1. Michiel Huisman is a Dutch actor, musician, and singer-songwriter, who has acted in both Dutch and English-language TV series and films.
2. Huisman played Ellis Jones in the fantasy romance film The Age of Adaline .
3. He has also played recurring roles on television such as Liam McGuinnis on Nashville .
4. Huisman began his career on Dutch television, in the Dutch soap opera Goede tijden, slechte tijden .
5. He later played starring roles in the Dutch TV series De co-assistent .
6. During the early years of his acting career, Huisman was also part of a band called Fontane.
7. Michiel Huisman was born on 18 July 1981 in Amstelveen, a town near Amsterdam, in the Netherlands.
8. Huisman began his acting career with a supporting role on Goede Tijden, Slechte Tijden – the longest-running soap opera on Dutch television – where he played Rover, a 14-year-old model who accuses his employers of engaging in child pornography.
9. He was then cast in the made-for-TV films Suzy Q and Uitgesloten.
10. He played supporting roles in the Dutch films Costa! and Volle Maan, both of which were directed by Johan Nijenhuis and aimed at a teen-aged audience.
11. At the same time, he also had a recurring role on the Dutch police series Spangen.
12. He also starred as medieval knight Floris in the film Floris, based on the Dutch TV series.
13. In the years that followed he played a leading role in the football comedy Johan, recurring guest roles in the comedy series Meiden van De Wit and the first season of the drama series Bloedverwanten, and the leading role in the medical drama series De Co-Assistent.
14. He also played a small supporting role in the 2006 film Zwartboek by Paul Verhoeven, which became the most successful Dutch film of all time.
15. In 2006, Huisman made his first foray into the international acting world with a supporting role in an episode of the British TV series Dalziel and Pascoe.
16. He followed this with a role as Ernest II, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha in The Young Victoria, and the BBC made-for-TV drama Margot in which he portrayed Rudolf Nureyev.