Joel Kinnaman is a Swedish-American actor with a net worth of $14 million. On television, he is most known for playing Detective Stephen Holder on AMC’s The Killing, Takeshi Kovacs on Netflix’s Altered Carbon; and Governor Will Conway in House of Cards. He has also starred in movies like Easy Money, RoboCop, and Suicide Squad.

In this article, we look at the career of Joel Kinnaman and breakdown his net worth.

Joel Kinnaman Net Worth, Income Source & Salary

Joel Kinnaman’s wealth comes from his career as a television and film actor.

Kinnaman made his on-screen debut as a child actor in 1990 and played Felix Lundström in the Swedish soap opera Storstad. 

After a lengthy hiatus, Kinnaman re-debuted in 2002, this time as an adult, and played Kalle in the Swedish drama thriller, The Invisible, starring Gustaf Skarsgård.

Throughout the mid-noughties, Kinnaman appeared in many Swedish films like A Different Way, Tjenare kungen, Storm, and Arn: The Kingdom at the End of the Road.

His career breakthrough came in 2010 as Johan “JW” Westlund in the Swedish thriller, Easy Money. The role landed him a Guldbagge Award and helped lay the groundwork for his subsequent international success.

He found more success as Christer Malm in David Fincher’s 2011 psychological thriller, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo — starring Daniel Craig, Rooney Mara, Christopher Plummer, and Stellan Skarsgård, among others

He made his international feature film debut in the 2011 sci-fi thriller, The Darkest Hour, starring alongside Emile Hirsch and Olivia Thirlby, among others.

From 2011 to 2014, he starred as Detective Stephen Holder in the AMC crime drama TV series, The Killing.

Kinnaman starred as Alex Murphy/RoboCop in the 2014 remake of the eponymous 1987 movie, RoboCop.

He also joined the ensemble cast of the 2016 DC Comics superhero movie, Suicide Squad, starring as Col. Rick Flag opposite Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Jared Leto, Cara Delevingne, and Viola Davis, among others. The movie, despite lukewarm reception, was a commercial success, grossing $746.8 million at the international box office.

He is set to reprise his role in the upcoming standalone sequel directed by Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn.

On television, Kinneman is most known for playing Will Conway in the fourth and fifth season of the Netflix political thriller, House of Cards; and Takeshi Kovacs in the first season of the Netflix cyberpunk series, Altered Carbon.

He has also played Erik Heller in Amazon Prime’s Hanna, and recently, starred as astronaut Edward Baldwin in the Apple TV+ alternate history sci-fi drama series, For All Mankind.

Box-Office Earnings

Movie Budget Earnings
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011) $90 million $232.6 million
The Darkest Hour (2011) $34.8 million $64.6 million
RoboCop (2014) $130 million $242.6 million
Run All Night (2015) $50–61.6 million $71.6 million
Suicide Squad (2016) $175 million $746.8 million

How Old is Joel Kinnaman? What is His Height?

Joel Kinnaman was born Charles Joel Nordström in Stockholm, Sweden, the only boy of five, to Swedish-born mother, Britte, a therapist, and American-born father, Steve Kinnaman, a Vietnam War deserter.

The 43-year-old was born on November 25, 1979, and stands at 6 feet 2½ inches (1.89 meters).

He spent a year studying as a foreign exchange student in Del Valle, Texas, and spent most of his adulthood traveling the world.

Who is Joel Kinnaman Dating?

Joel Kinnaman was married for three years, from 2015 to 2018, to Swedish tattoo artist Cleo Wattenström.

Since 2019, he has been in a relationship with the Swedish-Australian model Kelly Gale.

Kinnaman has also been linked with some of the top leading ladies of Hollywood like Olivia Munn and Jane Timglas.