18 July 1981 |
Amstelveen, North Holland, Netherlands
|Residence||New Orleans, Louisiana|
|Occupation||Actor, Musician, Singer-songwriter|
|Spouse(s)||Tara Elders (m. 2008)|
Michiel Huisman (born 18 July 1981) is a Dutch actor, musician and singer-songwriter. He was the lead singer and guitarist of the Dutch band Fontane. He starred in the HBO series Treme as Sonny, a drug-addicted musician. He has had recurring roles on television series such as Nashville as bad-boy music producer Liam McGuinnis and as Cal Morrison on Orphan Black. He currently portrays the charismatic mercenary Daario Naharis on the HBO television series Game of Thrones, where he has recently been promoted to a series regular in Season 5.
Life and career
He was a part of the Dutch band Fontane. The band consisted of Huisman, Roland van der Hoofd, Gilles Tuinder and Bas van Geldere. They made music for the Dutch films Costa! and Full Moon Party (in both of which Huisman played a starring role). The band later split up and Huisman decided to pursue music on his own.
He played Rudolf Nureyev in the BBC drama Margot which aired in 2009. In the same year he portrayed Ernest II, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha in The Young Victoria, a dramatization of early reign of Queen Victoria.
Huisman played the role of Sonny, a busker who plays keyboards and guitar, in the HBO series Treme (2010–2014). He was taught New Orleans piano by local Davis Rogan for the series. Rogan was the inspiration for Davis McAlary, the character played by Steve Zahn.
Beginning in April 2014, in the second season of Orphan Black, Huisman portrayed the character Cal Morrison, a rugged outdoorsman who crosses paths with the clones. Huisman will reprise his role in the upcoming third season.
Huisman has been signed to star in the thriller film 2:22 set to be released in late 2015. He has also been signed to star in the upcoming 2016 thriller film The Forest, with Natalie Dormer, who also appears in Game of Thrones.
Huisman first met his wife, Dutch actress Tara Elders, on the set of Phileine Says Sorry in 2003. The couple have a daughter born in 2007. The couple were married in a private ceremony around February 2008. They now live together in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States.
|1998||Goede tijden, slechte tijden||Rover|
|1999||Suzy Q||Palmer||Television film|
|2002||Exit||Renates vriend||Short film|
|2002||Full Moon Party||Bobbie|
|2003||Phileine Says Sorry||Max|
|2007||Funny Dewdrop||Orpheus||Short film|
|2009||Unmade Beds||X Ray Man|
|2009||The Young Victoria||Ernest|
|2009||Margot||Rudolph Nureyev||Television film|
|2013||The Sixth Gun||Drake Sinclair||Television film|
|2013||World War Z||Ellis|
|2013||The Woman in the Dress||Tom||Short film|
|2015||The Age of Adaline||Ellis Jones||Post-production|
|1995||Voor hete vuren||Episode: Prettige feestdagen|
|1998||Kees & Co||Loopjongen||Episode: Sonja's trouwdag|
|2001||Dok 12||Frederik van Kemenade||Episode: Geen lijk, geen dader|
|2005||Meiden van de Wit||Boudewign Peuts||9 episodes|
|2006||Dalziel and Pascoe||Back-packer||Episode: Wrong Place, Wrong Time: Part 1|
|2006||'t Schaep Met De 5 Pooten||Freddy||Episode: Het zal je kind maar wezen|
|2007–2010||De co-assistent||Hugo Biesterveld||Starring (41 episodes)|
|2010||Bloedverwanten||Martijn Zwager||12 episodes|
|2010–2013||Treme||Sonny||Starring (35 episodes)|
|2012–2014||Nashville||Liam McGuinnis||Recurring (13 episodes)|
|2014–present||Orphan Black||Cal Morrison||Recurring (5 episodes)|
|2014–present||Game of Thrones||Daario Naharis||Recurring (Season 4; 5 episodes)
Starring (Season 5)
- 'Game of Thrones': Michiel Huisman's Daario upped to Season 5 series regular from January 8, 2014
- Byrnes, Paul (7 July 2007). "Film Reviews: Black Book". Sydney Morning Herald (Fairfax Publications).
- Reilly, Dan (4 June 2010). "'Treme' Creator David Simon Crafts a Love Letter to New Orleans' Musical Culture". Spinner. AOL. Retrieved 6 October 2011.
- Lesley Goldberg (28 August 2013). "'Game of Thrones' Books 'Treme' Alum for Season 4". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 1 September 2013.
- 'Orphan Black': 3 new spoilers for Season 3 from October 16, 2014
- ComingSoon.net Production Begins on Wild, starring Reese Witherspoon from October 11. 2013
- Michiel Huisman To Co-Star Opposite Blake Lively In ‘Age Of Adaline’ from February 2014
- ‘Game of Thrones’ Star Michiel Huisman Gets Call for ‘2:22′ from January 2015
- The Forest Attracts Game of Thrones Star Michiel Huisman from February 2015
- Hollywood PicturesBerlin: Sony Hot for Natalie Dormer, Michiel Huisman Thriller 'The Forest' from February 2015