Nikolaj Coster-Waldau

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau

Active - 1997 - 2023  |   Born - Jul 27, 1970 in Denmark  |   Genres - Drama, Action, Romance

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After a number of roles in his native Denmark, actor Nikolaj Waldau began appearing in U.S. films in the early 2000s with bit parts in Black Hawk Down and Wimbledon, to name a few. In 2007, he landed the lead role on Fox's New Amsterdam, a supernatural cop show from director Lasse Hallström.

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  • Made his feature debut in 1994 with the Danish psychological thriller Nattevagten (Nightwatch).
  • First English-language films – Bent (1997) and Engima (2001) – were both set during World War II.
  • In 2007, landed his first regular TV role with the Fox supernatural drama New Amsterdam, the story of an immortal New York homicide detective.