Mads Mikkelsen Net Worth: How Much Money Does the Danish Actor Have?

Mads Mikkelsen is a Danish actor who has a net worth of 14 million dollars. He is the son of a wealthy family. He is best known in the United States for his co-starring role in the film “Casino Royale” and his portrayal as Dr. Hannibal Lecter in the television series “Hannibal.”

Mads Mikkelsen was born in Denmark and raised in the United States. During the show's three-year run from 2013 to 2015, he featured in 39 episodes.

Net Worth: $14 Million
Age: 55
Born: November 22, 1965
Country of Origin: Denmark
Source of Wealth: Professional Actor
Last Updated: 2022

Early Life

A gymnast and dancer by training, Mads Mikkelsen was born in Copenhagen's stepbro neighborhood and originally wanted to pursue a career in the sport. In the Norrebro area of Copenhagen

He and his elder brother, actor Lars Mikkelsen, were reared by their mother, Bente Christiansen, and their father, Henning Mikkelsen, who was employed as a taxi driver. When he was younger, he studied dancing at a ballet institution in Gothenburg, where he learned to speak Swedish well.


He began his professional dance career in Sweden, where he performed for ten years as a ballet dancer. Afterward, he decided to pursue a career in acting and completed his studies at the Arhus Theatre School in Denmark.

Since his debut in 1996's “Pusher,” when he starred in an international hit, he has become one of Europe's most acclaimed performers. Mikkelsen was propelled into the limelight after starring in “Pusher,” which generated two sequels.

In “Bleeder,” he portrayed Lenny alongside Kim Bodnia in 1999. In 2000, he starred as a mobster in the film “Flickering Lights”. After starring in “Shake It All About” the following year, he became a household name.

Open Hearts” cast him as a young doctor who falls in love with the fiancée of a patient of his in 2002. In 2003, he was nominated for Best Actor in a Nordic Film at the Rouen Nordic Film Festival.

He received a Fantasporto Award for Best Actor for his performance in “The Green Butchers.” The film “Torremolinos 73,” in which he appeared, was a critical and commercial triumph in Spain but a flop in Scandinavia.

To date, Mikkelsen has been most known for his part as a sensitive police officer in the Danish series “Rejseholdet” (“Unit One”). In this capacity, he served from 2000 until 2003. In 2004, he became well-known all over the world for his performance in “King Arthur,” a box office hit despite some critical acclaim.

He then appeared in the twenty-first Bond film, Casino Royale, in 2006, when he had an easy part. He garnered even more worldwide acclaim as a result of the role. During the same year, Mads was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film for his portrayal as the lead in the Danish drama “After the Wedding.”

Best Actor awards went to Mikkelsen at the Palm Springs International Film Festival as well as the European Film Awards. The next year, when he played Stravinsky in “Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinksy,” he became known as one of Europe's most seductive male performers. In 2009, he appeared in “Valhalla Rising,” then in 2010 he appeared in “Clash of the Titans.”

The Three Musketeers, which Mikkelsen starred in in 2011, was another box office success for him. For “The Hunt,” he received several nominations, including a Cannes Film Festival Best Actor Award in 2012.

Acting in “A Royal Affair,” he portrayed physician Johann Friedrich Struensee in the Oscar-nominated film. The picture, which was one of the most lavishly costumed Danish films of all time, was praised by critics.

It was in 2012 when Mikkelsen received the title of Person of the Year from the Danish American Society. He starred as Hannibal Lecter on NBC's “Hannibal” from 2013 to 2015. Critics loved it, and Mikkelsen's character garnered a lot of praise for his portrayal.

In 2013, he co-starred in “Charlie Countryman” with Shia LaBeouf and Evan Rachel Wood. Afterward, he appeared in “The Salvation,” a Danish Western, “Doctor Strange,” and “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.” Aside from “Arctic,” Mads appeared in “Chaos Walking” this year. A supporting role in Julian Schnabel's film “At Eternity's Gate,” which starred Willem Dafoe, followed later in the year.

Critics didn't like his performance in the action film “Polar” that he appeared in 2019. On the other hand, he was also featured in a new 2019 UK campaign for Carlsberg beer where he stated that the brand's signature beer has been changed to a Danish Pilsner style.

According to Mikkelsen, Warner Bros. and the “Fantastic Beasts” franchise were in early negotiations about him playing Grindelwald in the third film. Warner Bros. announced later that month that Mikkelson had been cast as Grindelwald in the picture, which was already in production at the time of his announcement.

The film will be released in 2022. When Thomas Vinterberg's film “Another Round” premiered in early 2020, Mads played Martin. An Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film was awarded to this film in 2021 at the Academy Awards.


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Here are some of the top highlights of Mads Mikkelsen’s career:

  • Casino Royale (Movie, 2006)
  • The Hunt (Movie, 2012)
  • Hannibal (TV Show, 2013-2015)
  • Polar (Movie, 2019)

Personal Life

He met Hanne Jacobsen, a Danish choreographer while dancing and they married in 2000. Viola, born in 1992, and Carl, born in 1997, are their two children. Aside from a brief stint in Toronto while filming “Hannibal,” Mikkelsen has resided in Denmark his whole childhood.

In surveys and magazines, he's frequently chosen as the sexiest man in Denmark. he was awarded the Order of Dannebrog in April 2010 and the Ordre des Arts et des Letters in April 2016 by the French government.

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