Famous Norwegian Film & Theater Personalities

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Kristofer Hivju
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Birthdate: December 7, 1978
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Oslo, Norway
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Kristine Froseth
(Actress and Model Known for Her Role as ‘Kelly Aldrich’ in the TV Series ‘The Society’)
Kristine Froseth
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Birthdate: September 21, 1996
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: New Jersey, United States

Kristine Froseth is a Norwegian and American model and actress. She is known for playing important roles in popular TV series, such as The Society and Looking for Alaska. Froseth was discovered at Ski Storsenter where she was taking part in a catwalk audition. She then went on to model for brands like Armani before establishing herself as an actress.

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Ingrid Bolsø Berdal
(Norwegian Actress Best Known for Her Role as 'Armistice' in the Series 'Westworld')
Ingrid Bolsø Berdal
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Birthdate: March 2, 1980
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Nord-Trondelag, Norway

Norwegian actress Ingrid Bolsø Berdal is best known for her role in the  Norwegian slasher film Cold Prey, for which she won the Amanda Award (the Norwegian Film Award) for Best Actress. She is a versatile actress and has appeared in horror, thriller, drama, and romantic comedy genres. Besides films and TV shows, she also often acts in theater productions.

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Liv Ullmann
(One of the Greatest European Actresses of All Time)
Liv Ullmann
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Birthdate: December 16, 1938
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan

Norwegian actress-film director Liv Ullmann is counted among the greatest European actresses. She is best-known for her roles in films like The Emigrants and Face to Face, both of which earned her Oscar nomination, and the former won her a Golden Globe She received an Honorary Academy Award. Her second directorial feature-film Faithless was nominated for Palme d'Or in 2000.

Christopher Heyerdahl
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Birthdate: September 18, 1963
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: British Columbia, Canada
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Alexander Rybak
(Singer, Violinist, Pianist and Actor)
Alexander Rybak
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Birthdate: May 13, 1986
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Minsk, Belarus

Alexander Rybak is a Belarusian-Norwegian singer-composer, violinist, and pianist. The son of two talented musicians, he began to play musical instruments when he was just five. He studied at the Barratt Due Institute of Music before beginning his career. Besides being a musician, he is also an actor and has appeared in many TV shows and films. 

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Tobias Santelmann
(Norwegian Actor Best Known for His Films: ‘Kon-Tiki’ and ‘Jeg er din’)
Tobias Santelmann
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Birthdate: August 8, 1980
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Freiburg, Germany

Tobias Santelmann is a German-born Norwegian actor best known for starring in the historical drama film Kon-Tiki. Interested in acting from a young age, he graduated from the Oslo National Academy of the Arts. Since then, he has been employed at The Norwegian Theatre in Oslo. He is also active in the TV and film industries.

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Thea Sofie Loch Naess
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Birthdate: November 26, 1996
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Kristiansand, Norway
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Veronica Ngo
(Actress and singer who won the award for Best Actress at the 2007 Vietnam Film Festival for her appearance in the film Haunted Manor.)
Veronica Ngo
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Birthdate: February 26, 1979
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Cầu Kè District, Vietnam
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Aksel Hennie
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Birthdate: October 29, 1975
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Lambertseter, Oslo, Norway
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Sonja Henie
(Norwegian Figure Skater, Actress and Three-Time Olympic Gold Medallist)
Sonja Henie
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Birthdate: April 8, 1912
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Oslo, Norway
Died: October 12, 1969
Sonja Henie wasn’t just a 3-time Olympic champion in figure skating but also proved to be a Hollywood superstar, with hits such as Thin Ice and My Lucky Star. She debuted at the Olympics at age 11 and also won 10 World Championships consecutively. She was also proficient in tennis, swimming, and skiing.
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Amrita Acharia
(Best Known for Her Role as 'Irri' in the HBO Fantasy Series 'Game of Thrones')
Amrita Acharia
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Birthdate: July 31, 1987
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Kathmandu, Nepal

ALRA alumna Amrita Acharia is best known as Dothraki handmaiden Iri from the series Game of Thrones. The Nepalese-Ukrainian actor is also known as Dr. Ruby Walker from The Good Karma Hospital and has appeared in films such as I Am Yours. She also works to rehabilitate trafficked Nepalese children.

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Natassia Malthe
(Norwegian Model and Actress Known for Her Role in the Movie 'Elektra' and 'DOA:Dead or Alive')
Natassia Malthe
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Birthdate: January 19, 1974
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Oslo, Norway

Norwegian actor-model Natassia Malthe is known for playing strong female characters, such as assassins. She played a bounty hunter in Knights of Bloodsteel. Featured on Maxim Hot 100, Malthe is half-Malaysian through her mother. She was one of countless women who had accused Harvey Weinstein of sexual misconduct.

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Aylar Lie
(Actress)
Aylar Lie
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Birthdate: February 12, 1984
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Tehran, Iran
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Tarjei Sandvik Moe
(Norwegian Actor Best Known for His Role as ‘Isak Valtersen’ in the TV Series ‘Skam’)
Tarjei Sandvik Moe
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Birthdate: May 24, 1999
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Oslo, Norway

Norwegian actor Tarjei Sandvik Moe is best known for his award-winning portrayal of Isak Valtersen in the series Skam. While his character in the series was praised for its unusually frank depiction of homosexuality, unknown to many, he had skipped a math class to audition for the role.

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Negar Khan
(Actress)
Negar Khan
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Birthdate: 1984 AD
Birthplace: Tabriz, Iran
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Ingvild Deila
(Actress)
Ingvild Deila
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Birthdate: January 18, 1987
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Norway
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Rune Temte
(Actor)
Rune Temte
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Birthdate: September 29, 1965
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Solbergelva, Nedre Eiker, Norway
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Silje Torp
(Actress)
Silje Torp
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Birthdate: October 19, 1974
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Oslo, Norway
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Synnove Macody Lund
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Birthdate: May 24, 1976
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Stord, Norway
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Anders Danielsen Lie
(Norwegian Actor and Musician)
Anders Danielsen Lie
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Birthdate: January 1, 1979
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Oslo, Norway

Anders Danielsen Lie is a Norwegian actor, medical doctor, and musician. Danielsen Lie has played leading roles in award-winning films like Reprise and Oslo, 31 August. His portrayal of Anders in Oslo, 31 August was honored at the RiverRun International Film Festival in 2012. In 2022, he was named Best Supporting Actor at the National Society of Film Critics Awards.

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Lisa Loven Kongsli
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Birthdate: September 23, 1979
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Oslo, Norway
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Maria Bonnevie
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Birthdate: September 26, 1973
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Västerås, Sweden
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Thorbjørn Harr
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Birthdate: May 24, 1974
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Oslo, Norway
Josefine Frida Pettersen
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Birthdate: May 18, 1996
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Sigdal, Viken, Norway
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Henrik Holm
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Birthdate: September 12, 1995
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Oslo, Norway
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Deeyah Khan
(Director)
Deeyah Khan
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Birthdate: August 7, 1977
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Oslo, Norway
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Kåre Conradi
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Birthdate: January 11, 1972
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Asker Municipality, Norway
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Kristoffer Joner
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Birthdate: September 19, 1972
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Stavanger, Norway
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Thomas Hayes
(Actor, DJ)
Thomas Hayes
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Birthdate: March 7, 1997
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Akershus, Norway

Thomas Hayes is a Norwegian-British DJ and actor best known for his portrayal of William Magnusson in the popular teen drama streaming TV series, Skam. Thomas Hayes has also appeared in several music videos of popular artists like Alan Walker.  

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Ida Elise Broch
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Birthdate: June 25, 1987
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Oslo, Norway
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Lisa Teige
(Actress)
Lisa Teige
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Birthdate: January 19, 1998
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Bergen, Norway
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Vendela Kirsebom
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Birthdate: January 12, 1967
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
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Trond Fausa Aurvåg
(Actor, Director)
Trond Fausa Aurvåg
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Birthdate: December 2, 1972
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Fetsund, Norway
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Marian Saastad Ottesen
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Birthdate: November 24, 1975
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Florø, Norway
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Lillian Müller
(Model, Actress)
Lillian Müller
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Birthdate: August 19, 1951
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Grimstad Grimstad, Norway
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Alexander Hanson
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Birthdate: April 28, 1961
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Oslo, Norway
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Pål Sverre Hagen
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Birthdate: November 6, 1980
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Stavanger, Norway
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Ane Dahl Torp
(Actress)
Ane Dahl Torp
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Birthdate: August 1, 1975
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bærum, Norway
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Julie Ege
(Actress)
Julie Ege
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Birthdate: November 12, 1943
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Sandnes, Norway
Died: April 29, 2008
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Per Fredrik Åsly
(Singer-songwriter)
Per Fredrik Åsly
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Birthdate: December 21, 1986
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Sandefjord, Vestfold, Norway

Norwegian singer Per Fredrik Åsly, better known by his stage name, PelleK, has been associated with groups such as Damnation Angels and Qantice. He also has his own band, PelleK. He is extremely popular on YouTube, too, and has appeared in the film Creators: The Past and the popular series Vikings.

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Jakob Oftebro
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Birthdate: January 12, 1986
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Oslo, Norway
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Herman Tommeraas
(Norwegian Dancer and Actor)
Herman Tommeraas
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Birthdate: April 2, 1997
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Solbergelva, Norway

Herman Tommeraas is a Norwegian model and actor best known for his portrayal of Christoffer Schistad in the popular television series, Skam. Tommeraas' popularity increased when the show achieved international success. With more than two million followers on Instagram, Herman Tommeraas is arguably one of the most popular stars on the TV series.

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Erik Hivju
(Actor)
Erik Hivju
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Birthdate: September 24, 1947
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Norway
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Iman Meskini
(Actress notable for her starring role as Sanna Bakkoush on the hit series Skam)
Iman Meskini
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Birthdate: March 3, 1997
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Ski Municipality, Norway

Iman Meskini is a Norwegian actress best known for her portrayal of Sana Bakkoush in the popular teen drama streaming TV series, Skam. A practicing Muslim in real life, Meskini's representation of Muslim youth in Skam at a time when there was a rise in Islamophobia across the world was viewed as a fitting reply to those who spread Islamophobia. 

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Adil Khan
(Actor)
Adil Khan
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Birthdate: September 3, 1983
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Oslo, Norway
Nils Jørgen Kaalstad
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Birthdate: January 23, 1979
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Bærum, Norway

Norwegian actor Nils Jørgen Kaalstad is perhaps best known for his role as Arvid in the series Norsemen. His other major portrayals have been for films such as Headhunters and series such as Lilyhammer. He is also an electronic musician, known by his stage name, Sideshow Jøgge.

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Henrik Mestad
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Birthdate: June 22, 1964
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Oslo, Norway
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Tommy Wirkola
(Film director, screenwriter, producer)
Tommy Wirkola
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Birthdate: December 6, 1979
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Alta, Norway
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Jon Øigarden
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Birthdate: May 31, 1971
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Oslo, Norway