Here’s What We Know About Nikolaj Coster-Waldau’s Wife

First, we saw Nikolaj Coster-Waldau portray an immortal detective on Fox’s New Amsterdam (not to be confused with the NBC series starring Ryan Eggold). Then, he embodied the charismatic Jaime Lannister on HBO's Game of Thrones. And now, he’s set to play Owen in Apple TV+’s new thriller, The Last Thing He Told Me (which premieres on April 14).

The Danish actor and producer has been making major strides in Hollywood, but we’re curious to know more about his life behind the cameras. For example, who is Nikolaj Coster-Waldau’s wife? And how did they meet? Keep reading for details.

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1. Who Is Nikolaj Coster-Waldau’s Wife?

Coster-Waldau is currently married to Nukâka Coster-Waldau, a Greenlandic singer and actress. She made history at the 1990 Miss Universe Pageant when she competed as Miss Greenland and finished in 19th place (the country’s highest-ever placement).

A few of her acting credits include Heart of Light, Eksperimentet, Echoes of a Ronin and Anori.

2. How Did They Meet?

The happy couple first crossed paths when they worked together on a radio play. While speaking with Body and Soul, Nukâka recalled, “We met acting on a radio play 22 years ago. Nikolaj was playing this Danish pilot, who went to Greenland and fell in love with a Greenlandic girl—and that was me! He proposed four months later. And here we are, 22 years later.”

Nikolaj admitted that it was love at first sight for him. He told the German edition of Cosmopolitan, “It was on March 17, 1997, at 8:37 in the morning. I saw her and knew, ‘She’s The One.’ Even before I’d said one word to her, I told my theater colleagues, ‘Guys, I’m getting married soon.'”

3. When Did Nukâka and Nikolaj Get Married?

The couple tied the knot in 1998, but we imagine they kept it small and private since neither has shared too many details about the ceremony.

Still, it’s safe to say that their marriage is going strong. In 2021, Nukâka shared a heartfelt tribute to her husband in honor of their 23rd anniversary. She wrote, “6/6-98 = 23 years since I said yes to share my life with the love of my life. Many years between these pictures (actually 23 years) and we are still not panicking. Love the story we are writing together, love you Nikolaj. And I know I'm lucky to have someone to love and who loves me as I am.”

4. Do They Have Children?

They’re the proud parents of two daughters, Filippa and Safina. And yes, the girls are already following in their parent's footsteps. Filippa appeared in a Danish short film, titled The Girl and the Dogs, and Safina starred in a Danish Christmas TV series, Theo og Den Magiske Talisman.

Nukâka told Body and Soul, “We cannot stop them. We understand the joy because we love it too, we love telling stories, but it's a tough world. The youngest Safina looks like Nikolaj, the smile on the face, but her body is more like mine. Fillippa, our eldest, is a mix. He has strong genes, my husband.”

Cheers to another generation of skilled actors.

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