Carice van Houten Biography

Carice Van Houten

Quick Facts Of Carice Van Houten

Celebrated Name Carice Van Houten
Age 43 Years
Nick Name Carice
Birth Name Carice Anouk van Houten
Birth Date 1976-09-05
Gender Female
Profession Actress, Singer
Birth Nation Netherland
Nationality Dutch
Place Of Birth Leiderdorp
Mother Margje Stasse
Father Theodore van Houten
Sisters Jelka Van Houten
Ethnicity Caucasian
Horoscope Virgo
Religion Christian
Education Maastricht Academy of Dramatic Arts
Height 66.5 in
Weight 61 Kg
Body Measurement 34-24-33 in
Hair Color Brown
Eye Color Blue
Debut Movie Suzy Q
Marital Status Married
Spouse Guy Pearce
Children Monte
Net Worth $5 M
Salary Unknown
Source of Wealth Acting Career
Awards Won Platina Film Award and Golden Film Award
Total Number of Awards 21
Famous For For her role in Game of Thrones and for her lead role with Tom Cruise

Carice Anouk van Houten, popularly known as Carice van Houten is a Dutch actress and singer. She is known for her leading role in the television film, Suzy Q in 1999, Undercover Kitty in 2001, and Black Book in 2006, Valkyrie in 2008, The Happy Housewife in 2010, Black Butterflies in 2011, Repo Men in 2010, Black Death in 2010, and Brimstone in 2016. She is also known for her role as Melisandre on the HBO series, Game of Thrones. She has over 947k followers on her Instagram. 

What is Carice van Houten Famous For?

- Her role as Melisandre on the HBO series, Game of Thrones. 

- Her films, Suzy Q, Undercover Kitty, Black Book, Valkyrie, The Happy Housewife, Black Butterflies, Repo Men, Black Death, and Brimstone. 

Where was Carice Van Houten Born?

Carice Van Houten was born on 5 September 1976. Her birth name is Carice Anouk van Houten. She was born to a father, Theodore van Houten, and a mother, Margje Stasse. Her birth place is in Leiderdorp in the Netherlands. She holds Dutch nationality. Her zodiac sign is Virgo. She belongs to White ethnicity. She has a younger sister, Jelka van Houten. Her paternal grandmother was Scottish. 

She attended the St. Bonifatiuscollege high school in Utrecht. At high school, she played the leading role in Hugo Claus' Tijl Uilenspieghel. She briefly studied at the Maastricht Academy of Dramatic Arts. She continued her professional education after one year at the Kleinkunstacademie in Amsterdam. 

Film Career

She made her film debut in a minor role as Emily in the 1997 film 3 ronden. 

Her first leading role is as Suzy in the 1999 film, Suzy Q.

Her first English spoken film is 2008 psychological thriller mystery film, Dorothy Mills, where she played the role as Jane van Dopp.

Carice van Houten

Her major films are Suzy Q, Undercover Kitty, Black Book, Valkyrie, The Happy Housewife, Black Butterflies, Repo Men, Black Death, and Brimstone among others.

 Carice van Houten

She has also starred in films, Storm in mijn hoofd, AmnesiA, The Wild Boar, Father's Affair, Black Swans, Lepel, Bonkers, A Thousand Kisses, Love is All, Stricken, From Time to Time, Satisfaction, Intruders, Vivaldi, Jackie, Family Way, The Fifth Estate, Race, Brimstone, Incarnate, among others. 

Carice van Houten

Television Career

She made her television debut as Mariek in the 1997 television series, Het Labryint. 

Her major television role is as Melisandre of Asshai in the HBO series, Game of Thrones.

Carice van Houten

She has been appearing in the series since its second season in 2012. She is a priestess of the god R'hllor from the continent Essos and a close advisor to King Stannis Baratheon in his campaign to take the Iron Throne. She is nicknamed as The Red Woman.

She has apepared in other television series, De acteurs, Luifel & Luifel, Russen, Kopspijkers, Koppensnellers, and In Therapie. 

She has appeared in television films, Suzy Q, Goede daden bij daglicht: Op weg, and Gewoon Hans.

She narrated the Human Planet in the Dutch language in 2011.

She had voice roles The Simpsons, and Robot Chicken. 

Musical Career

She has provided vocal in four songs in Black Book soundtrack in 2007. 

She has released her album See You on the Ice in 2012.

She was featured on "Fear Not" by Michael Prins in 2015.

Books

She and her fellow Dutch actress and close friend Halina Reijn released a book together, Anti Glamour in 2013. The book is a parody style guide, a celebration of their friendship, and a candid look into the unglamorous back-stage side of their lives. 

Awards

Carice van Houten

1999 Golden Calf Award for Best Acting in a Television Drama for Suzy Q.

2002 Golden Calf Award for Best Actress for Undercover Kitty. 

2002 Best Actress Awards for Undercover Kitty at International Children's Film Festival and Carrousel international du film de Rimouski. 

2006 Golden Calf Award and Rembrandt Award for Best Actress for Black Book, among several nominations.

2008 Rembrandt Award for Best Actress for Love is All. 

2010 Rembrandt Award and Golden Film Award for Best Actress for Stricken.

2011 Rembrandt Award, Golden Film Award, and Golden Calf Award for Best Actress for The Happy Housewife. 

2012 Rembrandt Award, Golden Film Award, Golden Calf Award for Best Actress for Black Butterflies.

2012 Best Actress in a Narrative Feature Film for Black Butterflies at Tribeca Film Festival.

2012 Golden Film Award for Best Actress for Jackie.

2013 Rembrandt Award for Best Actress for Family Way.

2015 Screen Actors Guild Award nomination for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series for Game of Thrones.  

Who is Carice Van Houten Married to?

Carice van Houten is currently dating an Australian actor Guy Pearce. They started dating in 2015. The couple has a son named Monte Pearce, born on 29 August 2016.

She previously dated German actor Sebastian Koch. They met on the set of Blackbook. The couple separated in 2009.

What are Carice van Houten Body Measurements?

Carice van Houten stands at a height of 1.69 m i.e. 5 feet and a half inches tall. She has a body weight of 134.5 lbs i.e. 61 kg. She has a slim body build. Her body measurements are 34-24-33 inches. She wears a bra of size 38B. She has blue eyes and her hair color is dark brown. She wears a dress of size 4 (US).

What is Carice van Houten Net Worth?

Carice van Houten is one of the designated actresses in Europe. She has given numerous major films and television series. Her major income comes from working in films and television series. She is also a singer and author. As of 2019, her net worth is estimated at $5 million. 

Did You Know?

  • Her father was a writer and broadcaster, whereas his mother is on the board of Dutch educational TV.
  • She was brought up watching silent films.
  • Her sister Jelka van Houten is also an actress.
  • She appeared in the magazine Vanity Fair in the issue for March 2008.
  • Her scenes opposite Leonardo DiCaprio in 2008 film, Body of Lies did not make the final cut for the movie.
  • She appeared in the video "Cut the world" by Antony and the Johnsons in 2012.
  • She has stated that Hollywood is not her type of life.
  • She is close friends with Dutch actress Halina Reijn and has an occasional kiss on camera.
  • She is a lifelong fan of Laurel and Hardy.
  • She is fluent in English, German, Dutch, and French among other languages she can speak.
  • She is often referred to as Dutch Oprah Winfrey.
  • She is a WWF ambassador since 2009.

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