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Connie Nielsen

Highest Rated:   92% Wonder Woman (2017)
Lowest Rated:   10% All Relative (2014)
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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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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet The Confessions
  • Actor
2017
92% Wonder Woman
  • Hippolyta
$275.1M 2017
No Score Yet Stratton
  • Actor
2017
43% Ali and Nino
  • Duchess Kipiani
2016
26% The Runner
  • Deborah Price
2015
10% All Relative
  • Maren
2014
60% Nymphomaniac: Volume II
  • Actor
$0.3M 2014
82% The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came To Eden
  • Baroness Eloise von Wagner
$0.3M 2014
75% 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
54% Perfect Sense
  • Jenny
$2.1k 2012
44% A Shine of Rainbows
  • Maire
2010
55% Battle in Seattle
  • Jean
2008
No Score Yet Tonight at Noon
  • Actor
2007
36% The Situation
  • Anna Molyneux
2006
46% The Ice Harvest
  • Renata
$8.9M 2005
37% The Great Raid
  • Margaret Utinsky
$10.1M 2005
No Score Yet Convicted
  • Charlotte Cory
2005
No Score Yet Convicted
  • Actor
2005
89% Brothers
  • Sarah
$0.3M 2004
49% 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
10% Soldier
  • Sandra
1998
89% Rushmore
  • Mrs. Calloway
1998
58% Permanent Midnight
  • Dagmar
1998
65% 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

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
  • Guest
  • 2017
55% The Following
2013-2015
  • Lily Gray
  • 2015
  • 2014
98% 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 Unveiled
2015
  • Joan McAllen

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