Joel Kinnaman
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Joel Kinnaman is an American-Swedish actor famed for his fantastic portrayals of Johan Westlund JW in Easy Money film series, a Swedish crime drama. He first started his ascent into the entertainment industry in the 90s as a child actor with his feature in twenty-two (22) episodes of the soap opera Storstad before he took a break from the industry for studies.

After a prolonged absence, he returned in 2002 and appeared in the thriller, The Invisible and from thereon, he has gone on to appear in many theatres, soap operas and mainstream films and television series some of which include Hannah med H, Crime and Punishment, I Skuggan av varmen, literally translated ‘In your veins’, Easy Money series, The Darkest Hour, The Killing, Safe House, House of Cards, Hanna among others.

Joel Kinnaman’s Bio and Age

He was born Charles Joel Nordström Kinnaman in Stockholm, Sweden on the 25th November 1979. Joel Kinnaman had his high school education in Del Valle, Texas. He was an exchange student for a year.

Although he started mining his trade as an actor as a child, he has eventually exited the limelight and made a return in 2002. His fame peaked in 2009 and he has since gone on to feature in several box office blockbusters some of which are RoboCop (2014), Suicide Squad (2016), The Informer (2019). He portrayed Erik Heller in the American drama web action series called Hanna.

His 2019 credits include The Sound of Philadephia, The Secret We Keep, and For All Mankind. The amazing Swedish born has earned not just mainstream recognition and tangible fame but also got nominated for a few awards like the Saturn and a Swedish award Guldbaggage for his roles in The Killing and Easy Money. 

How Much Is Joel Kinnaman’s Net Worth

Joel Kinnaman has featured in many blockbuster movies, many of which have recorded massive numbers on the global box office. While Suicide Squad made over $747 million, RoboCopgrossed $53.4 million. Thanks to this kind f successes, Kinnaman has been able to amass a net worth of $10 million. He is indeed among the millionaires of Hollywood.

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Family – Parents, Siblings and Wife

His father’s name is Steve Kinnaman, a name he changed from David Kinnaman. Joel Kinnaman father was an American soldier who was posted to Bangkok during the Vietnam war. His mother’s name is Bitte Kinnaman, and she’s a therapist.

Thanks to his parents, Joel has a multiracial background; Jewish-Swedish ancestry from his mother, and German, Irish, Scottish and American bloodlines from his father. He is very fluent in Sweden and English.

He has five sisters including Leyla Belle Drake and actress, Melinda Kinnaman who is perhaps the best known among all.

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As of this writing, Joel Kinnaman and his wife, Cleo Wattenström, a renowned Swedish tattoo artist are separated. the separation was announced sometime in 2018 with no clear reason given for the decision, regardless, the pair have no bad blood between as they have remained good friends.

The couple were said to have met and started dating in early 2014 but they made their first public appearance in August 2014. The media got a whiff of their relationship by December 2014. The hype continued till the duo were married in April 2016, in a place known as ‘Same Day Marriage’, in San Vincent Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA, USA but sadly by 2018 the love birds were separated with details of their divorce proceeding unclear to the media. Cleo Wattenstrom via social media sent Joel messages on his birthday in November 2018.

Before his marriage to Cleo, Joel was said to have dated Olivia Munn, the X-men actress for about two years and Jane Timglass an actress he met on set.

Interestingly, Joel Kinnaman has lately been seen in the company of the beautiful Swedish Victorian Secret model, Kelly Gale. Both were spotted on Sunday, January 20, 2019. The pair are yet to make any statement as to whether they are dating or not.


Joel Kinnaman is obviously a handsome man with his lovely greenish eyes, matched by a great athletic body. He stands at a staggering height of six feet, two and a half inches (1.89 m) tall supported by a matching body mass of 92 kilograms (203 lbs).

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