Nikolaj Coster-Waldau

by andrew on November 21, 2014

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Place of Birth: Rudkøbing, Denmark

Date of Birth: 27 July, 1970

Ethnicity: Danish, some Swedish

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau is a Danish actor, producer, and screenwriter. He is the son of Hanne Søborg (Coster) and Jørgen Oscar Fritzer Waldau.

Along with Danish, Nikolaj’s father is of at least part Swedish descent. Nikolaj is also said to have German ancestry. It is not clear if that is accurate.

Nikolaj’s wife, Nukaaka Coster-Waldau (born Sascha Nukâka Motzfeldt), is a Greenlandic actress, singer, and Miss Greenland, who is of Greenlandic Inuit, Norwegian, and German descent. The couple has two children.

Nikolaj’s paternal grandfather was Oscar Waldau (the son of Fritz Andersson Nilsson/Waldau). Fritz was Swedish, from Ronneby, Blekinge County, Sweden, and was the son of Anders Nilsson.

Nikolaj’s maternal grandparents were Svend Coster and Inger Jensen Dollerup (the daughter of Jens Dollerup and Erna).

Source: Genealogy of Nikolaj Coster-Waldau –

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