Ólafur Darri Ólafsson

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Ólafur Darri Ólafsson
Born (1973-03-13) 13 March 1973 (age 45)
Connecticut, United States
Nationality American-Icelandic
Occupation Actor, producer, scriptwriter
Years active 1998–present
Known for Children
Children 2

Ólafur Darri Ólafsson (born 13 March 1973) is an American-born Icelandic actor, producer, and screenwriter.[1] He is known for Children, XL, Trapped, Lady Dynamite and The Deep.

Early life[edit]

Ólafur was born in Connecticut, USA; his parents returned to Iceland when he was four years old.[2]


Ólafur graduated from The Icelandic Drama School in 1998. After graduating, he became involved in numerous productions with the National Theatre of Iceland and City Theatre of Reykjavik, also working with various independent theatre groups. He is one of the founders of Vesturport Theatre in Reykjavik.[3]

In June 2016, Ólafur lip synced in the music video for Winter Sound by the Icelandic band Of Monsters and Men.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Ólafur is in a relationship with Icelandic dancer Lovísa Ósk Gunnarsdóttir. They have two daughters born in 2010 and 2014.[5]

Awards and nominations[edit]


See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Fleming, Mike (27 September 2012). "APA Signs 'The Deep' Star Olafur Darri Olafsson". Deadline. Retrieved 14 August 2014. 
  2. ^ Seymour, Tom (24 February 2016). "He's huge, he's hairy – and he's the hottest man in Iceland". The Guardian. London, UK. Retrieved 27 February 2016. 
  3. ^ "Ólafur Darri Ólafsson". Vesturport.com. Retrieved 29 February 2016. 
  4. ^ OfMonstersAndMenVEVO (2016-06-10), Of Monsters And Men - Winter Sound (Lyric Video), retrieved 2016-09-22 
  5. ^ Jónasdóttir, Marta María (7 August 2014). "Ólafur Darri og Lovísa eignuðust dóttur" [Ólafur Darri and Lovísa welcome a daughter]. Morgunblaðið (in Icelandic). Reykjavík. Retrieved 29 February 2016. 
  6. ^ "'XL' Leading Man Olafur Darri Olafsson Wins Best Actor at Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (Trailer)". IndieWire. Retrieved 14 August 2014. 
  7. ^ "'Last Witch Hunter' Adds 'True Detective' Actor Olafur Darri Olafsson". MovieWeb. Retrieved 14 August 2014. 
  8. ^ "Emerald City (2016) Full Cast & Crew". IMDb. Retrieved January 26, 2016. 

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