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Pilou Asbæk Biography

Birth Name:
Johan Philip Asbæk
Birth Place:
Copenhagen, Denmark
Profession
Actor

Fast Facts

  • Parents are successful art gallery owners in Denmark
  • Rose to fame on the Danish series Borgen, where he played a political spin doctor
  • Named one of the European Film Production's Shooting Stars in 2011
  • Filmed the movie A Hijacking (2012) off the coast of Somalia on a ship that had previously been hijacked, with former crew members standing in as extras

Awards

  • 2019Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2017Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2015Robert Awards-Best Actor in a Supporting Role: nominated
  • 2015Bodil Awards-Best Actor in a Supporting Role: winner
  • 2014Robert Awards-Best Actor in a Leading Role: nominated
  • 2013Robert Awards-Best Actor in a Supporting Role: nominated
  • 2012Bodil Awards-Best Actor in a Supporting Role: nominated
  • 2012Robert Awards-Best Actor in a Supporting Role: nominated
  • 2011Robert Awards-Best Actor in a Leading Role: winner
  • 2011Bodil Awards-Best Actor in a Leading Role: winner

Relationships

  • Agnes -- Daughter
  • Jacob Asbæk -- Father
  • Anna Bro -- Fiancée
  • Maria Patricia Asbæk -- Mother