Nikolaj Lie Kaas Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 01 Feb, 2018
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Date of Birth: 1973 , May-22
Age: 48 years old
Birth Nation: Denmark
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Danish actor Nikolaj Lie Kaas; son of actress/writer Anne Mari Lie and actor Preben Kaas is mostly known for his appearance as host of the Zulu Comedy Galla on Danish TV from 2009-2012.

Kaas has won several awards during his career including, Lauritzen Award in 2012, and the Robert Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role in 2002 and 2012. Kaas is the only Danish actor who has won Bodil Awards three times before he was thirty.

Early life And education

Nikolaj Lie Kaas was born on 22 may 1973, to his celebrity parents Anne Marie Lee and Preben Kaas. He studied at National Theater School in Denmark and graduated in 1998.

He is of Caucasian ethnicity and holds Danish nationality.


After his graduation from National Theater School, Nikolaj Lie Kaas made his big screen debut with Drengene Fra Sankt Petri as Otto, a movie by Soren Kragh-Jacobsen. Kaas' efforts made him achieve two Danish film prizes and a Bodil Award.

Kaas also adopted his adult characters with the vulnerability of a child, and unsentimental innocence as Jeppe in the movie Idiots, for this role Kaas won his second Bodil Award.

Nikolaj Lie Kaas has also credited as a happy-go easy cook, serving mafia-boss in In China They Eat Dogs(1999), and in Flickering Lights, as a helpless man in 2000.

The following year, Kaas made his major appearance as Ahmed in the movie Truly Human where he played a role of an aborted son of a working couple.

Net worth

Nikolaj Lie Kaas earns a decent amount of money as an actor. As of 2018, his total net is estimated to be $8 million.

Some of his highest grossing movies include Angels & Demons which made $485,930,816 worldwide and The Keeper of Lost Causes-earned $10,618,396 in Denmark.

Some of his earnings from other movies:

Year Movie Box. Office collection IMDB rating
2002 Open Hearts $136,170 7.6
2005 Adam's Apple $2,421,577 7.8
2006 The Ugly Duckling and Me $1,069,076 6.6
2007 Just Another Love Story $2,460,360 7.2
2015 Men and Chicken $4,621,974 6.7

Personal Life

Nikolaj Lie Kaas is married to Anne Langkilde. The couple who first met in 2003 tied the knot in 2008. The pair shares two children; daughters Esther Kaas (born in 2010), and Gerda Kaas (born on 11 June 2006).

The couple, who always maintains a low profile personal life is reportedly living a happy life along with their children.