Connie Nielsen

Connie Nielsen

Highest Rated: 93% Wonder Woman (2017)

Lowest Rated: 0% Stratton (2018)

Birthday: Jul 3, 1965

Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark

Hailed in Entertainment Weekly's 2000 Hot Issue as a mature female sex symbol, transplanted Dane Connie Nielsen also revealed that she could act in the Best Picture-winning blockbuster Gladiator (2000).Raised in Copenhagen, Nielsen trained to be a singer and dancer, as well as an actress. She began performing at age 15, with her mother, in local shows and headed to Paris when she was 18, to pursue her career in earnest. After stints in Italy and South Africa, the multi-lingual Nielsen finally landed in New York; she made her English language film debut as a terrorized passenger in the made-for-TV thriller Voyage (1993).Nielsen really began to attract Hollywood's attention, however, with her performance as the sizzlingly seductive, redheaded daughter of Satan (Al Pacino) in the supernatural potboiler The Devil's Advocate (1997). Along with smaller roles in the drug addiction drama Permanent Midnight (1998) and Wes Anderson's Rushmore (1998) (as the gorgeous mother of Max's friend Dirk), Nielsen landed her first starring role in 1998, as a planet pioneer who nurses Kurt Russell back to health in the science fiction actioner Soldier. Following roles in the low profile thriller Dark Summer (1999) and the higher profile Brian De Palma sci-fi saga Mission to Mars (2000), Nielsen notched a critically acclaimed hit with Ridley Scott's sword and sandal epic Gladiator. As the emperor's sister Lucilla, Nielsen got to hold her own against Joaquin Phoenix's scenery-chewing Commodus while falling in love with and quietly championing Russell Crowe's steely Maximus, proving that she could do more than just look good in Gladiator's Roman chic. Moving ever-closer to widespread recognition, Nielsen played a member of a family who attracts a menacing photo clerk (a dark turn by funnyman Robin Williams) in the taut thriller One Hour Photo. Alternating between smaller independent films and big-budget Hollywood extravaganzas, Nielsen turned up in Demonlover before turning back to the bright lights of Tinseltown with Basic and The Hunted (both 2003). Nielsen has one son.


Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Wonder Woman 1984 Hippolyta 2020
81% Sea Fever Actor 2019
0% Stratton Sumner 2018
40% Justice League Queen Hippolyta $227.1M 2017
50% The Confessions Actor 2017
93% Wonder Woman Hippolyta $412.5M 2017
40% Ali and Nino Duchess Kipiani 2016
24% The Runner Deborah Price 2015
10% All Relative Maren 2014
83% The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came To Eden Baroness Eloise von Wagner $0.3M 2014
60% Nymphomaniac: Volume II Actor $0.3M 2014
76% Nymphomaniac: Volume I Joe's Mother $0.7M 2014
28% 3 Days To Kill Actor 2014
No Score Yet Untitled McG Sci-Fi/Adventure Project Christine Renner 2014
No Score Yet Return to Zero Dr. Claire Holden 2014
56% Perfect Sense Jenny $2.1K 2012
44% A Shine of Rainbows Maire 2010
56% Battle in Seattle Jean 2008
No Score Yet Tonight at Noon Actor 2007
35% The Situation Anna Molyneux 2006
47% The Ice Harvest Renata $8.9M 2005
38% The Great Raid Margaret Utinsky $10.1M 2005
No Score Yet Convicted Charlotte Cory 2005
89% Brothers Sarah $0.3M 2004
51% Demonlover Diane de Monx $39.8K 2003
21% Basic Osborne $26.6M 2003
29% The Hunted Abby Durrell $34.2M 2003
81% One Hour Photo Nina Yorkin $31.5M 2002
No Score Yet Innocents Megan 2002
76% Gladiator Lucilla 2000
25% Mission to Mars Terri Fisher 2000
12% Soldier Sandra 1998
89% Rushmore Mrs. Calloway 1998
58% Permanent Midnight Dagmar 1998
67% The Devil's Advocate Christabella 1997
No Score Yet Voyage Ronnie 1993
No Score Yet Par où t'es rentré? On t'a pas vu sortir (How Did You Get In? We Didn't See You Leave) Actor 1984


63% FBI
Ellen Solberg 2018
No Score Yet The Talk
Guest 2017
59% The Following
Lily Gray 2015
94% The Good Wife
Ramona Lytton 2015
80% Boss
Meredith Kane 2012
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Det. Dani Beck 2006
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
Guest 2000
74% I Am the Night
No Score Yet Unveiled
Joan McAllen


Dr. Claire Holden says: We loved them all we could while they were here. No one can ever take that away from us. You'll always be Arthur's mother. Be proud of that. He is.


Christabella says: Look but don't touch. Touch, but don't taste. Taste, don't swallow.

John Milton says: Look but don't touch. Touch, but don't taste. Taste, don't swallow.

Maire says: Wise men think. Fools talk.

Maire says: I know he can be as warm and inviting as that old King Fingerrock. But underneath it all, there's a tender heart. You'll come to know that one day.

Lucilla says: Is Rome worth one good man's life? We believed it once. Make us believe it again. He was a soldier of Rome. Honor him.

Gracchus says: Who will help me carry him?

Lucilla says: Today I saw a slave become more powerful than the Emperor of Rome.

Sandra says: Sgt. Todd... what's it like? What's it like being a soldier? What do you think about? [silence] You must think about something? [silence] What about feelings then? [silence] You must *feel* something? [pause]

Todd says: Fear.

Sandra says: Fear?

Todd says: Fear and discipline.

Sandra says: Now?

Todd says: Always.

Sandra says: But one solider ... against 17... what are you going to do?

Sandra says: But one solider... against 17. What are you going to do?

Todd says: I'm going to kill 'em all sir.

Sandra says: How do you know they'll be back?

Todd says: Because they're soldiers me

Todd says: Because they're soldiers sir... like me

Sandra says: Why are they doing this?

Todd says: They're obeying orders sir. It's their duty.

Sandra says: Do you know how many they will be?

Todd says: 17 more sir.

Sandra says: Oh my God you can't fight 17 on your own. You have to organize us. We're not cowards. We'll do as you tell us. We'll fight.

Sandra says: Oh my God, you can't fight 17 on your own. You have to organize us. We're not cowards. We'll do as you tell us. We'll fight.

Todd says: No.

Sandra says: Why?

Todd says: Because soldiers deserve soldier sir.