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Tuva Novotny Height, Weight, Age, Children, Family

Tuva Novotny Quick Info
Height 5 ft 4½ in
Weight 50 kg
Date of Birth December 21, 1979
Zodiac Sign Sagittarius
Eye Color Blue

Tuva Novotny is a Swedish actor, director, theatre artist, writer, singer, and musician. Over the years, she has worked on a variety of projects such as AnnihilationEat Pray Love, Crimes of PassionThe King’s Choice, A WarBorg/McEnroe, NobelBlind SpotBritt-Marie Was HereBonus FamilyZero ContactThe Middle ManExit PlanThe Kingdom, Simon & MalouDear AliceSkilda världarJalla! Jalla!SleepwalkerHerr von Hancken, NakenTic TacSlim SusieNorrmalmstorgDay and Night, AnjaMake BelieveClose to Heaven, Den Osynlige, Stratosphere GirlMidsummerDag, Waiting for RainStonedAll it takes is a miracle, Bang Bang Orangutang, Young AndersenFamilien Gregersen, No. 2 a.k.a. Naming Number TwoFour Weeks in JuneBröllopsfotografenThe CandidateThe Black MadonnaTruth About Men, SnapphanarPossession, and Mammas pojkar.

Born Name

Tuva Moa Matilda Karolina Novotny Hedström

Nick Name


Tuva Novotny as seen in 2008
Tuva Novotny as seen in 2008 (Esquilo / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 3.0)

Sun Sign


Born Place

Stockholm, Sweden





Tuva Novotny attended a theatre and film school in Prague for a year.


Actor, Director, Writer, Singer, Musician, Theatre Artist


  • Father – David Jan Novotný (Czech Film Director, Novelist, Scriptwriter, Professor of Dramaturgy)
  • Mother – Barbro Hedström (Swedist Artist)
  • Others – Jan Blahoslav Novotný (Paternal Grandfather), Henry Evald Hedström (Maternal Grandfather), Kristina Holmstrand (Maternal Grandmother)


Tuva Novotny has been signed with Agentfirman Planthaber/Kildén, Talent Agency, Stockholm, Sweden.








5 ft 4½ in or 164 cm


50 kg or 110 lbs

Boyfriend / Spouse

Tuva Novotny has dated –

  1. Nicolai Bjerrum Lersbryggen – She has been in a relationship with Nicolai Bjerrum Lersbryggen and the duo has 2 daughters including Ella Bjerrum Lersbryggen (b. 2007).
  2. Ola Rapace – Tuva Novotny has also been romantically linked with actor Ola Rapace.
  3. Alexander Skarsgård – Tuva has dated actor Alexander Skarsgård and she announced in April 2022 that they were expecting their first child together. Later, it was reported in November 2022 that the couple had welcomed its first child together after they were spotted holding a baby during a night out in New York City. The birth of their child was then confirmed by Alexander in March 2023.

Race / Ethnicity


Tuva Novotny is of Czech descent on her father’s side and has Swedish roots on her mother’s side.

Hair Color

Dark Brown

Eye Color


Sexual Orientation


Distinctive Features

High cheekbones

Tuva Novotny Facts

  1. Growing up, she participated in Vår teater (a children’s theater in Stockholm).
  2. She was raised in Värmland (Sweden).
  3. In 1997, Tuva Novotny made her first theatrical film appearance as Jeanette in the critically-acclaimed psychological thriller drama film Tic Tac. The film became Sweden’s submission for the Academy Award for “Best Foreign Language Film” and some critics have called it “a Swedish Pulp Fiction“.
  4. Prince Joachim of Denmark appointed Tuva Novotny on November 23, 2004, to be one of four Swedish “Hans Christian Andersen Ambassadors” to celebrate the 200th birthday of writer H.C. Andersen.
  5. She brought to life the character of Sofi (Liz’s Swedish best friend in Rome) in the 2010 American biographical romantic drama film Eat Pray Love, starring Julia Roberts, James Franco, Richard Jenkins, Viola Davis, Billy Crudup, and Javier Bardem.
  6. Tuva Novotny played the role of Lærke in the 2019 Danish-Norwegian-German mystery drama film Exit Plan (Danish: Selvmordsturisten, also titled Suicide Tourist).
  7. Co-starring alongside Pål Sverre Hagen, Tuva was cast as Blenda Johnson in the 2021 black comedy film The Middle Man.
  8. In 2021, she appeared in the thriller film Zero Contact. It stars Anthony Hopkins, Chris Brochu, Aleks Paunovic, and Veronica Ferres.
  9. Tuva Novotny was seen as Anna in the absurdist supernatural horror miniseries trilogy Riget (English title: The Kingdom) in 2022.
  10. She is multilingual and speaks Swedish, Czech, Danish, and Norwegian.
  11. Her theatre credits include having been cast in plays such as RockyLimbo, and Dorian Grays Porträtt.
  12. She enjoys taking photos.
  13. Tuva Novotny was in a band named “Rambo Allstars” in the past.

Featured Image by Esquilo / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 3.0

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