Carice Anouk van Houten is a Dutch actress and singer. She was born 5 September 1976 in Leiderdorp, South Holland, Netherlands. She was best known for the role “Melisandre” in the TV series Game of Thrones since 2012.
Her mother, Margje Stasse, is on the board of Dutch educational TV, and her father, Theodore van Houten was a writer and broadcaster. She has a younger sister, Jelka van Houten, who is also an actress.
She also starred English movie like Repo Men (2010), Black Death (2010), and Black Book (2006).
When she was five, her father took her to a screening of Abel Gance’s epic Napoleon (1927), which fascinated her. She has demonstrated great interest in cinema since. Carice convincingly demonstrated her acting talents at the Bonifatius Lyceum high school, “Utrecht”, in the early 90s. One of her first parts was the title role in Hugo Claus’ play, “Tijl Uilenspiegehel”. She also developed a skill in clarinet playing.