Michiel Huisman


  • Birthdate
  • Birthplace
  • 1981-07-18
  • Amstelveen, Noord-Holland, Netherlands

Huisman was born on July 18, 1981 in Amstelveen, Noord-Holland, which is near Amsterdam. Before "Game of Thrones", Huisman had a role in Paul Verhoeven's acclaimed "Black Book", and he played Rudolf Nureyev in the BBC TV movie "Margot" about prima ballerina Margot Fonteyn. Before he became ubiquitous on television, Huisman also performed in a band called Fontaine that wrote music for soundtracks. (Huisman released a solo album in 2005.)

Huisman combined his acting and musical talents on the show "Treme", where he played Sonny, a drug addicted musician. Then came Huisman's big break into one of the hottest shows on cable, "Game of Thrones", where he took over the role of Daario Naharis. Huisman was given a lot of leeway to approach the character and re-interpret Daario his own way. The creators of "Game of Thrones" felt that viewers would adapt to the transition between actors well, and Huisman was indeed accepted by fans of the show.

Huisman had the distinction of being on three big shows at the same time, namely "Thrones," country music drama "Nashville", where he played producer Liam McGuiniss, and the sci-fi series "Orphan Black", where he played Cal Morrison, a human who interacting with clones.

Huisman also worked regularly in movies such as Brad Pitt's "World War Z", and the best seller adaptation "Wild", starring Reese Witherspoon.