Carice van Houten - Biography

Last Modified: Sep 1, 2020

Carice van Houten
Profession: Actress, Singer, Songwriter
Best Known For: Game of Thrones, Suzy Q, Valkyrie, Jackie
Salary: Under Review
Net Worth: $5 million

Personal Details

Born on : September 5, 1976 (age 44)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Carice Anouk van Houten
Birth Place: Leiderdorp, Netherlands
Horoscope: Virgo
Father's Name: Theodore van Houten
Mother's Name: Margje Stasse
Siblings: 1

Jelka van Houten (younger sister)

High School: St. Bonifatiuscollege
University: Maastricht Academy of Dramatic Arts, Kleinkunstacademie
Ethnicity: Multi-ethnic (Scottish, Dutch)
Nationality: Dutch

Relationships

Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: In Relationship
Boyfriend Name: Guy Pearce
Children: 1

Monte Pearce (son)

Body Measurements

Height: 1.65 meter (5 feet 5 inch)
Weight: 61 kg (134.48 lb)
Hair Color: Dark Brown
Eye Color: Blue
Shoe Size: 7 US
Dress Size: 4 US
Breast Size: 34 inch
Waist Size: 24 inch
Hip Size: 33 inch
Bra Size: 34
Cup Size: B

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Who is Carice van Houten?

Carice van Houten is an actress, singer by profession and Dutch by nationality. She is best known for her roles in Suzy Q, Undercover Kitty, Black Book, Valkyrie, and as Melisandre inGame of Thrones.

Carice van Houten: Age, Parents, Siblings

Carice van Houten’s birth took place on 5 September 1976 in Leiderdorp, Netherlands. She was born as Carice Anouk van Houten to parents Theodore van Houten, a writer, broadcaster and Margje Stasse, a Dutch educational TV board member.

She has a sibling too, a younger sister named Jelka van Houten, who is also an actress.

Source: Instagram (young Carice van Houten with her late father and younger sister)

Education, Ethnicity

For education, Carice van Houten attended St. Bonifatiuscollege. After graduation, she studied at Maastricht Academy of Dramatic Arts for a year before transferring to  Kleinkunstacademie - The Academy of Theatre and Dance.

Her ethnicity includes Scottish, Dutch.

Carice van Houten: Boyfriend, Husband, Children

Carice van Houten dated German actor Sebastian Koch after meeting on the set of Black Book (2006). She and her boyfriend dated until 2009. From 2013 to 2015, Van Houten dated Kees van Nieuwkerk.

In 2015, she started dating Australian actor Guy Pearce. The couple welcomed son Monte Pearce on 29 August 2016. The couple has not shared any plans to get married. Van Houten is unmarried sans husband. As she has never married, divorce is out of the question.

Source: rtlboulevard (Carice van Houten, Guy Pearce)

Carice van Houten: Career

Before fame

Van Houten’s first role was in the school production of Hugo Claus' Tijl Uilenspieghel. She started her professional career in 1997’s Suzy Q, in which she had landed the leading role. With this role, she received major attention but still was unknown internationally. 

Her next big role was in Undercover Kitty (2001) and was soon followed by roles in Hollywood movies. Other films in which she has acted include Black Swans (2001), Love is All (2007), Valkyrie (2008), Repo Men (2010), Jackie (2012), among others.

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Worked in

She had also appeared in TV series Kopspijkers (2004), In therapie (2010). Finally, in 2012, she landed the role of Melisandre of Asshai in Game of Thrones which gained her international recognition. She was initially approached to play the role of Cersei Lannister but refused it due to schedule conflicts with Intruders (2011).

Since then Carice van Houten has lent her voice in TV series The Simpsons (2015), Robot Chicken (2016) and starred in the films The Fifth Estate (2013), Race (2016), Domino (2019), I Am Not a Bird, etc.

In addition to acting, she is also a singer and songwriter. Her singles include Black Book (2007) and Fear Not (2015) while her album See You on the Ice was released in 2012.

Source: TV Guide (Carice van Houten as Melisandre of Asshai in Game of Thrones)

Worked with

Carice van Houten has been professionally associated with Halina Reijn, Willem Dafoe, Marina Abramovic, Kerry Danielle Ingram, Holly Hunter, Kit Harington, Liam Cunningham.

Carice van Houten: Awards, Nominations

As of 2019, Van Houten has won 18 awards including 2006’s Golden Calf Award for Best Actress and 2011’s Tribeca Film Festival — Best Actress in a Narrative Feature Film.

Along with Game of Thrones cast, she was nominated for 2013’s, 2015’s, and 2016’s Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series.

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Carice van Houten: Net Worth, Salary

The net worth of van Houten is estimated at around $5 million while the figure on her annual salary/income is not known.

Carice van Houten: Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

On social media sites Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Carice van Houten is followed by several hundred thousand followers. She also has an official website- caricevanhouten.nl.

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