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Swedish-American actor. Born Charles Joel Nordström in Maria Magdalena township, a township in Södermalm contract in Stockholm diocese. The church is located on Södermalm in Stockholm municipality in Stockholm County and forms an independent parish.
Joel holds both Swedish and American citizenship. His father, David, is American-born and his mother, Bitte Nordström, is Swedish-born. His paternal grandparents were David H. Kinnaman, from Perry Township, Marion County, Indiana, and Rosalie L. (Mitchell), from Kansas City, Kansas. His father's family's ancestry included German, English, Scottish, and Irish. Some of his mother's ancestors were Ukrainian Jews who moved to Sweden in the middle 1800's.
He has one biologic full sister, Sandra, and one half-sister,
Melinda, a famous theater actress in Sweden. Sandra works as a spokesperson for 'The Good Tribe' a charity focused on sustainability. We have a link to it with our charities. Melinda has two biologic half-sisters and one adopted sister. Joel claims all five as his 'sisters'.
Joel Kinnaman was educated at Malmö Theatre Academy (2003-2007) and has also worked at the Gothenburg City Theatre. An acclaimed theater role was as Raskolnikov in Backa Theatre's acclaimed production of "Crime and Punishment" (2007).
He made his film debut in The Invisible (Joel Bergvall and Simon Sandquist, 2002) and was something of a breakthrough with the role as Frank Wagner in the film series about police officer Johan Falk.
For his performance in Easy Money (Daniél Espinosa, 2010) he was awarded the 2011 Guldbaggen (Swedish Oscar) for Best Actor. Kinnaman started his overseas career with a prominent role in the American television series, The Killing (2011).
Birth November 25, 1979
Language Swedish, English
Education The Swedish Academic School of Drama
Height 6’ 2.5”
Hair Dark blonde
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