Quick Facts of Gisli Orn Gardarsson

  • Full NameGisli Orn Gardarsson
  • Date of Birth1973 /12 /15
  • NicknameGisli Orn
  • Marital StatusMarried
  • BirthplaceReykjavik, Iceland
  • EthnicityWhite
  • ReligionChristian
  • ProfessionActor, Director, Producer
  • NationalityIcelandic
  • Active Year2001-present
  • Eye colourHazel Blue
  • Hair colourLight Brown
  • BuildFit
  • SpouseNina Dogg Filippusdottir
  • Height6 Feet 2- 3/4 Inch (1.9 m)
  • EducationHamrahlio College, University of Iceland and Iceland Academy of the Arts
  • Online PresenceTwitter, Instagram, Facebook
  • Children2
  • HoroscopeSaggittarius

Gisli Orn Gardarsson is an Icelandic-Norwegian actor, producer,  theater artist, and director. Moreover, he is famous for his work on  Dramarama (2001), Children (2006), Country Wedding (2008), The Oath (2016), and One Night (2018). Moreover,  he is currently working on the Netflix horror series, Ragnarok release on January 31, 2020.

Apart, Gisli is also a co-founder of Vesturpot, a theater, and film company situated in Reykjavik. Before starting his career in acting, he was an international gymnast player. He is currently living a happy life with his partner. Further, he is also the father of two wonderful children. What is his net worth? Let us know more about him in this article given below.

Born in Reykjavik, Iceland

Gisli Orn Gardarsson was born on December 15, 1973,  in Reykjavik, Iceland. Further, his father’s name is Garoar Gislason Gardarsson, a teacher and his mother’s name is Kolbrun Hognadottir Gardarsson, a publisher of Frooi. Gisli is also a brother of his younger sister, Rakel Gardarsson. Moreover, his family moved to Oslo where he spent his childhood and adulthood.

Gardarsson is an Icelandic nationality and belongs to white ethnicity. Gisli Orn attended his school at Hamrahlio College in Hlioahverfi. Later, he joined the University of Iceland for a bachelor’s degree in Sociology and also studied West European at the University of Oslo.

However, before joining the university he also completed his training in drama from Iceland Academy of the Arts. Apart, he always wanted to be an actor but fail. For so many years, he became a gymnast for the national team of Icelandic, Norwegian, and Danish. He was a member of the elite Arman club and also worked as a gymnastics coach.

Journey of Becoming an Actor

Well, 46 years old, multitalented Gisli Orn career in acting began from Icelandic comedy-film, Dramarama in 2001. Moreover, he also co-founded the drama company Vesturport along with thirteen other members in 2001. Since then he has been working as an active actor and also worked in more than ten films. Back in 2011, he got a chance to play a supporting role in a Hollywood movie, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time. 

Check out the trailer of the movie Spooks and Spirit of  Gisli Orn Gardarsson.

He appeared in the movie along with Jake Gyllenhaal, Toby Kebbell, Alfred Molina, and many others. Moreover, in 2007, he also won an award at the Berlin Film Festival for his outstanding performance in the film Children (2006). Later, in 2010 he was also horned with Order of the Falcon. Currently, we can see him in the  Netflix horror series, Ragnarok aired on January 31, 2020. He appears in series along with David Alexander Sjoholt, Emma Bones, Herman Tommeraas, Theresa Frostad Eggesbo, Synnove Macody Lund, and many others.

Wife- Nina Dogg Filippusdottir

Moving towards his personal life, Gisli Orn is currently living a happy life with his wife. He is married to his long-term girlfriend turned wife, Nina Dogg Fillippusdottir. She is an Icelandic actress and theater artist. However, we don’t have exact information regarding their marriage or where it held and when did started to date each other. But, it is pretty sure that the couple might be enjoying each other company for more than one decades.

Gisli Orn with his partner, Nina Dogg Filippusdottir
Gisli Orn with his partner, Nina Dogg Filippusdottir. Image Source: Pinterest

The couple met for the first in the set of Dramarama movie in 2001. Moreover, the couple is living a happy life right now. Apart, there is no news of their separation and divorce. Further, the couple seems so happy together, and they even play drama in the theater together.

Gisli Orn Gardarsson with his wife and co-actor in an award show.
Gisli Orn Gardarsson with his wife and co-actor in an award show. Image Source: Getty Images

As of now, the duo has played around five theater act together. Besides, there is no news of his past affairs and relationship. Further, the couple also shares two wonderful children from their long relationship. As of now, both of them are focusing on their career building along with the responsibility of children.

Father of Two Children

The talented actor, Gisli is currently enjoying his fatherhood with his two children. Moreover, the couple became parents for the first time with a lovely daughter, Rachel Maria Gisladottir Gardarsson. They welcome her in 2006. Further, their daughter also plays the role of a child artist in their theater.

Gardarsson with his wife and two children, Rachel and Gardar.
Gardarsson with his wife and two children, Rachel and Gardar. Image Source:  mbl.is

After enjoying the parents of a lovely daughter for over four years, the couple decided to have another baby. They became parents for the second time with a baby boy, Gardar Sigurd Gislason Gardarsson. He was born in 2011. At now, their children are enjoying a happy childhood. Moreover, both of them are equally taking care of their children.

Wonderful children of Gisli Orn.
Wonderful children of Gisli Orn. Image Source: @ Instagram.

The couple is too protective of their children’s psychological and physical growth. As of now, the couple is living happy family moments with their children by going on vacation and spending most of the free time despite their workload. Moreover, he is very proud of being the father of two wonderful children.

 What’s his net worth?

The six feet and two inches tall, Gisli Orn Gardarsson has earned a whopping amount of net worth from his career as an actor, producer,  theater artist, and director. Further, his estimated net worth might be around $2 million as per 2020. But, his exact net worth figure is yet to be published. Moreover, Gisli is currently working in the Netflix series, Ragnarok from which he might be paid around $30 thousand per episode.

Apart, the movie, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2010) where he appeared has a box office collection of $336.4 million over the budget of $150 million. Moreover, he is also co-founder of the Vesturpot drama company which might also earn him some amount of money. Apart, his wife also earns some money for their livelihood.  With such a hefty amount of money, he might be living a healthy and wealthy life with his family in Reykjavik. However, we won’t have more information regarding his house, car, and other assets right now.