Lars Mikkelsen

Lars was born in Gladsaxe near Copenhagen, Denmark as the first child of Bente Christiansen, an occupational health nurse, and Henning Mikkelsen, a bank clerk. Lars grew up in Copenhagen, where about one and a half years after him brother Mads was born, who's also an actor now. At first the family lived in the middle class district Østerbro but later they moved on to the working class district Nørrebro. At the age of 27 and after having been five years on the road as a juggler, Lars decided to become a real actor. So he applied at the Statens Teaterskole (National Theatre School of Denmark) in Copenhagen, where he was accepted and from 1991-1995 studied there to later become and actor. Shortly after his graduation he got his debut as an actor in the play "Dracula" at the Aalborg Theater. Since his graduation from the theater school Lars has appeared in more than 40 plays up to now (2012) and he has always wanted to keep on acting onstage. Again and again he was to be seen in movies and TV series. With his role in the successful Danish crime series "Forbrydelsen" (The Killing, 2007), playing the mayoral candidate "Troels Hartmann", he received even more awareness. For some of his performances in movies, films or plays he has received various nominations and awards so far. Lars lives with his wife and his sons Lue (born in 1995) and Thor (born in 2000) in the Copenhagen district Vesterbro.

Personal Details

Place of Birth Denmark
Birthday May 6, 1964
Age 55
Gender Male
Personal Style Casual chic


Eye Color Blue
Natural Hair Color Blond
Current Hair color Blond
Body Type Slender