Rising star JOEL KINNAMAN (Skyer) has quickly become a
highly sought after
actor after starring in the Swedish film Snabba Cash, directed by Daniel
film, which was the first installment of a trilogy based on the international
written by Jens Lapidus, is the highest grossing Swedish film ever made.
won the 2011 Guldbagge Award (the Swedish equivalent for the Academy Award) for
Best Actor for his work in the film. Warner Bros. currently holds the U.S.
to the film.
Kinnaman captured the attention of Hollywood when he screen tested for the
lead roles in George Miller's Fury Road for Warner Bros. and Kenneth Branagh's
for Paramount. Shortly thereafter, Kinnaman decided to relocate to Los Angeles
was quickly cast as the male lead in the critically acclaimed AMC series "The
created by Veena Sud. Kinnaman plays a cop who is forced to team up with the
officer he was supposed to replace in order to solve a heinous crime.
Most recently, Kinnaman completed shooting roles in: the Sony film The Girl
the Dragon Tattoo directed by David Fincher; the Universal action thriller Safe
opposite Denzel Washington and Ryan Reynolds; and the comedy Lola Versus for Fox
In addition to receiving the 2011 Guldbagge Award for Snabba Cash, he
his first nomination for a Guldbagge Award in 2010 for the Best Actor in a
Role for his role in the Swedish mini-series "Johan Falk."
Kinnaman, originally from Stockholm, Sweden, is a graduate of the prestigious
Swedish Academic School of Drama, whose alumni include Stellan Skarsgard, Peter
Stromare and Lena Olin.