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Famous People From Greenland

Updated June 8, 2017 14.6k views29 items

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.
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  • Nukaaka Coster-Waldau

    Age: 49

    BirthplaceUummannaq, Greenland

    GenderFemale

    Nukâka Coster-Waldau (née Sascha Nukâka Motzfeldt; born 23 February 1971), better known...  more
  • Kristian Olsen Aaju

    Age: 78

    BirthplaceArsuk, Denmark

    GenderMale

    Kristian Olsen Aaju is an author....
  • Julie Edel Hardenberg

    Age: 49

    BirthplaceNuuk, Greenland

    GenderFemale

    Julie Edel Hardenberg is a writer....
  • Aka Høegh

    Age: 72

    BirthplaceQullissat, Greenland

    GenderFemale

    Aka Høegh is a Greenlandic artist. Born in Qullissat on Disko Island, she moved to Qaqortoq in...  more
  • Maliina Abelsen

    Age: 43

    BirthplaceNuuk, Greenland

    GenderFemale

    Maliina Abelsen is the General Manager for Arctic Winter Games 2016 and a former Greenlandic...  more
  • Jesper Grønkjær

    Age: 43

    BirthplaceNuuk, Greenland

    GenderMale

    Jesper Grønkjær (Danish pronunciation: [jɛspɐ ˈkʁɶnkʰæɐ̯ˀ]; born 12 August 1977) is a former...  more
  • Rasmus Lyberth

    Age: 69

    BirthplaceDenmark, Maniitsoq

    GenderMale

    Rasmus Ole Lyberth is a Greenlandic singer, songwriter and actor. Since 1970, he has been one...  more
  • Quinn McNemar

    Dec. at 85 (1901-1986)

    BirthplaceGreenland, West Virginia

    GenderMale

    Quinn Michael McNemar (February 20, 1901 – July 3, 1986) was an American psychologist and...  more
  • Knud Johan Victor Rasmussen

    Dec. at 54 (1879-1933)

    BirthplaceIlulissat, Denmark

    GenderMale

    Knud Johan Victor Rasmussen (; 7 June 1879 – 21 December 1933) was a Greenlandic–Danish polar...  more
  • BirthplaceQeqertarsuaq, Denmark

    GenderMale

    Rasmus Lerdorf (born 22 November 1968) is a Danish-Canadian programmer. He co-authored, and...  more
  • Kuupik Kleist

    Age: 62

    BirthplaceQullissat, Greenland

    GenderMale

    Jakob Edvard Kuupik Kleist (born 31 March 1958) is a Greenlandic politician who served as the...  more
  • BirthplaceNuuk, Greenland

    GenderMale

    Ole Jørgen Hammeken − born in 1956 in Nuuk, the capital of Greenland, of Maritha and Motzflot...  more
  • Jonathan Motzfeldt

    Dec. at 72 (1938-2010)

    BirthplaceQassimiut, Greenland

    GenderMale

    Jonathan Jakob Jørgen Otto Motzfeldt (25 September 1938 – 28 October 2010) was a Greenlandic...  more
  • Mariane Petersen

    Age: 83

    BirthplaceManiitsoq, Denmark

    GenderFemale

    Mariane Petersen is a translator and author....
  • Agnethe Davidsen

    Dec. at 60 (1947-2007)

    BirthplaceNuuk, Greenland

    GenderFemale

    Agnethe Davidsen (29 August 1947 Nuuk – 25 November 2007, Nuuk) was the first female...  more
  • Aleqa Hammond

    Age: 55

    BirthplaceNarsaq, Greenland

    GenderFemale

    Aleqa Hammond is a Greenlandic politician. Formerly the leader of the Siumut party, she became...  more
  • Karl Siegstad

    Dec. at 79 (1931-2010)

    BirthplaceAasiaat, Denmark

    GenderMale

    Karl Siegstad is an author....
  • Minik Wallace

    Dec. at 28 (1890-1918)

    BirthplaceGreenland, Kingdom of Denmark

    GenderMale

    Minik Wallace (also called Minik or Mene) (ca. 1890 – October 29, 1918) was an Inuk brought as...  more
  • BirthplaceGreenland, Kingdom of Denmark

    GenderMale

    Anders Hove is an actor and director from Greenland. Hove is best known for his role of Cesar...  more
  • Karla Jessen Williamson

    Age: 66

    BirthplaceManiitsoq, Denmark

    GenderFemale

    Karla Jessen Williamson (born 1954 in Appamiut, Maniitsoq, Greenland) is an Assistant...  more
  • Hans Enoksen

    Age: 64

    BirthplaceItilleq, Sisimiut, Denmark

    GenderMale

    Hans Enoksen (born 7 August 1956 in Itilleq, Greenland) is a Greenlandic politician who served...  more
  • Jeppe Kolstrup

    Age: 37

    BirthplaceQasigiannguit, Greenland

    GenderMale

    Jeppe Kolstrup is a film director....
  • John W. Weeks

    Dec. at 72 (1781-1853)

    BirthplaceGreenland, New Hampshire, United States of America

    GenderMale

    John Wingate Weeks (March 31, 1781 – April 3, 1853) was a U.S. Representative from New...  more
  • Nick Nicely

    Age: 61

    BirthplaceGreenland, Kingdom of Denmark

    GenderMale

    Nickolas Laurien (born 1959), known professionally as Nick Nicely (stylised nick nicely), is...  more
  • Hermann Berthelsen

    Age: 64

    BirthplaceSisimiut, Greenland

    GenderMale

    Hermann Berthelsen (born 2 March 1956) is a Greenlandic politician and affiliated with the...  more