Swedish actor, director, screenwriter and producer Dolph Lundgren is a martial arts expert and holds the rank of 3rd dan black belt in Kyokushin karate and was a European champion in 1980-81. Holding a masters degree in chemical engineering, Dolph received a Fulbright scholarship to MIT and moved to Boston. A friend of his convinced him to leave college and join acting, where after a short stint as a model, he landed a small debut role as a KGB henchman in the James Bond film A View to a Kill.
His breakthrough movie in his career was Rocky IV in 1985 as the imposing Soviet boxer Ivan Drago. He has starred in more than 40 films, almost all of them in the action genre. After starring in several DTV films, Dolph had returned to Hollywood in 2010 with the role of Gunner Jensen in The Expendables, alongside Sylvester Stallone and has appeared in all of the Expendables franchise. He is also due to reprise his role as Gunner Jensen in The Expendables 4. Dolplh is fluent in Swedish and English, as well as smaller amounts of French, German, Italian, Japanese, and Spanish.
He is an avid football fan and supports Everton FC, He has had several relationships and eventually married and divorced Anette Qviberg, a jewellery designer and fashion stylist with whom he has two daughters. He is learnt to be secretly engaged to his girlfriend, Jenny Sandersson in 2014.
Born on: 3 November, 1957
Born in: Stockholm, Stockholms län, Sweden
Height: 6' 5"