Michael Nyqvist Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 05 Jun, 2018
Facts of Michael Nyqvist
Date of Birth: 1960 , November-8
Date of Death: 2017 , 6-27
Age: 58 years old
Birth Nation: Sweden
Height: 5 Feet 10 Inch
Name Mikael Nyqvist
Birth Name Rolf ke Mikael Nyqvist
Nick Name Nyqvist
Nationality sweden
Birth Place/City Stockholm
Ethnicity Caucasian
Profession Actors
Working For Grabben i graven bredvid, John Wick
Net Worth $15 million
Married Catharina Ehrnrooth
Married to Catharina Ehrnrooth
Children Ellen (born 1991) and Arthur (born 1996)
Movies Mother of Mine, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
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Rolf Åke Mikael Nyqvist better known as Michael Nyqvist was a popular Swedish actor. He was best known for his role as police officer Banck in the first series of Martin Beck films(1997) and Benny Söderström in Grabben i graven bredvid (2002). His other works like MillenniumMission: Impossible– Ghost ProtocolJohn WickAs It Is In Heaven is thoroughly popular as well. 

Early Life Of Michael Nyqvist

Michael Nyqvist was born Rolf Åke Mikael Nyqvist on November 8, 1960, in Stockholm, Sweden to a Swedish mother and an Italian father. His adoptive mother was a writer and mother was a lawyer.

According to Nyqvist, his parents adopted him when he was a few years old. Later, he sent an emotional letter to his mother beginning with  "I want to thank you for me being here...". 

After several months, Nyqvist finally met his mother but she refused to disclose any information about his father. After going through fearless research, he found his father, Marcello, a pharmacist in Florence Italy. In his autobiography, Nyqvist wrote that he felt a sense of belonging and was no longer distressed of diffused.

Nyqvist had spent a year in Omaha, Nebraska as an exchange student where he learned about acting. After returning to Sweden, he was accepted at ballet school, but he dropped out after a year. Then he joined Malmö Theatre Academy to pursue his acting career.

Michael Nyqvist's Career

Michael Nyqvist started his acting career working in theater plays. He made his screen debut in 1982 in Kamraterna playing a minor role. He got his major role in 1997 film, Beck where he played the role of a police officer John Bank.

In 2000, he starred in Lukas Moodysson directorial venture, Together which was considered as a breakthrough of his acting career. The movie earned him  Guldbagge Best Actor nomination for his role.

CAPTION: Late Swedish actor, Michael Nyqvist SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter

Nyqvist appeared in the Swedish romantic comedy, Grabben I graven bredvid which earned him Guldbagge Best Actor award for his role as farmer Benny. He also played the lead role in 2004 Academy Award-nominated Best Foreign Film, As It Is In Heaven

Some of his notable films include The Black PimpernelThe Girl with the Dragon TattooAbduction, Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, John Wick, I.T.Frank & LolaThe Girl King and others.

Michael Nyqvist's Net Worth

Swedish actor, Michael Nyqvist had a net worth of $15 million which he accumulated from his acting career. He was considered one of the top 10 richest celebrities of Sweden. He had earned millions from movies.

Some of his blockbuster movies are enlisted below,

Year Movie Budget (US dollar) Box-office Collection (US dollar) IMDb rating Starring
2004 As It Is in Heaven $3.7 million $18 million 7.5stars Frida Hallgren, Helen Sjöholm
2009 The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo $13 million $104 million 7.8 stars Noomi Rapace
2009 The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest $5.3 million $43.5 million 7.3 stars Noomi Rapace
2011 Abduction $35 million $82.1 million 5.1 stars Taylor Lautner, Lily Collins, Alfred Molina, Jason Isaacs
2011 Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol $145 million $694.7 million 7.4 stars Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg, Paula Patton

Michael Nyqvist's Personal Life

Michael Nyqvist married Finnish scenographer Catharina Ehrnrooth in 1990 at an intimate ceremony. The duo welcomed two children, Ellen Nyqvist (born 1991) and Arthur Nyqvist (born 1996).

CAPTION: Michael Nyqvis with his wife Katarina Nyqvist SOURCE: Stephen F

Nyqvist was voted as 'Sexiest Man in Sweden' twice. He published an autobiographical novel, Just After Dreaming (Swedish title: När barnet lagt sig) where he describes his childhood and his quest as an adult to find his biological parents.

Nyqvist died at the age of 56 on June 27, 2017, after battling lung cancer for a long time in his hometown, Stockholm.

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