Nukâka Coster-Waldau Biography

Nukâka Coster-Waldau, a renowned Greenlandic actress, singer, and composer, has achieved great success in her career. Originally born as Sascha Nukâka Motzfeldt on a small island in northwestern Greenland, she always harbored a passion for acting and singing. At the age of twenty, she took a leap of faith and left her home to pursue her dreams in Denmark. Through hard work and dedication, she graduated from the prestigious Danish National School of Theatre and Contemporary Dance at the age of 34. Since then, she has made her mark in the industry, starring in various national and international productions on both the big screen and stage. Additionally, Nukâka has gained recognition as a talented singer and songwriter, lending her voice and composing skills to theaters, documentaries, films, and collaborations with numerous bands. Currently, she is actively involved with production companies in both Greenland and Denmark.

Quick Facts

  • Also Known As: Sascha Nukâka Motzfeldt
  • Age: 52 Years, 52 Year Old Females
  • Family:
    • Spouse/Ex-: Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (m. 1997)
    • Father: Josef Motzfeldt
    • Mother: Vivi Motzfeldt
    • Children: Fillippa Coster-Waldau, Safina Waldau
  • Born Country: Greenland
  • Singers
  • Actresses

Childhood & Early Life

Nukâka Coster-Waldau was born on 23 February 1971, in the town of Uummannaq, the only settlement located on a tiny island in the fjords of north-western Greenland. She comes from a family of Inuit, German, and Norwegian descent. Her birth name is Sascha Nukâka Motzfeldt. Her father, Josef Tuusi Motzfeldt, is a Greenlandic politician, and her mother’s name is Vivi Motzfeldt. She has two sisters named Maja Motzfeldt-Haahr and Nina Motzfeldt Jensen, and one brother named Peter Tuusi Motzfeldt.


Nukâka Coster-Waldau began her career as a singer and actor in the mid-1990s. She participated in various stage productions and starred as a Greenlandic woman in a radio play in 1997. In 1998, she made her film debut in ‘Qaamarngup uummataa’ and ‘Vildspor’. She continued to pursue singing and recorded her first single, ‘Soorlumi Tigoqqusoq’, in 2001. She also appeared on television in the episode ‘Det største offer’ of ‘Forsvar’ in 2004.

In 2007, she returned to the big screen with ‘Hvid nat’ and also had a role in the television series ‘Forbrydelsen’. She starred in the Danish film ‘Himmerland’ in 2008 and went on a world tour with the play ‘Polaroid’ with Jo Strømgren Kompani. She appeared in the Danish drama film ‘Eksperimentet’ in 2010 and joined Christoph Marthaler’s group for a tour with the play ‘Plus Minus Nul’ in the following year.

Nukâka Coster-Waldau continued to work in films, stage productions, and television series. She appeared in ‘Skavengers’ in 2012, ‘Det grå guld’ in 2013, and two short films in 2014. In 2015, she starred in the play ‘Brønden’ and received positive reviews. She joined the Inuit Theater Company in 2016 and made a guest appearance in the television series ‘Ditte & Louise’. In 2018, she joined the band Suluit and Yellow Bird Entertainment. Her latest work is a Danish documentary film called ‘A Word for Human’, released in 2019.

Family & Personal Life

In 1997, Nukâka Coster Waldau married Danish actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau. They have two daughters named Safina Coster-Waldau and Fillippa Coster-Waldau, who are also successful actresses. The family currently resides in Kongens Lyngbym, a suburb in Copenhagen, Denmark.

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