List of Famous people born in Norway
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.
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.
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.
Joshua Christian Kojo King is a Norwegian professional footballer who plays as a forward for Championship club Bournemouth and the Norway national team.
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.
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
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.
Jonas Gahr Støre
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.
Erik Botheim is a Norwegian professional footballer who plays as a forward for Bodø/Glimt.
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.
Ole Einar Bjørndalen
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.
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.
Harald V of Norway
Harald V is King of Norway. He acceeded to the throne on 17 January 1991.
Queen Sonja of Norway
Sonja is the Queen consort of Norway since 17 January 1991 as the wife of King Harald V.
Alf-Inge Rasdal Håland is a Norwegian former professional footballer who played as a right-back or midfielder.
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.
Aksel Lund Svindal
Aksel Lund Svindal is a Norwegian former World Cup alpine ski racer.
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.
Kjersti Holmen is a Norwegian actress.
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.