Dolph Lundgren

Dolph Lundgren, the stage name of Hans Lundgren, is a famous Swedish actor, director, producer, and martial artist who has starred in the movie such as "Red Scorpion", "The Punisher", "Men of War", and "Icarus".

Dolph Lundgren, the stage name of Hans Lundgren, is a famous Swedish actor, director, producer, and martial artist who has starred in the movie such as “Red Scorpion”, “The Punisher”, “Men of War”, and “Icarus”.

He is famous for his role as Ivan Drago in the movie ” Rocky IV “. He also won the Karate European Championship in 1980-1981.

What is Dolph Lundgren famous for?

  • Famous as Swedish actor, director, producer, and martial artist
  • Famous for his role as Ivan Drago in the movie “Rocky IV”


  • Dolph Lundgren called his ex-wife Anette, his best friend. Despite having a girlfriend, he maintained an amicable relationship with his ex-wife.


When was Dolph Lundgren born?

Dolph Lundgren was born on 3rd November 1957 in Spanga, Sweden. His birth name is Hans Lundgren. Swedish is his nationality. His ethnicity is Finns. Scorpio is his zodiac sign.

He was born to Karl Johan Hugo Lundgren(father) and Sigrid Birgitta(mother). His father was an engineer and economist for the government of Sweden while his father was a language teacher.

He has two younger sisters, Katharina and Annika, and one older brother, Johan.

Early Life

Dolph Lundgren was raised in his hometown, Spanga. He started playing judo and karate at a young age. He did his schooling at Amphibious Ranger School.

He studied chemical engineering at Washington State University for one year and later graduated with a master’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Sydney.

In 1978, he attained the rank of 2nd black belt in Kyokushin and also captained the Karate team. He won the Karate European Championship in 1980 and 1981 and also won the Australian heavyweight tournament in 1982.

He also worked in a nightclub in Sydney. He also became the bodyguard of Jamaican singer, Grace Jones and soon, he was in a relationship with her.

In New York, he also worked as a model and learned acting from Tom Hulce.  He left his studies which he was doing on a free scholarship at Massachusetts Institute of Technology to pursue his dream of being an actor.


How is Dolph Lundgren’s career?

  • In 1985, Dolph Lundgren started his professional acting career by playing the role of Venz in James Bond’s starring movie “A View to Kill”. He was widely appreciated for his role in the movie.
  •  In the same year, he played the role of Ivan Drago, the main antagonist in the movie “Rocky IV”. He won the Marshall Trophy for Best Actor in 1985 for his role as Ivan.
  • He played his first lead role in the movie “Master of the Universe” as He-man in 1987. He was 110kg while filming the movie. Then, in 1989, he starred in the movie “Red Scorpion” as Lt. Nikolai.
  •  In the same year, he played the main role of Frank Castle in the movie “The Punisher” which was based on the Marvel Comics Character.
  • Due to his awesome physique, he starred in various hit movies such as Universal Soldier(1992), Johhny Mnemonis(1995), Come in Peace(1990), The Shooter(1995), Silent Trigger(1996), The Last Warrior(2000) and many more movies.
  •   From the year 1990 to 2000, he acted altogether in 19 movies.
  • He also became the director of movies such as The Defender(2004), The Mechanik(2005), Diamond Dogs(2007), Command Performance(2007), and Icarus(2010).
  •  He also worked as a screenwriter in the hit movies like “The Mechanik(2005)”, “Missionary Man(2007)” and “Command Performance”.
  • In the year 2012, he reprised his role of Gunner Jenson in the movie “The Expendables 3”. In the same year, she also acted in movies such as “Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning”, “Stash House” and “One in the Chamber”.
  • He also co-starred in the movie “The Package” in 2013 with Steve Austin. From 2015-16, he altogether acted in ten movies. Some of the movies are “War Pigs”, “The Good”, “Female Fight Club” and “Kindergarten Cop 2”.
  • He has also appeared in many TV shows such as “Blackjack”, “SAF 3”, “Green Arrow”, and “Tour De Pharmacy”. In the year 2018, he acted in the movie “Black Water” and “Aquaman”.
  • In 2019, he has acted in the movie “The Tracker” and he will appear in the movies like “Acceleration” and “Hard Night Falling”.


How is Dolph Lundgren’s personal life?

The Swedish actor, Dolph Lundgren was married to his ex-wife Anette Qviberg back in 1994. Anette is a jewelry designer and fashion stylist. They had two daughters, Ida Sigrid, and Greta Evelin. Lundgren’s elder daughter, Ida, suffered from PTSD.

However, the couple got divorced in 2011. Despite having been long-time divorced, Dolph enjoys an amicable relationship with ex-wife Anette.  In 2010, a year before their divorce, he called his wife his best friend.

They were pictured having a good time together in Marbella beach, the place of their wedding in 2017.

Lundgren also dated Grace Jones(Jamaican singer) and Paula Barbieri(American model) back in the 1980s.  He broke up with his girlfriend, Jenny Sanderson, in 2014 and it was said that they were secretly engaged and married later.

He is also active in social media with 1.6 million followers on Instagram.


What is the net worth of Dolph Lundgren?

The Swedish actor, director, and producer, Dolph Lundgren has an estimated net worth of $15 million USD in 2019. His worth includes all his property and all his earnings from his movies.

He also earns as a producer in different movies.

How tall is Dolph Lundgren?

The 61 years aged, Dolph Lundgren has a well-maintained body. He stands 6ft 5inches(1.96m) tall and has a bodyweight of 113kg(249 lbs).

He has a fair complexion with blonde hair and blue eyes. His shoe size is 12(US).

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