Carice van Houten

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van Houten in 2009, photo by

Birth Name: Carice Anouk van Houten

Place of Birth: Leiderdorp, Netherlands

Date of Birth: 5 September, 1976

*75% Dutch
*25% Scottish

Carice van Houten is a Dutch actress and singer.

Carice is the daughter of Margje Stasse, who works for educational television, and Theodore van Houten, a writer and broadcaster. Her sister is actress and singer Jelka van Houten. Her paternal grandmother was Scottish, and the rest of her family is Dutch. Carice has a son with her partner, Australian actor Guy Pearce. She speaks Dutch, English, German, and French.

Carice’s paternal grandfather was Taco Ben van Houten (the son of Hendrik Jan van Houten and Eppiena Harmina Drenth). Taco was born in Winschoten, Oldambt, Groningen, Netherlands. Hendrik was the son of Klaas van Houten and Anje Danhof. Eppiena was the daughter of Taco/Tako Drenth and Geertje Oosterveld.

Carice’s paternal grandmother was named Sarah Currie Lockhart. Sarah was born in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Source: Genealogy of Carice van Houten (focusing on her father’s side) –

2 Responses

  1. Ajaxfan says:

    She is like

    87,5% Dutch
    12,5% Scottish

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