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.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
0% Stratton
  • Sumner
$NaN 2018
40% Justice League
  • Queen Hippolyta
$NaN 2017
50% The Confessions
  • Actor
$NaN 2017
93% Wonder Woman
  • Hippolyta
$NaN 2017
40% Ali and Nino
  • Duchess Kipiani
$NaN 2016
25% The Runner
  • Deborah Price
$NaN 2015
10% All Relative
  • Maren
$NaN 2014
84% The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came To Eden
  • Baroness Eloise von Wagner
$NaN 2014
60% Nymphomaniac: Volume II
  • Actor
$NaN 2014
75% Nymphomaniac: Volume I
  • Joe's Mother
$NaN 2014
28% 3 Days To Kill
  • Actor
$NaN 2014
No Score Yet Untitled McG Sci-Fi/Adventure Project
  • Christine Renner
$NaN 2014
No Score Yet Return to Zero
  • Dr. Claire Holden
$NaN 2014
54% Perfect Sense
  • Jenny
$NaN 2012
44% A Shine of Rainbows
  • Maire
$NaN 2010
56% Battle in Seattle
  • Jean
$NaN 2008
No Score Yet Tonight at Noon
  • Actor
$NaN 2007
35% The Situation
  • Anna Molyneux
$NaN 2006
46% The Ice Harvest
  • Renata
$NaN 2005
37% The Great Raid
  • Margaret Utinsky
$NaN 2005
No Score Yet Convicted
  • Charlotte Cory
$NaN 2005
89% Brothers
  • Sarah
$NaN 2004
50% Demonlover
  • Diane de Monx
$NaN 2003
21% Basic
  • Osborne
$NaN 2003
29% The Hunted
  • Abby Durrell
$NaN 2003
81% One Hour Photo
  • Nina Yorkin
$NaN 2002
No Score Yet Innocents
  • Megan
$NaN 2002
76% Gladiator
  • Lucilla
$NaN 2000
25% Mission to Mars
  • Terri Fisher
$NaN 2000
12% Soldier
  • Sandra
$NaN 1998
89% Rushmore
  • Mrs. Calloway
$NaN 1998
58% Permanent Midnight
  • Dagmar
$NaN 1998
66% The Devil's Advocate
  • Christabella
$NaN 1997
No Score Yet Voyage
  • Ronnie
$NaN 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
$NaN 1984

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
59% FBI
2018
  • Ellen Solberg
  • 2018
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
  • Guest
  • 2017
56% The Following
2013-2015
  • Lily Gray
  • 2015
  • 2014
96% The Good Wife
2009-2016
  • Ramona Lytton
  • 2015
  • 2014
84% Boss
2011-2012
  • Meredith Kane
  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
  • Det. Dani Beck
  • 2006
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
  • Guest
  • 2000
No Score Yet I Am the Night
2019
No Score Yet Unveiled
2015
  • Joan McAllen

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