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Connie Nielsen stars in "Boss" on Starz as Meredith Kane.

Danish beauty Connie Nielsen consistently lights up the screen with an eclectic bevy of film roles. However it was her portrayal of Princess Lucilla, opposite Russell Crowe's Maximus in Ridley Scott's Academy Award-winning "Gladiator," which first garnered a mass appeal. She most recently won Best Actress Awards from the Danish Academy Awards and from the San Sebastian Film Festival for her role in the Danish drama "Brothers," which was
Connie Nielsen in "The Ice Harvest"
Connie Nielsen The Ice Harvest
distributed by Focus Features and IFC Films.

Nielsen has had leading roles in the feature films "Lost in Africa," directed by Vibeke Muasya, and "A Shine of Rainbows," opposite Aiden Quinn. "A Shine of Rainbows" premiered at the Ibiza Film Festival 2009 and made its North American premiere at the Toronto and Vancouver Film Festivals. She recently completed the independent feature "The Last Word," opposite Eva Green and Ewan McGregor, directed by David Mackenzie.

In 2005, Nielsen was also seen in Miramax's World War II drama "The Great Raid," opposite Benjamin Bratt, Joseph Fiennes and James Franco, for director John Dahl; the dramatic thriller "Return to Sender," directed by Billie August; and the action thriller "Ice Harvest" with John Cusack, Lara Phillips, Randy Quaid and Billy Bob Thorton. In 2006, Connie starred in Philip Haas's "The Situation," opposite Damien Lewis. In 2008, Connie was seen in Michael Almereyda's "Tonight at Noon," opposite Ethan Hawke.

In 2002, Nielsen started as an industrial spy in a corporate war in the critically acclaimed suspense thriller "Demonlover," directed by Olivier Assayas and starring Chloe Sevigny and Gina Gershon.

Her credits range from "The Hunter" by director William Friedkin (with Tommy Lee Jones and Benicio Del Toro); to "Basic" by director John McTiernan (opposite John Travolta and Samuel L. Jackson); to "One Hour Photo," where she starred opposite Robin Williams; to "Mission to Mars," opposite Gary Sinise, Tim Robbins and Don Cheadle; to "The Devil's Advocate," starring Al Pacino and Keanu Reeves.

Additionally, she has given unforgettable performances as an unmatronly Texas mother in "Rushmore," opposite Bill Murray, and as a German heroin junkie in "Permanent Midnight," opposite Ben Stiller. Other film credits include "The Innocents," opposite Jean Hughes Angleade and "Voyage" with Rutger Hauer and Eric Roberts.

In 2006, Connie played Detective Dani Beck in a six-episode arc in NBC's highly successful television series, "Law & Order: SVU." In 2008, she starred in the lead role, Danny, in the A&E pilot, "Danny Fricke."

Born and raised in Copenhagen, Denmark, Nielsen began her acting career working alongside her mother on the local revue and variety scene. At 18 she headed to Paris to continue her pursuit of acting, which lead her to further work and study in Rome, Milan and South Africa. In addition to being an accomplished actress, Nielsen is also a trained singer, dancer and is fluent in English, German, Danish, Swedish, French and Italian.

She currently resides in San Francisco.

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Age: 51 years old
Birthday: July 3, 1965
Height: 5' 10"
Full Name / Real Name: Connie Inge-Lise Nielsen
Birthplace: Elling, Frederikshavn, Denmark
Current Residence: San Diego, CA

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