybjerg, a small village between Ringsted and Næstved in southern Zealand. Nikolaj became the youngest actor to enter the Danish National School of Theatre and Contemporary Dance, where he was educated from 1989 to 1993.

Personal Life

Nikolaj’s parents divorced when he was young, and he was only raised by his mother, Hanne Søborg Coster. Nikolaj also has two older sisters. From 1989 to 1993, he has attended the Danish National School of Theatre and Contemporary Dance.

Nikolaj married Greenlandic actress and singer Sascha Nukâka Motzfeldt in 1998. the couple has two daughters, Filippa and Safina. Nikolaj’s father-in-law is Josef Motzfeldt, he is a member of the Parliament of Greenland and also the former head of the Community of the People party.

Age, Height, and Weigh

Being born on 27 July 1970, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau is 53 years old as of today’s date 12th July 2024. His height is 1.88 m tall, and his weight is 87 kg.


Nikolaj Coster-Waldau’s acting career started when he made his stage debut as Laertes in the play ‘Hamlet’ that was staged at the Betty Nansen Theater. He appeared in the Danish flick ‘Nightwatch’ in 1994. Nikolaj then went on to act in a number of Danish movies such as ‘Misery Harbour,’ ‘The Cable Club,’ and ‘Wildside.’ The actor made his British début in the movie ‘Bent’ in 1997, Four years later, Nikolaj started his U.S. career with Ridley Scott’s war flick ‘Black Hawk Down.’

He next did a role in the movies ‘Stealing Rembrandt’, ’24 Hours in the Life of a Woman’, and ‘Enigma.’ Nikolaj appeared as a villain in the action movie ‘My Name is Modesty’ In 2004. The following year, he played the role of “Village Sheriff” in the movie ‘Kingdom of Heaven’ and also appeared in the flick ‘The Headsman.’ Nikolaj next was cast in the role of Liam in Richard Loncraine’s ‘Firewall’ in 2006. Then he played the character of a homicide detective John Amsterdam in the Fox TV drama ‘New Amsterdam.’

He appeared in five episodes of ‘The Left Wing Gang’ from 2009 to 2010. Then in 2011, Nikolaj began playing Ser Jaime Lannister in HBO’s famous TV show ‘Game of Thrones.’ That year, Nikolaj also did the movies ‘Blackthorn’ and ‘Headhunters.’ In 2013, He next starred in the horror flick ‘Mama’; the movie was a big box office hit. In the same year, Nikolaj played the roles of Sykes in the science fiction thriller film ‘Oblivion’ and Marcus in the drama ‘A Thousand Times Good Night.’

Soon, he got featured in the movie ‘A Second Chance’ as Andreas in 2014. He did the action-fantasy flick ‘Gods of Egypt’ in 2016. The following year, Nikolaj also starred in the dark comedy ‘Small Crimes.’ In 2017, Nikolaj appeared in Roman Waugh’s prison movie ‘Shot Caller.’

Awards & Achievements

Nikolaj is one of the best Danish actors he has done many movies and the main role in one of the greatest TV show called ‘Game of Thrones,’ he has also been nominated many times in his career for many awards but has won only twice, which are mentioned below: In 2015, Nikolaj won the Empire Awards for the category of Empire Hero Award. In 2017, Nikolaj won the Nordisk Film Fond for the category of Ove Sprogøe Award.

Net Worth & Salary of Nikolaj Coster-Waldau in 2024

Nikolaj Coster Waldau Net Worth
Nikolaj Coster Waldau Net Worth

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau is very famous for the role of Jaime Lannister that he has done in one of the best shows ever called “Game of Thrones” by HBO. Nikolaj has also done many movies in his career from which he did become famous and is still working. As of July 2024, Nikolaj has a net worth of $20 million.

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau is one of the best Danish, and he was the youngest actor to enter the Danish National School of Theatre and Contemporary Dance. Nikolaj has always taken his work seriously and has been known for it and it can also be seen in his movies and TV series. He is still working, and in the coming year, he is going to excel in his career.


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