TV lovers who are conversant with the Norwegian series, Skam would become excited at the mention of the name, Tarjei Sandvik Moe. The talented actor was a marvel to behold in the popular series with his portrayal of a gay character, Isak Valtersen. Not only did he receive critical acclaim for his role, but the series also rose to a prestigious pedestal and earned its cast a deserved popularity.
Tarjei Sandvik Moe is known for a host of other productions which have also pushed him to the public’s gaze. Moe is known for his outstanding personality which always shines through his characters on-screen. There is so much more to know about the actor. Find out why he shone so bright with his role in Skam, as well as other interesting facts about him.
Tarjei Sandvik Moe Bio (Age)
He was born on May 24, 1999, in Oslo, Norway to his parents. He was a student of the prestigious Hartvig Nissen School, Oslo. Tarjei started out his career while in high school. It happened that his breakthrough series was shot in his school; Hartvig Nissen. Moe who was very much inclined to act did not hesitate to grab the opportunity to take part in the auditions held in his school. He got selected to play gay teenager Isak Valtersen, and the rest was history.
Tarjei’s character was in a same-sex relationship with ‘Even’ played by Henrik Holm. He starred in all four seasons of the series which aired from 2015 to 2017. For serving the audience an unusual display of homosexuality, Tarjei Sandvik Moe was highly touted especially in the third season where he played the main character.
Moe’s rapid rise to fame saw him appear on various talk shows alongside a few other casts of the series. He also got roles in various plays like What Would Jesus Do, Det Gar Bra, Woman2Woman, a pussycal, and many others. Tarjei’s extraordinary performance in Skam was not going to be easily forgotten.
In 2018, the actor got another challenging role in the film, An Affair. He starred as a teenager having an affair with his 44-year old teacher. Again his portrayal of the character was indeed remarkable and he got lots of appraisals for it. Growth and fame may seem to have come on a platter for Tarjei, but from all indications, he actually worked for it.
His Parents and Family
Although not much is known about his parents, it is said that Tarjei Sandvik Moe was born into a wealthy family and was given the best of everything by his parents. But having it all did not quench his desire to become an actor. As a matter of fact, Tarjei Moe wanted to take after his grandfather, Torgils Moe, a renowned actor in Norway.
Tarjei has succeeded in the industry just as he always wanted. But unfortunately, his grandfather would not witness and appreciate his success. Torgils Moe died months before Tarjei took a significant step in the acting field.
Other Facts about the Actor
Tarjei has earned lots of recognition and accolades for his works. In 2017, he got a nomination for ‘Best Actor’ at the Gillruten awards, for his role in Skam. Also at the event, he bagged the ‘Audience Award’ and also the ‘TV Moment of the Year.’ The latter was awarded him for his breathtaking ending scene in the last episode of the third season. That same year, he received the Frydpriden award for SKAM at Norway’s LGBT festival, Oslo Pride. He went alongside co-star Carl Eggsbo.
On his sexuality; Tarjei Sandvik Moe prefers that his sexuality does not become a public or media focus. According to him, a person’s sexual orientation should have nothing to do with the way he is perceived. This is why the talented actor has refused to reveal his sexuality. He wants people to focus on the crafts and works of entertainers instead of digging and sniffing for their very personal matters, like that of their sexuality.
3. Height and Weight
Moe has got the right body measurements that suit his flourishing acting career. Standing at a height of 1.81 m (5ft. 11in.) there’s no need to doubt his chances of fitting into any role that comes his way. He weighs a proportional 70 kg.
Tarjei is quite a delightful individual with a lot of charisma. He is loved by many and is a role model for the younger generation.