Connie Nielsen net worth: Her first leading character in an English film was in The Devil’s Advocate, and she later gained international attention for her role in Gladiator. Within the past decade, she’s appeared in films like Mission to Mars, One Hour Photo, Basic, The Hunted, The Ice Harvest, and Nymphomaniac. Nielsen was born in 1965 in Frederikshavn and grew up in a hamlet named Elling, Denmark. She was raised a Mormon and began her acting career working alongside her mum on the local revue and assortment scene. At 18, she traveled to Paris, where she worked as an actress and model, which led to further work and study in Italy. She lived in Italy for many years, before moving to the U.S., where she still resides. She was married to Metallica drummer, Lars Ulrich from 2004 to 2012 and also the couple had one child together, Bryce Thadeus Ulrich-Nielsen. She has another son from an earlier relationship, Sebastian Sartor, who’s a hip-hop producer.
She was in a relationship with Italian actor Fabio Sartor, when she lived and worked in Italy, from 1988 to 1994.
Favorite band is The Clash.
Son: Bryce Thadeus Ulrich-Nielsen, born May 21, 2007. Father is Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich.
Born in Elling and raised in Copenhagen.
When she turned 18, she traveled to Paris to pursue her acting career. She later also worked and studied in Rome, Milan, South Africa and New York.
One of her hobbies is collecting designer sunglasses. She owns around 200 pairs.
Big fan of Danish directors Lars von Trier and Thomas Vinterberg.
Was in a relationship with drummer Lars Ulrich of Metallica from 2004-2012.
Even though she was born in Denmark, her first Danish movie was not until Brothers (2004), directed by Susanne Bier.
Fluent in Danish, English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Norwegian, and Swedish.
Son, Sebastian Sartor, was born on 2 June 1990. Father is Italian actor Fabio Sartor.
We have a certain warped sense of humor in Scandinavia, and that is what comes across in the choices in a lot of our movies.
Often when you get a really good script, and you receive the new pages, you see that the entire thing has been dumbed down. Films in the '30s and '40s, that were huge blockbusters, were very sophisticated in their language, and the ideas they brought. There were no questions about whether the audience would get it or not. Today there is a certain fear, or horror, that the audience won't understand. They underestimate the audience very often. And that is because, when you look at the box-office to see that total braindead films make lots of money, then that's what the cash machine is telling you to do. In other words: More braindead, more money!
[on The Hunted (2003)] I trained with the FBI in Portland and I also had many conversations with female FBI agents in Los Angeles, as well. That was again something that also came in very handy for Basic (2003), because I'd learned already how to handle a gun and how to behave just physically when you're in a situation, a threat. That was very good to know. I didn't have to do that again.
I'm definitely more attracted to chaos than to order. The point is, I find the female roles out there very cliché. If we are limited to being only lovers or mothers, we are limiting ourselves.