Quick Facts Carice van Houten

  • NameCarice van Houten
  • Birth NameCarice Anouk van Houten
  • Nick NameCarice van Houten
  • FatherTheodore van Houten
  • MotherMargje Stasse
  • NationalityDutch
  • EthnicityWhite
  • ProfessionActress
  • Working ForMovies, TV Shows
  • Net Worth$ 5 million
  • SalaryN/A
  • Eye ColorBlue
  • Hair ColorDark Brown
  • Body Measurements34-24-33
  • Breast Size34B
  • Waist Size24
  • Hip Size33
  • Weight in KG61 kg
  • Famous ForSinger
  • Affair withSebastian Koch
  • BoyfriendSebastian Koch
  • MarriedN/A
  • EducationSt. Bonifatiuscollege High School
  • MoviesBrimstone
  • TV ShowGame of Thrones
  • SistersJelka van Houten

Carice Van Houten is a popular actress and singer. She is known for her roles as the red priestess Melisandre on the renowned HBO fantasy television Series, Game of Thrones. Similarly, she is one of the leading characters of the Dutch war film, Black Book.

Actress, Carice is a married woman and is a mother of a son. She got married to Guy Pearce in the year 2015.

Carice Early Life and Education

Carice Anouk van Houten was born on 5th September 1976, in Leiderdorp, Netherlands. She is a daughter of writer father, Theodore Van Houten, and television personality mother, Margje Stasse. In the same way, she grew older with her sister named Jelka van Houten who is also an actress. Carice holds a Dutch nationality and belongs to white ethnicity.

Being passionate towards acting since her early age. Firstly, Carice attended the St. Bonifatius college where she worked with a leading Belgian author, Hugo Claus. She then completed her education from there and joined the Maastricht Academy of Dramatic Arts in order to develop her acting professions.

Carice displayed on the screen in the year of 1997, in the movie named 3 Ronden as a role of Emily. However, she came to highlight after appearing in the movie, Suzy Q. Simultaneously, she also made a television series debut.

As of now, the gorgeous and talented actress has played a different role in many movies and television series along with several television personalities. Some of them are listed below


  • Storm in Mijn hoofed- 2001
  • Undercover Kitty- 2001
  • Father’s Affair- 2003
  • Bonkers- 2005
  • A Thousand Kisses- 2006
  • The Happy Housewife- Lea
  • Race- 2016 and so on

Television Series

  • Het Labyrinth- 1997
  • Goede daden bij daglicht: Op weg- 2000
  • Gewoon Hans- 2009
  • Human Planet- 2011
  • The Simpsons- 2015

Carice appeared in the Game of Thrones in season 2 as a character of a red priestess in 2012. Likewise, in the same year, she also made her second album debut, See You on the Ice on Youtube written by American singer and songwriter, Howe Gelb. 

Since then she has been working on it along with television personalities such as Peter Dinklage, Natalie Dormer, Lena Headey, Nathalie Emmanuel, Kit Harington, Liam Cunningham, Iain Glen, Rory McCann, Hannah Murray, Maisie Willams, Isaac Hempstead Wright and so on.

Correspondingly, Carice has also won several tiles till the date for her incredible acting skills. Some of them are:


  • 8 Golden Calf Award
  • 6 Rembrandt Award
  • Carrousel international du film de Rimouski- 2002
  • International Children’s Film Festival- 2002
  • Tribeca Film Festival- 2012

At present, she is busy working on the series, GOT and besides that, she has not appeared in other series or movies.

Carice Personal Life

Better known by the Red Priestess, Carice is a married woman. She got married to a handsome man named, Guy Pearce in the year 2015. The Husband and wife have a son named, Monte Pearce who was born in late 2016.

The news came to highlight after her husband, Guy Pearce announced it on his twitter account.

At present, the duo is living a happy life. Besides their relationship, they have not bruited to any love affairs and till the date, and there has not been serious conflict between them which would lead to their divorce.

Carice Net Worth

Gorgeous and hard working, Carice has accumulated a huge amount of money from his singing and acting career. She earns more money mostly from her acting profession.

As of now, she has played in several movies and television series as well as won several awards which have helped her to boost her net worth. Allocating information from several sources, as of 2018, her current net worth is estimated to be around $5 million.