Carice Anouk van Houten (5 September 1976) is a Dutch actress and singer, born in Leiderdorp, Netherlands.
Her first leading role in the television film Suzy Q won her the Golden Calf for Best Acting in a Television Drama; two years later, she won the Golden Calf for Best Actress for Undercover Kitty. She gained widespread recognition for her performance in Black Book, the most commercially successful Dutch film to date, for which she won her second Golden Calf for Best Actress, in addition to nominations from the Chicago Film Critics Association, the European Film Academy, and the Online Film Critics Society.
Van Houten became a household name after she appeared in HBO series Game of Thrones as Melisandre of Asshai.
Carice van Houten is also a singer. She was involved in the soundtrack for Black Book and later released a solo albums – See you on the Ice.
She is married to an australian actor Guy Pearce. Together they have one child.