Biography of Connie Nielsen
Connie Inge-Lise Nielsen is a Danish actress best known for her roles in Gladiator, Devil’s Advocate and Wonder Woman. Nielsen is also the founder of The Human Needs Project and The Road To Freedom Scholarships. In addition, she received several awards, including the Best Actress Award for her role in the drama Brødre and Best Actress at the European Film Awards.
Nielsen was born in Frederikshavn and raised in the village of Elling. Her career started in her teens when she appeared alongside her mother in local sitcoms and variety shows. At 18, she went to Paris to pursue a career in acting and modeling. She later moved to Italy and attended drama school in Rome and in master classes at the Piccolo Teatro in Milan with Lydia Styx.
Connie made her debut in 1984 in a French comedy film, Par où t’es rentré? On t’a pas vu sortir and later co-starred with the King of Comedy, Jerry Lewis. Furthermore, she also appeared in several comedies like Vacanze di Natale ’91, Le Paradis Absolument and Colletti Bianchi. After that, she went to the US and made her acting debut in English in the TV thriller Voyage.
A year later, Nielsen starred as Lena in a family drama series Okavango: The Wild Frontier where. Furthermore, she has also appeared in other movies like Permanent Midnight, Rushmore, and Soldier. She first became known for appearing as Lucilla in Ridley Scott’s Gladiator, starring opposite Russell Crowe and Joaquin Phoenix. She was later cast in American films such as One Hour Photo, The Hunted and Mission to Mars. In 2002, Nielsen starred in Olivier Assayas’ film Demonlover and the film A Shine of Rainbows.
Furthermore, she won the Danish Best Actress Award for her role in the drama Brødre aka Brothers. Additionally, Connie won Best Actress at the San Sebastian International Film Festival and was nominated for Best Actress at the European Film Awards. In 2006, she played Detective Dani Beck in several episodes of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. Furthermore, she also collaborated with the Danish pop and rock band TV-2 and sang one song – Brev til Mona alongside singer, songwriter and composer Steffen Brandt.
Two years later, Connie was cast in two superhero films, Wonder Woman and Justice League, where she played the role of Hippolyta: The Amazon Queen of Themyscira and mother of Diana. On the other hand, Nielsen has also appeared in several TV shows such as The Following, I Am the Night, Boss and the Danish miniseries Liberty.
On film, she has been cast in films such as The Runner, Løvekvinnen, The Confessions, Stratton, Sea Fever and Inheritance. In addition, she is the founder of the non-profit Human Needs Project and a scholarship program for children in slums, ‘Road To Freedom Scholarships’.
Connie Nielsen age
How old is Cony? She is 57 years old in 2023. She was born in July 3, 1965, in Frederikshavn, Denmark. Furthermore, she celebrates her birthday on 3rd of July every year.
Connie Nielsen Height/Weight
Nielsen is a beautiful, attractive woman with a weight of 60kg. It also stands at an approximate height of 5 feet 10 inches high. Furthermore, she also has blue eyes and light brown hair.
Husband Connie Nielsen
Is Connie married or dating? Currently, she is single but was in a relationship with Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich from 2004 until their split in 2012. Together, they have been blessed with a son named Bryce Thadeus Ulrich-Nielsen. Furthermore, she was in a relationship with Fabio Sartor and had a son named Sebastian Sartor. Before that, she also dated Josh Lucas and Huey Morgan.
Connie Nielsen Family
Connie is the daughter of Bent Nielsen, a bus driver, and Laila Matzigkeit, an insurance clerk, actress and musical critic. She also has two brothers and a sister, Bent Nielsen, Ulrich Nielsen and Søs Nielsen. Furthermore, she is fluent in eight languages, Danish, English, French, German and Spanish among others.
Connie Nielsen Net Worth
How much does Connie earn? She has an estimated net worth of $8 million dollars. This includes your personal assets, money and income. Your career is the main source of your income.