• Sascha Nukaka Mortzfeldt is a singer and actress married to actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau of Game of Thrones fame
• She has a net worth of over $1 million
• She is of Inuit, German, and Norwegian descent
• She trained for and competed in the Miss Universe pageant in 1990
• She has acted in several films and television shows, as well as joined her husband in various humanitarian efforts
Who is Nukaaka Coster-Waldau?
Sascha Nukaka Mortzfeldt was born on 23 February 1971, in Uummannaq, Greenland, and is a singer as well as an actress, but perhaps best known for her marriage to Danish actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau. Her husband gained international fame thanks to his role of Jamie Lannister in the HBO fantasy series entitled “Game of Thrones”.
The Riches of Nukaaka Coster-Waldau
How rich is Nukaaka Coster-Waldau? As of mid-2019, sources estimate a net worth that is over $1 million, earned through success in her various endeavors, elevated significantly thanks to her husband who has a net worth estimated to be over $16 million in which she shares.
Hey guys .At white house correspondents dinner with this gorgeous lady. it made SDcomicon seem mellow#whcd pic.twitter.com/EaFVSCEdeZ
— Nikolaj CosterWaldau (@nikolajcw) April 26, 2015
Early Life and Pageantry
Nukaka grew up in Uummannaq, the daughter of Greenland politician Josef Motzfelt known for serving as the Minister for Finance and Foreign Affairs from 2009 to 2013, and is also the president of the West Nordic Council. She is of Inuit, German, and Norwegian descent. Very little is known about Nukaka’s childhood and education, with no details being shared about either.
It is known that she desired to be a model at a young age, and wanted to reach the upper echelons of pageantry, dreaming of winning the Miss Universe pageant. This led her to train to be able to win national pageants, for her to qualify for the annual international pageant. Miss Universe is known for one of the Big Four international beauty pageants, aired in over 190 countries and seen by half a billion people annually. She joined the 39th edition of the pageant, held in 1990 at the Shubert Theatre in Los Angeles, California. She placed 19th during the preliminaries, the highest placement Greenland has ever achieved in the pageant.
Transition to Acting
Following her participating in the Miss Universe pageant, Nukaka decided to pursue an acting career, eventually making her debut in the 1998 film entitled “Heart of Light”. It is a Greenland and Danish production film, the first major film to be completely shot in Greenland. It tells the story of an alcoholic Inuit who leaves the village to seek recovery, becoming a new man on his return. The film is known for covering themes surrounding modernity and tradition. She continued her work with numerous local film projects, and in 2007 was cast in a recurring role in the Danish police procedural series called “Forbrydelsen” or “The Killing”.
The show is set in Copenhagen and follows Detective Inspector Sarah Lund as she investigates murder cases, and became known for its season-long storylines and plot twists. Three years later, she was cast in the Danish drama film entitled “Eksperimentet”, which starred Ellen Hillingso and premiered in the Katuaq Culture Center located in the capital of Greenland, Nuuk. She’s continued her local work since then, mainly appearing in films, and including “Echoes of a Ronin”, “Anori”, and “Skavengers”.
Husband – Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
Nikolaj is a graduate of the Danish National School of Performing Arts located in Copenhagen, Denmark. After completing his degree, he pursued acting work locally, making his breakthrough in the film entitled “Nightwatch” released in 1994. Following a few more projects, he decided to transition to the US to look for more international projects. In 2001, he made his US film debut in “Black Hawk Down” playing the Medal of Honor recipient Gary Gordon. The film was directed by Ridley Scott and is based on the 1999 book of the same name written by journalist Mark Bowden.
He continued working on projects in the US and in his home country of Denmark over the next few years. In 2008, he starred in the short-lived series entitled “New Amsterdam”, and also worked on the television film “Virtuality”. Eventually his fame increased to an international level, when he was cast as Jamie Lannister in the series “Game of Thrones”. The show is an adaptation of the series of fantasy novels by George R. R. Martin entitled “A Song of Ice and Fire”, and gained a lot of critical acclaim, winning numerous awards over the course of its run.
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Huge thanks to everybody who showed up tonight in Copenhagen at the final GOT premiere. Not least Søren from the amazing fan group ‘a Camp of ice and fire’ you guys always make it 50 % more fun ! . I wish we could screen every episode on the big screen . It looks insane and its so much fun to share the experience. Enjoy the next 5 weeks 🙂 @ilariaurbinati @brioni_official @hbonordic @pilouasbaek
Personal Life and Social Media
For her personal life, it is known that Nukaka married Nikolaj in 1997; they have two daughters together, and the family resides in Kongens Lyngby, Copenhagen, with two pet dogs. Their daughters have also started to foray into professional acting projects, with one of their daughters appearing in “The Girl and the Dogs” while the other starred in the television series called “Theo og Den Magiske Talisman”. Her husband is also known to be a supporter of the Danish Red Cross, and also supported the RED foundation which aims to fight AIDS. She often joins him in his charitable endeavors.
Similar to numerous actresses, she is active online through accounts on social media, particularly on Facebook on which she has a personal account. She doesn’t receive as much attention compared to her husband, but lives a very active life based on her posts. She often travels and enjoys the beautiful scenery of Denmark and Greenland, even bringing an ATV with her. She also uses the platform to promote the couple’s humanitarian efforts and advocacies. Jamie has also posted photos several times on his personal social media accounts, including one where she performed for charity.