List of Famous people born in Norway

Famous People
Names and Surnames

Ole Gunnar Solskjær

Ole Gunnar Solskjær KSO is a Norwegian professional football manager and former player who is the manager of Premier League club Manchester United.

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Magnus Carlsen

Sven Magnus Øen Carlsen
First Name Magnus
Last Name Carlsen
Born on November 30, 1990 (age 32)

Sven Magnus Øen Carlsen is a Norwegian chess grandmaster who is the current World Chess Champion, World Rapid Chess Champion, and World Blitz Chess Champion. Carlsen first reached the top of the FIDE world rankings in 2010, and trails only Garry Kasparov in time spent as the highest rated player in the world. His peak classical rating of 2882 is the highest in history. Carlsen also holds the record for the longest unbeaten run in classical chess.

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Anni-Frid Lyngstad

Anni-Frid Synni Lyngstad
First Name Anni-Frid
Born on November 15, 1945 (age 77)
Born in Norway, Nordland

Princess Anni-Frid, Dowager Countess of Plauen, better known by her nickname Frida, is a Norwegian-Swedish singer, songwriter and environmentalist. She is best known as one of the founding members and lead singers of the Swedish pop band ABBA.

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Joshua King

Joshua Christian Kojo King
First Name Joshua
Last Name King
Born on January 15, 1992 (age 31)
Height 181 cm | 5'11

Joshua Christian Kojo King is a Norwegian professional footballer who plays as a forward for Championship club Bournemouth and the Norway national team.

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Alisha Boe

Alisha Ilhaan Bø
First Name Alisha
Born on March 6, 1997 (age 26)
Height 163 cm | 5'4

Alisha Ilhaan Bø, known professionally as Alisha Boe, is a Norwegian-Somali actress. She is known for playing Jessica Davis in the Netflix drama series 13 Reasons Why.

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Viktor Hovland

First Name Viktor
Born on September 18, 1997 (age 25)
Height 178 cm | 5'10

Viktor Hovland is a Norwegian professional golfer who plays on the PGA Tour. He became the first Norwegian to win on the PGA Tour when he won the 2020 Puerto Rico Open. He picked up his second PGA Tour win at the 2020 Mayakoba Golf Classic. Hovland is also the winner of the 2018 U.S. Amateur

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Martin Ødegaard

First Name Martin
Last Name Ødegaard
Born on December 17, 1998 (age 24)
Born in Norway, Viken
Height 178 cm | 5'10

Martin Ødegaard is a Norwegian professional footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder for Premier League club Arsenal, on loan from Real Madrid, and the Norway national team.

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Jonas Gahr Støre

First Name Jonas
Last Name Støre
Born on August 25, 1960 (age 62)

Jonas Gahr Støre is a Norwegian politician serving as Leader of the Labour Party and Leader of the Opposition since 2014. He served as Minister of Foreign Affairs from 2005 to 2012 and as Minister of Health and Care Services from 2012 to 2013. He has been a member of the Storting since 2009, and was deputy chair of the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs from 2013 until being elected party leader in 2014. He is currently a member of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and Defence.

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Erik Botheim

First Name Erik
Last Name Botheim
Born on January 10, 2000 (age 23)
Height 180 cm | 5'11

Erik Botheim is a Norwegian professional footballer who plays as a forward for Bodø/Glimt.

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Ada Hegerberg

Ada Martine Stolsmo Hegerberg
First Name Ada
Last Name Hegerberg
Born on July 10, 1995 (age 27)

Ada Martine Stolsmo Hegerberg is a Norwegian professional footballer who plays as a striker for the Division 1 Féminine club Olympique Lyonnais. She has previously played for Kolbotn and Stabæk in Toppserien.

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Ole Einar Bjørndalen

First Name Ole
Born on January 27, 1974 (age 49)
Born in Norway, Viken
Height 178 cm | 5'10

Ole Einar Bjørndalen is a retired Norwegian professional biathlete and coach, often referred to by the nickname, the "King of Biathlon". With 13 Winter Olympic Games medals, he is second on the list of multiple medalists behind Marit Bjørgen who has won 15 medals. He is also the most successful biathlete of all time at the Biathlon World Championships, having won 45 medals, more than double that of any other biathlete except Martin Fourcade. With 95 World Cup wins, Bjørndalen is ranked first all-time for career victories on the Biathlon World Cup tour, more than twice that of anyone else but Fourcade. He has won the Overall World Cup title six times, in 1997–98, in 2002–03, in 2004–05, in 2005–06, in 2007–08 and in 2008–09.

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Sigrid Solbakk Raabe
Born on September 5, 1996 (age 26)

Sigrid Solbakk Raabe, known mononymously as Sigrid, is a Norwegian singer and songwriter. In 2017, she released her debut EP, Don't Kill My Vibe, and later won the BBC Music Sound of 2018. Her single "Strangers" reached number 10 on the UK Singles Chart, and in March 2019, she released her debut studio album, Sucker Punch, which debuted at number one on Norwegian charts and at number four on the UK Albums Chart.

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Harald V of Norway

First Name Harald
Born on February 21, 1937 (age 86)
Born in Norway, Viken
Height 186 cm | 6'1

Harald V is King of Norway. He acceeded to the throne on 17 January 1991.

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Queen Sonja of Norway

Sonja Haraldsen
First Name Queen
Last Name Norway
Born on July 4, 1937 (age 85)

Sonja is the Queen consort of Norway since 17 January 1991 as the wife of King Harald V.

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Alfie Haaland

Alf-Inge Rasdal Håland
First Name Alfie
Born on November 23, 1972 (age 50)
Born in Norway, Rogaland
Height 186 cm | 6'1

Alf-Inge Rasdal Håland is a Norwegian former professional footballer who played as a right-back or midfielder.

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Kristofer Hivju

First Name Kristofer
Born on December 7, 1978 (age 44)
Height 182 cm | 6'0

Kristofer Hivju is a Norwegian actor. He is best known for playing the roles of Tormund Giantsbane in the HBO fantasy series Game of Thrones and Connor Rhodes in The Fate of the Furious.

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Aksel Lund Svindal

First Name Aksel
Last Name Svindal
Born on December 26, 1982 (age 40)
Born in Norway, Viken
Height 189 cm | 6'2

Aksel Lund Svindal is a Norwegian former World Cup alpine ski racer.

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Wenche Myhre

Wenche Synnøve Myhre
First Name Wenche
Born on February 15, 1947 (age 76)

Wenche Synnøve Myhre, in some countries known as Wencke Myhre, is a Norwegian singer and actress who has had a great number of hit songs since the 1960s in the Norwegian, Danish, German as well as the Swedish markets and languages.

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Kjersti Holmen

First Name Kjersti
Born on February 8, 1956
Died on September 26, 2021 (aged 65)

Kjersti Holmen is a Norwegian actress.

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Morten Harket

First Name Morten
Born on September 14, 1959 (age 63)
Born in Norway, Viken
Height 182 cm | 6'0

Morten Harket is a Norwegian vocalist and musician. He was named Knights First Class of the Order of St. Olav by King Harald for his services to Norwegian music and his international success. He is best known as the lead singer of the synthpop/rock band a-ha, which has released 10 studio albums to date and topped the charts internationally after their breakthrough hit "Take On Me" in 1985. a-ha temporarily disbanded in 2010 after they played their 'last' gig in Oslo.

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