Carice van Houten Biography


Carice van Houten

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Birth Name: Carice van
Date of birth:
Birth Country: Netherlands
Height: 5 Feet 7 Inch
Birth Sign: virgo
Age: 41 Years
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Carice van Houten is an actress from Netherlands. She is well known in the words for starring the role of Melisandre in the TV series Game of Thrones since 2012. Besides acting, she is also a great signer. She is also the member of Dutch rock band, Kane. Carice van Houten was born in the upper middle class family in Leiderdorp, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands to Margje Stasse and writer and broadcaster. Her birth name was Carice Anouk van Houten. She is Dutch and is of Dutch and Scottish descent.

In 2005, Carice was seen having romantic love affairs with Sebastian Koch. Sebastian Koch is an actor from Germany and he also appeared in the movie Black Book along with her in 2006. They lived together for about half a decade and they finally called off their relationship in 2010. She is not married yet.

Born as Carice Anouk van Houten in Leiderdorp, Zuid-Holland, Carice received her formal education from St. Bonifatiuscollege in Utrecht. While she was there, she appeared in Hugo Claus' Tijl Uilenspieghel playing the lead role. She then joined Maastricht Academy of Dramatic Arts. She made her acting debut in 1997 and that was by playing the role of Mariek in the TV series, Het Labyrint. She also made her debut movie role that year. Her breakthrough role came in 1999 after starring the role of Suzy in the movie Suzy Q. Her salary in Game of Thrones is really high and her net worth is $5 million.

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Born in Leiderdorp, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands

1976 5th of September

Carice van Houten was born in the upper middle class family in Leiderdorp, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands to Margje Stasse and writer and broadcaster. Her birth name was Carice Anouk van Houten. She is Dutch and is of Dutch and Scottish descent.

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Is close friend with Halina Reijn

1994

From 1994, she has been close with Halina Reijn. Halina Reijn is also fellow Dutch actress and they have together appeared in several movies. They have also kissed several times on camera and they also make fun of them being lesbians.

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Began her acting career

1997

Born as Carice Anouk van Houten in Leiderdorp, Zuid-Holland, Carice received her formal education from St. Bonifatiuscollege in Utrecht. While she was there, she appeared in Hugo Claus' Tijl Uilenspieghel playing the lead role. She made her acting debut in 1997 and that was by playing the role of Mariek in the TV series, Het Labyrint.

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First feature film, 3 ronden

1997

Keen on acting since her childhood days, Carice made her professional acting debut in 1997. She also made her debut movie role that year. Next year in 1998, she starred an unspecified role in the movie, Ivory Guardians.

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Appeared in Suzy Q

1999

Within two years after making her acting debut, she got her rise in fame. Her breakthrough role came in 1999 after starring the role of Suzy in the movie Suzy Q. She also gained massive popularity for playing the role of Minoes in the movie, Undercover Kitty.

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Won Nederlands Film Festival

1999

In 1999, she got nominated in Nederlands Film Festival for the first time in her life. That year, she was honored with this award for Best Actress in a TV-Drama (Beste Actrice in TV-Drama). Till now, she has been honored with this award for six times.

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Began dating Sebastian Koch

2005

In 2005, Carice was seen having romantic love affairs with Sebastian Koch. Sebastian Koch is an actor from Germany and he also appeared in the movie Black Book along with her in 2006. Sebastian is also honored with several German film awards.

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Won Rembrandt Awards

2007

For her role in Zwartboek, she got her first nomination in 2007 in Zwartboek and was also honored with this award same time. She was honored with this award for Best Dutch Actress (Beste Nederlandse Actrice).

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Won Golden and Platin Film, Netherlands

2009

Golden and Platin Film, Netherlands is one of the reputed awards in the Dutch film industry. She has also been honored with this award several times. Till now, she has been nominated in this award for six times and put of these six nominations she has been honored with all of them.

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Broke up with Sebastian Koch

2010 of March

After being in love with Sebastian Koch for about half a decade, she decided to call off her romantic relationship with him and they officially broke up in March 2010. The actual reason for this broke up is unknown yet.

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Appeared in Game of Thrones

2012

Dutch actress, Carice van Houten is well known in the words for starring the role of Melisandre in the TV series Game of Thrones since 2012. For this role, she has been nominated in Screen Actors Guild Awards.

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Released her pop-rock album, See You on the Ice

2012

Besides acting, Carice is also a great signer. She is also the member of Dutch rock band, Kane. In 2012, she released her debut pop-rock album, See You on the Ice. She has also sung on the four sings of movie and album, Black Book.

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Began dating Kees van Nieuwkerk

2013

After she broke up with Sebastian Koch, she remained single for the next two years and then in 2013, she was seen with Kees van Nieuwkerk. Kees van Nieuwkerk is also Dutch and he is a director. They broke up in 2015.

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Published her own book, Anti Glamour

2013

Carice van Houten is multi talented actress. She along with her fellow Dutch actress Halina Reijn with whom she is close since 1994 published their first book together in 2013 and it was published under the title, Anti Glamour. In this book, they describe about their close and romantic friendship.

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Won SUBTITLE European Film Festival

2014

Till now, she has been nominated in lots of prestigious awards and she has also won several of them. In 2014, she got her one and only nomination in SUBTITLE European Film Festival and she won this award for Outstanding Achievement: Acting.

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