Nikolaj Coster-Waldau is a Danish actor. He is best known for portraying Jaime Lannister in hit series Game of Thrones. He has also portrayed Horus in Gods of Egypt and appeared in Oblivion alongside Tom Cruise.
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau was born on July 27, 1970 in Rudkøbing, Denmark, the son of Hanne Søborg Coster, a librarian, and Jørgen Oscar Fritzer Waldau. His parents divorced when he was young. His father died in 1998. He has two older sisters, and was raised mainly by his mother. He made hi US film debut in Black Hawk Down. Since April 2011, Coster-Waldau has played Jaime Lannister on HBO’s hit series Game of Thrones. Other stars in the series include Lena Headey and Emilia Clarke. In 2013 he appeared in Oblivion as a weapons expert. In 2016, He appeared opposite to Gerard Butler in Gods of Egypt.
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau married Nukâka, a Greenlandic actress and singer, in 1998. They have two daughters together.
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