Connie Nielsen is a Danish actress who has made a name for herself in Hollywood, thanks to movies like the dark comedy "The Ice Harvest" and "Gladiator", where she played Lucilla and starred opposite Russell Crowe and Joaquin Phoenix.
Born on July 3, 1965, Nielsen traveled to various countries as a young model and studied in Italy as an actress. In 1996, she moved to the United States and subsequently landed the role of Christabella Andreoli in "The Devil's Advocate", in which she appeared opposite Al Pacino and Keanu Reeves. This was followed by roles in "Rushmore", "Permanent Midnight", "Dark Summer", "Mission to Mars", "One Hour Photo" and "Basic", just to name a few.
On the small screen, Nielsen also made waves as Detective Dani Beck on "Law & Order: SVU", where she served as a temporary replacement for lead star Mariska Hargitay who went on maternity leave in 2006.
Nielsen also starred in the Starz original series, Boss
, as Meredith Kane.