Nikolaj Lie Kaas (born 22 May 1973) is a Danish actor whose career rose in the 1990s. His name is pronounced "Necolai Li Kås". Kaas graduated from the National Theater School in Denmark in 1998. He first appeared on screen in Søren Kragh-Jacobsen's film The Boys from St. Petri (1991) (The Boys from Sct. Petri) in 1991 as Otto, the rebel son of a traitor. The development of the character illustrates the growth of moral resistance into full-fledged violent revolt. This somber and masterfully-acted part earned Kaas two Danish film prizes, a Robert and a Bodil. While other actors strive to close in on life, Kaas - who experienced tragic loss at an early age - seems eager to escape the eye of the storm. It is a disturbing quality that etches his characters in the audience's mind. After imbuing smaller parts with larger-than-life performances, Kaas landed another main part in Truly Human (2001).
He has hosted the Zulu Comedy Galla on Danish TV three times (2009, 2011, 2012).
He is the son of actor Preben Kaas and actress/writer Anne Mari Lie. He has two daughters.
In 2002 and 2012, he won the Robert Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role.In 2012, he received the Lauritzen Award.In 2003, Named as one of European films 'Shooting Stars' by European Film Promotion.
Height: 1.87 m