Dolph Lundgren was born as Hans Lundgren on November 3, 1957, in Stockholm, Sweden, to parents Sigrid Birgitta and Karl Johan Hugo Lundgren. At a young age, he began practicing various forms of martial arts. His skill in karate advanced, and he became a contestant in the 2nd World Open Karate Tournament in 1979. In 1994, he married Anette Qviberg, with whom he had two daughters, Ida and Greta. Lundgren and Anette divorced in 2011. He currently lives in Los Angeles, California.

Lundgren’s first major role in the motion picture industry was Ivan Drago in Rocky IV, in which he starred opposite Sylvester Stallone. He continued acting in several movies, including the parts of He-Man in Universal Soldier, Major Frank Cross in The Peacekeeper, and Gunner Jensen in The Expendables, The Expendables 2, and The Expendables 3, the last three in which he again starred with Sylvester Stallone. In 2018, Lundgren is reprising his role as Ivan Drago in the movie Creed II and is also playing King Neurus in Aquaman. Lundgren made his directorial debut with the movie The Defender in which he also played the part of Lance Rockford. Lundgren has continued to direct throughout the years, and has starred in every movie that he has directed. Malevolence is coming out in 2019, another movie in which he is both directing and starring.

Dolph Lundgren’s estimated net worth for for both 2017 and 2018 is $15 million.