Joel Kinnaman

A handsome Swedish actor who crossed over internationally, Joel Kinnaman became a star in his native country with a starring role in the romantic drama "I skuggan av vrmen" ("In Your Veins") (2009) and for his role in ... Read more »
Born: 11/25/1979 in Stockholm, Stockholms län [SE-01], SE

Filmography

Actor (18)

Knight of Cups 2016 (Movie)

(Actor)

Suicide Squad 2016 (Movie)

Rick Flagg (Actor)

Child 44 2015 (Movie)

Vasili (Actor)

Run All Night 2015 (Movie)

Mike Conlon (Actor)

Conan 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

Easy Money: Hard to Kill 2014 (Movie)

JW (Actor)

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2012, 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

RoboCop 2014 (Movie)

Alex Murphy/RoboCop (Actor)

Fast Cash - Life Deluxe 2013 (Movie)

JW (Actor)

Johan Falk: Kodnamn Lisa 2013 (Movie)

Frank Wagner (Actor)

Easy Money 2012 (Movie)

JW (Actor)

Lola Versus 2012 (Movie)

Luke (Actor)

Safe House 2012 (Movie)

Keller (Actor)

The Darkest Hour 2011 (Movie)

Skyler (Actor)

In Your Veins 2009 (Movie)

Erik (Actor)

A Different Way 2003 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Killing (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

A handsome Swedish actor who crossed over internationally, Joel Kinnaman became a star in his native country with a starring role in the romantic drama "I skuggan av värmen" ("In Your Veins") (2009) and for his role in the "Johan Falk" (2009) miniseries, for which he earned a Best Supporting Actor Guldbagge Award nomination, the Swedish equivalent of the Oscar. He starred as a man trying to maintain a double life in the thriller "Snabba Cash" ("Easy Money") (2010), which marked the first part of a trilogy and became the highest grossing Swedish film of all time. Subsequently, he was tapped to screen-test for the lead roles in "Thor" (2011) and "Mad Max 4: Fury Road." In the meantime, he nabbed the juicy role of an inexperienced cop partnered to lead homicide detective Sarah Linden (Mireille Enos) on "The Killing" (AMC, 2011- ), the American adaptation of the hit Danish murder mystery. Critics and fans raved about the atmospheric series - particularly the quality of acting on the series - all of which helped Kinnaman book major film roles in such projects as the alien invasion thriller "The Darkest Hour" (2011) and the highly anticipated American adaptation of the global phenomenon "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" (2011). Poised to become an internationally successful superstar, Joel Kinnaman also possessed the raw talent and acting chops to deliver world-class performances in any genre of project.

Milestones

2012

Cast alongside Denzel Washington and Ryan Reynolds in "Safe House"

2012

Co-starred with Greta Gerwig in the comedy "Lola Versus"

2011

Landed minor role in David Fincher's adaptation of "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo"

2011

Screen-tested for the lead role in Kenneth Branagh’s "Thor"; part went to Chris Hemsworth

2011

Cast as narcotics detective Stephen Holder opposite Mireille Enos on "The Killing" (AMC)

2009

Landed breakthrough starring role in the romantic drama "I skuggan av värmen/In Your Veins"

2002

Made feature debut in "Den osynlige/The Invisible"

1990

Television acting debut, the Swedish series "Storstad"

Moved to Los Angeles, CA

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