- Adopted from a Swedish orphanage as a baby, but at age 30 met his birth parents and developed a relationship with his father, an Italian pharmacist, and his family.
- Wanted to be a hockey player when he was growing up, but his plans were derailed when he was injured by a puck to the face.
- As a teen, spent a year as an exchange student in Omaha, NE; studied ballet after returning to Sweden before pursuing a career in acting.
- Earned acclaim playing Mikael Blomkvist in the original Swedish adaptations of Stieg Larsson's "Millennium" trilogy, including The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (2009); coincidentally, the 2011 remake of Tattoo features Nyqvist's daughter Ellen in a restaurant scene with Daniel Craig, who plays Blomkvist.
- Is the author of a 2010 memoir, Just After Dreaming (Swedish title: När barnet lagt sig).
- Was a member of the Royal Dramatic Theatre in Stockholm.
- 2017, Guldbagge Award — Best Supporting Actor: Winner
- 2016, Deutscher Filmpreis — Best Supporting Actor: Nominee
- Catharina Nyquist Ehrnrooth — Wife
- Ellen Nyqvist — Daughter
- Arthur Nyqvist — Son
- Malmö Theatre Academy, Malmö, Sweden
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