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Carice van Houten
Carice van Houten

Carice van Houten

Carice van Houten is a very popular actress in Holland. She has won five Golden Calves for Best Actress and in 2008 the public voted her Best Actress of All Time. Her amazing performance in the war epic Black Book, by Paul Verhoeven, catapulted her to international fame in 2006.

She won her first Golden Calf in 2000 for her role in the TV film Suzy Q, by Martin Koolhoven. After making Black Book, in 2006, she showed her comic talent in the romantic comedy Alles is liefde, one of the most successful Dutch films ever.

In 2008 she made Dorothy Mills, by Agns Merlet, and Valkyrie, by Bryan Singer, with Tom Cruise, for which she was nominated for the Saturn Award as Best Supporting Actress. She followed those with From Time To Time, by Julian Fellowes, in 2009.

In 2010 we saw her in the science-fiction film Repo Men, by Miguel Sapochnik and in the historical Black Death, by Christopher Smith.

Her most recent film, Black Butterflies, by Paula Van Der Oest, recently opened in Holland and her performance brought a Golden Calf for Best Actress as well as the Best Actress, World Narrative Award at the Tribeca Film Festival.

Van Houten will soon appear in Season 2 of Game of Thrones as well as the Dutch production, Jackie, with Holly Hunter.


Note: This profile was written in or before 2012.
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Carice van Houten Facts

OccupationActress
BirthdaySeptember 5, 1976 (41)
SignVirgo
BirthplaceLeiderdorp, Netherlands

Selected Filmography

Race
Brimstone
Incarnate
Valkyrie
Black Death
Game of Thrones
Black Book
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