Gentofte Kommune is a municipality (Danish, kommune) in the Capital Region of Denmark (Region Hovedstaden) on the east coast of the island of Zealand (Sjælland) in eastern Denmark. The municipality covers an area of 25.54 km2 (9.86 sq mi), and has a total population of 74,548 (1 April 2014). Since 1993, its mayor has been Hans Toft, a member of the Conservative People's Party (Det Konservative Folkeparti).
Movie critic Ole Michelsen (b. 1940) is a resident, and his daughter, model and actress Katrine Michelsen (b. 1966, d. 2009) was born and died in Gentofte.
Writer Dan Turèll (b. 1946, d. 1993) lived in the Vangede part of Gentofte from 1955–1964 and again from 1966 – 1969. He documented these years in his 1975 book "Vangede billeder" ("Vangede pictures").
Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich (b. 1963) is probably Gentofte's most famous native, at least among younger generations.
Singer an songwriter Agnes Obel (b. 1980) was born in Gentofte. She moved to Berlin in 2005.