Ida Engvoll – Facts About the Love and Anarchy Actress, Why Did She Leave Rebecka Martinsson?

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Profile summary of Ida Engvoll
  • Name: Ida Emelin Engvoll
  • Date of birth: October 6, 1985
  • Age: 38
  • Place of birth: Söderhamn Municipality, Sweden
  • Nationality: Swedish
  • Parents: NA
  • Education: Folk High School, Swedish National Academy of Mime and Acting (NAMA) in Stockholm
  • Occupation: Actor
  • Years active: 2002-present
  • Net Worth: NA

Bold, beautiful, and inspiring, Ida Engvoll is a Swedish actress and film producer who is widely known for starring in the popular Oscar-nominated movie A Man Called Ove in 2015, as well as in Rebecka Martinsson (2017) and Love and Anarchy TV series in 2020. She has so far featured in quite a number of popular movies and television series since she came into the limelight in 2009.

Where is Ida Engvoll from and how old is she?

A talented actress, Ida Emeline Engvoll was born on October 6, 1985, in Söderhamn Municipality, Sweden, and she is currently 38 years old. However, she was raised and brought up, at Stråtjära in Hälsingland, Sweden.

Earlier, due to her love for acting, Ida started schooling in a theater and music-oriented college at Torsbergsgymnasiet, in Bollnäs, Wendelsberg, before moving to Folk High School and Birkagården’s classical music line.

Upon leaving high school, between 2007 and 2010, Ida proceeded to the Swedish National Academy of Mime and Acting (NAMA) in Stockholm, to add to her career resume. She was later retained to work in the theater after graduation, due to her impressive performance.

While in Stockholm City Theater, the talented actress was responsible for key roles in “Ibsen”, “Purge” and “Peter Pan and Wendy” and she was also active in the activities of other popular drama theaters.

In the meantime, Ida is not left out among most celebrities, who always shy away from speaking, or disclosing information about their personal life to the media. Rather, she often concentrates on speaking mostly about her career, as such, there is no information about her parents, or whether she has any siblings at the moment.

 Ida Engvoll’s career progression

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History has shown that at an early age, Ida Engvoll has always wished to be a superstar actress, and as she grew up, she became more determined to achieve her dreams.

Ida Engvoll’s acting career actually started in 2009, while she was still studying at the Stockholm Theatre, when she made her debut in the popular television series Beck – Levande Begravd, in which she interpreted the role of Maria Fors in an episode. While at Stockholm Theatre, Ida Engvoll was also a co-editor of the theater theoretical anthology To shape gender.

She has played several relevant roles at Stockholm City Theater since 2010, while her presence and impact were also being actively felt at the Royal Dramatic Theatre.

After her first experience on the big screen, which plunged her into the spotlight, Ida Engvoll became an unstoppable movie sensation, as she has since then starred in several movies, and TV productions, while her fame grew higher.

As she attained the status of a star actress, Ida Engvoll kept getting different lead roles from numerous producers.  In 2013, she featured in three successful movies – Nobody owns me, Crimes of Passions, and Bast Fore, while in 2014, she starred in two more movies, Medicine and For better and worse.

She starred in the blockbuster Man Called Ove

Ida’s career got a great boost in 2015 when she starred in the blockbuster movie Man Called Ove, where she played the role of Sonja. The movie became a box office success and got nominated for the Oscars as the Best Foreign Language film 2015. The film was written and directed by Hannes Holm, and it is an adaptation of Fredrik Backman’s book of the same title, published in 2012.

Apart from the Oscar nomination, the movie was also nominated for six other awards at the 51st Guldbagge Awards in 2016 where it won two of the awards.

Again, the movie was nominated for the Best Foreign Language Film, and Best Makeup and Hairstyling categories at the 89th Academy Awards. All of these made her popularity escalate.

She played the main role in Rebecka Martinsson

Aside from movie roles, Ida Engvoll has also starred in several other hit television series, which made her even more famous. Some of her TV projects include The Team and The Bridge, both in 2015.

Similarly, in 2017, Ida appeared as the lead character (Rebecka Martinsson), in one of the most-watched TV productions in Sweden, titled Rebecka Martinsson, as well as in five episodes of another TV series, Bonusfamiljen.

In  2018, Ida was featured in Vår tid är nu TV production, playing the role of Ester.

Why did Ida Engvoll leave Rebecka Martinsson and what is she up to?

Ida Engvoll made a great impact on the success of the TV series Rebecka Martinsson in 2017. This is not unconnected to the fact that she was the star actress in the series, where she creatively added more vibes to the show as she interpreted the role of Rebecka Martinsson. Her presence in the series has made it gain more viewership and popularity.

Unfortunately, the mammoth of viewers and fans of the series woke up to the sad news of the departure Ida Engvoll from the series, only after season one. This development did not go down well with a vast majority of audiences as they kept hoping that the star actress will return to the series.

Nevertheless, it was gathered that Ida left Rebecka Martinsson to take up another lead role in Netflix’s contemporary adult comedy TV series titled Love and Anarchy, in 2020, where she played the role of Sofie.

Meanwhile, despite the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020, the movie diva never developed cold feet, such that even in the midst of the restrictions, she still manage to put in her best as she starred in the popular Netflix television series, Love and Anarchy.

What’s more, in 2021, Ida Engvoll still made an appearance in another production titled White Trash, where she starred as Kim.

Again, the Love and Anarchy star is said to be currently working on another movie titled  Tisdagsklubben, along with director Annika Appelin, which is slated to premiere in 2022.

Ida Engvoll’s movies and TV shows

TV series

  • Beck as Maria Fora – 2009
  • Gustafsson 3 tr as Greta – 2011
  • Anno 1790 as Hedvig Faith 2011
  • Arne Dahl: Europa Blues as Dyta – 2012
  • Den fördömde as Sandra Heed – 2013
  • Den fjärde mannen as Stein, 17 år – 2015
  • The Team as Kit Ekdal – 2015
  • The Bridge asa Tina – 2015
  • Rebecka Martinsson as Rebecka Martinsson – 2017
  • The Inspector and the Sea as Marit Ulander / Elsa Norén – 2015-2017
  • Bonusfamiljen as Therese / Tessan – 2017-2018
  • Andra Åket as Yvette – 2018
  • The Restaurant as Ester – 2017-2019
  • The Kingdom as Kalle – 2022
  • Love & Anarchy as Sofie Rydman – 2020-2022
  • Tisdagsklubben (post-production) as Fredrika – 2022


  • Crimes of Passion: Death of a Loved One as Lil – 2013
  • Best Before as Katja – 2013
  • Fjällbackamorden: Ljusets drottning as Fis – 2013
  • Mig äger ingen as Lisa – 2013
  • Medicinen as Linda – 2014
  • For Better and Worse as Hanna – 2015/I
  • A Man Called Ove as Sonja – 2015
  • Up in the Sky – 2016
  • Secret Chord as Izzy – 2019
  • Passagen as Fay – 2020
  • White Trash as Kim – 2021

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What is her net worth?

The Swedish actress Ida Engvoll, could be ranked among the richest female actresses in Sweden. She has been able to garner as much wealth as possible to last her an entire lifetime of high luxury.

In this regard, most online sources have estimated Ida Engvoll’s current net worth to be about $8 million.

She accumulated her wealth mostly from her acting and production career, as well as from endorsement deals from popular brands.

Is Ida Engvoll married?

The 38-year-old TV and movie star has always kept anything related to her private life tightly under wraps. Thus, there is no information on the Swedish actress’s marital or relationship status at the moment but we would keep you up to speed if any relevant information about her private life pops up.

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