Nikolaj Coster-Waldau has one talented family. While the Danish star is known for his roles in “Domino” and “Game of Thrones,” his wife, Nukâka Coster-Waldau, is a successful singer and actor herself. (Not to mention, she was voted Miss Greenland in 1990 and even went on to participate in the Miss Universe contest.) The Couple, who got married in 1998, have two daughters, and unsurprisingly, they’re in the acting business, too.
In October 2000, Nikolaj and Nukâka became parents for the first time when they welcomed their first daughter, Filippa. Three years later, the pair expanded their family with the arrival of their second daughter, Safina, in November 2003.
In April 2016, Nikolaj — who portrayed Jaime Lannister on “Game of Thrones” from 2011 to 2019 — opened up about his daughters in an interview with the New York Post. Although the rest of the world was glued to the show at the time, Nikolaj admitted that his kids weren’t among the series’s viewers. “Work is work. It’s not something we sit down and enjoy,” he said. “For my kids, it’s just weird to see your dad pretend to be someone else. It’s weird to see your father make out with another woman. It’s not cool.”
Nikolaj also told the publication that Safina once “got really upset” after seeing a clip of her father crying in a trailer for one of his movies. “I get that,” he said. “[Acting] is my job.” However, Filippa and Safina may feel differently about Nikolaj’s job now that they’ve gotten a taste of acting themselves.
Keep reading to find out all about Filippa and Safina.