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.
Biography by Matthew Tobey
- 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.