Ólafur Darri Ólafsson - Biography

Last Modified: Nov 10, 2022

Ólafur Darri Ólafsson
Profession: Actor
Best Known For: Trapped (TV series)
Salary: Under Review
Net Worth: Under Review

Personal Details

Born on : March 13, 1973 (age 50)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Ólafur Darri Ólafsson
Birth Place: Connecticut, USA
Horoscope: Pisces
Father's Name: N/A
Mother's Name: N/A
Siblings: N/A
University: Iceland University of the Arts
Ethnicity: Icelandic
Nationality: American


Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Wife's Name: Lovísa Ósk Gunnarsdóttir
Children: 2


Body Measurements

Height: 1.95 meter (6 feet 5 inch)
Weight: 80 kg (176.37 lb)
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Shoe Size: N/A
Bicep Size: N/A
Chest Size: N/A
Waist Size: N/A

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Who is Ólafur Darri Ólafsson?

Ólafur Darri Ólafsson is an actor, producer, and screenwriter by profession, and American by nationality. He is known for appearing in Children, XL, Trapped, Lady Dynamite, and The Deep. 

Ólafur Darri Ólafsson in Trapped (Image: The List)

Ólafur Darri Ólafsson – Age, Parents, Siblings

Ólafur Darri Ólafsson’s birth took place on 13 March 1973 in Connecticut, USA. He was born to parents of Icelandic ethnicity. He was four years old when his parents returned to Iceland. Other details about his mother, father, and siblings are not shared with the public.

Education, Ethnicity

In 1998 Ólafur Darri Ólafsson graduated from The Icelandic Drama School. His ethnicity is Icelandic, a North Germanic ethnic group.

young Ólafur Darri Ólafsson (Image: Instagram)

Ólafur Darri Ólafsson – Girlfriend, Wife, Children, Divorce

He married his longtime girlfriend Lovísa Ósk Gunnarsdóttir, an Icelandic dancer after years of dating. Although he has not freely spoken about his marriage with his wife, he did reveal in an April 2019 interview that his parents-in-law had rented their flat in Reykjavik about 12 years ago.

The couple has two children together – daughters born in 2010 and 2014. 

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Ólafur Darri Ólafsson, Lovísa Ósk Gunnarsdóttir (Image: Zimbio)

Ólafur Darri Ólafsson – Career

Early Days

Following college graduation, Ólafsson went on to work at numerous theatres. He worked in the National Theatre of Iceland, and the City Theatre of Reykjavik, and also co-founded Vesturport Theatre. He gained international fame when he was cast in the series Trapped (2015-2019) as Andri Ólafsson. 

Films, Series

Since starting his career in the late 1990s, he has appeared in Pearls and Swine (1997), Beowulf & Grendel (2005), White Night Wedding (2008), Undercurrent (2010), The Deep (2012), A Walk Among the Tombstones (2014), Zoolander 2 (2016), Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018), How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019), Murder Mystery (2019), The Woman in the Window (2020), etc.

Miniature figures

Moreover, Ólafsson paints miniature figures and shares his creation on social media.


On the set of Trapped, Ólafur Darri Ólafsson has worked with Ilmur Kristjánsdóttir, Ingvar Eggert Sigurðsson, Nína Dögg Filippusdóttir, Björn Hlynur Haraldsson.

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Ólafur Darri Ólafsson (Image: The Guardian)

Ólafur Darri Ólafsson – Awards, Nominations

Ólafur Darri Ólafsson has earned eight Edda Award nominations, among which he has won three (2011, 2013, 2006).

Ólafur Darri Ólafsson – Net Worth, Salary

The net worth and annual salary of Ólafur Darri Ólafsson are under review and will be updated.

Ólafur Darri Ólafsson – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

On the social media site Instagram, Ólafur Darri Ólafsson is followed by around 15 followers where he shares posts of his miniature action figure painting. He is absent from Twitter and Facebook.

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