Born in Norwayby runefromnorway | created - 09 Apr 2018 | updated - 09 Apr 2018 | Public
1. Alisha Boe
Actress | 13 Reasons Why
Alisha Ilhaan Bo (born March 6, 1997), known professionally as Alisha Boe, is a Norwegian and American actress. She is known for portraying Jessica Davis in the Netflix original series 13 Reasons Why.
Boe was born in Oslo, Norway, to a Somali father and a Norwegian mother, from Trondheim. She and ...
Actor | Turist
A second-generation Norwegian actor, Kristofer Hivju was born on 7 December, 1978 in Oslo. He is the son of actors Lieselotte Holmene and Erik Hivju, a prominent character actor who appeared with his son in the short film Flax, where Kristofer shared screenwriting credit with director Bård Ivar ...
Actress | Turist
Lisa Loven Kongsli (born 23 September 1979) is a Norwegian actress.
She debuted as an actress in 2008, and has since had key parts in Norwegian films. She has also had roles in films, including Fatso (2008), Knerten (2009), and The Orheim Company (2012).
In 2014, she was nominated in the Best Actress...
Actress | Elektra
Linn Natassia Malthe (born 19 January 1974) is a Norwegian model and actress.
Natassia is the younger of two daughters. She was born in Oslo, Norway, and is of half Malaysian descent. Her mother is from Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. She is usually credited by her birth name but is sometimes credited as "...
5. Aksel Hennie
Actor | Max Manus
Aksel Hennie is a Norwegian actor, writer and director. He has acted in a number of successful Norwegian movies, and has received several awards. Hennie grew up in Lambertseter in Oslo. In his late teens he was sentenced for tagging, and became an outcast in the community for confessing to the ...
Actor | Kon-Tiki
Jakob Oftebro (Born 1986, Oslo, Norway) is a charismatic Scandinavian Actor.
Oftebro started his education in acting at the reputable Norwegian Academy of Performing Arts in 2008. While studying, he also played a small role in Max Manus: Man of War (2008). He later worked with the same directors of ...
Actress | Lost in Space
Marta Kristen was born Birgit Annalisa Rusanen, on February 26, 1945, to a Finnish mother and a German soldier who was killed towards the end of World War II in Europe. Marta was only two months old when she was left in an orphanage. In 1949, Prof. & Mrs. Harold Soderquist of Detroit, Michigan ...
Actor | Kongen av Bastøy
Benjamin Helstad (born 1987, Oslo, Norway) is one of Norway's most highly regarded young actors. After his big screen breakthrough in King of Devil's Island (2010) alongside Stellan Skarsgård, for which he received an Amanda nomination for Best Actor, he's appeared in a series of critically ...
10. Jo Nesbø
Writer | The Snowman
Jo Nesbø is a world-renowned crime writer recognized for broadening the scope of modern crime and thriller fiction. His books have garnered countless international awards, sold over forty million copies, and been translated into fifty languages. In addition to the Harry Hole series he is the author...
13. Erik Poppe
Director | Utøya 22. juli
Erik Poppe (born 24 June 1960) is a Norwegian film director, screenwriter and former cinematographer.
Poppe is regarded as one of Europe's most experienced and compelling directors recognized for his work with actors and impeccably well crafted multi-pronged narratives. His movies are often built ...
15. Greta Gynt
Actress | Take My Life
Glamourous, blonde, Norwegian actress who added a sparkle to British movies.
Greta Gynt usually played a leading part, and remained at the top of the British cinema from the late 1930s through to the 40s. An opportunity for Greta to experience a Hollywood career came in the early 1950s, but it was ...
Director | Kraftidioten
Hans Petter Moland was born on October 17, 1955 in Oslo, Norway. He is a director and writer, known for In Order of Disappearance (2014), Aberdeen (2000) and Out Stealing Horses (2019). He is married to Maria Sødahl. They have three children. He was previously married to Elizabeth Pacini.
Actress | Johnny English Reborn
Mariella Frostrup was born on November 12, 1962 in Oslo, Norway. She is an actress and writer, known for Johnny English Reborn (2011), Sitting Ducks (2003) and Newman and Baddiel in Pieces (1993). She has been married to Jason McCue since April 2003. They have two children. She was previously ...
20. Tutte Lemkow
Actor | Raiders of the Lost Ark
Tutte Lemkow was born on August 28, 1918 in Oslo, Norway as Isak Samuel Lemkow. He is known for his work on Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981), Fiddler on the Roof (1971) and The Fearless Vampire Killers (1967). He was married to Sara Luzita and Mai Zetterling. He died on November...
22. Sonja Henie
Actress | Sun Valley Serenade
The daughter of a fur wholesaler in Norway, Sonja Henie received her first pair of ice skates when she was six. At 14 she was the Norwegian Skating Champion. At 15 she would win the Olympic gold medal in Skating, a feat she would repeat in 1932 and 1936. In 1936 she would turn professional and tour...
23. Greta Nissen
Actress | The Unwritten Law
Greta Ruzt-Nissen was born in Oslo, Norway, on January 30, 1905. As a young girl she studied dance and had intended to make a career out of it. For a while she did, but when she was 19 she appeared in her first big-screen production, The Wanderer (1925). Afterwards she made several more films, but ...
26. Arthur Pierson
Director | Terry and the Pirates
Arthur Pierson, who was raised in Seattle, Washington, made his Broadway debut in 1929 and then signed up with Paramount Pictures. Paramount used him as a rehearsal director for Cecil B. DeMille and Ernst Lubitsch. He played in a couple films for Fox and returned to Broadway in 1935, marrying ...
28. Deeyah Khan
Director | Banaz: A Love Story
Deeyah Khan is an Emmy and Peabody award-winning documentary film director and producer best known for Banaz: A Love Story (2012), Jihad: A Story of the Others (2015) and White Right: Meeting the Enemy (2017).
Born in Norway to immigrant parents of Pashtun and Punjabi ancestry, Deeyah's experience ...
29. Petter Næss
Director | Elling
Petter Næss was born in Oslo, Norway, in 1960. Originally he worked as a writer, director and actor for the theatre, staging close to 30 productions. In 1997 he was appointed director of Oslo Nye Teater (Oslo New Theatre) and he quickly made a mark for himself promoting contemporary Norwegian plays...
30. Harry Tenbrook
Actor | They Were Expendable
Harry Tenbrook was born on October 9, 1887 in Oslo, Norway as Henry Olaf Hansen. He was an actor, known for They Were Expendable (1945), A Slight Case of Murder (1938) and The Land of Might (1912). He died on September 14, 1960 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA.
31. Tutta Rolf
Actress | Sara lär sig folkvett
Tutta Rolf was born on October 7, 1907 in Kristiania, Norway as Jenny Solwieg Berntzen. She was an actress, known for Sara Learns Manners (1937), Fasters millioner (1934) and En stilla flirt (1934). She was married to Hasse Ekman, Jack Donohue and Ernst Rolf. She died on October 26, 1994 in Los ...
33. Fredrik Skavlan
Fredrik Skavlan was born on September 2, 1966 in Oslo, Norway. He is an actor, known for Comedians for Worldpeace: Do They Know It's Europe? (2019), Buddy (2003) and 438 Days (2019). He was previously married to Sophia Skavlan.
35. Magne Furuholmen
Soundtrack | Grosse Pointe Blank
Member of Norwegian pop/rock group a-ha, most famous for their 1985 breakthrough hits "Take On Me" and "The Sun Always Shines On TV".
They also performed the theme for the James Bond film The Living Daylights (1987) and The Da Vinci Code (2006) theme "Celice".
Their latest album, "Analogue" was ...
37. Andreas Diesen
Actor | Knutsen & Ludvigsen
Has all his grown life been working in NRK, The Norwegian Broadcasting, the last 35 years as maker of programs. His specialty is biographical portraits of living and historical theaters, film and TV - actors. Started his career as a child actor, but chose to move behind the camera, and work with ...
38. Kate Havnevik
Soundtrack | Just My Luck
Kate Havnevik is a film composer, songwriter and singer. Her debut album, the critically acclaimed electronica-infused Melankton, was released in March 2006 and licensed to Universal Republic USA. Havnevik has successfully utilized two Pledge Music crowdfunding-campaigns to fund some of her albums,...
42. Patrick Strøm
Producer | The Available Wife
Patrick Strøm (Strom) is the CEO and CO-founder of Cultivate Entertainment Partners, a forward-thinking, global film & television company and talent management firm based in Los Angeles and Oslo; focused on cultivating talent, finding, developing and producing the highest-caliber motion picture, ...
43. Morten Haslerud
Editor | Antikk
Morten Haslerud is an award-winning Norwegian filmmaker, known for Antikk (2020), Folk kjøper blomster (2013) and The Little Things (2015). He was born in 1988 in Nesodden, Norway and started working as an assistant editor right after high school. He then went on to build a career as a film ...
44. Harriet Bosse
Actress | Kameraden
Harriet Bosse was born on February 19, 1878 in Oslo, Norway. She was an actress and writer, known for Comrades (1919), Ingmarssönerna (1919) and Appassionata (1944). She was married to Edvin Adolphson, Wingård, Gunnar and August Strindberg. She died on November 2, 1961 in Oslo.
45. Alexander Eik
Director | Atlantic Crossing
Alexander Eik is an award-winning Norwegian film and TV series Director, TV series Creator, and Screenwriter. Eik is also a Partner at Cinenord, a leading film production company in Norway and Scandinavia.
Educated in fine arts, Alexander Eik started making short films in 1996 and won the Norwegian ...
Writer | Nokas
Christopher Grøndahl is a Norwegian-born novelist and screenwriter, known for Dark Woods (2003), Nokas (2010) and Børning (2014).
Christopher mastered in French literature, published his first three novels, and ventured into screen-writing after having written a number of radio dramas.
47. Svend Erichsen
Actor | Respekt
Svend Erichsen hails from the cold north of Oslo, Norway, where he spent time as a forklift-driver, teacher, bookseller, government employee in the drug-assisted rehabilitation program, a rebel and a theatre entrepreneur. He graduated from the Norwegian Theatre Academy of Nord-Trøndelag in 2015 and...
49. Thomas Kaiser
Director | Mirakel
Thomas Kaiser have directed two feature films, three suspense series for NRK, a cop drama series for TV2 and three prime time soaps in Norway and Sweden.
Over the last 15 years Kaiser have directed more than 110 hours drama with more than 300 professional actors, among others Per Oscarsson ("Hunger"...
53. Gucken Cederborg
Actress | Erotikon
Gucken Cederborg was born on February 12, 1881 in Oslo, Norway as Augusta Cederborg. She was an actress, known for Erotikon (1920), The Outlaw and His Wife (1918) and Löjen och tårar (1924). She was married to Torre Cederborg. She died in May 1932 in Stockholm, Sweden.
Actress | Hercules
Ingrid Bolsø Berdal started studying music and singing in high school and after graduating she continued her music education at the University of Trondheim (NTNU), studying jazz singing and improvisation for two years. She moved to Oslo and was accepted at Oslo National Academy of Dramatic Arts (...
61. Roar Uthaug
Director | Tomb Raider
Roar Uthaug is a Norwegian film director. He is best known for Tomb Raider (2018), The Wave (2015), Cold Prey (2006) and Escape (2012).
Uthaug was born in August 25, 1973. In 2002 he graduated from the Norwegian Film School. His directorial debut was Cold Prey/Fritt Vilt in 2006.
In 2018 he directed ...
64. Rune Temte
Actor | Captain Marvel
From the fierce "Bron - Char" in "Captain Marvel" to the ultimate Viking warlord "UBBA" in "The Last Kingdom" Rune Temte has made a strong impression by playing rogues, villains and all-around bad asses, often with a twinkle in the Eye. He is the first Norwegian to have been cast in the MCU. A ...
65. Ingvild Deila
Actress | Rogue One
Ingvild Deila is a Norwegian actress, singer, voice-over artist and philomath. In her late teens she studied acting for the stage for three years in Norway. She then studied other interests like fine art, philosophy and history while living in Bergen, Norway, Switzerland and France. In 2012 she ...
67. Pål Sverre Hagen
Actor | Kon-Tiki
Pål Sverre Hagen is a Norwegian screen and stage actor. After graduating from the National Academy of the Arts in Oslo in 2003 he has played major roles in both Scandinavian and International films, for which he has received several awards and accolades. He is perhaps best known for his roles in ...
71. Joachim Rønning
Joachim Rønning is a film director and writer from Sandefjord, Norway - a small coastal town south of Oslo. He spent his teenage years making short films and shooting commercials for local businesses. In 1995 Rønning began directing professionally with his childhood friend, Espen Sandberg. Working ...
72. Kristoffer Joner
Actor | Bølgen
Kristoffer Joner is a Norwegian actor born in Stavanger, Norway. He is best known for Villmark (2003), The Wave (2015), and The Revenant (2015).
His film debut was Detektor (2000). In 2005 Joner received an Amanda Award for best male actor in the movie Naboer and again in 2012 for his role in The ...
77. Nils Hognestad
Nils Hognestad was born on July 16, 1984 in Bergen, Norway. He was named after his grandfather (on his mother's side). As a child, his family moved to London, England and later moved to Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Becoming interested in acting very young, he started taking acting classes ...
78. Kåre Conradi
Actor | Gutta Boys
Kåre was born in Asker outside of Oslo, and trained at LAMDA and The Norwegian Academy of Dramatic Arts. He is one of Norway's most experienced actors on stage and screen.
He has been employed as a regular member at The National Theatre of Norway (NTN) since 1999, where he has performed in more than...
79. Julie Ege
Actress | On Her Majesty's Secret Service
Julie Ege was born on November 12, 1943 in Sandnes, Norway as Julie Dzuli. She was an actress, known for On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969), Not Now Darling (1973) and Every Home Should Have One (1970). She was married to Alf Kruger-Monsen and Erland Skatten. She died on April 29, 2008 in Oslo,...
84. Lillian Müller
Actress | Remington Steele
Lillian Müller was born on August 19, 1951 in a small town by the sea in the South of Norway. Spending her early childhood in the financial turmoil of the post-WWII era, her determination to make something of herself was embedded deep within. Lillian spent her formative years burying her head in ...
86. Ewa Da Cruz
Actress | As the World Turns
Ewa was born and raised in Norway. Her name is Portugese, but she is half Norwegian and half Egyptian.
She went to American Academy of Dramatic Arts (AADA) in New York. Upon graduation she was invited to join AADA's own Theatre Company and did so for one year where she was a part of four big stage ...
87. John Carew
Actor | Maleficent: Mistress of Evil
John Alieu Carew was a professional footballer between 1997 and 2012. He played 91 times for the Norwegian national team and scored 24 times. Carew was especially known for his physical attributes and his ability. During his spell in England, Carew became a cult hero for Aston Villa Football Club, ...
Actor | The Beach
Norwegian actor who after graduating in law at University of Oslo, Norway, went to study drama at The University of Cape Town, South Africa. He obtained a diploma in Speech and Drama and founded with some fellow students The Arena Theatre Company. After some time he moved to London, where he booked...
Actress | 22 July
Lena Ellingsen (1980) is a musical, - and classical theatre educated actress, continuously working on TV, film and theatre productions since 2004. She won the Norwegian Emmy ("Gullruten") in 2009 and the Norwegian Tony ("Heddaprisen") for "best supporting actress" in 2015. She's been a part of the ...
93. Thor Knai
Actor | Legends of Tomorrow
Thor Knai was born Torbjorn Knai 22nd of June 1984 in Tromso, Norway. His father was in the Royal Norwegian Air Force and his mother an entrepreneur. At 15, his mother found the casting call for a mini-series (Ansur, 1999). He later starred in a high school cabarets, where his ensemble won "Best ...
96. Britt Lind
Actress | How the West Was Won
While in attending school and playing the lead in a dinner theater play in Carmel, Britt was cast in Clint Eastwood's directorial debut PLAY MISTY FOR ME. Later she headed to Los Angeles and was cast in featured and guest starring roles in shows like VEGAS, COLUMBO, CRAZY LIKE A FOX, HOW THE WEST ...
97. Rebecca Hanssen
Actress | Tell It to the Bees
Rebecca Hanssen is a London based Scottish actor. Born in Stavanger, Norway to Italian-Irish mother and Norwegian father, she was 4 when her family moved to Scotland and Rebecca grew up in Glasgow before moving to London on her own to further her acting career.
After establishing herself as an actor...
100. Marit Velle Kile
Actress | Blade II
Marit was born on November 13, 1978 in the small town of Ørsta , Norway. She moved to London, England in 1997 to study dance and theatre. Her first taste of film acting came when she was chosen to play the vampire Verlaine, member of a band of vampires teamed with Wesley Snipes in the action-horror...