Carice Van Houten Biography, Age, Net Worth, Height, Movies, Baby, IMDb, Wikipedia, Husband, Interview

Carice Van Houten Biography: Age, Net Worth, Height, Movies, Baby, IMDb, Wikipedia, Husband, Interview

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Carice Anouk van Houten (born 5 September 1976) is an outstanding Dutch actress and spectacular singer.

She is globally notable for her performance in a 2006 film titled Black Book, which turned out to be the most commercially successful Dutch film in history.

Additionally, her scintillating performance in the film won her a second Golden Calf for Best Actress, among other notable nominations.

She is also well-recognized internationally for her role as Melisandre in an HBO television series titled Game of Thrones (from 2012 to 2019).

Carice Van Houten
Carice Van Houten: History, Bio, Photo
Wiki Facts & About Data
Full Name: Carice Anouk van Houten
Stage Name: Carice Van Houten
Born: 5 September 1976 (age 47)
Place of Birth: Leiderdorp, Netherlands
Nationality: Dutch
Parents: Theodore van Houten, Margje Stasse
Children: Monte Pearce
Height: 1.69 m
Siblings: Jelka Van Houten
Boyfriend • Husband: Sebastian Koch (ex.), Guy Pearce (2015–)
Occupation: Actress • Singer
Net Worth: $5,000,000

Early Life

Carice Anouk van Houten is a Dutch national born on 5 September 1976 in the small town of Leiderdorp in the commercial city of South Holland in the Netherlands.

She is a daughter to Theodore van Houten (father) and Margje Strasse (mother).

She has a younger sister named Jelka Van Houten, who is also a well-respected actress.

Both Carice Van Houten‘s parents are Dutch, whereas her paternal grandmother was Scottish.

Carice Van Houten speaks Dutch, English, German, and French quite well.


Carice Van Houten attended the St. Bonifatius (high school) college in Utrecht, obtaining her high school education and certificate.

She studied briefly at the Maastricht Academy of Dramatic Arts but later continued her professional education a year later at the Kleinkunst academia in Amsterdam.


Carice Van Houten played her first leading role in Martin Koolhoven’s film titled Suzy Q. For her unique role as Suzy, she won a Golden Calf Award.
She was also handed the Pisuisse Award and the Top Naeff Award for her incredible stage acting and another Golden Calf for her role as the kitten that becomes a woman in a film titled Undercover Kitty in 2001.

Additionally, Carice Van Houten won a Golden Calf for her role as Rachel Stein in a film called Black Book in 2006, hosted at the Netherlands Film Festival.
However, in December 2006, she withdrew from a theatre production of Alex van Warmerdam for personal reasons, but according to a theatre spokesman, it was because of a work overload.

In 2008, she appeared in a non-commercial short movie about domestic violence titled Zingen in het donker (English translation: Singing in the dark).
For her role in the film, she appeared in a Vanity Fair magazine about the issue in March 2008 and was photographed by the renowned Wayne Maser.

Furthermore, Carice Van Houten had a role alongside Leonardo DiCaprio in a 2018 film titled Body of Lies, but her scenes were removed at post-production.

And in April 2009, it was announced that Carice Van Houten would star in a horror film titled Black Death, directed by the British Christopher Smit, she had hand in another Dutch film titled Komt een vrouw bij de dokter (English translation: Stricken), which is majorly based on a novel of the same title by Ray Kluun. She also appeared in a science fiction thriller titled Repo Men.

Additionally, Carice Van Houten was cast as a priestess named Melisandre in the second season of HBO’s fantasy TV series titled Game of Thrones. Her brilliant performance has garnered praise and recognition from several quarters, earning her a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series.

She has also clinched three Screen Actors Guild Award nominations for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series in 2014, 2016, and 2017 for the same role.

In 2012, Carice Van Houten starred in Antony and the Johnsons‘ “Cut the world” video, directed by Nabil Elderkin, and appeared in Willem Dafoe and Marina Abramović.

In 2019, she acted as a prison therapist in Halina Reijn’s directorial debut titled Instinct. The film premiered at the prestigious Locarno Film Festival, winning the Variety Piazza Grande Award and was chosen as the Dutch submission for Best International Feature Film at the 92nd Academy Awards.

Social Media

Carice Van Houten has quite an impressive wardrobe. She displays her fashion sense on her Instagram page, followed by over 1.2 million users.

The Dutch actress also with her fans on Facebook with over 26 million followers, not leaving out her verified Twitter account with over 100.2k followers.
Carice Van Houten‘s official social media accounts are as follows

  • Instagram:@leavecaricealone
  • Twitter: @caricevhouten
  • Facebook: Carice van Houten

Personal Life

Carice Van Houten is a beautiful Dutch actress who always appears nice on red carpets and events. She stands tall with a height of 5 feet 7 inches (1.69 m) and weighs approximately 61 kg (134 lbs).

She has a sexy slim body type with body figure 34-24-33 inches – bra/breast size 34B, waist 24 inches, hips 33 inches, and her dress size 4 (US). She has brown curly hair and her charming eyes Blue.

Carice Van Houten is in a relationship with an Australian actor named Guy Pearce, and in August 2016, she gave birth to their son, named Monte Pearce. She previously dated a German actor named Sebastian Koch; they first met on the set of a 2006 film titled Black Book.

She has been best friends with a fellow Dutch actress named Halina Reijn since 1994. The duo worked together in the movies Black Book and Valkyrie.

In 2013, they teamed up to publish a book titled Anti Glamour, a parody style guide and a celebration of their friendship and a candid analysis into the unglamorous back-stage side of their lives.

She is a lifelong big fan of comedians Hardy and Laurel. In June 2016, Carice called into The Ross Owen Show on Black Sky Radio to express her love of the comedy duo.

Carice Van Houten takes traveling as a hobby, and her favorite actor is Rutger Hauer, while her best colors are Black, Blue, and Brown.

Net Worth

Carice Van Houten‘s influence and career have grown steadily for over 2 decades; she’s worked as an entertainer.

She is now estimated to have acquired an estimated net worth, which is $5 million. Her income generation is majorly based on her career as an actress and singer.


Carice Van Houten has spent more than two decades as an actress starring in numerous films and television series.

She played her first leading role in Martin Koolhoven‘s film titled Suzy Q, as Suzy in 1999.

Carice Van Houten‘s filmography is highlighted below:


  • 1997 3 ronden as Emily
  • 1998 Ivory Guardians
  • 1999 Suzy Q as Suzy
  • 2001 Storm in mijn hoofd as Peaseblossom / Titania
  • 2001 ‘Amnesia as Sandra
  • 2001 Undercover Kitty as Minoes
  • 2002 The Wild Boar as Pandora
  • 2003 Father’s Affair as Monika
  • 2005 Black Swans as Marleen
  • 2005 Lepel as Miss Broer
  • 2005 Bonkers as Lis
  • 2006 A Thousand Kisses as Samarinde
  • 2006 Black Book as Rachel Stein / Ellis de Vries
  • 2007 Love is All as Kiki Jollema
  • 2008 Dorothy Mills as Jane van Dopp
  • 2008 Valkyrie as Nina Schenk Gräfin von Stauffenberg
  • 2009 Stricken as Carmen
  • 2009 From Time to Time as Maria Oldknow
  • 2010 Repo Men as Carol
  • 2010 The Happy Housewife as Lea
  • 2010 Black Death as Langiva
  • 2010 Satisfaction
  • 2011 Intruders as Susanna
  • Black Butterflies as Ingrid Jonker
  • Vivaldi as Julietta
  • 2012 Jackie as Sophie
  • 2012:Family Way as Winnie de Roover
  • 2013 The Fifth Estate as Birgitta Jónsdóttir
  • 2016 Race as Leni Riefenstahl
  • 2016 Brimstone as Anna
  • 2016 Incarnate
  • 2019 The Glass Room as Hana
  • 2019 Domino as Alex
  • 2019 Instinct as Nicoline
  • 2020 Lost Girls & Love Hotels as Ines

TV Shows

  • 1997 Het Labyrint as Mariek
  • 1999 Suzy Q as Suzy
  • 2000 Goede daden bij daglicht: Op weg as Carola
  • 2001 De acteurs as Ellie
  • 2002 Luifel & Luifel as Roos (Episode: “De Krottenkoning”)
  • 2004 Russen as José Machielsen (Episode: “De zevende getuige”)
  • Kopspijkers as Georgina Verbaan (Episode: “Dance-4-Life”)
  • 2006 Koppensnellers (Episode: “1.16”)
  • 2009 Gewoon Hans as Herself
  • 2010 In therapie as Aya (3 episodes)
  • 2011 Human Planet as Narrator Dutch dubbing
  • 2012–2019 Game of Thrones as Melisandre of Asshai (29 episodes)
  • 2015 The Simpsons as Annika van Houten’s voice (Episode: “Let’s Go Fly a Coot”)
  • 2016 Robot Chicken as Melisandre, Sharon, Mama Bear’s voices (Episode: “Triple Hot Dog Sandwich on Wheat”)
  • 2019 Temple as Anna Willems Television series
  • TBA Dangerous Liaisons as Jacqueline de Montrachet


  • 2007 Black Book (soundtrack) – vocals on four songs
  • 2012 See You on the Ice
  • 2015 “Fear Not” – featuring Michael Prins
  • 2015 “Bobbie Gentry’s The Delta Sweete Revisited” by Mercury Rev – vocals on ‘P Parchman Farm.’
  • 2015 “Once Upon a Time in Shaolin” by Wu-Tang Clan

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