Joel Kinnaman

Born: 11/25/1979 in Stockholm, Stockholms län [SE-01], SE


Actor (20)

Conan 2014, 2016 (Tv Show)


Edge of Winter 2016 (Movie)

Elliot Baker (Actor)

Knight of Cups 2016 (Movie)

Errol (Actor)

Suicide Squad 2016 (Movie)

Rick Flag (Actor)

Child 44 2015 (Movie)

Vasili (Actor)

Run All Night 2015 (Movie)

Mike Conlon (Actor)

Easy Money: Hard to Kill 2014 (Movie)

JW (Actor)

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2012, 2014 (Tv Show)


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)


The Killing (TV Show)




Played Rick Flag in the DC comic adaptation "Suicide Squad."


Was a co-star in the thriller "Edge of Winter"


Began portraying Will Conway on the political drama "House of Cards"


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


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


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


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


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


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


Made feature debut in "Den osynlige/The Invisible"


Television acting debut, the Swedish series "Storstad"

Bonus Trivia


Holds both Swedish and American citizenship, as his father was born in America and his mother was born in Sweden.


Trained with a veteran of the Rampart division of the LAPD to prepare for his role in "Suicide Squad."


"The daunting thing about doing TV is you're starting a new series where you might end up doing six seasons or something and that's not something many people want to do to be locked in like that. But going in and doing one season of a show pretty much takes the same amount of time as doing a big-budget film, like six months. And just the opportunity to create a really complicated character is even greater on a TV show when you have a 13-episode arc and you can really make something interesting and special." - from, March 8, 2016


"Being an actor, means for 95 per cent of the time you’re being told, no that’s not right, so you have to be very robust when it comes to criticism." - from, Aug. 8, 2016


On preparing for a role: "But, at the same time, preparation is always meant to get tossed out the window when you get to set. The preparation is just to, like, fill you up, but as soon as you start working, you can't think of the preparation. It's like, whatever gets stuck, gets stuck." - from Elle, March 13, 2015