Kim Bodnia is a Danish actor and filmmaker who has a net worth of $4 Million. He is best known for his immense performance in the hit television series The Bridge, where he starred as police detective Martin Rohde. Following the success, Kim continued appearing in major projects.
The turning point of his career arrived in 1996 when Kim got the lead role as Frank in the Danish crime thriller film Pusher Nicolas Winding Refn’s directorial debut. Bodnia gained further recognition in 2018 with his appearance BBC America TV series called, Killing Eve.
What is Kim Bodnia Net Worth?
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Kim Bodnia was born in Copenhagen, Denmark on April 12th, 1965. Kim was raised in Espergærde by his parents. He is of Russian and Polish descent.
In terms of education, he was not good at his studies. Instead of education, he was interested in sports and wanted to become a football goalkeeper. Additionally, Kim participated in a handful of sports in high school including the 100 metres and the long jump.
However, after suffering a foot injury, he had to alter his career plans of becoming a professional football goalkeeper. Kim attended Espergærde Ungdomsskole before enrolling at the Danish National School of Theatre and Contemporary Dance.
Bodnia began his acting career by performing mainly in comic characters at a theater group. His mom encouraged him to audition for a place at the Danish National School of Theatre when Kim was just 16 years old. In 1987 he eventually earned a place at the theater and began pursuing his career.
Bodnia made his first appearance in film in 1989’s En Afgrund Af Frihed, where he portrayed a bouncer in a supporting role. He earned his first prominent role in the 1993 film Bulldozer.
Kim had his first big break in 1994 after earning the lead role in the horror movie, Nightwatch. From that point forward, he continued receiving acting gigs in films including Pusher (1996), Bleeder (1999), In China They Eat Dogs (1999), and its sequel Old Men in New Cars (2002).
In 2004 he got a chance to work as a co-writer with the director in the film Den Gode Strømer. Since then he went on to make a name for himself in the Norwegian film industry by appearing in movies Himmelfall, Monstertorsdag, and Tomme Tønner which were released between 2002 to 2010. Kim Bodnia earned a net worth of $6 million throughout his career.
Kim Bodnia became a household name in showbiz after being announced to play the lead role homicide detective in Copenhagen, named Martin Rohde. He earned this character in the Nordic noir crime television series, The Bridge (Broen|Bron) in which he starred alongside Thure Lindhardt and Sofia Helin. In this show, he portrayed his role for the first two series from 2011 to 2013 and led Kim Bodnia to win the 2014 Monte-Carlo Television Festival Award.
Kim came to the limelight once again in 2018 when he began starring as Konstantin Vasiliev, Villanelle’s handler in Killing Eve. He received the 2019 British Academy Television Award nomination for his performance in this British dark comedy-drama spy thriller TV series.
In 2021, the Netflix hit series, The Witcher announced that Kim Bodnia would play the role of Vesemir in this Polish-American fantasy drama web TV series.
In 2011, Kim played the role of Vladimir Dragunsky in the Indian English comedy movie Delhi Belly. Despite appearing in films, Bodnia established himself as a mainstream actor for his roles in television series. In 2006, he made his appearance in the mini-series, Snapphanar.
Around 2007 he was cast in the crime series The Killing for three episodes of its 1st season. Two years later, he starred in two episodes of the comedy-drama, Hvor fanden er Herning? Later he worked in a bunch of Swedish dramas like Der Kommissar und das Meer.
Throughout his career, Bodnia dabbled in theater and participated in numerous stage productions. He showcased his skills as a theater artist in plays like Kabale og Kerelighed, Jagten, Karate Billi Vender Tilbage, Cabaret–Himlen under Kabenhavn, Eletronisk Komedie, and Becket, among others.
Kim Bodnia began a relationship with voiceover artist Rikke Louise Andersson. Rikke gave birth to her first child Charlie in 2003. Later, Kim and Rikke welcomed two more children namely Miles and Nomi who were born in 2005 and 2007 respectively. In 2013, Kim and Rikke eventually married.
- Pusher (Film, 1996)
- The Bridge (Series 2011-2013)
- Killing Eve (Series, 2018-2022)
- The Witcher (2021)
- 62nd Bodil Award, Best Actor In a Supporting Role _ Won
- 2019 Monte-Carlo Television Festival Award, Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series _ Won
- 2019 British Academy Television Award, Best Supporting Actor _ Won
Kim Bodnia Net Worth
Kim Bodnia is widely recognized for his presence as a police detective in the successful series, The Bridge. He accumulated a lot of wealth and fame through his outstanding performances in films.
Kim has been working in the film industry since 1989 and acted in numerous projects. He mainly earns through salaries from television series and movies. As of 2023, Kim Bodnia’s net worth is estimated to be $6 Million.
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