- Grew up in Roskilde, on the island of Zealand in Denmark.
- Acted in children's theater productions until his first professional job came at age 12.
- Starred in a production of Die Blechtrommel at the Betty Nansen theater in Copenhagen.
- Was a jury member for the Shooting Stars award at the 2012 Berlin Film Festival; he won the award himself in 2000.
- 2019, Robert Awards — Best Actor in a Leading Role in a TV series: Nominee
- 2009, Bodil Awards — Best Actor in a Leading Role: Nominee
- 2006, Bodil Awards — Best Actor in a Leading Role: Nominee
- 2016, Robert Awards — Best Actor in a Leading Role in a TV series: Nominee
- 2006, Robert Awards — Best Actor in a Supporting Role: Winner
- 2001, Bodil Awards — Best Actor in a Leading Role: Nominee
- 2001, Robert Awards — Best Actor in a Leading Role: Nominee
- 2008, European Film Awards — European Actor: Nominee
- 2013, Independent Spirit Awards — Best Male Lead: Nominee
- 2009, Robert Awards — Best Actor in a Leading Role: Nominee
- Anne Lindhardt — Mother
- Mogens Lindhardt — Father
- Silas Host — Ex-significant Other
- The Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts, Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark (1998)
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