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Who Is Michiel Huisman's Wife? Meet Tara Elders Who Is Also an Actress & the Mother of His Only Child

Oyin Balogun
Apr 12, 2022
12:45 P.M.

Dutch actor, Michiel Huisman, has enjoyed a stellar career and a sweet family life. The actor is a proud father of one with his wife of over a decade. Meet Tara Elders.


Known for his onscreen charms, Michiel Huisman has warmed his way into the hearts of millions of Dutch and English movie lovers.

With a career spanning over a decade, Huisman has featured in a series of successful movies, including "Game of Thrones," where he played Daario Naharis, Daenerys' advisor and lover.

Michael Huisman at an event | Source: Getty Images

Michael Huisman at an event | Source: Getty Images

Huisman has also acted in Dutch movies such as "Goede Tijden, Slechte Tijden," the longest soap opera ever on Dutch television. He also clinched the lead role in "The Age of Adaline."

In 2016, Huisman was cast as the lead in "The Ottoman Lieutenant." The movie gained wide acclaim and was screened for an Oscar-qualifying run in the winter of December 2016 before being aired to the general audience in 2017.

Michael Huisman attends Save the Children's "The Centennial Gala: Changing The World for Children" gala at The Manhattan Center's Hammerstein Ballroom on September 12, 2019 | Source: Getty Images

Michael Huisman attends Save the Children's "The Centennial Gala: Changing The World for Children" gala at The Manhattan Center's Hammerstein Ballroom on September 12, 2019 | Source: Getty Images

Huisman's breakthrough acting experience came in 2006 when he appeared as a guest star in an episode of the British television series "Dalziel and Pascoe." The 40-year-old has also acted in films such as "The Young Victoria," "World War Z," "Wild in 2014," and "The Invitation."

Huisman also appeared in the 2018 Netflix horror series "The Haunting of Hill House." In 2019, he played an Israeli agent in the Netflix hit film "The Red Sea Diving Resort."



Aside from having a lovely career, not many fans know that the pretty-faced actor has musical ties. Huisman was a key member of the disjointed music group Fontane.

The band sang and composed popular songs that were also featured as the soundtrack for various films. Fontane, which he formed with his old friends, enjoyed a successful spell before drawing the curtain on their collaboration.


Huisman has grown a large fanbase over the years, with his Instagram racking up over five hundred thousand followers. The bulk of his fans are not only charmed by his acting skills but also thrilled by his looks.

Huisman's charming look earned him a place as Instyle's "April Man of Style" in 2015. Since then, fans have grown curious about the actor's personal life, with some wondering if Huisman has walked down the aisle.



Huisman has spent more than 12 years with his long-time partner, Tara Elders. The couple met on the set of the 2003 movie "Phileine Says Sorry." They walked down the aisle five years later.

Elders, 42, is a well-known Dutch movie star who has appeared in a number of high-performing movies such as "Interview," "Sextet," and the 2008 film "Het wapen van Geldrop."



Huisman loves to flaunt his romance with Elders on his Instagram. The actor gives fans a glimpse of how devoted he is as a husband and doting as a dad. The "Game of Thrones" star shares a daughter, Hazel, born in 2007, with Elders.

Judging from his Instagram posts, Huisman is a proud dad. The Dutch movie star shared an exciting post to celebrate Hazel's birthday. He wrote,

"Hazel turned 11 today... we can't believe it!!"

Fans who love to see Huisman will be disappointed when his character, Alex Sokolov, fails to pop up when the show returns later this month. Showrunners say it is unlikely Huisman will reprise his role since his character is dead.

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