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Overview (2)

Born in Amstelveen, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
Height 6' 0¾" (1.85 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Michiel Huisman most recently starred in Aoife Crehan's film The Last Right and in The Other Lamb directed by award-winning filmmaker Malgorzata Szumowska which premiered at the Toronto, San Sebastián, and London film festivals. He is currently shooting the limited series Angela Black opposite Joanne Froggatt and will next be seen in A Boy Called Christmas opposite Sally Hawkins and Dame Maggie Smith.

Other film credits include starring in Mike Newell's The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society opposite Lily James, Irreplaceable You opposite Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Christopher Walken, and The Age of Adaline opposite Blake Lively and Harrison Ford. On television, Huisman most recently starred in Netflix's hit series The Haunting of Hill House directed by Mike Flanagan and produced by Steven Spielberg. He gained notoriety for his role on HBO's popular series Game of Thrones as "Daario Naharis," opposite Emilia Clarke.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Meg Mortimer

Family (3)

Spouse Tara Elders (February 2008 - present)  (1 child)
Children Huisman, Hazel Judith
Relatives Huisman, Dustin (sibling)

Trivia (11)

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.
His maternal grandfather, Jacques Simon "Jack" Bles, a Dutch Jew with roots in the Netherlands going back to the 1600s, married Michiel's maternal grandmother, Ernestine Bartfeld, a German Jew, in Haifa, Israel after World War II.
He is a ninth cousin of American actor Mark-Paul Gosselaar, through their shared Dutch Jewish eight times great-grandparents, Samuel Speyer, who was born in Speyer, Germany; and Abigael Levie, who was born in Amsterdam.
He is a fourth cousin, twice removed, of French actor Jean-Pierre Aumont, and a sixth cousin, twice removed, of Dutch actor Jeroen Krabbé, both through shared Dutch Jewish ancestors from Amsterdam.

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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