Nikolaj Coster Waldau
Nikolaj Coster Waldau
Real Name/Full Name Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
Birth Place: Rudkøbing, Denmark
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 27 July 1970
Age/How Old: 53 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 188 cm
In Feet and Inches – 6′16″
Weight: In Kilograms – 87 Kg
In Pounds – 191 lbs
Eye Color: Blue
Hair Color: Brown
Parents Name: Father –Jorgen Oscar Fritze Wadlau
Mother – Hanne Soborg Coster
Siblings: Rikke Coster-Waldau,  Dorte Coster-Waldau
School: N/A
College: Danish National School of Theatre and Contemporary Dance
Religion: Christian
Nationality: Danish
Zodiac Sign: Leo
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Girlfriend: N/A
Wife/Spouse Name: Nukaaka Coster-Waldau
Kids/Children Name: Safina Waldau and  Filippa Coster-Waldau
Profession: Actor and Producer
Net Worth: $20 million
Last Updated: April 2024

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau is a popular Danish actor who is best known for his role in ‘Game of Thrones’. He has appeared in many films in the Scandinavian as well as European films. Some of his popular film roles include ‘Black Hawk Down’, ‘A Thousand Times Good Night’, and ‘Headhunters’. He is also a producer and is ha voiced for various causes.

Well, how well do you know about Nikolaj Coster-Waldau? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Nikolaj Coster-Waldau’s net worth in 2024, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography and complete details about his life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Nikolaj Coster-Waldau to date.

Biography and Early Life

Nikolaj Coster Waldau was born on 27 July 1970, in Rudkobing, Denmark. His parents are Jorgen Oscar Fritzer Wadlau and Hanne Soborg Coster. His father used to work as a librarian and was an alcoholic. This proves that he had a tough childhood. His parents divorced, and his mother died in 1998. Coster-Wadlau was raised by his mother along with his sisters. He was raised in a small village called Tybjerg.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Nikolaj Coster-Waldau in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau’s age is 53 years old as of today’s date 18th April 2024 having been born on 27 July 1970. Though, he is 6′16″ in feet and inches and 188 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 191 lbs in Pound and 87kg in Kilograms.


After completing high school, Nikolaj Coster Waldau enrolled at the Danish National School of Theatre and Contemporary Dance. He was the youngest actor in there and remained there till 1993. He was interested in acting at a young age that made him learn film and theater.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Nikolaj Coster Waldau With Wife Nukaaka Coster Waldau
Nikolaj Coster Waldau With Wife Nukaaka Coster Waldau

In 1997, Nikolaj Coster Waldau got married to Greenlandic-Danish actress Nukaka. They are the parents of two daughters named Filippa and Safina. Both his daughters are in the acting line. His father-in-law is a Member of the Parliament in Greenland.

He has always been in the news for his humanitarian causes and has done a lot for various causes. Waldau has also done a lot for humanitarian causes and was appointed as a UNDP Goodwill Ambassador. He has also signed a manifesto in the Danish film and stage arts industry for demanding zero tolerance for sexism and sexual harassment.

Is Nikolaj Coster Waldau Gay?

Nikolaj Coster Waldau is married to a popular actress and singer. He is not gay or bisexual, and his sexual orientation is straight. He has always been faithful to his wife and his daughters. Additionally, he is also known to speak for various causes.

Professional Career

In 1992, Nikolaj Coster Waldau made his stage debut by appearing in ‘Hamlet’. Throughout his career, he appeared in many stage shows including ‘Becket’ and ‘Macbeth’. In television, he was first seen in the TV movie ‘Slaget pa tasken’. He was then seen in ‘Lock, Stock…’ in 2000. The actor then was seen in ‘New Amsterdam’ in 2008. From 2011 to 2019, Waldau portrayed the role of Jaime Lannister in ‘Game of Thrones’. Additionally, he has also voiced in an episode of ‘The Simpsons’.

Waldau made his big-screen debut by appearing in ‘Nightwatch’ in 1994. This was followed by appearing in ‘Bent’ in 1997. He has served as the writer and actor of the film ‘Wildside’ in 1998. His other films roles include ‘Black Hawk Down’, ‘Stealing Rembrandt’, ‘Wimbledown’, ‘At World’s End’, ‘Mama’, ‘Oblivion’, and ‘Suicide Tourist. He will be next seen in the film ‘Against The Ice’. Nikolaj Coster Waldau has served as the executive producer of three films. In 2014, he was the producer of ‘Livsforkortelses’.


Nikolaj Coster Waldau has received two nominations for the Primetime Emmy Awards for his role in ‘Game of Thrones’. In 2020, he won the CinEuphoria Award. He has also won the IGN Summer Movie Awards. The actor has received multiple nominations for the Screen Actors Guild Awards. He has also received nominations for the People’s Choice Award, Satellite Award, and Gold Derby TV Award. Waldau won the Empire Award in 2015.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Nikolaj Coster Waldau in 2024

Nikolaj Coster Waldau Net Worth
Nikolaj Coster Waldau Net Worth

As of 2024, The approximate net worth of Nikolaj Coster Waldau is $20 million. He made this fortune by being in the film industry for a long time. He is an award-winning actor and rose to global prominence by appearing in HBO’s Game of Thrones. He has appeared in some of the top-grossing films including ‘The Kingdom of Heaven’ and ‘The Other Woman’. Nikolaj Coster Waldau has appeared in films, television, as well as stage plays. He is a talented individual and is also a producer and writer. He has produced, co-produced, or executive produced many films.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • His friend is the famous painter Thomas Kluge.
  • He can speak fluent Danish, English, and Danish.
  • Nikolaj Coster Waldau is terrified of horror movies.
  • His wife was crowned as Miss Greenland and participated in Miss Universe 1990.
  • He does not allow his daughters to watch Game of Thrones.
  • As a child, he had a troubled family life.
  • After having a bad audition, the actor spent $1500 on clothes.

Nikolaj Coster Waldau is a highly successful actor who has fans across the world. The actor received global fame after appearing in Game of Thrones on HBO. He has done many endeavors in his life despite having a troubled childhood. Nikolaj Coster Waldau has never been in any controversy and is very active in his profession. He serves as an inspiration to many as he is also a writer.


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