Charles Joel Nordström Kinnaman
25 November 1979
(m. 2015;div. 2018)
|Partner(s)||Kelly Gale (2019–present; engaged)|
|Relatives||Melinda Kinnaman (half-sister)|
Charles Joel Nordström Kinnaman (Swedish pronunciation: [ˈjǔːɛl ˈkɪ̂nːaˌman] ; born 25 November 1979 ) is a Swedish-American actor who first gained recognition for his roles in the Swedish film Easy Money and the Johan Falk crime series. Kinnaman is known internationally for his television roles as Detective Stephen Holder in AMC's The Killing , Takeshi Kovacs in the first season of Altered Carbon, and Governor Will Conway in the U.S. version of House of Cards . He has also played Alex Murphy in the 2014 RoboCop remake, and Rick Flag in the Warner Bros. film adaptations of the DC Comics anti-hero team Suicide Squad (2016), as well as James Gunn's 2021 sequel/soft reboot, The Suicide Squad . Since 2019, he has starred as NASA astronaut Ed Baldwin in the Apple TV+ science fiction drama series For All Mankind .
Charles Joel Nordström Kinnaman was born and raised in Stockholm, Sweden. —as a beer factory line worker and roof-sweeper in Norway, and as a bar manager in the French Alps. He then traveled for four to five months at a time over a period of two years in Southeast Asia and South America. The latter with fellow Scandinavian actor David Dencik.His mother, Bitte (Nordström), a therapist, is a Swedish citizen. His father, Steve Kinnaman (originally David Kinnaman), is an American-born Swede who was drafted during the Vietnam War and deserted the military from his base in Bangkok. Kinnaman holds Swedish nationality. His father, whose family was from the American Midwest, is of Irish and Scottish descent; whereas his mother is of maternal Ukrainian-Jewish descent. He has five sisters, one of whom is actress Melinda Kinnaman (paternal half-sister). During his childhood, Kinnaman learned two languages as he "spoke English with my dad and Swedish with my mom". He spent a year in Del Valle, Texas, as a high school exchange student. After graduating from high school, he decided to travel around the world. To finance the trips, he worked in various jobs
Kinnaman began his acting career as a child actor in Swedish soap opera Storstad (1990). His older sister was dating one of the show's directors, and he asked Kinnaman to audition for a part on the show. After portraying Felix Lundström in 22 episodes, he stepped away from acting.
Kinnaman restarted his acting career in 2002.While studying at drama school, Kinnaman featured in several films such as Hannah med H and God Save the King (Swedish: Tjenare kungen). He also worked on productions staged at the Backa Theatre in Gothenburg. He graduated from Malmö Theatre Academy in 2007 and started working at the Gothenburg City Theatre. In the same year, he attracted the attention of Swedish media with the role of Raskolnikov in a stage adaptation of Crime and Punishment . Kinnaman went on to star in nine Swedish films in 14 months. In 2009, he starred in the film In Your Veins (Swedish: I skuggan av värmen) and played the role of a police informant in six films of the Johan Falk film series. He was cast in the film Easy Money (released January 2010), which brought him mainstream attention in Sweden and at the international film market, and also earned him a Guldbagge Award in the Best Actor category.
Looking to expand his acting career, Kinnaman hired an agent in the United States.It was announced in the spring of 2010 that he would be making his international film debut in the thriller The Darkest Hour , which began filming in Moscow in June 2010 and was released in December 2011. Between April 2011 and August 2014, Kinnaman had a four-season starring role as Detective Stephen Holder in the AMC television series The Killing , based on the Danish television series Forbrydelsen . Kinnaman was one of the contenders for the lead roles in Thor (2011) and Mad Max: Fury Road (2015). Although Kinnaman said that he is eager to work and become recognized in the U.S., he added that "I absolutely don't feel that I have to take any role that I can get just because it is the United States. I'm looking for something interesting, I'm still young in my artistry, and I must dare to do things even when there's a risk for failure".
In 2012, Kinnaman reunited with Easy Money director Daniel Espinosa in the latter's Hollywood debut, Safe House ,and also starred in the indie film Lola Versus . On 3 March 2012, it was confirmed that Kinnaman would play the lead role of Alex James Murphy/RoboCop in the remake of 1987's RoboCop . The film was released in February 2014. In 2015, he starred in the action thriller Run All Night and mystery drama Child 44 .
In 2016, Kinnaman played Rick Flag in the Warner Bros. film adaptation of DC Comics anti-hero team Suicide Squad , directed by David Ayer.He reprised his role as Rick Flag in its 2021 sequel/soft reboot, The Suicide Squad , directed by James Gunn. He also starred in the independent drama-thriller film Edge of Winter , where he plays Elliot Baker, a father of two who takes his children on a shooting trip that goes wrong. The film was released on demand on 27 July 2016, and in select theaters on 12 August 2016.
Between 2016 and 2019, Kinnaman worked on 4 different original productions of streaming television networks such as Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and Apple TV+. Kinnaman played Governor Will Conway in Seasons 4 and 5 of the U.S. version of House of Cards on the streaming service Netflix,and the protagonist Takeshi Kovacs in Netflix's Altered Carbon , an adaption of Richard K. Morgan's hardboiled cyberpunk science fiction novel of the same name. Also in 2019, Kinnaman starred as Erik in the Amazon Prime Video series Hanna, an adaptation of the 2011 action film of the same name. Since 2019, Kinnaman starred as NASA astronaut Ed Baldwin in the Apple TV+ original science fiction space drama series For All Mankind.
In 2019, Kinnaman played Pete Koslow in Andrea Di Stefano's action thriller film The Informer.In 2020, Kinnaman starred as Thomas Steinman in Yuval Adler's post-war thriller The Secrets We Keep . Kinnaman also starred in Jérémie Guez's crime drama Brothers by Blood which was released in the United States in 2021. In January 2021, it was announced that Kinnaman was cast in Season 4 of the In Treatment reboot at HBO, where he will star as Adam, the on and off boyfriend of the main character Dr. Brooke Taylor (played by Uzo Aduba). He also reprised his role as Ed Baldwin in Season 2 of For All Mankind , which aired in 2021, and is confirmed to be in the third season of the Apple TV+ series.
Kinnaman grew up with the condition of pectus excavatum, with a caved-in appearance of the chest. He underwent surgery prior to the filming of Altered Carbon, inserting two metal bars to push the sternum outward in order to correct the deformity.
Kinnaman has been an avid fan of his hometown football club Hammarby IF from an early age.
Due to his constant traveling, Kinnaman's accent is noticeably mixed. While he identifies it as an American accent, he has stated that the "melody" is wrong and has since been working to perfect it.
Kinnaman was married to Swedish tattoo artist Cleo Wattenström from 2015 to 2018.He subsequently began a relationship with Swedish-Australian model Kelly Gale in early 2019. The couple announced their engagement in January 2021.
On 6 August 2021, Kinnaman filed and was granted a temporary restraining order against Swedish model Bella Davis who he claimed had been trying to extort him after they were in a brief consensual sexual relationship in late 2018.Davis denied trying to extort Kinnaman. On 11 August, the Swedish Prosecution Authority confirmed that Kinnaman was the subject of an ongoing investigation.
|2003||Hannah med H||Andreas|
|2007||Arn – The Knight Templar||Sverker Karlsson|
|2008||Arn – The Kingdom at Road's End|
|2009||In Your Veins||Erik|
|Johan Falk – Gruppen för särskilda insatser||Frank Wagner||Nominated – Guldbagge Award for the Best Supporting Actor|
|Johan Falk – Vapenbröder|
|Johan Falk – National Target|
|Johan Falk – Leo Gaut|
|Johan Falk – Operation Näktergal|
|Johan Falk – De fredlösa|
|Simon & Malou||Stefan|
|2010||Easy Money||Johan "JW" Westlund||Guldbagge Award for the Best Actor|
|2011||The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo||Christer Malm|
|The Darkest Hour||Skyler|
|Easy Money II: Hard to Kill||Johan "JW" Westlund|
|Johan Falk – Spelets regler||Frank Wagner|
|Johan Falk – De 107 patrioterna|
|Johan Falk – Alla råns moder|
|Johan Falk – Organizatsija Karayan|
|Johan Falk – Barninfiltratören|
|Johan Falk – Kodnamn Lisa|
|2013||Easy Money III: Life Deluxe||Johan "JW" Westlund|
|2014||RoboCop||Alex Murphy / RoboCop|
|2015||Knight of Cups||Errol|
|Run All Night||Mike Conlon|
|Child 44||Wasilij Nikitin|
|2016||Suicide Squad||Rick Flag|
|Edge of Winter||Elliot Baker|
|2019||The Informer||Pete Koslow|
|2020||Brothers by Blood||Michael Flood|
|The Secrets We Keep||Thomas Steinman|
|2021||The Suicide Squad||Rick Flag|
|1990||Storstad||Felix Lundström||Swedish TV series; |
Credited as Joe Nordström
|2008||Andra Avenyn||Gustav||Swedish TV series|
|2011–2014||The Killing||Stephen Holder||44 episodes;|
Nominated – Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor on Television
|2016–2017||House of Cards||Governor William "Will" Conway||15 episodes|
|2018||Altered Carbon||Takeshi Kovacs / Elias Ryker||10 episodes|
|2019||Hanna||Erik Heller||8 episodes|
|2019–present||For All Mankind||Edward Baldwin||20 episodes|
|2011||Guldbagge Awards||Best Actor – Easy Money|
|2012||Saturn Award||Nominated – Best Supporting Actor on Television – The Killing|
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