|Aksel Hennie Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 8 in|
|Date of Birth||October 29, 1975|
Aksel Hennie is a Norwegian actor, director, and screenwriter who is best known for his work in films such as Jonny Vang (2003), Uno (2004), Max Manus: Man of War (2008), Headhunters (2011), Hercules (2014), The Martian (2015), Mordene i Kongo (2018), The Trip (2021), and Sisu (2022).
Lambertseter, Oslo, Norway
Aksel was admitted to the Oslo National Academy of the Arts, a university college that provides education in visual arts, design, and performing arts, after applying 4 times. It is one of 2 public institutes of higher learning in Norway that teach visual arts and design. He graduated from there in 2001.
Actor, Director, Screenwriter
- Father – Morten Hennie
- Mother – Karin Hennie
- Siblings – Annan Forbes Hennie (Brother) (d. August 2011)
- Others – Anders Hennie (Paternal Grandfather), Marit Strøm (Paternal Grandmother), Leif Axel Waldemar Andersen Glemming (Maternal Grandfather), Zaida Solveig Hansen (Maternal Grandmother)
Aksel Hennie’s net worth had been $5 Million according to CelebrityNetWorth.com.
5 ft 8 in or 173 cm
73 kg or 161 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Aksel has dated –
- Tone Damli Aaberge (2009-2013)
- Karoline Hegbom (2018-Present) – Aksel got engaged to his long-term girlfriend Karoline Hegbom in 2018. They got married in a ceremony in 2019 in Taormina, a comune in the city of Messina that is situated on the east coast of the island of Sicily, Italy. The couple had their 1st child together in 2018 and their 2nd in 2020. Aksel also has a daughter named Hedda from a previous, unnamed relationship.
Race / Ethnicity
He is of Norwegian descent.
- Toned physique
- Sports a rugged beard
- Affable smile
Aksel Hennie Facts
- Aksel, in his late teenage years, was arrested for graffitiing – writing, painting, or drawing art on a wall, usually without permission and within public view. Graffiti can range from simple written words to elaborate wall paintings and is considered defacement and vandalism in most countries when done without permission.
- He confessed to the police upon his arrest and became an outcast in the local graffiti community after this incident. Aksel used to sign his graffiti by writing ‘Ceel’ and ‘Mikro’ and his graffiti can still be seen in and around Oslo, the capital and most populous city of Norway, even though most of it has been crossed out due to his confession.
- He was convicted upon his confession and this was one of the first such cases recorded in Norway. This entire episode contributed a lot to the background of Uno, a 2004 Norwegian drama film directed by Aksel – he also played the leading role in it. The film was critically acclaimed and he won multiple awards at numerous European film festivals for both his acting and direction.
- In 2004, he was also named one of Europe’s ‘Shooting Stars’ by the EFP (European Film Promotion), an international promotion organization that is a unique network of 38 national film promotion institutes from across Europe that represent films and talent from their respective territories. EFP promotes the diversity and the spirit of European cinema and talent at major international film festivals and markets.
- In 2016, Elle (a widely-read global women’s magazine of French origin) named Aksel ‘Norway’s Most Sexy Man’.
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