Pilou Asbæk - Biography

Last Modified: Sep 29, 2022

Pilou Asbæk
Nick Name: Pilou
Profession: Actor
Best Known For: Game of Thrones (TV series)
Salary: Under Review
Net Worth: Under Review

Personal Details

Born on : March 2, 1982 (age 41)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Johan Philip Asbæk
Birth Place: Copenhagen, Denmark
Horoscope: Pisces
Father's Name: Jacob A. Asbæk
Mother's Name: Maria Patricia Asbæk
Siblings: 2

Thomas Asbaek (older brother)
Martin Asbaek (older brother)

High School: Herlufsholm School and Estate
University: Denmark National School of Theatre
Ethnicity: Multi-ethnic (French, Danish)
Nationality: Danish


Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Married Date: August 12, 2015
Wife's Name: Anna Bro
Children: 1

Agens Asbaek (daughter)

Body Measurements

Height: 1.83 meter (6 feet 0 inch)
Weight: 80 kg (176.37 lb)
Hair Color: Dark Brown
Eye Color: Blue
Shoe Size: N/A
Bicep Size: N/A
Chest Size: N/A
Waist Size: N/A

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Who is Pilou Asbæk?

Pilou Asbæk is a Danish actor, whose birth name is Johan Philip Asbæk. He is best known for his role as Kasper Juul, a troubled spin doctor in Borgen, and as Euron Greyjoy in Game of Thrones.

Pilou Asbæk – Age, Parents, Siblings

Pilou Asbæk’s birth took place on 2 March 1982 in Copenhagen, Denmark. His parents are Maria Patricia Asbæk  (née Tonn) and Jacob A. Asbæk. Both his parents used to run a gallery, The Galerie Asbæk in Copenhagen. His godfather was the late artist, Kurt Trampedach.

Asbæk was raised along with his two older siblings, both brothers. His brother Thomas Asbæk now works as an art consultant at Asbæk Art Consulting while his other brother Martin Asbæk is the owner of Martin Asbæk Gallery.

Source: Instagram (young Pilou Asbæk)

Education, Ethnicity

For education, Pilou Asbæk attended Herlufsholm School and Estate. After graduation, he attended Denmark's National School of Theatre and graduated from the same in the summer of 2008.

His ethnicity includes French and Danish.

Pilou Asbæk – Wife, Children, Girlfriend, Divorce

Pilou Asbæk is a happily married man who tied the knot on August 12, 2015. His wife is playwright Anna Bro and they have been married since 2008. Bro comes from a long line of actors and is the daughter of Hans Henrik Clemmensen and Vigga Bro.

Asbæk and Bro are parents to a daughter, named Agens Asbæk. He has shared via Instagram that his daughter is 6 years old (As of Feb 2019). The couple is raising their daughter with no rumors of extramarital affairs or divorce.

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Source: Pinterest (Pilou Asbæk with wife Anna Bro)

Pilou Asbæk – Career

Pilou Asbæk was interested in drama since a young age. While at Herlufsholm School and Estate, he was active in the school’s drama productions.

Before fame

Soon after graduation, Pilou Asbæk landed minor roles in films such as To verdener, Dig og mig, R, En familie, and The Whistleblower and in TV series such as Deroute, Forbrydelsen, Blekingegade.

In 2010, he landed his breakthrough role of Kasper Juul in the political drama Borgen. He portrayed the character from 2010 to 2013, for a total of 29 episodes. But he only gained international fame with Game of Thrones in 2016 as the ruthless character Euron Greyjoy.

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Source: Entertainment Weekly (Pilou Asbæk as Euron Greyjoy in Game of Thrones)

Films, Series

Asbæk had had roles in Bora Bora (2010), Lucy (2014), Stille hjerte (2014), Ben-Hur (2016), Ghost in the Shell (2016), and Overlord (2018). He has also landed supporting roles in the series The Borgias (2013), and 1864 (2014) while the movie Run Sweetheart Run in which he has acted is to be released in 2020.


Pilou Asbæk has worked with Birgitte Hjort Sørensen, Sidse Babett Knudsen, Mikael Birkkjær, Peter Mygind.

In Game of Thrones, he has starred alongside Gemma Whelan, Alfie Allen, Jacob Anderson, John Bradley, and Indira Varma.

Pilou Asbæk – Awards, Nominations

Pilou Asbæk has been awarded the 2010’s Danish Film Academy for Robert Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role for R, 2010’s Danish Film Critics Association's Bodil Awards, 2011’s Berlin International Film Festival – Shooting Stars Award, and 2012’s Ove Sprogøe Prize.

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Source: WinterIsComing (Pilou Asbæk with Scarlett Johansson in Ghost in the Shell)

Pilou Asbæk – Net Worth, Salary

The net worth and annual salary of Asbæk are unknown.

Pilou Asbæk – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

On social media sites Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook, Pilou Asbæk is followed by thousands of followers and counting.

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List of actors who starred in Game of Thrones

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