Connie Nielsen

Connie Nielsen

Highest Rated: 93% Wonder Woman (2017)

Lowest Rated: Not Available

Birthday: Jul 3, 1965

Birthplace: Elling, Frederikshavn, Denmark

A talented actress whose formidable onscreen persona saw her specializing in cool, competent women, Connie Nielsen was more interested in honing her craft than in becoming a celebrity. The Danish actress received her start in French and Italian projects, but broke through internationally with a small role as Al Pacino's evil temptress sidekick in "The Devil's Advocate" (1997). She notched memorable supporting roles in "Rushmore" (1998), "Soldier" (1998) and "Mission to Mars" (2000) before landing the female lead of the Oscar-winning "Gladiator" (2000) opposite Russell Crowe. Her searing turn as the proud-but-powerless Lucilla, older sister of the corrupt emperor (Joaquin Phoenix) earned her raves, and she used her newfound fame to springboard into art house films with leading roles in the Robin Williams thriller "One Hour Photo" (2002) and the challenging "Demonlover" (2002). Nielsen won the Danish equivalent of the Oscar for her starring role in the drama "Brødre" ("Brothers") (2004), which was remade into an American film in 2009. Consistently cast as tough, powerful women, Nielsen memorably filled in during the maternity leave of "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (NBC, 1999- ) star Mariska Hargitay and co-starred in political drama "Boss" (Starz 2011-12) and Kevin Bacon serial killer drama "The Following" (Fox 2013-15), while co-starring in films as varied as Lars von Trier's controversial "Nymphomaniac" (2013) and comic book blockbuster "Wonder Woman" (2017). Almost too talented a chameleon, Nielsen disappeared so completely into her characters that she never achieved widespread mainstream fame, but was universally hailed for the gravity she brought to every performance.

Highest rated movies

Wonder Woman
Brothers
Rushmore Sea Fever Nobody
One Hour Photo
Gladiator Zack Snyder's Justice League

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 0% A Week in Paradise Fiona (Character) - 2022
84% 94% Nobody Becca Mansell (Character) $27.2M 2021
71% 94% Zack Snyder's Justice League Queen Hippolyta (Character) - 2021
58% 73% Wonder Woman 1984 Hippolyta (Character) $46.5M 2020
24% 33% Inheritance Catherine (Character) - 2020
63% 85% I'll Find You Lena (Character) - 2019
87% 45% Sea Fever Freya (Character) - 2019
0% 21% Stratton Sumner (Character) - 2017
39% 68% Justice League Queen Hippolyta (Character) $227.0M 2017
93% 83% Wonder Woman Hippolyta (Character) $412.8M 2017
44% 33% The Confessions Claire Seth (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Lion Woman Mrs Grjothornet (Character) - 2016
40% 57% Ali & Nino Duchess Kipiani (Character) - 2016
24% 22% The Runner Deborah Price (Character) - 2015
10% 90% All Relative Maren (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet 87% Return to Zero Dr. Claire Holden (Character) - 2014
83% 62% The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden Baroness Eloise von Wagne (Voice) $247.2K 2014
28% 43% 3 Days to Kill Christine Renner (Character) $30.7M 2014
58% 60% Perfect Sense Jenny (Character) $1.6K 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lost in Africa Susanne (Character) - 2010
50% 70% A Shine of Rainbows Maire (Character) - 2009
56% 64% Battle in Seattle Jean (Character) $223.5K 2007
35% 58% The Situation Anna (Character) $48.1K 2006
47% 43% The Ice Harvest Renata (Character) $8.8M 2005
38% 70% The Great Raid Margaret Utinsky (Character) $10.2M 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Verdades Ocultas Unknown (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet 43% Return to Sender Charlotte Cory (Character) - 2004
89% 85% Brothers Sarah (Character) $385.0K 2004
21% 63% Basic Lt .Julia Osborne (Character) $26.5M 2003
29% 47% The Hunted Abby Durrell (Character) $34.2M 2003
53% 40% Demonlover Diane (Character) $231.8K 2002
81% 65% One Hour Photo Nina Yorkin (Character) $31.6M 2002
78% 87% Gladiator Lucilla (Character) $187.7M 2000
24% 30% Mission to Mars Terri Fisher (Character) $60.9M 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dark Summer Megan Denright (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet 25% Soldier Sandra (Character) $14.6M 1998
89% 91% Rushmore Mrs. Calloway (Character) $17.1M 1998
13% 44% Soldier Unknown (Character) - 1998
63% 79% The Devil's Advocate Christabella Andreoli (Character) $61.0M 1997
No Score Yet 10% Voyage Ronnie Freeland (Character) - 1993

TV

Credit
67% No Score Yet Close To Me Jo Harding (Character) 2021
73% 71% I Am the Night Corinna Hodel (Character) 2019
No Score Yet 57% FBI Ellen Solberg (Guest Star) 2018
93% 91% The Good Wife Ramona Lytton (Guest Star) 2014-2015
58% 67% The Following Lily Gray (Character) 2014
81% 94% Boss Meredith Kane (Character) 2011-2012
78% 89% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Detective Danielle 'Dani' Beck (Guest Star) 2006