Dolph was born in a suburb of the Swedish capital, in a small town Spungen. His father Carl Lundgren was an engineer and an economist, worked at the government of Sweden. Mother Birgitta Lundgren was a teacher at the school where she taught foreign languages. Dolph was the firstborn of Charles and Brigid. Later, three more children were born - Annika girls, Katarina and Johan boy.
As a child, Dolph was a frail, sickly, prone to allergies. It does not add confidence and endless ridicule and beatings of his father. To prove to himself that he is worth something, the boy began to study martial arts. At first, his choice fell on classical judo, but then switched to karate Lundgren and engaged in two styles - Goju-ryu and Kyokushin. He was succeeded in the latter. In 1977, 20-year-old athlete won the championship in Sweden. Then, two years in a row confirms his title. In 1979 he took part in the World Cup, losing only in the final. In 1980 and 1981 two-time winner of the British Open.
Also, since 1979 he served in the armed forces of Sweden Marine Regiment. After demobilization he studied at the Stockholm Royal Institute of Technology and the University of Sydney, where he received a master's degree in chemical engineering. After an Australian university was invited to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, as Dolph won the grant. But studying in Sydney, Lundgren met with the famous singer and actress Grace Jones, who hired him as a bodyguard. Dolph Lundgren leaving for the United States not as a future scientist, as well as the future stars of show business.
He gets to New York and tries himself in the role model, dancer, moonlights as a bouncer in clubs and studying for acting classes.
The name of Dolph Lundgren connected several stellar novels. First of all, the famous relationship with actress Grace Jones, Jamaican-born, which prompted the actor in the world of show business. Dolph also met with Paula Barbieri photo models, Janice Dickinson and Stephanie Adams, as well as actresses Samantha Phillips and Leslie Ann Woodward.
In 1990, he began to meet with his compatriot Kviberg Annette, who was a designer of jewelry. They married in 1994. In this marriage the couple were born the daughter of Ida Sigrid Greta and Evelyn. Dolph and Annette live in Spain because we wanted to spare children from the temptations of Hollywood. But in 2011, the marriage fell apart.