|Pilou Asbæk Quick Info|
|Height||6 ft 0¼ in|
|Date of Birth||March 2, 1982|
Pilou Asbæk is a Danish actor who achieved universal recognition with his villainous turn as Euron Greyjoy in HBO’s fantasy series, Game of Thrones (2016-2019). Prior to that, he had established himself as a veritable actor with his stellar performance as the spin-doctor Kasper Juul in the critically-acclaimed television series, Borgen (2010-2013).
Johan Philip Asbæk
Pilou attended Herlufsholm School, a boarding school in Næstved. He later went to the Danish National School of Performing Arts and graduated in 2008.
- Father – Jacob A. Asbæk (Co-owner of the Galerie Asbæk in Copenhagen)
- Mother – Maria Patricia Tonn (Co-owner of the Galerie Asbæk in Copenhagen)
- Siblings – Thomas Asbæk (Older Brother) (Art Consultant at Asbæk Art Consulting), Martin Asbæk (Older Brother) (Gallery owner at Martin Asbæk Gallery)
- Others – Siegfred Pedersen (Paternal Grandfather), Agnethe/Agnete Asbæk (Paternal Grandmother), Niels Edgar Tonn Petersen (Maternal Grandfather), Paulette Couette (Maternal Grandmother), Hans Henrik Clemensen (Father-in-law) (Actor), Vigga Bro (Mother-in-law) (Actor)
Pilou has been represented by –
- United Talent Agency
- Art Management
- Untitled Entertainment
6 ft 0¼ in or 183.5 cm
75 kg or 165.5 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Pilou Asbæk has dated –
- Anna Bro (2008-Present) – The Outside the Wire (2021) star is happily married to the playwright Anna Bro since 2008. Their daughter Agnes Bro Asbæk was born on December 31, 2012.
Race / Ethnicity
He is of Danish and ¼ French descent.
Pilou Asbæk Facts
- His name is pronounced as “Pe-lou As-beck”.
- As he is the youngest of 3 brothers, his nickname was Little Philip or Pip. Moreover, Pip can be translated into French as Pilou, which he chose as his stage name.
In 2011, he was named one of the ‘European Films’ Shooting Stars’ by the European Film Promotion.
- If not an actor, Pilou would have loved to go into journalism or writing.
- He loves football and supports his home team, FC Copenhagen.
- His godfather was the esteemed painter and sculptor, Kurt Trampedach.
- Pilou worked alongside his mother-in-law Vigga Bro in the 2014 film, Silent Heart. The film was very well-received and was even nominated for the Nordic Council Film Prize in 2015.
- He bears a striking resemblance to the American actor Joshua Jackson, who is most renowned for playing Pacey Witter in the teen drama, Dawson’s Creek.
- Pilou joined the Danish Social Democratic Party in January 2022 after opposing the Danish government’s harsh refugee policy under the leadership of Prime Minister, Mette Frederiksen.
- Pilou and his Game of Thrones co-star Nathalie Emmanuel were born on the same date i.e., March 2nd. However, Nathalie is 7 years younger than him as she was born in 1989.
- He also shares his birth date with other Hollywood A-listers such as Jon Bon Jovi, Daniel Craig, Bryce Dallas Howard, Rebel Wilson, Luke Combs, and many others.
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