Carice van Houten shot to international fame after joining Game of Thrones back in 2012. The actor, now 42, took on the role of Melisandre, and has continued to star in the HBO series – with season 8 set to air in the very near future. Her performance in the hit fantasy drama has seen her scoop nominations for two Screen Actors Guild Awards. Born in the Netherlands, Carice briefly studied at the Maastricht Academy of Dramatic Arts, before continuing her education at the Kleinkunstacademie in Amsterdam.
Her first leading role on the small screen was in 1999, when she played Suzy in the TV film Suzy Q.
Carice went from strength to strength, landing roles in a whole host of TV programmes and films.
From both her fans and colleagues alike, the actor drew in rave reviews.
After playing the role of Rachel Stein in the 2006 film Black Book, the star won a Golden Calf award.
In a TV interview, the director, Paul Verhoeven, said of her: “Never in my life I have worked with an actress this talented.”
Fast forward to 2012, and Carice was cast as Melisandre in the second season of HBO’s Game of Thrones.
Having made her debut in the programme, she has returned for every series that has aired since.
The salaries paid to a number of Game of Thrones cast members were unveiled recently.
So, how rich is Carice, and what is her net worth?
The Melisandre actor has an estimated fortune of $5 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.
This works out at around £3.8 million.
It’s not publicly known how much the actor is paid for her work in each of the episodes.
What has been revealed, is the salary of Kit Harington (who plays Jon Snow) and Lena Headey (Cersei Lannister).
According to reports, they now make $500,000 per episode.
From one Game of Thrones star to another, what is the net worth of Tyrion Lannister actor Peter Dinklage?
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