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Joel Kinnaman is a Swedish and American actor and he is best known for his role as Detective Stephen Holder in AMC’s ‘The Killing’, as Governor Will Conway in the U.S. version of ‘House of Cards’. He is currently single.

Relationship Facts of Joel Kinnaman

Joel Kinnaman is not having an affair with anyone presently.
His sexual orientation is straight.

Dating History

According to the relationship data of Married Biography, Joel Kinnaman is currently single.

Past Dating History

Previously, he married Swedish tattoo artist Cleo Wattenstrom in 2016. They began dating in mid-2014.

But, the couple could not hold their relationship and separated in 2018. The couple did not welcome any child during the four years of their relationship.

Also, he was in an affair with Oliva Munn from 2012 to 2014. And, he was also in a short-term relationship with Jane Timglas. The reason behind these separations is still a mystery.

Relationship history with?

  • Oliva Munn  (2012- 2014)
  • Cleo Wattenstrom  (2016-2018)
  • Jane Timglas

Relationship Timeline

Who has Joel Kinnaman Dated?

He dated Oliva Munn from 2012-2014 and later on he dated Jane Timglas.

Who is his first wife?

Cleo Wattenstrom is his first wife. In the year 2016, he got married.

How many children do Joel Kinnaman had?

There is no any news of his children at the moment.

Joel Kinnaman: Biography in Details

Who is Joel Kinnaman?

Joel Kinnaman is a Swedish and American actor and he is best known for his role as Detective Stephen Holder in AMC’s ‘The Killing’, and as Governor Will Conway in the U.S. version of ‘House of Cards.

He is also well-recognized for his performance as Takeshi Kovacs in the first season of ‘Altered Carbon.

Age(42), Parents, Siblings, Family

Joel Kinnaman was born on November 25, 1979, in Stockholm, Sweden. His birth name is Charles Joel Nordstrom Kinnaman and he is currently 42 years old.

His mother’s name is Brite Kinnaman(professional therapist) and his father’s name is Steve Kinnaman(American army).

Joel’s mother is of Jewish descent and his father is of Irish and Scottish descent. He has two sisters: Melinda Kinnaman and Leyla Belle Drake.

Joel Kinnaman
Caption: Joel Kinnaman and Cleo Wattenstrom (Source: People)

Joel holds American and Swedish citizenship and his ethnicity is a mix of German, English, Scottish, Irish, and Swedish Jewish.

Education, School/College University

Talking about Joel’s education history, he learned two languages he “spoke English with my dad and Swedish with my mom.”. Then, he stayed in Del Valle, Texas for a year as a high school exchange student.

Also, Joel Kinnaman revealed that he went to the same high school as Alexander Skarsgård and Noomi Rapace in Stockholm. He graduated from Malmö Theatre Academy in 2007.

Professional Life and Career

Joel Kinnaman previously worked as a beer factory line worker and roof-sweeper in Norway and as a bar manager in the French Alps after completing high school, he decided to travel around the world. He travelled in Southeast Asia and South America for two years.

Joel Kinnaman began his career as a child actor in 1990. He appeared in the soap opera ‘Storstad’.

He was asked by one of the show’s directors the audition for the part of the show and after playing Felix Lundström in 22 episodes, he stepped away from acting.

Joel returned to acting in 2002. Joel portrayed the role of Raskolnikov in a stage adaptation of ‘Crime and Punishment’ and attracted the attention of Swedish media.

Kinnaman’s biggest breakthrough was the film ‘Easy Money’ released in January 2010, which helped him to increase his reputation nationally and internationally.

To develop his acting career, he hired an agent in the USA. He made his international debut in the thriller ‘The Darkest Hour’ in December 2011.

After that, he appeared in ‘Safe House’, ‘Run All Night’, ‘Child 44’, ‘Suicide Squad’, ‘Edge of Winter’, ‘Hanna’, and many more.

Awards, Nominations

He won Guldbagge Awards in the category Best Actor for ‘Snabba Cash’ in 2011, was nominated for Guldbagge Awards in the category Best Supporting Actor for Johan Falk: GSI – Gruppen för särskilda insatser in 2010, and was nominated for Saturn Award in the category Best Supporting Actor on Television for ‘The Killing’ in 2012.

Net Worth($14 M) 2024, Income, Salary

As of 2024, Joel Kinnaman has an estimated net worth of around $14 million and earned that sum of money from his professional career.

Rumors and Controversy/Scandal

There was a rumor about his wife’s pregnancy but the rumor was denied by both of them. Currently, the pair has been separated.

Body Measurements: Height, Weight, Body Size

Joel Kinnaman has a height of 6 ft. 2 inches and he weighs 92 kg.

Joel has blue eyes and white-brown hair. His chest size is 47 inches and his waist size is 35 inches.

Social Media: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc.

Joel Kinnaman has around  53.5k followers on Twitter, about 955k followers on Instagram, and around 86.1k followers on Facebook.

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