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Carice van Houten Biography

Birth Name:
Carice Anouk van Houten
Birth Place:
Leiderdorp, The Netherlands
Profession
Actor

Fast Facts

  • Was named for the daughter of English composer Edward Elgar: Carice is a contraction of the name of Elgar's wife, Caroline Alice
  • Is fluent in several languages, including Dutch, German and English, the latter of which she learned by listening to her father's Beatles albums as a child
  • For her breakthrough performance in Black Book (2006), was named one of New York magazine's "Women of the Year" in 2008, along with Julie Christie, Laura Linney and Tilda Swinton
  • Won her fifth Golden Calf Award in 2011 for her role as South African poet Ingrid Jonker in Black Butterflies (2011)
  • The Golden Calf Awards are presented at the Netherlands Film Festival, an annual celebration of Dutch cinema
  • Cast with sister, Jelka, to play twin sisters in Jackie (2012); Holly Hunter costars as the girls' mother

Awards

  • 2019Emmy-Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2016Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2015Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2013Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2011Tribeca Film Festival-Best Actress in a Narrative Feature Film: winner
  • 2007Chicago Film Critics Association-Most Promising Performer: nominated
  • 2006Netherlands Film Festival-Golden Calf for Best Actress: winner