Connie Nielsen

Connie Nielsen works as a reputed actress in Hollywood belonging to the country of Denmark and has earned fame by appearing in movies like “Gladiator” and “Wonder Woman”.

Personal Life

Connie Nielsen took birth in the village of Frederikshavn, which is located in Denmark on the date 3rd July, 1965 with the name Connie Inge-Lise Nielsen given to her. She was brought up in the vicinity of Elling by her parents, Laila and Bent Nielson.

Her father supported their family by working as a driver of buses while her mother did clerking alongside acting. She gained her inspiration to appear in the acting business from her mother with whom she used to perform in local plays and short documentaries. As she grew older, Connie left Denmark to gain further knowledge and experience in the field of acting and modeling in Paris.

After that she joined the classes of drama in Rome when she went to Italy to complete her schooling which further led her to do her masters in Milan alongside the professor named Lydia Styx at the theatre of Piccolo Teatro di Milano. Before she met her ex-husband, Lars Ulrich, in 2004 she was rumored to be dating many people like Fabio Sartor and Josh Lucas.

But after she met the drummer of the band Metallica she married him and they both spent 8 years together before getting a divorce. The actress is the mother of 2 boys. One boy, with her ex-husband Lucas, is named Thadeus Ulrich-Nielsen and the other one from her former relationship is named Sebastion Sartor. She is a multilingual person and is capable of speaking many languages like French, Danish, Norwegian, Italian, Swedish, some Spanish, German and English. Nielsen is currently living in the city of New York.


Connie Nielsen had a knack for a career in acting from her days spent with her mother while performing in local plays and shows. She moved to Paris to pursue this dream and she started acting by starring in many French and Italian movies and TV series. After her course completion she shifted to America to work in Hollywood somewhere around 1995 and her first onscreen appearance took place in the film “The Devil’s Advocate” in the year of 1997. This served as a boost up for Connie’s career and then, she performed major roles in big movies like “Permanent Midnight”.

She was acknowledged as a powerful and charming actress after she showed her strong acting skills in the historical movie “Gladiator” where she played the role of Princess Lucilla. From then, Connie has been continuously working in the acting business taking up numerous varied roles and trying different genres to please her audience not only in Hollywood but also in the movies of French and Danish origin.

She has won many awards like Best Actress in the Danish Academy Awards for her commendable acting in the movie “Brothers”. Nielsen has shown her presence in the television world by appearing in series like “The Following”. Her net worth in the year 2017 is estimated to be around 8 million US dollars.