Connie Nielsen Biography
Connie Nielsen born Connie Inge-Lise Nielsen, is a Danish actress who began her acting role as a supporting actress in the English-language film, The Devil’s Advocate (1997). The most recent films in which she appears as Hippolyta are Wonder Woman (2017) and Justice League (2017) from the DC Extended Universe.
Connie Nielsen Age, Height & Net Worth
She was born on 3 July 1965 in Frederikshavn and grew up in the village of Elling, Denmark. The actress was raised a mormon. She is 1.78 m tall and has a net worth of of $8 million.
Connie Nielsen Family
Her father, Bent Nielsen, was a bus driver, and her mother, Laila Matzigkeit was an insurance clerk, who also acted and wrote musical reviews. Connie has three other siblings; Ulrich Nielsen (brother), Søs Nielsen (sister) and Bent Nielsen (brother).
Connie Nielsen Acting Career
She began her acting career working alongside her mother on the local revue and variety scene. She traveled to Paris, France at the age of 18, where she worked as an actress and model, which led to further work and study in Italy—at drama school in Rome and in master classes with Lydia Styx, a teacher at Piccolo Teatro di Milano in Milan.
Nielsen’s feature film debut was the Jerry Lewis French film Par où t’es rentré ? On t’a pas vu sortir in 1984, followed by a role in the Italian mini-series Colletti Bianchi in 1988. She appeared in the Italian film Vacanze di Natale ’91 (1991) and the French film Le Paradis Absolument (1993).
She moved to the United States in the mid-1990s and made her first appearance in a major English-language film in 1997 as Christabella Andreoli in The Devil’s Advocate. This first minor breakthrough led to roles in the films Permanent Midnight (1998), Rushmore (1998), and Soldier (1998).
In 2000, Nielsen appeared as Lucilla in Scott’s Gladiator. She also has starred in American films including Mission to Mars (2000), One Hour Photo (2002), The Hunted (2003), and Basic (2003). She also starred in the French thriller Demonlover (2002), directed by Olivier Assayas. She played the Irish mother to an orphan in A Shine of Rainbows (2009).
Nielsen made her Danish film debut in the drama, Brødre in 2004. In 2006, Nielsen appeared in several episodes of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit as Detective Dani Beck.
Connie Nielsen Husband
Nielsen dated Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich from 2004 to 2012. They have a son together, Bryce Thadeus Ulrich-Nielsen who was born on 21 May 2007, in San Francisco, California. She has an older son, hip-hop producer Sebastian Sartor who was born on 27 November 1989, from a previous relationship.
Connie Nielsen Movies and TV Shows
Connie Nielsen Movies
- 2019: Native Son
- 2018: The Catcher Was a Spy
- 2018: Music, War and Love
- 2018: Tonight at Noon
- 2017: Stratton
- 2017: Wonder Woman:
- 2017: Justice League
- 2016: Ali and Nino
- 2016: The 11th:
- 2016: Music, War and Love
- 2016: Løvekvinnen
- 2016: The Confessions
- 2015: The Runner
- 2014: 3 Days to Kill:
- 2014: Return to Zero:
- 2014: All Relative
- 2013: Nymphomaniac
- 2013: The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden
- 2011: Perfect Sense
- 2010: Kidnappet
- 2009: A Shine of Rainbows
- 2007: Battle in Seattle
- 2006: The Situation
- 2005: The Great Raid:
- 2005: The Ice Harvest
- 2004: Brødre
- 2004: Return to Sender
- 2003: The Hunted
- 2003: Basic
- 2002: One Hour Photo
- 2002: Demonlover
- 2000: Dark Summer
- 2000: Mission to Mars:
- 2000: Gladiator
- 1998: Permanent Midnight
- 1998: Rushmore
- 1998: Soldier
- 1997: The Devil’s Advocate
- 1991: Vacanze di Natale ’91:
- 1984: Par où t’es rentré ? On t’a pas vu sortir
Connie Nielsen TV Shows
- 1993: Voyage
- 1994: Le paradis absolument
- 2006: Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
- 2008: Danny Fricke
- 2011–2012: Boss
- 2014: The Following
- 2014–2015: The Good Wife
- 2015: Unveiled
Connie Nielsen Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
The detectives that are part of the NYPD’s Special Victims Unit investigate crimes of sexual nature. While the focus of the other shows in the `Law & Order’ franchise largely deal with murder cases, the SVU detectives frequently deal with crimes, such as rapes, in which the victim survives and assists authorities in the investigation. The series features a cast of veteran actors, including Mariska Hargitay, Richard Belzer, Dann Florek and, after the first season, rapper Ice-T. Occasional crossover episodes feature detectives from other series in the `Law & Order’ franchise.
First episode date: 20 September 1999
Theme song: Theme of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Networks: NBC, USA Network
Connie Nielsen Gladiator
Set in Roman times, the story of a once-powerful general forced to become a common gladiator. The emperor’s son is enraged when he is passed over as heir in favour of his father’s favourite general. He kills his father and arranges the murder of the general’s family, and the general is sold into slavery to be trained as a gladiator – but his subsequent popularity in the arena threatens the throne.
Initial release: 1 May 2000 (Los Angeles)
Director: Ridley Scott
Featured song: Now We Are Free
Awards: Academy Award for Best Picture
Connie Nielsen The Following
The FBI calls on Ryan Hardy, a former agent with physical and emotional scars, when Joe Carroll, a notorious serial killer he apprehended years earlier, escapes from death row. Carroll, an English professor and novelist fixated on Edgar Allan Poe, mutilated and killed 14 women before he was imprisoned. Hardy and the FBI learn that while be was incarcerated, Carroll spent his time gathering a collection of cultlike followers. The recruits prove themselves willing to commit murder, facilitate abductions, and even sacrifice themselves in order to help Carroll with his deadly objectives and achieve his ultimate goal — to exact revenge on Ryan Hardy.
Connie Nielsen Human Needs Project | HNP
Nielsen is the president and co-founder of the Human Needs Project, that was founded in June 2010. The foundation provides clean water and empowerment services to residents of Kibera, a slum in Kenya. Connie Nielsen co-founded the project after she filmed “Lost in Africa” there.
She continues her work in film alongside her full time commitment to Human Needs Project and her scholarship program for children in slums, Road To Freedom Scholarships. This was a result of her commitment to serving the environment and alleviating poverty around the world.
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