Nikolaj Coster-Waldau

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Real name

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau


actor, film producer, screenwriter

Birth Date

July 27, 1970


53 years

Zodiac Sign



Rudkøbing, Denmark


Danish National School of Theatre and Contemporary Dance



Nikolaj Coster-Waldau family members

Father's Name

Jørgen Oscar Fritzer Waldau

Mother's Name

Hanne Søborg-Coster

Siblings names

Dorte Coster-Waldau (older sister), Rikke Coster-Waldau (older sister)

Is Nikolaj Coster-Waldau a gay/bisexual?


What is Nikolaj Coster-Waldau marital status?


Who is Nikolaj Coster-Waldau wife?

Nukâka Coster-Waldau

When did get married?


How many children does he have?

2 (daughters Filippa Coster-Waldau and Safina Coster-Waldau)

Very often we hear that a professionally successful person is always unhappy in his personal life. Fortunately, there are celebrities, who break such stereotypes. Nikolaj Coster-Waldau is one of them. The super-popular actor and incredibly handsome man, he serves just one queen – his wife Nukâka (according to his own words). It’s the time to speak about this beautiful woman and other members of Nikolaj Coster-Waldau’s family.

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau wife

Nukâka Coster-Waldau (wife)

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau wife


Date of birth: February 23, 1971

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau confesses, that he decided to marry the tall slim beauty Sasha Nukâka Motzfeldt (her birth name) that very moment he had met her. He remembers not just the exact date of their meeting, but even the exact time – March 17, 1997, at 8.35 am. At that time Nukâka arrived at the radio station to participate in the program with several other young celebrities, including Nikolaj. At that time he was an aspiring actor, who had just graduated from the Danish National School of Theatre, and she was the beauty queen. No wonder, because she has the ideal model-like body and pleasant oval face with huge dark eyes. By the way, Nukâka comes from a respectable Greenlandic family – her father was one of the political leaders in that country. After school, she was immediately scouted and became a famous model, actress, and singer. She won the title “Miss Greenland” and participated in the “Miss Universe” contest.

They dated within a year when Nikolaj asked Nukâka to marry him. Their beautiful wedding ceremony took place in 1998 and they are an item since then. Two beautiful talented people have lots in common till now. They share several screen projects (for example, the Danish drama film “Vildspor”) and two sweet daughters.

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau kids

Filippa Coster-Waldau (daughter)

Filippa Coster-Waldau kids Nikolaj Coster-Waldau


Date of birth: October 26, 2000

The first daughter of Nikolaj and Nukâka is called Filippa Coster-Waldau. She inherited her ideal Nordic beauty from her parents, so it’s quite predictable, that she has made up her mind to follow her parent’s footsteps. Filippa is an aspiring actress and model. She has already become moderately famous, having participated in several screen projects. In 2016 she presented the short movie “The Girl and Dogs” at Cannes Film Festival.

But aside from the film set, she is a simple cute girl in her late teens. She graduated from the musical gymnasium “Sankt Annæ”. The girl lives in Kongens Lyngby (the commercial region of Copenhagen), but she likes to travel a lot with her parents and a boyfriend, whom she seems to love as much as possible.

Safina Coster-Waldau (daughter)

Safina Coster-Waldau daughter Nikolaj Coster-Waldau


Date of birth: November 5, 2003

Nikolaj’s second-born daughter is named Safina. Her occupation is also predictable – she is an actress and tries to make it big in the movie industry. Besides, Safina is a busy model. She participates in various fashion shows. As an entertainer, she is represented by Lindberg Management. She is also a high school pupil.

Who are Nikolaj Coster-Waldau parents?

Jørgen Oscar Fritzer Waldau (father)

Date of birth: 1939

Date of death: 1998

Nikolaj is the third kid and only son in the family of Jørgen Waldau and Hanne Coster. His parents separated when he was still a little boy. The reason for separation was Jørgen’s addiction to alcohol. But even after divorce, Mr. Waldau didn’t escape from his son’s life. He spent a lot of time with him, and they did lots of sports together, including skating and playing soccer. The man died in 1998.

Hanne Søborg-Coster (mother)

Hanne Søborg-Coster


Hanne Coster is a strong woman, who raised three kids as a single mother after her separation from her husband of many years Fritzer Waldau.

She used to work as a librarian, and now she earns for her living as a secretary of a political organization. She resides in Kongens Lyngby with her second husband John Soborg. Hanne married him in 2001.

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau siblings

Dorte Coster Waldau (older sister)

Dorte Coster Waldau


Dorter is Nikolaj’s older sister. She used to work as an educator, but now she tries her hand in making YouTube videos. The woman owns a channel “Poeten og Baronessen”.

Since 2018 she has been married to a social worker Alan Winther Nielsen.

Rikke Waldau (older sister)

Rikke Waldau sister Nikolaj Coster-Waldau


Nikolaj was blessed with another big sister Rikke. The woman resides in the United Kingdom. She earns her living as a teacher and psychologist. Her personal life is undisclosed.


For those, who don’t know, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau is a famed Danish actor. Probably, his most popular screen work was in the series “Game of Thrones”. His other projects include “Gods of Egypt”, “The Other Woman”, “Oblivion” etc.

He entered this world in Rudkøbing, Denmark, and since the earliest years acting was his passion. He was trained professionally at the Danish National School of Theatre, and in the late 1990s, he had already become famous in his home country. His first screen works were in the films “Nattevagten” (“The Night Watch”), “Nattens Engel” (“The Angel of the Night”), and others.

The actor quickly became a star of Scandinavian movies and TV series, and his agent advised him to try his hand in the international arena. Soon Nikolaj found the agency in London, which represented him as an actor in the United Kingdom and the USA. One of his first English-speaking acting experiences was in a hard, but interesting film “The Kingdom of Heaven”, where he had an opportunity to collaborate with reputable worldwide known actors like Orlando Bloom and Eva Green.

He had already been married and became the father of two girls when his career reached its highest point. He was cast as Jaime Lannister, one of the most contradictory characters in the saga. From one point of view, he is an assassin, who dastardly killed little Bran Stark (Isaac Hempstead Wright) in the first season. But during the next seasons, he was a true warrior without any fear.

The participation in “Game of Thrones” made Nikolaj not just popular, but rich, too. He used his salary from the project to rebuild his family house. Now the Waldaus can boast with the beautiful comfortable residence.

Interesting and fun facts

  1. In his childhood years, he was very athletic and very interested in football. He hesitated, what career to choose, but then preferred acting to playing soccer.
  2. He is a pet lover and the owner of two dogs.
  3. His favorite forbidden product is chocolate.
  4. His height is 6 ft 2 in and his weight is 192 pounds.
  5. His net worth is close to $16 million.
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