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Joel Kinnaman

Biography

Played Stephen Holder within the FOX television series The Eliminating and in addition starred in his indigenous Sweden within the Jonah Falk film series. He was solid as Rick Flagg within the 2016 film Suicide Squad. He previously his breakthrough part in ’09 2009, in Swedish film I Skuggan Av Värmen. His part within the Swedish film Easy Cash garnered international acknowledgement, making him a respected contender for the business lead within the 2011 film Thor. He dated Olivia Munn from 2012. Their romantic relationship finished in 2014, although they continued to be friends. He later on wedded Cleo Wattenström, a tattoo designer. He was solid in the business lead role from the 2014 film RoboCop, a remake from the 1987 traditional, co-starring Samuel L. Jackson.

Quick Facts


Full Name Joel Kinnaman
Date Of Birth November 25, 1979
Place Of Birth Stockholm, Sweden
Height 1.89 m
Profession TV Actor
Nationality Swedish, American
Spouse Cleo Wattenström
Parents Bitte Kinnaman, Steve Kinnaman
Siblings Melinda Kinnaman, Leyla Belle Drake
Movies Suicide Squad, RoboCop, Run All Night, Child 44, Easy Money, Edge of Winter, Lola Versus, Safe House, The Darkest Hour, Easy Money II: Hard to Kill, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Knight of Cups, Tjenare kungen, In Your Veins, Johan Falk: Kodnamn: Lisa, Johan Falk: Leo Gaut, Johan Falk: Vapenbröder, Johan Falk: De Fredlösa, Hannah med H, Johan Falk: GSI - Gruppen för särskilda insatser, Johan Falk: National Target, Johan Falk: Spelets regler, The Invisible, Johan Falk: Operation Näktergal, No Time for Love, Arn – The Kingdom at Road's End, Johan Falk: De 107 patrioterna, Johan Falk: Barninfiltratören, Johan Falk: Organizatsija Karayan, Storm, Arthur & Lancelot, Easy Money III: Life Deluxe, The Bends
TV Shows The Killing, House of Cards, Altered Carbon
Star Sign Sagittarius

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#Fact
1Was in a short-term relationship with Jane Timglas and Olivia Munn.
2In 2016, he married model/tattoo artist Cleo Wattenström.
3Joel's paternal grandparents were David H. Kinnaman, from Perry Township, Marion County, Indiana, and Rosalie L. (Mitchell), from Kansas City, Kansas. Joel's father's ancestry includes German, English, Scottish, and Irish. Joel's mother is of Swedish Jewish background (she is descended from Ukrainian Jewish immigrants to Sweden).
4Half-brother of actress Melinda Kinnaman. He has four other sisters.
5Joel holds both Swedish and American citizenship. His father is American-born and his mother is Swedish-born.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Snabba cash - Livet deluxe2013JW
Johan Falk: Kodnamn: Lisa2012Frank Wagner
Johan Falk: Barninfiltratören2012VideoFrank Wagner
Johan Falk: Organizatsija Karayan2012VideoFrank Wagner
Johan Falk: De 107 patrioterna2012VideoFrank Wagner
Johan Falk: Spelets regler2012VideoFrank Wagner
Snabba cash II2012JW
Lola Versus2012Luke
Safe House2012Keller
The Darkest Hour2011Skyler
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo2011Christer Malm
Arn2010TV Mini-SeriesSverker Karlsson
Snabba cash2010JW
Johan Falk: De fredlösa2009VideoFrank Wagner
Johan Falk: Operation Näktergal2009VideoFrank Wagner
No Time for Love2009Stefan (as Joel Kinnamann)
Johan Falk: Leo Gaut2009VideoFrank Wagner
Johan Falk: National Target2009VideoFrank Wagner
Johan Falk: Vapenbröder2009VideoFrank Wagner
Johan Falk: GSI - Gruppen för särskilda insatser2009Frank Wagner
I skuggan av värmen2009Erik
183 dagar2009TV SeriesByron
Arn: Riket vid vägens slut2008Sverker Karlsson
Kompissnack2008ShortJocke
Andra Avenyn2008TV SeriesGustav
Chiuhuahua2006ShortWille
Vinnarskallar2006TV SeriesGurra
Storm2005Bartender
Tjenare kungen2005Dickan
Hannah med H2003Andreas
Den osynlige2002Kalle
Storstad1990-1991TV SeriesFelix Lundström
Altered Carbon2017TV Series pre-productionTakeshi Kovacs
Edge of Winter2016Elliot Baker
Suicide Squad2016Rick Flag
House of Cards2016TV SeriesWill Conway
Child 442015Vasili
Run All Night2015Mike Conlon
Knight of Cups2015Errol
The Killing2011-2014TV SeriesStephen Holder
RoboCop2014Alex Murphy RoboCop

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Squad Declassified2016Video documentary shortHimself
Gomorron2010-2016TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Ambassadör för organisationen ECPAT / Himself - Ambassadör för ECPAT i Visby / ...
The Late Late Show with James Corden2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Chelsea2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Made in Hollywood2014-2016TV SeriesHimself
Up Close with Carrie Keagan2014-2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Días de cine2015-2016TV SeriesHimself - Interviewee
Extra2016TV SeriesHimself
Good Morning America2015-2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Live with Kelly and Michael2014-2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Conan2014-2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Talk2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Dawn of the Justice League2016TV ShortHimself - Rick Flag
Reflections of History: Recreating the World of Child 442015Video shortHimself
Liam Neeson: Action All Night2015Video documentary shortHimself
Run All Night: Shoot All Night2015Video documentary shortHimself
Robocop: The Illusion of Free Will - A New Vision2014Video shortHimself
RoboCop: To Serve and Protect - RoboCop's Weapons2014Video shortHimself
Tavis Smiley2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Reel Junkie2014TV SeriesHimself
The Daily Show2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2012-2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Skavlan2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Le grand journal de Canal+2014TV Series documentaryHimself
Breaking News med Filip och Fredrik2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Gomorron Sverige2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Darkest Hour: Visualizing an Invasion2012Video shortHimself
An Autopsy of The Killing2012Video shortHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Entertainment Tonight2016TV SeriesHimself
Fox and Friends2016TV SeriesHimself
Gomorron2016TV SeriesHimself
Johan Falk: Alla råns moder2012VideoFrank Wagner

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2011GuldbaggeGuldbagge AwardsBest Actor (Bästa manliga huvudroll)Snabba cash (2010)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2012Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest Supporting Actor on TelevisionThe Killing (2011)


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#Quote
1There's a lot of neuroscience now raising the question, 'Is all the intelligence in the human body in the brain?', and they're finding out that, no, it's not like that. The body has intelligence itself, and we're much more of an organic creature in that way.
2I usually have pretty good intuition on projects that I work on.
3I think I've seen the first 'RoboCop' like 15 or 20 times. I'm like a kid that way.
4Swedes are a really humble and shy people in many ways, but I think it's pretty much the same as in the U.S. Little girls want to take photographs with me at lunch.
5I don't think there have been many alien movies where the actors have actually seen the aliens.
6I hate pork rinds. I couldn't imagine how anybody would ever get the idea of taking skin from a pig and frying it and then trying to sell it to people. And then people actually buy it to eat it. That is the true sign of the decline of the human race.
7We're all a big hippie family so I got five sisters and a bunch of different mothers. Not really, but my sisters' mothers are all good friends with my mother. We're a big family, 25 people.
8Being an actor in movies is a lot about the power of your imagination and making the circumstance real to you so the audience will feel that it's real.
9I think for a lot of people that had seen me do 'Snabba Cash,' after watching 'The Killing,' I think they got a sense that I could do different kinds of characters.
10I went to high school in Texas for one year, my senior year. My parents wanted me to get out of Stockholm because I was running with the wrong crew. They wanted me to get back to my roots.
11It's technically demanding to shoot in 3-D. It's an extra element. Also, just the size of the cameras. They look like these 'Transformers' monsters; they are incredibly big, many of them.
12'The Killing' has a really great combination of qualities: Even though it's very sad and deals with mourning and grief, it's still exciting. It's about real people and it doesn't shy from the painful points of life.
13We don't know why we are here and the context of our role in the universe, and the thought of an infinite universe. It's something the human mind can't really grasp. It's statistically impossible that there's not life on other planets.
14We all can relate to people's weaknesses. We might put up a facade that everything is perfect but none of us are. When we see that weakness in somebody else, we understand or give ourselves a little bit of leeway.
15I really want to live in New York. That's the city of my dreams.
16I always look for good stories and good characters, and if they're placed in a whodunit, then I'm interested.
17I miss the Swedish women on the first day of spring cause they all just blossom in the most incredible way.
18In Sweden, I went to an English school, where there was a mishmash of people from all over the world. Some were diplomatic kids with a lot of money, some were ghetto kids who came up from the suburbs, and I grew up in between. There's a community of second generation immigrants, and I became part of that because I had an American father.
19I've worked with really great female directors in Sweden, too. It's funny, because "The Killing" has really been a strongly female-driven show. The producers, the show runner, the lead: they're all women. I have a Jewish mother and five sisters and all my representation but one are women, so my life is run by strong women.


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