In 2001, she was nominated for Outstanding Performance by the Cast of a Theatrical Motion Picture for Gladiator.
She was in the movie Mission to Mars as Terri Fisher.
She was in the movie The Ice Harvest as Renata.
Connie wants to raise awareness for heart disease amongst women.
Connie played Nina Yorkin in the movie One Hour Photo.
At 15 years old, Connie performed in a cabaret written by her mother.
Connie wore an 2000 year old bracelet in the movie Gladiator. She found the braclet in an antique store.
Connie was awarded the Best Actress prize at the San Sebastian Film Festival and won the Danish Oscar for Best Actress for her role in the soon-to-be-released film The Situation directed by Philip Haas.
Connie study at a drama school in Rome.
Connie is a trained singer and dancer.
Connie made her American debut in the made -for-cable movie Voyage.
Connie was in the movie Gladiator and she played Lucilla.
Connie began her acting career working alongside her mother.
Connie has received a Best Actress Award from the Empire Awards for her role in Gladiator.
At 18, she traveled to Paris to pursue her acting career.
Her looks have been compared to those of Diane Lane and Saffron Burrows.
She is a big fan of Danish film directors Lars von Trier and Thomas Vinterberg.
Her favourite band is The Clash.
Connie and boyfriend Lars Ulrich have welcomed their first child together, a son, Bryce Thadeus Ulrich-Nielsen, born May 21, 2007. Connie and Metallica drummer Ulrich have been dating for about two years. Nielsen has a 16-year-old son, Sebastian, from a previous marriage; Ulrich is the father of sons Myles, 8, and Layne, 5, also from a previous marriage.
Connie has one son named Sebastian who was born in 1990, and whom she lives with in Tiburon, California.
She made her Danish film debut in the drama Brødre (aka Brothers)in 2004.
She studied at a drama school in Rome and at il Piccolo Teatro di Milano in Milan.
At the age of 18 she travelled to Paris, France where she worked as an actress and model.
She currently lives in New York.
Connie has a son who was born June of 1990.
Connie is fluent in Danish, German, English, Swedish, French and Italian.
She owns around 200 pairs of designer sunglasses and this is her only luxury habit.
Connie: (How she describes her character from Law and Order: SVU) She is a difficult woman. She has no private life… she puts her whole life onto her job. It's also a loner job in may ways and Dani's an obsessive person. She's been dumped from her unit because she's a little too good at what she does. So she's been dumped in SVU and has to work with Elliot.
Connie: (How she got involved in Law and Order: SVU) They called and they had this really cool character they wanted me to play. They were very persuasive about how they were going to develop [Dani]- it was an open-and=closed character. There's a development over the last couple of years like there's no border anymore between TV and movies. People go back and fourth all the time. It was like being a tourist, going in and seeing something I haven't done before. And also I thought about how many people go to see my small art movies, you know? If people will go and see one of those because they've seen me on TV, then great.
Connie: Often 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!
Connie: We have a certain warped sense of humor in Scandinavia, and that is what comes across in the choices in a lot of our movies.
Connie: (On The Hunted) "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".
Connie: I'm definitely more attracted to chaos than to order. The point is, I find the female roles out there very cliche. If we are limited to being only lovers or mothers, we are limiting ourselves.