Kristofer Hivju - Biography

Last Modified: Jul 31, 2020

Kristofer Hivju
Profession: Actor, Writer, Producer
Best Known For: Game of Thrones
Salary: Under Review
Net Worth: $3 million

Personal Details

Born on : December 7, 1978 (age 42)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Kristofer Hivju
Birth Place: Oslo, Norway
Horoscope: Sagittarius
Father's Name: Erik Hivju
Mother's Name: Lieselotte Holmene
Siblings: N/A
University: Russian Academy of Theatre Arts
Ethnicity: Norwegian
Nationality: Norwegian


Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Married Date: August 22, 2015
Wife's Name: Gry Molvær Hivju
Children: 2

Noor (daughter)
Sylja (daughter)

Body Measurements

Height: 1.83 meter (6 feet 0 inch)
Weight: 97 kg (213.85 lb)
Hair Color: Red
Eye Color: Green
Shoe Size: 10 US
Bicep Size: N/A
Chest Size: N/A
Waist Size: N/A

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Who is Kristofer Hivju?

Kristofer Hivju is an actor, producer, writer by profession and Norwegian by nationality. Among all his work, he is best known for his role in Game of Thrones as Tormund Giantsbane and as Connor Rhodes in The Fate of the Furious.

Kristofer Hivju (Image: PR Newswire)

Kristofer Hivju: Age, Parents, Siblings

Kristofer Hivju’s birth took place on December 7, 1978, in Oslo, Norway. He was born to parents Erik Hivju and Lieselotte Holmene. He also has a famous name in the family, actress Isabelle Nanty is his cousin. 

Both his father and grandmother, Inger Worren are actors and Hivju too has followed in the footsteps. However, he has never spoken of his siblings, if he has any.

Education, Ethnicity

For education, he attended Danish subdivision of the Russian Academy of Theatre Arts (GITIS) and graduated from the same in 2004. When he was 16, he was given the lead role in the school production of Hamlet.

His ethnicity is Norwegian.

Kristofer Hivju: Wife, Children, divorce

Kristofer Hivju is a happily married man. He tied the knot with his longtime girlfriend Gry Molvær Hivju on 22 August 2015. He has two children, both daughters named Noor and Sylja.

As of now, there have been no rumors of divorce and extramarital affairs between Hivju and his wife.

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Source: Instagram (Kristofer Hivju,  Gry Molvær Hivju in 2016)

Kristofer Hivju: Career

Before fame

Hivju started acting in theatre at the age of 19 at Oslo's National Theatre and later performed on stage on Trondelag Theatre. He has played role in Kristin Lavrandsdatter, Pepsi Love, King Lear, The Sword in theatre and the lead role in the Norwegian series The Last King.

Kristofer Hivju began his career in Hollywood in 2001, after having starred in Norwegian cinema. He had roles in series such as Fox Grønland (2001), Six Like Us (2007), Largest of All (2007), The Games (2013). He has also appeared in movies Rovdyr (2008) and The Thing (2011).

Finally, in 2013, he landed his breakthrough role of Tormund Giantsbane in Game of Thrones. 

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Films, Series

Since the breakthrough role, he has had roles in series Lilyhammer (2014), Beck (2016-present), The Lion Guard (2017) and in the films After Earth (2013), Force Majeure (2014), The Wendy Effect (2015), The Last King (2016), The Fate of the Furious (2017), Downhill, among others.

In 2016, he also appeared in a commercial and is signed with panorama agency since 2011.

Source: Winter is Coming (Kristofer Hivju as Tormund Giantsbane in Game of Thrones)


Kristofer Hivju has starred alongside Amrita Acharia, Gwendoline Christie,  Ben Crompton, Vladimir Furdik, Kit Harington.

Kristofer Hivju: Award, Nominations

Hivju has won 2015’s Guldbaggen Award - Best Supporting Actor and 2009’s 20 Century Fox H. E. Award for Best Short Film. He was nominated for 2009’s 20 Century Fox H. E. Award for Best actor and 2013’s, 2016’s, 2017’s Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series.

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Kristofer Hivju: Net worth, Salary

Hivju’s net worth has been released to be around $3 Million while there have been no estimates for his salary.

Kristofer Hivju: Social Media

As for social media, he is active on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

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