Joel Kinnaman (born Charles Joel Nordstrom; 25 November 1979) is a Swedish-American actor from Stockholm. He is best known for playing the lead role in the Swedish film Easy Money and for his role as Frank Wagner in the Johan Falk film series, a role that earned him a Guldbagge Award nomination in the 'Best Supporting Actor' category. As of 2012 he starred in AMC's The Killing. Kinnaman was born in Stockholm, Sweden. His mother, Bitte, is Swedish, and his father, Steve Kinnaman (originally David Kinnaman), is American, and had left the United States at the time of the Vietnam War. He has both Swedish and American citizenship due to his father's United States birth. Kinnaman's mother is Jewish. He has five sisters, one of whom is actress Melinda Kinnaman (his half-sister).
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