Kristofer Hivju Biography

Krisrtofer Hivju is a Norwegian actor who is best known for his appearance in HBO’s “Game of Thornes.” He has mostly stared in Norwegian and Scandinavian movies and shows and owes his commercial success to this show. It has introduced him to a much wider array of audiences. He plays one of the leaders of the wildlings, Tormund Giantsbane. Kristofer is also a producer and also finds time to write as well.

Kristofer started his career with numerous appearances on Norwegian TV shows. His first major movie role came with “Rovdyr” (2008). He also stared alongside his father, in the movie called “Flax,” and this was the only time the father/son duo shared screen time together.


Kristofer Hivju and Rose Leslie in “Game of Thrones”

Kristofer Hivju was introduced to the American audiences in the remake of John Carpenter’s legendary movie “The Thing.” The movie was released in 2011 and marked the breakthrough that Kristofer made towards the American audiences. He would continue that success with a role in the movie “After Earth” (2013). Kristofer Hivju continued appearing in domestic movies and some of the most memorable ones are two black comedies. He appeared in a Norwegian move dubbed “In Order of Disappearance” (2014) and in a Swedish one called “Force Majeure.”

In 2013, Kristofer Hivju was cast to play Tormund Giantsbane in HBO’s adaptation of the “Song of Ice and Fire” novels, “Game of Thrones.” He started off as a minor character and did not receive so much screen time. But as the story progressed, so had his character and brought him more time to share with the bigger stars. He is now one of the main pieces of ridding Vesteros from the plague that haunts them.


Kristofer Hivju and Torkel Dommersnes Soldal in “The Last King” (Birkebeinerne)

Owing to the success of “Game of Thrones”, Hivju was able to cash in on his success. He has bagged roles in such projects as “The Last King” (2016) and “Fate of the Furious” (2017).

Kristofer Hivju Net Worth 2019 and Salary

Kristofer Hivju was able to cash in on the success that “Game of Thrones” has brought. He no longer appears in minor roles, as he is now capable of getting bigger blockbuster ones. He still cannot get the main roles, but he is happy that his career is going into an upward direction. He is worth approximately 3 million dollars as of recent estimations.

Kristofer Hivju Wife and Family

Kristofer Hivju has been in a long relationship with his girlfriend Gry Molvær. In 2015, the two finally decided it was time to get hitched, so they got married and Gry became Gry Molvær Hivju. The couple have two beautiful daughters together and Kristofer enjoys all the time that he possibly can to spend with them.


Kristofer Hivju with his wife Gry Molvær Hivju

Kristofer Hivju Age

Kristofer Hivju was born in Oslo, Norway on 7 December, 1978. He is currently 39 years old. His father is Erik Hivju, a very notable Norwegian actor himself, while his mother is Lieselotte Holmene, who is also an actress. Since Kristofer was a child of two actors, it was only normal that he got interested himself into acting. He graduated from Russian Academy of Theatre Arts, in Aarhus, in 2004.

Height and Weight

Kristofer Hivju has already gotten used to playing brawny men. He owes that to his Viking-like appearance and physical abilities. He more than justifies his Scandinavian roots with how he appears and the busy beard and long hair are enough for him to get roles in fantasy and historical movies. He is 183 cm tall and weighs 92 kg.


Kristofer Hivju

Kristofer Hivju and Rory McCan

Kristofer Hivju is a particularly versatile person. You can see that with many things that he has on his plate and various endeavors he does. Singing is actually not one of them, but he tires his best to do that with fellow actor Rory McCan. He and Rory, who plays Sendor “The Hound” Clegane, made a video together where Rory plays the guitar and sings while Kristofer provides hyping sounds in the back. Rory is a gifted musician and has had a band in the best. Kristofer on the other hand has not had any musical affiliations. But he still tires his best. You can see the two perform on YouTube.

Nationality and Ethnicity

Kristofer Hivju was born in Norway and possesses a Norwegian nationality. He belongs to a Caucasian ethnic group. He actually has some French background in his family.

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Born:,December 7 1978
Net Worth:,$3 million
Hair Color:,Redness
Eye Color:,Blue
Height:,183 cm
Weight:,92 kg
Married to:,Gry Molvær Hivju
Affair with:,N/A
Children:,2 daughters
Birth Sign:,Sagittarius

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