Connie Nielsen Biography
Connie Nielsens career in show business started when she moved to Paris at the age of 18. She brought along with her the intense desire to pursue an acting career. This led her to work and at the same time, study in Rome, Milan, South Africa and New York. Her debut in the movies came in the year 1984 with the French film Par où t'es rentré? On t'a pas vu sortir. It was followed by Colletti Bianchi, an Italian mini-series in 1988, Italian film Vacanze di Natale in 1991 and French film Le Paradis Absolument in 1993.
In 1996, Connie Nielsen moved to the US and starred opposite Keanu Reeves and Al Pacino in her first major English language film as Christabella Andreoli in The Devils Advocate. This was followed by other English films which include Permanent Midnight, Rushmore and Soldier, all in 1988.
After gaining wide fame in the 2000 epic Gladiator, Connie Nielsen starred in some more notable US films such as Missions to Mars (2000), One Hour Photo (2002), The Hunted (2003) and Basic (2003). She was also cast in the French acclaimed thriller Demonlover (2002).
Although she was Danish in nature, Connie Nielsen only made her first Danish film in 2004s Brødre (meaning Brother) which made her win the Best Actress awards from the Danish Award, Bodil Award and San Sebastian International Film Festival. Aside form being a successful actress, Connie Nielsen also had trainings in singing and dancing. She is fluent in six language and could speak very well in German, English, Danish, French, Swedish and Italian.
In 1991, Connie Nielsen gave birth to a son whom she named Sebastian. Again in 2007, she gave birth to another son whom she named Bryce Thadeus Ulrich Nielsen. At present, she was dating Lars Ulrich, Metallicas drummer.
Connie Nielsen loves to collect signature sunglasses and at present, she owns around 200 pairs of them. She is presently residing in New York and loves to watch her favorite band The Clash.