• Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, born on 2 March 1980 in Utøy, Inderøy, Norway, is a renowned Norwegian actress known for her versatility and significant roles in the entertainment industry.
  • With a passion for the arts from a young age, she initially aspired to be a musician before discovering her love for acting.
  • Berdal has received critical acclaim for her performances, particularly for her roles as Atlanta in “Hercules” and Armistice in “Westworld.”
  • Throughout her career, she has been recognized with awards and nominations, including the prestigious Amanda Award for Best Actress for her role in “Cold Prey.”
  • In addition to her acting career, Ingrid Bolsø Berdal actively engages with her fans through social media.

Who is Ingrid Bolsø Berdal?

Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, a celebrated actress of Nordic heritage, entered the world on 2 March 1980, under the Pisces zodiac sign in Utøy, Inderøy, Norway. With a career spanning nearly two decades, this 43-year-old luminary has garnered acclaim across various platforms, captivating audiences with her diverse roles.

Among her notable portrayals are Atlanta in “Hercules” and Armistice in “Westworld,” which have solidified her presence in the entertainment realm. Since her debut in 2005, Ingrid has seen a string of triumphs, establishing herself as a prominent figure in the industry.

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"Så tenner vi to lys i kveld, to lys for håp og glede". . "We light two candles tonight, two candles for hope and joy". . In Norway we light a candle every Sunday through Advent. A Norwegian writer, Inger Hagerup, has written a poem we read while lighting it. Each Sunday a new verse. This tradition has been with me since I was a child. Lighting the Sunday Advent Candle has been something I've looked much forward to growing up, and it's been increasing the enthusiasm and excitement for Christmas. I took it very seriously as a young girl, lighting these candles for hope, joy, yerning and peace. And in the polarized world of today, as a grown woman, I find it even more meaningful. To stop for a second, give thanks for what I have, and light a candle for all that is good.

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Early life: Growing up in Utøy

Ingrid was raised probably an only child right where she was born, by her father and mother of thus far unspecified names and professions. Growing up, Ingrid initially wanted to be a musician, owing to her highly sharpened hearing and sense of rhythm.

At the time, she was almost right on track toward what she was born for, all she really needed then was support from her parents, which she indeed got. In time, she enrolled in the Inderøy High School of Music, where she discovered other sides of art, and decided to give acting a go at some point.

Following her matriculation in 1998, she enrolled at the University of Trondheim to study jazz singing and improvisation. After two years there, she decided that wasn’t what she really wanted in life, and so she relocated to the Norwegian capital to study acting at the Oslo National Academy for Dramatic Arts, from where she graduated in 2003 with an enviable wealth of acting experience.

While there, she had very important roles in classical plays, such as Sofia in “Platonov” by Chekhov, the titular role in ancient “Antigone” by Sophocles, and another such role as Hedda in “Hedda Gabler” by Henrik Ibsen.

Full NameIngrid Bolsø Berdal
Known ForRoles as Atlanta in “Hercules” and Armistice in “Westworld”
EducationOslo National Academy for Dramatic Arts
Net WorthEstimated at $1.5 million as of 2022​​
Date of BirthMarch 2, 1980
Zodiac SignPisces
Place of BirthUtøy, Inderøy, Norway
EthnicityCaucasian of Nordic descent
Hair ColorBlonde
Eye ColorBlue
Height5 feet 8 inches (1.74 m)​​
Weight59 kg (130 lbs)​​
Measurements35-25-35 inches​​
AwardsAmanda Award for Best Actress for “Cold Prey”​​
Notable Works/AwardsAmanda Award, roles in “Cold Prey,” “Chernobyl Diaries,” “Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters,” “Hercules,” and “Westworld”​​
HobbiesModeling, Travelling​​
Social Profile LinksFacebook, Twitter, Instagram

Career: National before international

Ingrid started working after graduation at The Norwegian Theater in Oslo, where she remained for a few years before entering her first cinematographic project. Her first year at the establishment resulted in the Hedda Award for her, which is the prestigious acting contribution acknowledgement of her theater, in the Best Debut of The Year category.

Later on, she had many other significant play roles, such as the title one in “Yvonne, Princess of Burgundy” by Gombrowicz, Sasha in “Ivanov” by Chekhov and Shura in “Black Milk” by Sigarev.

Ingrid spread her area of influence a few years after graduation by also becoming a radio theater actress, and in 2005 she entered the world of film with the lead role of Carmen in a short movie entitled “Limbo”.

In 2006, she was seen in another short film and her first full TV movie entitled “Pedersen: High-School Teacher” (originally “Gymnaslærer Pedersen”). She was also cast as Norunn in “Sons”, but definitely her most important appearance from this year was the lead role of Jannicke in “Cold Prey”. This film didn’t only make a great contribution to her fame, it also allowed her to show the world exactly how good she is in front of the camera.

Ingrid Bolsø Berdal

The warm years after “Cold Prey”

A year later Ingrid was featured in her first TV mini-series, as Katinka Bjørstad in “Kodenavn Hunter”, for a total of six episodes. She also appeared as Eva in “Eva og Adam”, a show meant to describe the reasons for male and female behavior, but it seemed to be discontinued after the first episode.

She was also seen as Siri in two episodes of “Thomas P.”, and as a receptionist in the short film entitled “Tyvstart”. In 2008 she had three roles, two of which were reappearances – Jannicke in “Cold Prey 2” and Katinka Bjørstad in an episode of “Kodenavn Hunter 2”.

Most importantly, though, she had another lead role this year, as Aina in “House of Fools”. 2009 showed her in just one project – Kristin in “Betrayal”. 2010 then exploded for her, with five more roles to put under her belt.

She was Sergeant Angua in two episodes of the “Going Postal” mini-series, Ingrid in four episodes of “Hjerte til hjerte”, Nina in “Wide Blue Yonder”, and two more short film appearances. In 2011, besides being Herdis Snartemo in “I Travel Alone”, she also had her first voice-lending experience in “Kvinnefrisen”.

Expanding beyond Norway

In 2012, Ingrid took her spot among the stars as an exceptional actress, as it became an apparent routine for her to grab the lead role or the second most important one, which is exactly what happened this year. She was the main character as Dagmar in “Escape”, and took the lead role of Zoe in “Chernobyl Diaries”.

She also gave her voice again, to “The ABCs of Death” – a very prominent horror franchise. Lastly, she was among the three main characters in seven episodes of “Hellfjord”. In 2013, she was seen in “Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters”, and two other less popular films.

2014 was a super successful year for Ingrid, in which she appeared as the only female warrior named Atlanta in “Hercules”, besides another short film and an episode of a Norwegian TV series.

It was around this time that Ingrid chose to look to foreign horizons somewhat more, as is evident later on.  She was already a superstar in her own country, and with an established name in acting, she had everything necessary to be featured abroad, which already happened in “Hercules”. In 2015, she appeared in three more Norwegian titles, two short videos and a film.

Her latest years in the business

In 2016, she was seen as Armistice in six episodes of the super popular Anthony Hopkins TV series entitled “Westworld”, in which, after the lead role of Jade in “Forget About Nick” in 2017, she appeared again 2018, in another five episodes.

This year she was also seen in a short film, and three episodes of “Kielergata” as Iris. Finally, she is to be seen in, you’ve guessed it, yet another lead role, this time as Sonja Wigert in the Norwegian film entitled “The Spy”, which is still in post-production. This makes for a total of 45 acting credits for Ingrid, and she remains active in the business still.

She also starred in “Blasted” and “The Seed.” An upcoming project “La Palma,” is still in production as of early 2024.


Love life: Does she have a husband and a family?

When it comes to Ingrid Bolsø’s romantic involvements, she tends to keep her personal life, well, personal, and thus she hasn’t yet taken the opportunity to inform the media and her fans about her relationship status. Even so, she is known to be with someone right now, a man of complete mystery whom the public can see in her posts, such as this one.

The man in this picture is seen watering the plants, probably in her (their) bedroom, and according to that, one can assume that she indeed has a husband, though according to the lack of such posts, she does not yet have children. Still, the true definition of their union is unknown for now – he may just be her long-term boyfriend whom she moved in with, they may be engaged, and they may be a wedded couple. Until Ingrid (or her partner) decides to disclose the true nature of her love life to the public, she will be considered taken.

What is Ingrid Bolsø Berdal’s Net Worth?

Have you ever taken a moment to consider just how much of a net worth Ingrid Bolsø Berdal has managed to accumulate, up until, say, the middle of 2019? Various sources have taken an in-depth look at Ingrid’s monetary state, and they all approximate a number that’s just over $1 million.

She made this fortune by lending her appearance and vocal cords to numerous titles throughout her career, most prominently to “Westworld” as Armistice, which likely made a massive contribution to her wealth. Seeing as she is still active in the business, the said value will definitely grow.

Body measurements

What could nowadays be Ingrid’s physical specifications, both the changeable and permanent ones? Well, she is 5ft 8.5ins (174cm) tall, and she is said to weigh around 132lbs (62kgs) right now.

While her vital statistics are still not known to the public, her body shape is often described as fit. Her dress and bra sizes are also unknown – her shoe size is known to be 7. She has bright blond hair and light blue eyes, as is classic for a Nord, and her complexion is generally bright.

Social media presence

Since Ingrid is an actress who is popular all over the world, both her Norwegian and international fans expect her to maintain a close relationship with all of them through interactions on popular social media networks.

Her colleagues share this hope since they all know that expanding one’s reach on the audience through social networking is one of the arguably best ways to increase one’s future earnings, considering that more and more people will be sure to watch whatever she stars in.

Hence, Ingrid doesn’t disappoint, being practically ubiquitous on all three of the most popular social media sites. Her Facebook page has more than 5,000 fans, her Twitter nearly 8,000, and her Instagram just over 34,000 followers.

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