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Noomi Rapace stars in "Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows," opposite Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law, as Sim. The film marks Rapace's first English-speaking role.

Noomi Rapace captured the eyes of the international entertainment community with her commanding, unnerving and critically acclaimed portrayal of Lisbeth Salander in the film adaptations of Stieg Larsson's Millennium trilogy: "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo," "The Girl Who Played With Fire," and "The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest."

Rapace garnered high praise for her breakthrough performance in "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo," the first installment of the Millennium trilogy which opened in February 2009 in Sweden. She won the Best Actress Guldbagge Award (Swedish Academy Award) and the Best Actress International Jupiter Award (Germany) in addition to receiving a Best Actress European Film Award nomination for her role. Rapace garnered subsequent praise for her performances in the second and third installments, "The Girl Who Played With Fire," "The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet's Nest."

Rapace was recently seen in Pernilla August's directorial debut, "Beyond" ("Svinalägorna"), which screened at the 2010 Venice Film Festival and won the Venice Critic's Week prize. Based on the best-selling novel, the film is a poignant story about a young girl's dramatic childhood growing up in a home plagued by abuse and alcoholism. Following "Beyond," Rapace was seen in Pål Sletaune's Norwegian thriller "Babycall," about a young mother who believes she overhears a murder.

Rapace began her acting career at the age of seven, in Iceland's "In the Shadow of the Raven." She has since gone to appear in over twenty films and television shows. In 2007, she made her mark on the big screen with a breakthrough performance in the 2007 Danish film, "Daisy Diamond." In the film, Rapace portrays a troubled teen-mother who leaves her home to pursue a dream, ultimately failing and having a breakdown with fatal consequences. For her performance, she was honored with the Bodil Award (Danish Critics Award) and a Robert Award (Denmark's Academy Award) for Best Actress.

Swedish born, Rapace is the daughter of Flamenco singer Rogelio Duran.




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NOOMI RAPACE: FACTS

How tall is Noomi Rapace? How old is Noomi Rapace? Find out here.

Age: 36 years old
Birthday: December 28, 1979
Height: 5' 4 ¼"
Full Name / Real Name: Noomi Norén
Birthplace: Hudiksvall, Gävleborgs län, Sweden
Husband: Ola Rapace





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