Lars was born 1964 in Gladsaxe near Copenhagen, Denmark. He grew up in Copenhagen with his family and brother Mads, who is also an actor today. 1985 / 86 he met Anette Støvelbæk whom he first dated and then married in October 1989. Lars lives with his wife and his sons Lue (born in 1995) and Thor (born in 2001) in the Copenhagen district Vesterbro. After graduating from the National Theatre School of Denmark (Statens Teaterskole) Lars has been acting ever since in more than 40 plays up to 2012 and various movies and TV series. With his role in the Danish Crime series "Forbrydelsen" (THE KILLING, 2007) he gained a broader, international awareness.