Joel Kinnaman

Joel was born and raised in Stockholm, Sweden. After graduating from Malmö Theatre Academy 2007 Joel attended at the Gothenburg City Theatre, Sweden’s oldest city theatre. 2007 he got a huge recognition for his role as Raskolknikov in the play from Fjodor Dostojevskij’s roman Crime and Punishment at Backa Theatre in Gothenburg. Although his acting career started already in 2002, taking part in the Swedish thriller called The lnvisible, Joel has since then contributed in more than 40 film productions and TV-series. He is widely famous for his role as JW in the Swedish film, Easy Money (Snabba Cash) a trilogy based on the best-selling novel written by Jens Lapidus. But reached global recognition for his roles such as Stephen Holder on AMC’s The Killing, Alex Murphy in the 2014 RoboCop remake and Rick Flag in the DC Comics film Suicide Squad working along co-actors Will Smith, Jared Leto, Ben Affleck and Margot Robbie to name a few.

Joel is currently starring in the Netflix original series which has been Netflix largest budget series to-date where he plays the lead role as Takeshi Kovacs in Altered Carbon. During 2018 the movie Three Seconds will be released based on the novel of the same name where Joel plays a reformed criminal and former special operation soldier working undercover with the FBI. Joel worked with co-stars Ana De Armas, Rosamund Pike and Clive Owen.