Joel Kinnaman Birthday & Fun Facts

Height, Age, Net Worth, Biography & More

Oluniyi Akande
Feb 08, 2024 By Oluniyi Akande
Originally Published on Nov 29, 2023
Joel Kinnaman completed his education at Malmö Theatre Academy in Sweden
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About Joel Kinnaman

Charles Joel Nordström Kinnaman, popularly known as Joel Kinnaman, is a Swedish actor born in Stockholm, Sweden, on November 25, 1979. He initially gained recognition for his roles in the Swedish film 'Easy Money' and the Johan Falk crime series.

Joel Kinnaman is also recognized for his roles in various notable productions, including his involvement in the American adaptation of the Danish murder mystery series 'The Killing', the 2014 reboot of 'RoboCop', the supervillain ensemble 'Suicide Squad' and the Apple TV+ series 'For All Mankind' as Edward Baldwin.

Joel Kinnaman: Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is Joel Kinnaman’s net worth?

As of 2023, Joel Kinnaman's net worth is estimated to be around $14 million.

How much does Joel Kinnaman earn per year?

Joel Kinnaman's annual earnings are not known.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is Joel Kinnaman?

Joel Kinnaman is estimated to be about 6 ft 2 in (189 cm) tall.

How old is Joel Kinnaman?

Joel Kinnaman was born on November 25, 1979, and is 44 years old as of November 2023.

Childhood And Education

Joel Kinnaman, born Charles Joel Nordström Kinnaman on November 25, 1979, hails from Stockholm, Sweden. His family background is diverse, with a Swedish mother, Bitte, who worked as a therapist, and an American father, Steve Kinnaman (originally David Kinnaman).

Kinnaman's family includes five half-sisters, one of whom is the actress Melinda Kinnaman.

In terms of education, Kinnaman spent a year in Texas as a high school exchange student. During this time, he attended the same high school as fellow actors Noomi Rapace and Alexander Skarsgård in Stockholm.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who is Joel Kinnaman’s partner?

Joel Kinnaman was married to Cleo Wattenström, a Swedish tattoo artist from 2015-2018. Following his divorce, the actor met and began dating Swedish-Australian model Kelly Gale in 2019. In January 2021, the couple announced their engagement.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

Joel Kinnaman initiated his acting journey in the Swedish soap opera 'Storstad' in 1990. After a long break, he went back into acting in 2002. During this phase, he attended drama school and appeared in films such as 'God Save The King' and 'Hannah Med H'. He also took part in productions at the Backa Theatre in Gothenburg.

In 2007, Kinnaman completed his education at the Malmö Theatre Academy and commenced work at the Gothenburg City Theatre. In the same year, he gained recognition in the Swedish media for his portrayal of Raskolnikov in a stage adaptation of Fyodor Dostoevsky's 'Crime And Punishment'. Within 14 months, Kinnaman had roles in nine Swedish films.

The year 2009 saw him starring in 'In Your Veins', assuming the character of Erik, a police officer. The same year, he played in six films from the Johan Falk film series as a police informant. Kinnaman also played Johan Westlund in the Swedish thriller 'Easy Money' in 2010. The following year, he appeared in the thriller 'The Darkest Hour' and gained acclaim for his role as Detective Stephen Holder in the television series 'The Killing'.

Moving on to 2012, Kinnaman was featured in the movie 'Safehouse' and also took part in 'Easy Money II: Hard To Kill' and 'Easy Money III: Life Deluxe'. In 2014, he starred in the superhero action film 'Robocop', where he played Alex Murphy. In 2015, Kinnaman's credits included 'Knight Of Cups', 'Child 44', and 'Run All Night'.

From 2016-2017, he portrayed Governor William Conway in the Netflix series 'House Of Cards' and made appearances in movies such as 'Suicide Squad' and 'Edge Of Winter'. In 2018, he assumed the role of Takeshi Kovacs in the Netflix series 'Altered Carbon'.

In 2019, Kinnaman was part of the Amazon Prime Video show 'Hanna' cast based on the action movie 'Hanna' released in 2011. Concurrently, he commenced his portrayal of NASA astronaut Ed Baldwin in the Apple TV+ original science fiction series 'For All Mankind'. In the same year, he portrayed the character Pete Koslow in the action thriller movie 'The Informer', directed by Andrea Di Stefano.

In 2020, Joel Kinnaman acted in 'The Secrets We Keep', a post-war thriller by Yuval Adler. Additionally, he was featured in Jérémie Guez's crime film 'Brothers By Blood', which premiered in 2021 in the United States.

What awards has Joel Kinnaman won?

Joel Kinnaman is known for winning the Guldbagge Award in the Best Actor category for his role in the 2010 film, 'Easy Money'.

Other Interesting Joel Kinnaman Facts And Trivia

  • Kinnaman holds dual citizenship, both Swedish and American, due to his family background. His father is American-born, while his mother is Swedish-born.
  • In March 2014, Joel Kinnaman appeared on the cover of Men's Fitness magazine.
  • Joel Kinnaman received Saturn Award nominations for Best Supporting Actor On Television in 2012 for his role in 'The Killing' and in 2022 for his performance in 'For All Mankind' in the Streaming category.


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Malmö Theatre Academy

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Kelly Gale


Bitte, Steve Kinnaman


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