Joel Kinnaman - Updated Apr 2024

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Stockholm, Sweden
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Stockholm, Sweden

Joel Kinnaman


Joel Kinnaman [Born on 25 November 1979] is an amazing actor who hails from Stockholm, Sweden, and is the half-brother of Melinda Kinnaman. Joel Kinnaman rose to fame after appearing in the Swedish movie, “Easy Money” and in the film series, “Johan Falk” in the role of Frank Wagner.

Early Life and Childhood

The real name of the actor is Charles Joel Nordström Kinnaman and was born on 25 November 1979. Joel was born and also raised in Stockholm, Sweden. The actor’s age is forty-four years old as of now and his zodiac sign is Sagittarius.

Similarly, Kinnaman holds American and Swedish nationality and has been following the Christian religion. Joel’s mother’s name is Bitte he is a Swedish citizen.

His father’s name is Steve Kinnaman (David Kinnaman) he is an American citizen. His dad’s family was from the American Midwest and is of Irish and Scottish ancestry.

On the other side, his mom is Jewish (of Ukrainian Jewish ancestry). Kinnaman’s mother is a rapist whereas his father was recruited at the time of the Vietnam War and deserted the military from his vile in Bangkok.

As a result, Joel is of mixed (Irish, Scottish, and Jewish) ethnicity. The actor even has 5 sisters and one of his sisters who is his half-sister is Melinda Kinnaman, an actress.

While he was still a kid, Joel Kinnaman learned 2 languages as he “spoke English with my dad and Swedish with my mom.”

The actor spent one year in Del Valle, Texas, being a high school interchange student. After completing his high school education, Joel decided to tour over the world.

To economics the journeys, Joel served in numerous occupations, being a beer factory stripe employee and top sweeper in Norway, and also, being a bar superior in the French Alps.

Then, the actor toured for 4 to 5 months during the time of over 2 years in Southeast Asia and South America as well.

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Caption: Joel Kinnaman with his father when he was young (Source: Instagram)

Relationship Status

Coming to the Swedish-American actor’s love life, Joel Kinnaman has been in romantic relationships several times. Joel Kinnaman at first was dating the Swedish writer, Jane Timglas from the year 2009.

They got to meet each other for the first time when they were on the set of “Snabba Cash”. Sadly, the couple ended their relationship in the year 2011.

After that, Joel Kinnaman started dating the American actress, Olivia Munn from the year 2012. They however broke up with each other after two years in 2014.

From the year 2014, Joel again started dating the Swedish tattoo artist, Cleo Wattenström. They eventually got married in April 2016 and however, parted after 2 years in 2018. After their wedding, the former couple was residing in Los Angeles.

Although the pair have broken up, they still have been good friends. In January 2019, the actor got to meet the Swedish-Australian model, Kelly Gale. Eventually, after meeting each other, the couple fell for each other and started dating.

In January 2021, the couple did their engagement.

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Caption: Joel Kinnaman with his fianceé (Caption: Instagram)

Joel Kinnaman – Body Measurement

Regarding the actor’s body measurement, Joel has a good height of around 6 feet 2 inches or 1.17 m. Joel Kinnaman even has a suitable body weight of around 75 kg or 165 lbs. Similarly, Joel’s chest size is 46 inches and his waist size is 35 inches.

Joel Kinnaman’s biceps size is 16 inches with a slim body type. The Swedish citizen also has a fair complexion with a pair of green eyes and light brown hair.

Moreover, Joel Kinnaman has an amazing dressing sense with an amazing and dashing personality. As an actor, there is no doubt that Joel has a well-maintained body.

Career and Professional Life

The actor began his professional career being a child artist in the year 1990, with a character in the Swedish opera, “Storstad”. After the opera finished, Joel walked away from the entertainment industry.

However, the actor again started his acting career in the year 2002, being present at the Malmö Theatre Academy. At the time when Joel was present there, he was presented in various films, like “Hannah med H”, “Storm”, “Tjenare Kungen”, and also in “God Save the King”.

After graduating in the year 2007, Kinnaman was present in a stage alteration of Fyodor Dostoevsky’s novel, “Crime and Punishment”. The actor then was present as Gustav in the television series, “Andra Avenyn”.

In the year 2009, Joel Kinnaman was present in the flick, “In Your Veins”. Joel acted as Frank Wagner in 6 movies of the “Johan Falk” film series in the same year. The actor was also featured as Johan “JW” Westlund in “Easy Money”, the Swedish thriller movie in the year 2010.

More about his career

Then, he turned out to be a global star with his presentation. In the year 2011, Joel was present in the thriller, “The Darkest Hour”. Also, in the same year, he started acting as the character of Detective Stephen Holder in the TV series, “The Killing”.

Kinnaman has also been present in the films, “Safe House” and “Lola Versus” in the year 2012. Likewise, he then got the character of Johan “JW” Westlund to act in “Easy Money II: Hard to Kill” in 2012 and in “Easy Money III: Life Deluxe” in the year 2013.

The next year, Joel was present in the superhero action film, “RoboCop”. Joel was then present in the movies, “Knight of Cups”, and “Child 44”, and also in “Run All Night” in the year 2015.

From the year 2016 to the year 2017, Kinnaman acted as Governor Will Conway in “House of Cards”. At this time, Joel got some characters to act in other films, “Suicide Squad” and “Edge of Winter”.

In the year 2018, Joel got to be the main actor, Takeshi Kovacs in the drama, “Altered Carbon”.

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Caption: Joel attending an event (Source: Instagram)

Social Media

Talking about the Swedish actor’s presence on social media, Joel has been quite active there. Kinnaman uses Instagram, Twitter, and also Facebook where he has managed to gain millions of followers.

On Instagram, Joel has 1.1 million followers whereas, on Twitter, he has 58.7 thousand followers. Likewise, Joel has 246 thousand followers on his own Facebook page.

Kinnaman’s social media accounts are all full of his work, his moments, and other happy moments.

Joel Kinnaman – Net Worth 2024

As an amazing and talented actor, Joel has been earning a great amount of money. The recent net worth of Joel is around $14 million. In the year 2014, Joel bought a house on the Sunset Strip worth $2.245 million.

After 2 years, the actor again purchased a Californian house located in Venice which was worth $3.749 million. After knowing all these, it is for sure that Joel has been living a happy and luxurious life in his lavishing house.