Connie Nielsen

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Birth Name: Connie Inge-Lise Nielsen

Place of Birth: Frederikshavn, Denmark

Date of Birth: 3 July, 1965

Ethnicity: Danish

Connie Nielsen is a Danish actress. She is known for her roles in the films The Devil’s Advocate, Gladiator, Wonder Woman, Mission to Mars, One Hour Photo, Basic, The Ice Harvest, and Nobody, and the shows Boss, The Following, and I Am the Night.

Connie is the daughter of Laila Matzigkeit and Bent Nielsen. She is fluent in Danish, English, German, Swedish, French, and Italian. Connie was raised LDS (Mormon).

Connie has two sons, including one with her former partner, Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich.

Connie’s maternal grandfather was Ivar Nikolaj Nielsen (the son of Anton Peter Nielsen and Kristine Marie Kristensen). Ivar was born in Thisted, Central Jutland.

Connie’s maternal grandmother was Eva Reinhardt Thomsen (the daughter of Herluf Frederik Thomsen and Marie Olga Tiedemann). Eva was born in Thisted. Herluf was the son of Johannes Reinhardt Thomsen and Mette Kirstine Jensen. Marie was the daughter of Carl Vilhelm Fridtjof Tiedemann and Methea Caroline List.

Source: Genealogy of Connie Nielsen (focusing on her mother’s side) –

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