Tuva Novotny Biography – Annihilation Star

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Tuva Novotny Bio

Tuva Novotny's movie has been nominated in the Academy Awards. Image Source: Social Media.

  • Birth DateDecember 21, 1979
  • Birth Name Tuva Moa Matilda Karolina Novotny Hedström
  • Age 44
  • Also Known As Tuva Lovotny
  • Height 5' 4''
  • Father's Name David Jan Novotny
  • Mother's Name Barbro Hedstrom
  • Birth Place Stockholm, Sweden
  • Birth Sign Sagittarius
  • Nationality Swedish, Czech
  • Profession Actor
  • Relationship Status Not Confirmed
  • Eye Color Blue
  • Hair Color Brown
  • Children 2 (Ella Bjerrum Lersbryggen)
  • Awards Honors Best Script, Best Director (2018)
  • IMDB https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0637259/
  • Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tuva_Novotny

Tuva Novotny is a popular Swedish actress and director famous for her acting role in Annihilation and some major directorial roles in Britt-Marie Was Here and Blindsone. Known for tackling a variety of genres, Novotny is well known for her comedic and thriller movies and tv shows. Also known for her singing skills, Tuva has made quite a name for herself in the entertainment industry.

Despite being a popular actress with good movies to her name, many still don’t know much about Novotny. Having been in the entertainment industry for over two decades, Tuva has seen many ups and downs in her career. So, in this biography, let’s discuss more about how Tuva Novotny has managed to handle fame in Hollywood.

Born To Famous Parents

On December 21, 1979, the talented actress was born Tuva Moa Matilda Karolina Novotny Hedström to Czech-Swedish parents Barbro Hedstrom and David Jan Novotny in Stockholm. Her father, David, is a scriptwriter, novelist, and professor of dramaturgy. He currently works as a script adviser in the production company ArtForum21 and a professor at the Literary Academy of Josef Skvorecky in Prague.

Likewise, Tuva Novotny’s mother, Barbro, is a popular actress and sculptor known for movies like The Sexy Dozen, One Swedish Summer, and Get Smart, among others. She attended the Royal College of Art in Stockholm and studied sculpture. Moreover, Barbro has 12 acting credits.

Tuva Novotny's Father And Mother
Tuva Novotny has famous parents as her mother has acted in several movies and her dad is a scriptwriter. Image Source: Social Media.

Moreover, the famous actress was raised in Amot, Arvika. Tuva began participating in a children’s theater in Stockholm called Var Teater from a young age. Having parents who had similar backgrounds must have helped the movie star when she was young. Furthermore, she studied at the theater line with a focus on music at S:t Eriks gymnasium.

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Tuva Novotny Net Worth And Career

Having debuted with a TV opera, she has gone on to act and direct multiple big projects, including Annihilation with famous actress Natalie Portman. Having now worked in 50 movies and tv shows, Tuva must have amassed a considerable amount of wealth. Hence, Tuva Novotny’s net worth must be immense.

After making her movie debut in 1996, Tuva has been active in the industry for 26 years. She has appeared in several other big movies such as A War (2015), The King’s Choice (2016), Exit Plan (2019), The Middle Man (2021), and Zero Contact (2021), among others. She also worked as writer-director for 2018’s Blind Spot and 2019’s Britt-Marie Was Here.

Moreover, Novotny made her directorial debut in 2010 with the series Dag for TV2, and made a couple of episodes for the series Lilyhammer. After her crucial movie Blind Spot, she won multiple awards and nominations like Best Script and Best Director. Her other project Britt-Marie became a box office hit in Sweden.

Now, let’s take a look at some of Tuva Novotny’s movies along with their box office collections:

Movies Box Office Collections
Eat Pray Love (2010) $80.6M
Annihilation (2018) $32.7M
Borg vs Encroe (2017) $228.8K
A War (2015) $121.6K
The King’s Choice (2016) $113.2K

Table Source: Rotten Tomatoes

According to Money US News, an average salary of an actor in 2020 was $43,760. However, the salary cap is different for actors and it’s based on projects, so it’s difficult to pinpoint the exact one. However, with so many movies to her name, we can assume she must have earned a significant amount of money. Thus, Tuva Novotny’s net worth must be immense.

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Is She Dating Alexander Skarsgard?

The talks of Tuva dating the Succession actor Alexander Skarsgard started after Ann Sodurlend and Sanna Lundell discussed about the actors’ relationship in their podcast Inte din morsa. Ann revealed that when she was working with Tuva in the Bonus family, she started the topic about the relationship.

Soderlund said that it was funny the Swedish media has not talked about the relationship between two of their biggest international celebrities. Ann added that Tuva found it strange as well even though she has never denied or kept a secret in their many years of dating.

On the other hand, Tuva Novotny’s boyfriend, who was the lead in The Northman, has been quite secretive about their love life. He revealed that he tries to keep his personal life private by concentrating on things about professional work. Well, let’s hope we will find out the truth about their relationship soon.

A Doting Mother

While her love life remains private, Novotny has a daughter Ella Bjerrum Lersbryggen who was born in 2007. According to IMDb, she welcomed her with her former partner Nicolai Bjerrum Lersbryggen. Moreover, the ex-pair also has a child together, whose details have not been revealed. She also dated Ola Rapace in 2012. Moreover, as of April 2022, she is expected to be pregnant.


Nevertheless, Tuva seems to be living a grand and comfortable life of a star in Hollywood. Likewise, Tuva Novotny’s children must be living contentful lives. Let’s hope she achieves more and more success going forward and someday disclose some of her personal details to her fans.

Trivia And Facts

  • Tuva was voted the sexiest woman in Slitz Magazine in 2000.
  • She can speak Swedish, Czech, Danish, and Norwegian on a native level.