Connie Nielsen Net Worth

Connie Nielsen Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Connie Inge-Lise Nielsen net worth is
$8 Million

Connie Inge-Lise Nielsen Wiki Biography

Connie Inge-Lise Nielsen was born on the 3rd July 1965, in Elling, Frederikshavn, Denmark, and is an actress who is probably best known for portraying Lucilla in the 2000 Oscar-winning movie “Gladiator”, and also widely recognized for appearing in movies “One Hour Photo” (2002), “Brothers” (2004) as well as in the 2017 Hollywood’s blockbuster “Wonder Woman”.

Have you ever wondered how much wealth this talented Danish actress has accumulated so far? How rich Connie Nielsen is? According to sources, it is estimated that the total of Connie Nielsen’s net worth, as of early 2018, revolves around the sum of $8 million which has been acquired through her career in the moviemaking industry that has been active since 1984.

Connie Nielsen Net Worth $8 Million

Connie is one of four children of Laila Matzigkeit, an insurance cleric and musical reviews writer, and Bent Nielsen, who was a bus driver. At the age of 18, she relocated to Paris, France, where she began modeling and later acting. She made her on-camera debut at the age of 19 in 1984, when she appeared in the French comedy movie “How Did You Get In? We Didn’t See You Leave”. Connie then transferred to Rome, Italy, where she enrolled at drama school, before attending Milan’s Piccolo Teatro di Milano. Upon graduation, she landed a recurring role in the Italian TV mini comedy series “Colletti Bianchi” in 1988. These involvements eased Connie Nielsen’s dive into the world of acting, also providing the basis for her current net worth.

Before moving to the States, Connie appeared in the 1991 Italian movie “Vacanze di Natale ’91” which was followed with an appearance in the 1994 French TV movie “Le Paradis Absolument”. Her first major English-speaking role occurred in 1997, when she was cast for the role of Christabella Andreoli in the horror movie “The Devil’s Advocate”, with Keanu Reeves and Al Pacino in the leading roles. However, the real breakthrough in Nielsen’s career occurred in 2000 when, after appearing in Brian De Palma’s Sci-Fi thriller “Mission to Mars”, Connie was cast for the role of Princess Lucilla in Ridley Scott’s historical spectacle “Gladiator”. The movie won five Academy Awards, while she was honored with the Empire Award for the Best Actress. It is certain that all these accomplishments made a huge impact on Connie Nielsen’s net worth.

For appearing as Sarah in the 2004 war movie “Brothers”, Connie was honored with the San Sebastián International Film Festival and the Indianapolis International Film Festival Awards. In 2006, she was cast for the recurring role of Detective Dani Beck in “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” TV series which was followed by appearing in movies such as “Battle In Seattle” (2007), “A Shine of Rainbows” (2009) and “Lost in Africa” (2010). All these ventures increased the size of Connie Nielsen’s wealth as well as her popularity.

In 2011, she appeared opposite Ewan McGregor and Eva Green in “Perfect Sense”, while between 2011 and 2012 Connie starred as Meredith Kane in the “Boss” TV series. In 2013, she appeared in Lars von Trier’s rather controversial movie “Nymphomaniac: Vol. I”, and in 2014 she starred alongside Kevin Costner in the action thriller movie “3 Days to Kill”. She made memorable small-screen appearances in TV series “The Following” and “The Good Wife”, and some of her more recent acting engagements include the movies “Ali and Nino” and “The Confessions” both in 2016, as well as portraying the role of Queen Hippolyta in Marvel’s blockbuster movies “Wonder Woman” and “Justice League” in 2017. Doubtlessly, all these achievements have helped Connie Nielsen to enlarge the total of her revenues by a large margin.

When it comes to her personal life, between 2004 and 2012 Connie Nielsen was marred to a musician, Metallica’s drummer Lars Ulrich with whom she welcomed one son. From her previous relationships, she has another son, Sebastian Sartor, who is now a music producer. She is the co-founder of the Human Needs Project charitable organization, as well as of the Road to Freedom Scholarships educational program, and the CSR Fonden non-profit organization. Connie currently resides in California, USA.

Full NameConnie Nielsen
Net Worth$8 Million
Date Of BirthJuly 3, 1965
Place Of BirthElling, Frederikshavn, Denmark
Height1.78 m
Weight61 kg
ChildrenBryce Thadeus Ulrich-Nielsen, Sebastian Sartor
ParentsLaila Matzigkeit, Bent Nielsen
SiblingsUlrich Nielsen, Søs Nielsen, Bent Nielsen
PartnerLars Ulrich
AwardsBodil Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role
NominationsScreen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture, European Film Award for Best Actress, European Film Audience Award for Best Actress
MoviesGladiator, Wonder Woman, Nymphomaniac: Volume I, The Devil's Advocate, 3 Days to Kill, One Hour Photo, The Ice Harvest, The Hunted, Mission to Mars, The Great Raid, Demonlover, Perfect Sense, Rushmore, A Shine of Rainbows, All Relative, The Runner, Battle in Seattle, Permanent Midnight, Return to Se...
TV ShowsThe Following, Boss, Okavango, Danny Fricke
1We have a certain warped sense of humor in Scandinavia, and that is what comes across in the choices in a lot of our movies.
2Often 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!
3[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.
4I'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.
1She is the first actress to portray the DC comic book character Hippolyta in a "Wonder Woman" film franchise. Charlene Holt, Cloris Leachman, Carolyn Jones, and Beatrice Straight performed the role for television.
2She was in a relationship with Italian actor Fabio Sartor, when she lived and worked in Italy, from 1988 to 1994.
3Favorite band is The Clash.
4Son: Bryce Thadeus Ulrich-Nielsen, born May 21, 2007. Father is Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich.
5Born in Elling and raised in Copenhagen.
6When 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.
7One of her hobbies is collecting designer sunglasses. She owns around 200 pairs.
8Big fan of Danish directors Lars von Trier and Thomas Vinterberg.
9Was in a relationship with drummer Lars Ulrich of Metallica from 2004-2012.
10Even though she was born in Denmark, her first Danish movie was not until Brødre (2004), directed by Susanne Bier.
11Fluent in Danish, English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Norwegian, and Swedish.
12Son, Sebastian Sartor, was born on 2 June 1990. Father is Italian actor Fabio Sartor.


Wonder Woman2017post-productionQueen Hippolyta
The 11th2017pre-productionKatrine Firth
Music, War and Love2016post-productionLena
Løvekvinnen2016Mrs Grjothornet
Le confessioni2016Claire Seth
Ali and Nino2016Duchess Kipiani
The Runner2015/IDeborah Pryce
The Good Wife2014-2015TV SeriesRamona Lytton
Unveiled2015TV MovieJoan McAllen
All Relative2014Maren
The Following2014TV SeriesLily Gray
Return to Zero2014Dr. Claire Holden
3 Days to Kill2014Christine Renner
Nymphomaniac: Vol. I2013Joe's Mother
The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden2013DocumentaryBaroness Von Wagner (voice)
Boss2011-2012TV SeriesMeredith Kane
Hemingway & Gellhorn2012TV MovieTall Blonde Woman (uncredited)
Perfect Sense2011Jenny
A Shine of Rainbows2009Maire
Danny Fricke2008TV MovieDanny Fricke
Battle in Seattle2007Jean
The Situation2006/IAnna Molyneux
The Ice Harvest2005Renata Crest
The Great Raid2005Margaret Utinsky
Return to Sender2004/ICharlotte Cory
The Hunted2003Abby Durrell
Demonlover2002Diane de Monx
One Hour Photo2002Nina Yorkin
Mission to Mars2000Terri Fisher
Innocents2000Megan Denright
Rushmore1998Mrs. Calloway
Permanent Midnight1998Dagmar
The Devil's Advocate1997Christabella Andreoli
Le paradis absolument1994TV MovieSarah
Voyage1993TV MovieRonnie Freeland
Vacanze di Natale '911991Brunilde / Vanessa
Colletti bianchi1988TV Mini-SeriesMarilù
How Did You Get In? We Didn't See You Leave1984Eva (as Connie Nielson)


Boss, Season 2: The King and His Court2013Short special thanks


Aftenshowet2014TV SeriesHerself
The Following: Season 2 (Bound by a Common Foe)2014Video documentary shortHerself
The Following: Season 2 (Following Marcos Siega)2014Video documentary shortHerself
The Following: Season 2 (The Joe Mask)2014Video documentary shortHerself
The Following: Season 2 (The Religion of Joe Carroll)2014Video documentary shortHerself
CQC: Custe o Que Custar2014TV SeriesHerself
The Making of 3 Days to Kill2014Video shortHerself
Tavis Smiley2007TV SeriesHerself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2007TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Greatest Ever Blockbuster Movies2006TV Movie documentaryHerself
The Ice Harvest: Beneath the Harvest2006Video documentary shortHerself
About 'Return to Sender'2006Video shortHerself / Actress
Late Night with Conan O'Brien2005TV SeriesHerself
Strength and Honor: Creating the World of 'Gladiator'2005Video documentaryHerself
Once Upon a Time...2005TV MovieHerself
Empire Movie Awards 20052005TV SpecialHerself
Ceremonia de clausura del festival de cine de San Sebastián2004TV MovieHerself
aHA!2004TV SeriesHerself
Go' morgen Danmark2004TV SeriesHerself
Go' aften Danmark2003TV SeriesHerself
Basic: A Director's Design2003Video documentary shortHerself
The Daily Show2003TV SeriesHerself
Late Show with David Letterman2003TV SeriesHerself
Making of 'Demonlover'2003Video documentaryHerself
Piger med power2002TV Series documentaryHerself
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn2002TV SeriesHerself
Making of Dark Summer2002Video documentaryHerself
The Making of 'One Hour Photo'2002Video documentary shortHerself
7th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2001TV SpecialHerself
Connie Nielsen - en dansker i Hollywood2000TV Short documentaryHerself
2000 Blockbuster Entertainment Awards2000TV Special documentaryHerself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2000TV SeriesHerself
HBO First Look2000TV Series documentaryHerself

Archive Footage

Gomorron2002TV SeriesHerself
Ultimate Fights from the Movies2002Video documentaryLucilla (Gladiator)

Won Awards

2005Special Jury PrizeIndianapolis International Film FestivalPerformanceBrødre (2004)
2005BodilBodil AwardsBest Actress (Bedste kvindelige hovedrolle)Brødre (2004)
2004Silver SeashellSan Sebastián International Film FestivalBest ActressBrødre (2004)
2004ZuluZulu AwardsBest Actress (Årets danske kvindelige hovedrolle)Brødre (2004)
2001Empire AwardEmpire Awards, UKBest ActressGladiator (2000)

Nominated Awards

2005European Film AwardEuropean Film AwardsEuropean ActressBrødre (2004)
2005Audience AwardEuropean Film AwardsBest European ActressBrødre (2004)
2003Stinker AwardThe Stinkers Bad Movie AwardsWorst Fake Accent: FemaleBasic (2003)
2003Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest Supporting ActressOne Hour Photo (2002)
2001ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by the Cast of a Theatrical Motion PictureGladiator (2000)
2001Blockbuster Entertainment AwardBlockbuster Entertainment AwardsFavorite Supporting Actress - ActionGladiator (2000)
2000Sierra AwardLas Vegas Film Critics Society AwardsBest Supporting ActressGladiator (2000)

3rd Place Awards

2003Chainsaw AwardFangoria Chainsaw AwardsBest Supporting ActressOne Hour Photo (2002)

Known for movies

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