Michael Nyqvist Net Worth, Background, Career Highlights, Wife and Death

Published Date   10th Jul. 2017, 03:46 am
Michael Nyqvist Net Worth, Background, Career Highlights, Wife and Death
Quick Info

Swedish actor Michael Nyqvist net worth increased as he got role in Millennium and Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol which also earned him international fame.


Michael Nyqvist was a Swedish actor. Michael Nyqvist net worth accelerated as he became famous for playing police officer, Banck, at school drama. Since then, he carried on his acting. He got the lead role in the film Grabben I Graven Bredvid in 2002. Later, he earned international fame with Millennium series and Mission Impossible-Ghost Protocol as Kurt Hendrick. His movie As It Is in Heaven earned the Academy award for Best Foreign Film.

Birth and Early Life

Michael Nyqvist was born on 8 November, 1960 in Stockholm that makes him Swedish national. His Swedish mother and Italian father adopted him as a young child from orphanage. While he was spending his days as exchange student in Omaha, Nebraska, he took acting class there in his senior year. During that time, he appeared in a small role in school drama based on Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman. Later, his ex-girlfriend suggested him to try theatre. Consequently, at the age of 24, Michael Nyqvist got into the Malmo Theatre Academy.

Career Highlights

Michael Nyqvist net worth rose from the very early days as he appeared in a major role as police officer in the first set of Beck films in 1997. However, he made a remarkable dive into acting with the film Together in 2000. The movie directed by Lukas Moodysson achieved international success which eventually earned Nyqvist a Guldbagge Best Actor nomination. He also played lead role in Swedish romantic comedy Grabben I Graven Bredvid for which he bagged Guldbagge Best Actor Award.

Michael Nyqvist net worth grew as he got the role in Academy Award-nominated movie As It Is in Heaven. Further, he starred in Suddenly in 2006 where he played the role of the man who losses his son and wife. The next year, he got the role of Swedish Ambassador in the movie The Black Pimpernel.

Michael Nyqvist movies earned him fame along with net worth. In addition, he has also starred in Swedish version of the movie The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played with Fire and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets’ Nest. Michael Nyqvist net worth rose with his appearance in Mission Impossibe – Ghost Protocol directed by Brad Bird. John Wick and Abduction are other movies where he appeared.

Personal Life and Death

Michael Nyqvist married Finnish scenographer Catharina Ehrnrooth in 1990. They have two children: Ellen and Arthur. Michael Nyqvist wrote a novel that actually is an autobiography. The novel named Just After Dreaming (När barnet lagt sig) depicts his quest of finding his biological parents.

Michael Nyqvist died on 27 June 2017 in Stockholm at the age of 56 due to lung cancer.

Michael Nyqvist net worth

The talented Swedish actor began his acting career with his interest. As he grew up, he earned enough to have net worth of $15 million dollars. His passion and hard work paid off as he became famous and remarkable actor.

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