Carice van Houten - Biography
Last Modified: Sep 1, 2020
|Born on :||September 5, 1976 (age 44)|
|Birth Name /
|Carice Anouk van Houten|
|Birth Place:||Leiderdorp, Netherlands|
|Father's Name:||Theodore van Houten|
|Mother's Name:||Margje Stasse|
Jelka van Houten (younger sister)
|High School:||St. Bonifatiuscollege|
|University:||Maastricht Academy of Dramatic Arts, Kleinkunstacademie|
|Ethnicity:||Multi-ethnic (Scottish, Dutch)|
|Marital Status:||In Relationship|
|Boyfriend Name:||Guy Pearce|
Monte Pearce (son)
|Height:||1.65 meter (5 feet 5 inch)|
|Weight:||61 kg (134.48 lb)|
|Hair Color:||Dark Brown|
|Shoe Size:||7 US|
|Dress Size:||4 US|
|Breast Size:||34 inch|
|Waist Size:||24 inch|
|Hip Size:||33 inch|
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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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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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