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Danish actress Connie Inge-Lise Nielsen, popularly known as Connie Nielsen, is praised for her role in films like 'Gladiator', 'DC Extended Universe', and 'Wonder Woman'.
She has played iconic roles like Lucilla and Hippolita. She has appeared in various commercially successful films, including the American horror film 'The Devil's Advocate', the American science fiction film 'Soldier', 'The Psychological Thriller', 'Mission To Mars', and many more.
Connie has been a cast member of television dramas like the crime drama series 'Law & Order: Special Victims Unit' appeared on NBC, the political drama 'Boss', the crime thriller series 'The Following' appeared on Fox, 'I Am The Night', and 'Close To Me'.
The net worth of Danish actress Connie Neilson is $8 million.
Connie Nielson is 5 ft 10 in ( 178 cm) tall.
Connie Nielsen is 57 years old as of 2022. She was born on July 3, 1965.
Connie Nielsen was born in Frederikshavn, located on the north-eastern coast of the Jutland peninsula in Denmark. She grew up in Elling, a small village located in Elling Parish outside Frederikshavn. She was born to Bent Nielsen and Laila Inge-lise Matzigkeit. Connie's father worked as a bus driver while her mother was a clerk, but she also acted once in a while and was also a musical reviewer. She entered the world of acting by holding the hands of her mother, acting in the local revue, and playing a variety of roles.
When she turned 18, she was determined that she would become an actress, and to fulfill her dreams, she moved to Paris, France, where she worked on a few small modeling and acting assignments. After gaining some experience working in films, she decided to move to Italy, where she would get the opportunity to go to an acting school and work simultaneously. In Rome, she got herself rolled into a drama school and also attended master classes offered by Piccolo Teatro di Milano teacher Lydia Styx. She continued working in Italian productions for quite some time before moving to America in search of more lucrative acting roles in American films.
Nielsen was romantically involved with Metallica drummer, Lars Ulrich. He is also Danish. The couple has a son together called Bryce Thadeus Ulrich-Nielsen. He was born on May 21, 2007, in San Francisco, California. She has previously been involved in a romantic relationship with Fabio Sartor, with whom she has her elder son, Sebastian Sartor. He was born on November 27, 1989, in Rome, Italy.
In 1984, Connie starred in 'Par Où T'es Rentré? On T'a Pas Vu Sortir' as Eva.
In 1991, Connie starred in 'Vacanze Di Natale '91' in the roles of Brunilde and Vanessa.
In 1997, Connie starred in 'The Devil's Advocate' in the role of Christabella Andreoli.
In 1998, Connie Nielson starred in 'Permanent Midnight' as Dagmar, 'Rushmore' as Mrs. Calloway, and 'Soldier' as Sandra.
In 2000, Connie Nielson starred in 'Innocents' and 'Mission To Mars'.
In 2002, she starred in 'One Hour Photo'.
In 2003, Connie appeared in 'The Hunted' as Abby Durrell and Basic as Osborne.
In 2004, Connie appeared in 'Brødre' as Sarah and 'Return To Sender'.
In 2005, Connie Nielsen appeared in 'The Great Raid' in the role of Margaret Utinsky and 'The Ice Harvest' in the role of Renata Crest.
In 2006, Connie appeared in 'The Situation' as Anna Molyneux.
In 2007, she appeared in 'Battle In Seattle' as Jean.
In 2009, she appeared in 'A Shine Of Rainbows' as Maire.
In 2010, Connie Nielsen appeared in 'Kidnappet' as Susanne.
In 2011, Connie Nielsen appeared in 'Perfect Sense' as Jenny.
In 2013, Connie Nielsen appeared in 'Nymphomaniac' as Joe's Mother and 'The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came To Eden' in Baroness Von Wagner's Voice.
In 2014, Connie Nielsen appeared in '3 Days To Kill' as Christine Renner, 'Return To Zero' as Dr. Claire Holden, and 'All Relative'.
In 2015, Connie Nielsen appeared in 'The Runner' as Deborah Price.
In 2016 Connie Nielsen appeared in 'Ali And Nino' for the portrayal of Duchess Kipiani, 'The 11th' as Katrine Firth, 'Løvekvinnen' as Mrs. Grjothornet, and 'The Confessions' as Claire Seth.
In 2017, Connie Nielsen appeared in 'Stratton' as Sumner, in 'Wonder Woman' as Queen Hippolyta, and in 'Justice League'.
In 2018, Connie Nielsen appeared in 'The Catcher Was A Spy' as Koranda.
In 2019, Connie Nielsen appeared in 'Music, War And Love' as Lena, 'Tonight at Noon' as Laura, and 'Sea Fever' as Freya.
In 2020, Connie Nielsen appeared in 'Inheritance' as Catherine Monroe and 'Wonder Woman 1984' as Queen Hippolyta.
In 2021, Connie Nielsen appeared in 'Zack Snyder's Justice League' and 'Nobody' as Becca Mansell.
Apart from having a very successful acting career in movies, she has also had a very successful television acting career.
In 1993, she appeared in 'Voyage' as Ronnie Freeland.
In 1994, she appeared in 'Le Paradis Absolument' as Sarah.
In 2006, she appeared in 'Law & Order: Special Victims Unit' as Detective Dani Beck for six episodes.
In 2008, she appeared in 'Danny Fricke' in the lead role as Danny Fricke.
From 2011 to 2012, she appeared in 'Boss' as Meredith Rutledge Kane for 16 episodes.
In 2014, she appeared in 'The Following' as Lily Gray for 10 episodes.
In 2015, she appeared in 'Unveiled' as Joan McAllen.
In 2018, she appeared in 'Liberty Katrina' for 5 episodes.
In 2019, she appeared in 'I Am The Night' as Corinna Hodel for 6 episodes.
In 2021, she appeared in 'Close To Me' as Jo Harding for 6 episodes.
Apart from being an outstanding actress, Connie is also a philanthropist. She is a part of the Human Needs Project (HNP), which helps eradicate poverty in Kenya.
In 2000, Connie Nielsen won the Empire Award For Best Actress for the movie 'Gladiator', in which she played the lead character. She was also nominated for the Blockbuster Entertainment Award For Favorite Supporting Actress – Action. She was also nominated for the Las Vegas Film Critics Society Award For Best Supporting Actress. She received a Screen Actors Guild Award For Outstanding Performance By A Cast In A Motion Picture.
In 2002, Connie was nominated for the Fangoria Chainsaw Award For Best Supporting Actress and the Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress award.
In 2004, Connie won the Bodil Award For Best Actress in a Leading Role and the Silver Shell Award For Best Actress. She was also nominated for the European Film Award For Best Actress.
Connie loves reading books.
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