Birth Date: November 25, 1979
Birth Place: Stockholm, Sweden
Notable Films: Robocop, Suicide Squad, Child 44,
Awards: Saturn Award (Best Supporting Actor on Television | The Killing)
Joel Kinnaman Biography:
Swedish actor Kinnaman was born and raised in Stockholm, to a Swedish mother and an American father. He learned two languages as a child and spent a year in Texas as an exchange student in high school. His acting career began in 1990 as a 10-year-old in the Swedish soul opera Storstad. He then took a hiatus from acting for around 12 years, returning in 2002 to play a role in Swedish film Den osynlige (2002).
His breakthrough roles came in the Johan Falk film series, playing the role of Frank Wagner, starting with Johan Falk – Gruppen för särskilda insatser (2009). But it was his role in Easy Money (2010) that really brought him global attention. Using this success, Kinnaman hired an agent in the United States and snagged a role in David Fincher’s remake of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (2011). That same year he won perhaps his best-known role, that of Detective Stephen Holder in the AMC crime series The Killing.
Following the success of The Killing, Kinnaman won the lead role in the remake of the movie Robocop (2014) and was cast as part of the ensemble comic book movie Suicide Squad. Kinnaman also developed a working relationship with Netflix and was cast in the Netflix original series House of Cards in 2016.