Carice van Houten is a Dutch actress and singer. She gained widespread recognition for her performance in Black Book, the most commercially successful Dutch film to date, for which she won her second Golden Calf for Best Actress, in addition to nominations from the Chicago Film Critics Association, the European Film Academy and the Online Film Critics Society. She was nominated for a Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress for Valkyri and won her fourth and fifth Golden Calf Awards for Best Actress for The Happy Housewife and Black Butterflies.

Birth Name

Carice Anouk van Houten


Carice van Houten



Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

Carice van Houten was born on the September 05, 1976, in Leiderdorp, Netherlands.


She is currently 42 years old.

Sun Sign









Carice attended St. Bonifatiuscollege High School in Utrecht. She also studied at Kleinkunstacademie in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Family Details

  • Father – Theodore van Houten (Writer & Broadcaster)
  • Mother – Margje Stasse (is on the board of Dutch Educational TV)
  • Siblings – Jelka van Houten (Younger Sister) (Actress)

Marital Status


Boyfriend / Spouse

Carice van Houten has dated –

  • Sebastian Koch (2005-2009) – Sebastian is a German actor, who commenced dating Carice in 2005 when the pair first met while filming the 2006 movie, Black Book. They dated for almost 4 years before getting separated in August 2009.

  • Guy Pearce (2015-Present) – Carice met Australian actor and musician Guy Pearce in 2015 while shooting for the movie Brimstone. They have been dating ever since then and have a son together named Monte Pearce (born in August 2016).

Physical Statistics


  • In feet – 5 feet 6½ inches
  • In centimeters – 169 cm
  • In meters – 1.69 m


  • In Kilograms – 61 kg
  • In Pounds – 135 lbs

Body Measurements

  • Measurements – 34-24-33
  • Bust – 34 inches
  • Waist – 24 inches
  • Hip – 33 inches
  • Bra Size – 32B

Body Build


Eye Color


Hair Color

Dark Brown

Shoe Size

She wears a size 8 (US) shoe.

Dress Size

Her dress size is 4 (US).



Professional Statistics

Famous For

Working in the films like Valkyrie (2008) and Repo Men (2010), Black Book (2006).

Debut Film

Her debut film was 3 ronden released in 1997 for her role as Emily. It was a short film.

Television Debut

In 1997 only, she debuted on television with the TV series, Het Labyrint for her role as Mariek.

Distinctive Features

She often plays the movie roles in the film of the director, Martin Koolhoven.

Awards & Nominations

Year Award Category Nominated Work Result
1999 Golden Calf Award Best Acting in a Television Drama
Suzy Q
2002 Golden Calf Award Best Actress
Undercover Kitty
International Children’s Film Festival Best Actress Won
Carrousel international du film de Rimouski Won
2005 Golden Calf Award Best Actress
Black Swans
2006 Golden Calf Award Best Actress
Black Book
Rembrandt Award Best Actress Won
Chicago Film Critics Association Award Best Actress Nominated
European Film Award Best Actress Nominated
German Film Award Best Actress Nominated
Online Film Critics Society Award Best Breakthrough Performance Nominated
Saturn Award Best Actress Nominated
2008 Rembrandt Award Best Actress
Love is All
Saturn Award Best Supporting Actress
2010 Rembrandt Award Best Actress
Golden Film Award Best Actress Won
Fangoria Chainsaw Award Best Supporting Actress
Black Death
2011 Rembrandt Award Best Actress
The Happy Housewife
Golden Film Award Best Actress Won
Golden Calf Award Best Actress Won
2012 Rembrandt Award Best Actress
Black Butterflies
Golden Film Award Best Actress Won
Golden Calf Award Best Actress Won
Tribeca Film Festival Best Actress in a Narrative Feature Film Won
Golden Film Award Best Actress
Rembrandt Award Best Actress Nominated
2013 Rembrandt Award Best Actress
Family Way
Screen Actors Guild Award Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
Game of Thrones
2015 Nominated
2016 Nominated
2017 Golden Calf Award Best Supporting Actress

Carice van Houten Favorites

  • Favorite Actor – Rutger Hauer
  • Favorite Bag – Bottega Veneta
  • Favorite Perfume – Le Labo Santal 33
  • Favorite Jeans – Levi’s
  • Favorite Beauty Products – Tom Ford’s Lipstick, Dolce & Gabbana Secret Eyes

Carice van Houten Net worth

Carice net worth is estimated to be $6 million dollars as of 2019.

Social Media Profiles

Some Lesser Known Facts About Carice van Houten

  • Hollywood makes her unhappy and she does want to live there. But, if Carice is offered a great role there, she will definitely snatch it.
  • She is sometimes called as Dutch Oprah Winfrey.
  • She knows many languages and is fluent in English, German, Dutch and French.
  • Carice has won Golden Calf Award for Best Actress multiple times in 1999, 2002, 2005, 2006.
  • In December 2006, Van Houten withdrew from a theatre production of Alex van Warmerdam due to personal reasons. According to a theatre spokesman it was because of a work overload.
  • In 2008, Van Houten had a role opposite Leonardo DiCaprio in Body of Lies but her scenes did not make the final cut of the movie.
  • She is a WWF ambassador since 2009.
  • In July 2011, Van Houten was cast as the priestess Melisandre in the second season of HBO’s fantasy TV series Game of Thrones.
  • In November 2012, the video for “Particle of Light”, the second single from her album, See You on the Ice, debuted on YouTube. It was written by Howe Gelb of Giant Sand.
  • In May 2015, she played Annika Van Houten (Milhouse’s cousin) in The Simpsons episode “Let’s Go Fly a Coot”. She was cast specifically because of her last name.
  • In 2016 she appeared in Brimstone, her fourth collaboration with director Martin Koolhoven. Other cast members are Dakota Fanning, Kit Harington and Guy Pearce.
  • Visit her official website @


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