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  • First NameOla
  • Last NameRapace

Ola Rapace is a Swedish actor who has notably starred as Patrice on the James Bond action thriller film, Skyfall. He was previously married to actress Noomi Rapace. The former couple shares two children together.

Early Life and Education

Ola Rapace was born as Pär Ola Norell on 3rd December 1971, in Tyresö, Stockholm County, Sweden.

He was raised in Vallentuna, playing football and listening to heavy metal. He is of Swedish nationality and belongs to Caucasian ethnicity.

His parents Rogelio Durán and Nina Norén parted ways. He was only one year old at the time. Rapace was raised by his father following his divorce.

As for his educational background, Rapace studied philosophy at the University of Montpellier in France.

Film and Television Career

Ola Rapace appeared in his first film debut with a role in the drama romance film, Together, in 2000, which received many awards such as the Philadelphia Film Festival Jury Award and Paris Film Festival Special Jury Prize.

He then appeared in several small projects such as Tusenbröder and Wallander. He portrayed Daniel Nordström in Anna Pihl, a Danish police television show.

In 2004, Rapace starred in his first English-language film Rancid opposite Matthew Settle. In 2012, he was cast as Patrice in the action film Skyfall.

He has since appeared in Ares, Section Zéro and Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets. He has also starred in The Last Kingdom along with Alexander Dreymon, Harry McEntire and Mark Rowley.

Estimated Net Worth of $2 Million

Being a successful Swedish actor, Ola Rapace has collected a huge amount of money from his successful film and television career. He holds a net worth of $2 million, as of 2020.

His 2012 film Skyfall which was made under a budget of $200 million. The James Bond film grossed $1.109 billion worldwide, according to the Box Office Mojo website.

Marriage and Divorce With Wife Noomi Rapace

Ola Rapace was previously married to renowned Noomi Rapace who is a Swedish actress best known for appearing in the Swedish film adaptations of the Millennium series.

Ola and Noomi exchanged their wedding vows in a private ceremony in 2001, before close friends and family. They got a divorce 10 years old in 2011.

Ola Rapace and Noomi Rapace

The two lovebirds are parents of two children, daughter Line Rapace, 21, and son Lev Rapace, 17.

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