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Swedish-American Actor Joel Kinnaman: His Career, Love Life, & Net Worth In Seven Facts

Shrijan Wed Feb 05 2020
Swedish-American Actor Joel Kinnaman: His Career, Love Life, & Net Worth In Seven Facts

Joel Kinnaman, 40, is a Swedish-American actor, most famous as Takeshi Kovacs from the first season of the cyberpunk series, Altered Carbon, and as Rick Flag in the 2016 superhero movie, Suicide Squad

Born and raised in Stockholm, Sweden, on 25 November 1979, the 6' 2 Swede became a major player of Swedish cinema and television before setting his sights on Hollywood. 

Here are seven facts about Joel Kinnaman. 

7. Married and Divorced from Cleo Wattenström, Joel is Currently Dating Kelly Gale

Kinnaman was in a relationship with the Swedish tattoo artist, Cleo Wattenström, since mid-2014. Joel mentioned his matrimony to Cleo in an interview with James Corden in 2016. He said that their nuptial ceremony had taken place sometime in 2015.

Joel Kinnaman with ex-wife, Cleo Wattenström
Joel Kinnaman with ex-wife, Cleo Wattenström
Source: Us Magazine

In 2018, they announced their separation and said that it was amicable. They remain friends to this day.

Prior to Cleo, Kinnaman dated the actress Olivia Munn.

Since his divorce, he was seen cozying up to the Swedish-Australian model, Kelly Gale, in early 2019.  

6. Starred in Movies Like Suicide Squad, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Run All Night, and Robocop

Joel has been active in the industry since 1990 and has credits in 47 titles to his name. 

Some of his most acclaimed works came in movies like The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Safe House, and The Darkest Hour.

He also landed the gig of the leading man in such movies as Suicide Squad, Robocop, and Run All Night.   

5. Career Highlight as Takeshi Kovacs in the Cyberpunk TV Show, Altered Carbon

While singling out Kinnaman's work would do a disservice to his impressive body-of-work, his turn as Takeshi Kovacs in the first season of the Cyberpunk TV series, Altered Carbon, is perhaps his finest work.

While he would go on to be replaced by Anthony Mackie in the second season, his strong showing made him an established player in the annals of the industry.

He shares the screens with Martha Higareda, Renée Elise Goldsberry, and Dichen Lachman, among others.  

4. He has Starred Alongside Mireille Enos in the TV Show, Hanna

Joel churned out another acclaimed performance as Eric Heller in the 2019 drama series, Hanna. Based on the eponymous 2011 movie, the show is helmed by lead performances by Joel, Esme Creed-Miles, and Mireille Enos.

After a successful first season on Amazon, the show has since been renewed for a second season.   

3. Has a Million Followers on Instagram

The 6'2" tall Swede is as charismatic when the cameras are off as when they are rolling. 

Joel flaunting his relationship with current flame, Kelly Gale on Instagram
Joel flaunting his relationship with current flame, Kelly Gale on Instagram
Source: Instagram @joelkinnaman

He has amassed a dedicated following of a million followers on Instagram under the handle @joelkinnaman.

2. Played Will Conway in House of Cards

House of Cards holds an air of controversy around it- what with the se*ual assault scandal essentially rendering the lead, Kevin Spacey, an industry pariah. 

But that doesn't mean that the other stellar performances must be boycotted. The six-season series itself is highly touted, and one standout of the show is the marvelous showing from Joel Kinnaman as Will Conway

A recurring character through seasons 4 and 5, Joel's Will Conway was the nemesis of Spacey's character, Frank Underwood.  

1. Has a Net Worth of $10 Million

When you look at the versatile and prolific body-of-work that Joel Kinnaman boasts throughout his three-decade career, is it really surprising that his net worth is somewhere in the ballpark of $10 million?

Indeed, the 40-year-old actor has been involved in some of the biggest blockbusters- on both the small screens as well as the silver screen. 

Star of such movies as Suicide Squad, Robocop, and Run All Night, his TV career also features such gems as House of Cards, Hanna, and Altered Carbon.

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