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List of famous people from Greenland, including photos when available. The people below are listed by their popularity, so the most recognizable names are at the top of the list. Some of the people below are celebrities born in Greenland, while others are simply notable locals. If you're from Greenland you might already know that these prominent figures are also from your hometown, but some of the names below may really surprise you. This list includes people who were born and raised in Greenland, as well as those who were born there but moved away at a young age.

List people range from Rasmus Lyberth to Aleqa Hammond.

If you want to answer the questions, "Which famous people are from Greenland?" or "Which celebrities were born in Greenland?" then this list is a great resource for you.

Nukaaka Coster-Waldau is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Greenland
Nukaaka Coster-Waldau age 47 Nukaaka Coster-Waldau, aka Nukâka, is a Greenlandic singer, actress, and a former Miss Greenland. She is married to Danish actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau. She was born in Uummannaq, ...more

Kristian Olsen Aaju is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Greenland
Kristian Olsen Aaju age 75 Kristian Olsen Aaju is an author.

Julie Edel Hardenberg is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Greenland
Julie Edel Hardenberg age 47 Julie Edel Hardenberg is a writer.

Aka Høegh is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Greenland
Aka Høegh age 70 Aka Høegh is a Greenlandic artist. Born in Qullissat on Disko Island, she moved to Qaqortoq in her childhood, and has lived in southern Greenland ever since. As a painter, graphic artist, ...more

Maliina Abelsen is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Greenland
Maliina Abelsen age 41 Maliina Abelsen is the General Manager For Arctic Winter Games 2016. Maliina Abelsen is a previous Greenlandic politician and MP for the party Inuit Ataqatigiit, holding the position of the ...more

Jesper Grønkjær is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Greenland
Jesper Grønkjær age 40 Jesper Grønkjær is a former Danish professional football player. A pacey winger, he was able to play on the right or left wing and as a second striker. Grønkjær played ...more

Rasmus Lyberth is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Greenland
Rasmus Lyberth age 66 Rasmus Ole Lyberth is a Greenlandic singer, songwriter and actor. Since 1970, he has been one of the most popular artists in the Greenlandic music scene. His music is well known beyond the ...more

Quinn McNemar is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Greenland
Quinn McNemar Died at 85 (1901-1986) Quinn Michael McNemar was an American psychologist and statistician. He is known for his work on IQ tests, for his book Psychological Statistics and for McNemar's test, the statistical test he ...more

Knud Johan Victor Rasmussen is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Greenland
Knud Johan Victor Rasmussen Died at 54 (1879-1933) Knud Johan Victor Rasmussen was a Danish polar explorer and anthropologist. He has been called the "father of Eskimology" and was the first European to cross the Northwest Passage via ...more

Rasmus Lerdorf is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Greenland
Rasmus Lerdorf age 49 Rasmus Lerdorf is a Greenlandic programmer with Canadian citizenship. He created the PHP scripting language, authoring the first two versions of the language and participated in the development ...more

Kuupik Kleist is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Greenland
Kuupik Kleist age 60 Jakob Edvard Kuupik Kleist is a Greenlandic politician who served as the fourth Prime Minister of Greenland between 2009 and 2013. A member of the Inuit Ataqatigiit party, he was the first Prime ...more

Ole Jørgen Hammeken is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Greenland
Ole Jørgen Hammeken age 62 Ole Jørgen Hammeken − born in 1956 in Nuuk, the capital of Greenland, of Maritha and Motzflot Hammeken − is a Greenlandic explorer and actor, based in Uummannaq, a town in northwestern

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Jonathan Motzfeldt is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Greenland
Jonathan Motzfeldt Died at 72 (1938-2010) Jonathan Motzfeldt was the first and third Prime Minister of Greenland. From 1979 to 1988, in 1997 and from 2003 to 2008, he was Chairman of the Greenland Landsting. He was prime minister twice, ...more

Mariane Petersen is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Greenland
Mariane Petersen age 81 Mariane Petersen is a translator and author.

Agnethe Davidsen is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Greenland
Agnethe Davidsen Died at 60 (1947-2007) Agnethe Davidsen was the first female government minister in Greenland. Most recently, she served over 14 years as mayor of Nuuk, the capital of Greenland, until her sudden death aged 60. In ...more

Aleqa Hammond is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Greenland
Aleqa Hammond age 52 Aleqa Hammond is a Greenlandic politician. Formerly the leader of the Siumut party, she became the country's first female Prime Minister after her party emerged as the largest parliamentary ...more

Karl Siegstad is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Greenland
Karl Siegstad Died at 79 (1931-2010) Karl Siegstad is an author.

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Minik Wallace is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Greenland
Minik Wallace Died at 28 (1890-1918) Minik Wallace was an Inuk brought as a child in 1897 from Greenland to New York with his father and others by the explorer Robert Peary. The six Inuit were studied by staff of the American ...more

Anders Hove is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Greenland
Anders Hove age 62 Anders Hove is an actor and director from Greenland. Hove is best known for his role of Cesar Faison in ABC's General Hospital, Loving, & Port Charles and in the film In the Middle of the ...more

Karla Jessen Williamson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Greenland
Karla Jessen Williamson age 64 Karla Jessen Williamson is Executive Director of the Arctic Institute of North America, the first woman and first Inuk to hold the position. Fluent in Danish, English, and Greenlandic Inuktitut, ...more

Hans Enoksen is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Greenland
Hans Enoksen age 61 Hans Enoksen is a Greenlandic politician who served as the fourth Prime Minister of Greenland from 2002 to 2009. A Greenlandic monoglot, he has been a member of the Parliament of Greenland since ...more

Jeppe Kolstrup is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Greenland
Jeppe Kolstrup age 35 Jeppe Kolstrup is a film director.

John W. Weeks is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Greenland
John W. Weeks Died at 72 (1781-1853) John Wingate Weeks was a U.S. Representative from New Hampshire, great uncle of John Wingate Weeks. Born in Greenland, New Hampshire, Weeks attended the common schools and learned the ...more

Nick Nicely is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Greenland
Nick Nicely age 59 nick nicely is a British musician making psychedelic rock and electronic music. His ouvre contains the acclaimed early 80s singles, notably 'Hilly Fields', UK National Dance Chart singles in the ...more

Hermann Berthelsen is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Greenland
Hermann Berthelsen age 62 Hermann Berthelsen is a Greenlandic politician and affiliated with the Siumut party. As of July 2010, Berthelsen is the mayor of Sisimiut, a town in central-western Greenland, and the ...more

Lars Emil Johansen is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People From Greenland
Lars Emil Johansen age 71 Lars Emil Johansen was the second Prime Minister of Greenland who served from 1991 to 1997. Johansen was chairman of the political party Siumut between 1987 and 1997, seated in the Landsting ...more

Niklas Kreutzmann is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People From Greenland
Niklas Kreutzmann age 35

Ricky Enø Jørgensen is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People From Greenland
Ricky Enø Jørgensen age 28 Ricky Enø Jørgensen is a Danish racing cyclist for Designa Køkken-Knudsgaard. Enø Jørgensen was born in Ilulissat, Greenland.

Niels Gotfredsen is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People From Greenland
Niels Gotfredsen age 35 Niels Gotfredsen is a Danish rugby player who plays for Aarhus RK. Gotfredsen has 53 caps for the Danish national rugby union team.