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Short Info

Net Worth$3 million
Date Of BirthJuly 18, 1981
SpouseTara Elders, Tara Elders
FactIn September 2013, it was confirmed that Huisman would take over the role of Daario Naharis in the fourth season (2014) of Game of Thrones (2011). The role was previously played by actor Ed Skrein.

Michiel Huisman is a Dutch actor, musician, and singer-songwriter, best known for his work in television series such as Treme, Game of Thrones, and Orphan Black. He was born on July 18, 1981, in Amstelveen, Netherlands, to Marjolein (née Kemper) and Theo Huisman. His parents are both Dutch, and his father is a writer and former actor. He has two older sisters, one of whom is an actress. Huisman was raised in Amsterdam and attended the Amsterdamse Hogeschool voor de Kunsten (AHK), where he studied acting. After graduation, he worked in various theater productions in the Netherlands and Belgium.

In 2006, he made his film debut in the Dutch film Zwartboek (Black Book). The following year, he appeared in the American film The Good Shepherd. In 2008, he starred in the Dutch film New Kids Turbo. In 2010, he began appearing in the HBO series Treme as Davis McAlary. He has also appeared in the films The Invitation (2015) and The Age of Adaline (2015).

In 2016, he began appearing in the BBC America series Orphan Black as Cal Morrison. He has also appeared in the films Brimstone (2017) and Tulip Fever (2017). His net worth is estimated to be $4 million.

General Info

Full NameMichiel Huisman
Net Worth$3 million
Date Of BirthJuly 18, 1981
Height1.83 m
ProfessionSinger-songwriter, Actor


SpouseTara Elders, Tara Elders
ChildrenHazel Judith Huisman


NominationsScreen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series, Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie: Liplock, Golden Calf for Best Actor
MoviesThe Age of Adaline, The Invitation, Wild, Black Book, The Young Victoria, Phileine Says Sorry, Unmade Beds, Floris, Full Moon Party, The Ottoman Lieutenant, Costa!, The Forest, Johan, The Woman In The Dress, 2:22
TV ShowsHarley and the Davidsons, Treme, Costa!, Game of Thrones, De Co-assistent, Bloedverwanten

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1Rutger Hauer is a very famous Dutch actor who did quite a lot internationally. Another Dutch actress who is working a lot is called Famke Janssen. There's a few more.
2TV has gotten perhaps better than your average film script, but at the same time, it's fun to give it all you've got for a few months and produce a story.
3One of the fun things as an actor is to really spread your wings as wide as possible and do a variety of roles. I've been really lucky in that sense, I think.
4The Dutch film industry is a pretty small community, so within Holland, I think most actors know each other and have worked with each other.
5I guess I was a child actor. Acting was one of the things I did alongside going to school: I'd be playing guitar, I'd be playing soccer, and I would be acting in movies.
6I learned English at school, or at least that's how it started. Also, in Holland - as opposed to some other European countries - we don't dub anything, so as a kid growing up, always watching English and American movies in their original language really helped.
7Growing up in Holland, I always thought my name was boring, but in the U.S., all of a sudden I have a very cool name.
8To play different characters on a TV show where you're working every day, playing multiple characters every day, it's so ridiculously intense.


1In September 2013, it was confirmed that Huisman would take over the role of Daario Naharis in the fourth season (2014) of Game of Thrones (2011). The role was previously played by actor Ed Skrein.
2He was a part of the Dutch band Fontane. The band consisted of Huisman, Roland van der Hoofd, Gilles Tuinder and Bas van Geldere. They made music for the Dutch films Costa! and Full Moon Party (in both of which Huisman played a starring role). The band later split up and Huisman decided to pursue music on his own.
3Huisman first met his wife, Dutch actress Tara Elders, on the set of Phileine Says Sorry in 2003. Huisman and Elders both starred in two short films directed by Dirk Tuinder, Funny Dewdrop (2007) and Winterland (2009).
4In 2013, it was confirmed that Huisman would have a recurring role on the second season of Orphan Black (2013). He is portraying the character Cal Morrison, a rugged outdoorsman who crosses paths with the clones.
5In October 2013, Huisman joined cast of Wild (2014) to co-star opposite Reese Witherspoon.
6In February 2014, it was confirmed that Huisman would co-star in The Age of Adaline (2015). The film also stars Blake Lively, Harrison Ford and Ellen Burstyn, the film is scheduled to be released on April 15, 2015.
7Married to actress Tara Elders, together they have a daughter, Hazel Judith was born on June 9, 2007.
8Michiel is also a musician. He sings, plays the guitar and writes his own music. In 2005 he released his debut solo album in dutch; Luchtige Verhalen.




Guernsey2018pre-productionDawsey Adams
The Ottoman Lieutenant2016post-productionIsmail
American Dreampost-productionNicky Novenchenko
Harley and the Davidsons2016TV Mini-SeriesWalter Davidson
Game of Thrones2014-2016TV SeriesDaario Naharis
Orphan Black2014-2015TV SeriesCal Morrison
The Age of Adaline2015Ellis Jones
The Invitation2015/IDavid
Chanel N°5: The One That I Want2014Video short
Nashville2012-2014TV SeriesLiam McGuinnis
Treme2010-2013TV SeriesSonny
The Woman in the Dress2013ShortTom
World War Z2013Ellis
The Sixth Gun2013TV MovieDrake Sinclair
De co-assistent2007-2010TV SeriesHugo Biesterveld
Bloedverwanten2010TV SeriesMartijn Zwager
First Mission2010Wout
Margot2009TV MovieRudolph Nureyev
Winterland2009Francis Young
The Young Victoria2009Ernest
Unmade Beds2009X Ray Man
Funny Dewdrop2007ShortOrpheus
t Schaep met de 5 pooten2006TV SeriesFreddy
Black Book2006Rob
Dalziel and Pascoe2006TV SeriesBack-Packer
Johan2005Johan Dros
Meiden van de Wit2005TV SeriesBoudewijn Peuts
Phileine zegt sorry2003Max
Volle maan2002Bobbie
Exit2002TV ShortRenates vriend
Spangen1999-2002TV SeriesPelle
Costa!2001TV SeriesBart
Uitgesloten2001TV MovieCoen
Dok 122001TV SeriesFrederik van Kemenade
Suzy Q1999TV MoviePalmer
Kees & Co.1998TV SeriesLoopjongen
Voor hete vuren1995TV Series
Goede tijden, slechte tijden1990TV SeriesRover (1998)


Nashville2013TV Series performer - 1 episode
Treme2010TV Series performer - 5 episodes
Unmade Beds2009performer: "HELLO" / writer: "HELLO"
Uitgesloten2001TV Movie performer: "Smoorverliefd" - uncredited


The Talk2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Live with Kelly and Michael2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Late Night with Seth Meyers2016TV SeriesHimself
A Love Story for the Ages2015Video documentary shortHimself
Sidewalks Entertainment2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Made in Hollywood2015TV SeriesHimself
Good Morning America2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Weekend Ticket2015TV Series shortHimself
RTL Film2007TV SeriesHimself
Jensen!2005TV SeriesHimself
Kids Top 202004TV Series
Life & Cooking2003TV SeriesHimself
Barend en Van Dorp2003TV SeriesHimself - Singer Fontane / Himself - Acteur
The Making of 'Volle Maan'2002TV Short documentaryHimself

Archive Footage

Extra2015TV SeriesHimself
Zwartboek: The Special2006Video documentary short uncredited
Costa!2004TV SeriesBart


Won Awards

2005Dutch Filmstar ElectionNederlands Film FestivalFavorite Actor

Nominated Awards

2016ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesGame of Thrones (2011)
2015Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice Movie: LiplockThe Age of Adaline (2015)
2003Golden CalfNederlands Film FestivalBest Actor (Beste Acteur)Phileine zegt sorry (2003)

2nd Place Awards

2004Dutch Filmstar ElectionNederlands Film FestivalFavorite Actor

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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