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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 18 July 1981Amstelveen, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
Height 6' (1.83 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Huisman was born on July 18, 1981 in Amstelveen, Noord-Holland, which is near Amsterdam. Before Game of Thrones (2011), Huisman had a role in Paul Verhoeven's acclaimed Black Book (2006), and he played Rudolf Nureyev in the BBC TV movie Margot (2009) about prima ballerina Margot Fonteyn. Before he became ubiquitous on television, Huisman also performed in a band called Fontaine that wrote music for soundtracks. (Huisman released a solo album in 2005.)

Huisman combined his acting and musical talents on the show Treme (2010), where he played Sonny, a drug addicted musician. Then came Huisman's big break into one of the hottest shows on cable, Game of Thrones (2011), where he took over the role of Daario Naharis. Huisman was given a lot of leeway to approach the character and re-interpret Daario his own way. The creators of Game of Thrones (2011) felt that viewers would adapt to the transition between actors well, and Huisman was indeed accepted by fans of the show.

Huisman had the distinction of being on three big shows at the same time, namely "Thrones," country music drama Nashville (2012), where he played producer Liam McGuiniss, and the sci-fi series Orphan Black (2013), where he played Cal Morrison, a human who interacting with clones.

Huisman also worked regularly in movies such as Brad Pitt's World War Z (2013), and the best seller adaptation Wild (2014), starring Reese Witherspoon.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Name El-Ray

Spouse (1)

Tara Elders (February 2008 - present) (1 child)

Trivia (8)

Michiel is also a musician. He sings, plays the guitar and writes his own music. In 2005 he released his debut solo album in dutch; Luchtige Verhalen.
Married to actress Tara Elders, together they have a daughter, Hazel Judith was born on June 9, 2007.
In February 2014, it was confirmed that Huisman would co-star in The Age of Adaline (2015). The film also stars Blake Lively, Harrison Ford and Ellen Burstyn, the film is scheduled to be released on April 15, 2015.
In October 2013, Huisman joined cast of Wild (2014) to co-star opposite Reese Witherspoon.
In 2013, it was confirmed that Huisman would have a recurring role on the second season of Orphan Black (2013). He is portraying the character Cal Morrison, a rugged outdoorsman who crosses paths with the clones.
Huisman first met his wife, Dutch actress Tara Elders, on the set of Phileine Says Sorry in 2003. Huisman and Elders both starred in two short films directed by Dirk Tuinder, Funny Dewdrop (2007) and Winterland (2009).
He was a part of the Dutch band Fontane. The band consisted of Huisman, Roland van der Hoofd, Gilles Tuinder and Bas van Geldere. They made music for the Dutch films Costa! and Full Moon Party (in both of which Huisman played a starring role). The band later split up and Huisman decided to pursue music on his own.
In September 2013, it was confirmed that Huisman would take over the role of Daario Naharis in the fourth season (2014) of Game of Thrones (2011). The role was previously played by actor Ed Skrein.

Personal Quotes (8)

To play different characters on a TV show where you're working every day, playing multiple characters every day, it's so ridiculously intense.
Growing up in Holland, I always thought my name was boring, but in the U.S., all of a sudden I have a very cool name.
I learned English at school, or at least that's how it started. Also, in Holland - as opposed to some other European countries - we don't dub anything, so as a kid growing up, always watching English and American movies in their original language really helped.
I guess I was a child actor. Acting was one of the things I did alongside going to school: I'd be playing guitar, I'd be playing soccer, and I would be acting in movies.
The Dutch film industry is a pretty small community, so within Holland, I think most actors know each other and have worked with each other.
One of the fun things as an actor is to really spread your wings as wide as possible and do a variety of roles. I've been really lucky in that sense, I think.
TV has gotten perhaps better than your average film script, but at the same time, it's fun to give it all you've got for a few months and produce a story.
Rutger Hauer is a very famous Dutch actor who did quite a lot internationally. Another Dutch actress who is working a lot is called Famke Janssen. There's a few more.

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