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Connie Nielsen

Highest Rated:   89% Brothers (2004)
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 YEAR
No Score Yet Wonder Woman
  • Hippolyta
2017
33% Ali and Nino
  • Duchess Kipiani
2016
26% The Runner
  • Deborah Price
2015
10% All Relative
  • Maren
2014
60% Nymphomaniac: Volume II
  • Actor
2014
82% The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came To Eden
  • Baroness Eloise von Wagner
2014
75% Nymphomaniac: Volume I
  • Joe's Mother
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
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
2005
37% The Great Raid
  • Margaret Utinsky
2005
No Score Yet Convicted
  • Charlotte Cory
2005
No Score Yet Convicted
  • Actor
2005
89% Brothers
  • Sarah
2004
49% Demonlover
  • Diane de Monx
2003
21% Basic
  • Osborne
2003
29% The Hunted
  • Abby Durrell
2003
81% One Hour Photo
  • Nina Yorkin
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
60% 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

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
84% Boss
2011-2012
  • Meredith Kane
No Score Yet Unveiled
2015
  • Joan McAllen
55% The Following
2013-2015
  • Lily Gray
97% The Good Wife
2009-2016
  • Ramona Lytton
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
  • Guest
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
  • Det. Dani Beck

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