Birth Place Matching "Denmark" (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)
1. Giancarlo Esposito
Actor | Breaking Bad
Giancarlo Giuseppe Alessandro Esposito was born in Copenhagen, Denmark, to an Italian carpenter/stagehand father from Naples, Italy, and an African-American opera singer mother from Alabama. His parents, working in Europe at the time of his birth, settled in Manhattan by the time he was 6, and ...
2. Connie Nielsen
Actress | Gladiator
Danish beauty Connie Nielsen consistently lights up the screen with an eclectic bevy of film roles. She was born in Frederikshavn, Denmark, to a mother who worked as an insurance clerk, and a father, Bent Nielsen, who was a bus driver. Nielsen began her acting career working alongside her mother on...
3. Mads Mikkelsen
Actor | Hannibal
Mads Mikkelsen's great successes parallel those achieved by the Danish film industry since the mid-1990s. He was born in Østerbro, Copenhagen, to Bente Christiansen, a nurse, and Henning Mikkelsen, a banker.
Starting out as a low-life pusher/junkie in the 1996 success Pusher (1996), he slowly grew ...
4. Brigitte Nielsen
Actress | Red Sonja
Actress, model, presenter and singer Brigitte Nielsen was born July 15, 1963 in Rødovre, a little place near Copenhagen in Denmark. At the end of high school when she was sixteen, Gitte (her given name) left her family to begin her modeling career. She worked for top fashion designers like Giorgio ...
5. Deepika Padukone
Actress | Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani
Deepika Padukone, born 5 January 1986 in Copenhagen, Denmark, is an Indian model and actress. She is the daughter of former badminton champion Prakash Padukone. Her mother tongue is Konkani. Deepika has a younger sister named Anisha.
She has been modeling appearances in print and television ...
6. Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
Actor | Game of Thrones
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (born 27 July 1970) is a Danish actor, producer and screenwriter. He graduated from the Danish National School of Theatre in Copenhagen in 1993. Coster-Waldau's breakthrough performance in Denmark was his role in the film Nightwatch (1994). Since then he has appeared in ...
7. Lars von Trier
Writer | Dancer in the Dark
Probably the most ambitious and visually distinctive filmmaker to emerge from Denmark since Carl Theodor Dreyer over 60 years earlier, Lars von Trier studied film at the Danish Film School and attracted international attention with his very first feature, The Element of Crime (1984). A highly ...
8. Pilou Asbæk
Actor | Ghost in the Shell
Pilou Asbæk graduated from The Danish National School of Performing Arts in 2008. In the same year, he played the leading role in Niels Arden Oplev's drama Worlds Apart. In 2010 he had his breakthrough as the inmate Rune in Lindholm & Noer's prison drama R for which he won the prize for Best actor ...
9. Claes Bang
Actor | The Square
Claes Kasper Bang is a Danish actor and musician. He is best known for playing the leading role of Christian in Ruben Östlund's 2017 film The Square. For that role he won the European Film Award for Best Actor, being the first Dane to do so. He played the role of Sasha Mann in the final series of ...
10. Alex Høgh Andersen
Actor | Vikings
Born and raised in a small town southwest of Copenhagen, Alex Høgh Andersen, is currently starring as a series regular in the History Channel drama, Vikings (2013). Andersen made his debut in the season 4 mid-season finale and has now been positioned as a lead. He takes on the role of 'Ivar the ...
11. Nicolas Winding Refn
Writer | The Neon Demon
Writer, director, and producer Nicolas Winding Refn was born in Copenhagen, Denmark, in 1970, to Anders Refn, a film director and editor, and Vibeke Winding (née Tuxen), a cinematographer. Just before he turned 11, in 1981, he moved to New York with his parents, where he lived out his teen years. ...
12. Birgitte Hjort Sørensen
Actress | Autómata
Birgitte Hjort Sorensen is a Danish actress. She has been nominated for three Robert Awards and one Bodil Award. Born in Hillerød and raised in Birkerød, Sørensen aspired to an acting career after watching the West End production of the musical Chicago while at school. She graduated from the Danish...
13. Stephanie Corneliussen
Actress | Mr. Robot
Stephanie Corneliussen (born April 28, 1987) is a Danish actress and model best known for her role as Joanna Wellick in Mr. Robot.
Corneliussen was born in Copenhagen, Denmark. She attended Johannesskolen in Frederiksberg and studied ballet in Copenhagen. She has a degree in graphic design.
She was ...
14. Sidse Babett Knudsen
Actress | Borgen
Sidse Babett Knudsen is a Danish actress who works in theatre, television, and film. Knudsen made her screen debut in the 1997 improvisational comedy Let's Get Lost, for which she received both the Robert and Bodil awards for Best Actress.
Following the critical success of her debut, Knudsen has ...
15. Lars Mikkelsen
Actor | Headhunter
Lars was born in Gladsaxe near Copenhagen, Denmark as the first child of Bente Christiansen, an occupational health nurse, and Henning Mikkelsen, a bank clerk. Lars grew up in Copenhagen, where about one and a half years after him brother Mads was born, who's also an actor now. At first the family ...
16. Marie Bach Hansen
Actress | Arvingerne
Marie Bach Hansen was born on June 28, 1985 in Borum, Denmark. She is an actress, known for The Legacy (2014), This Life (2012) and The Last Vermeer (2019).
17. Dan Laustsen
Cinematographer | The Shape of Water
Dan Laustsen is a Danish cinematographer. He is best known for Crimson Peak (2015), John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017) and The Shape of Water (2017) for which he received an Academy Award nomination.
He studied at the National Film School of Denmark from 1976 to 1979, to pursue a career of cinematography. ...
18. Thomas Vinterberg
Director | Druk
With Last Round (1993) (Last Round), his graduation short from The National Film School of Denmark, Thomas Vinterberg got an early taste of critical success. He received the Jury's and Producers' Awards at the International Student Film Fest in Munich and won the 1st Prize at the Tel Aviv Film Fest...
19. Emilie Ullerup
Actress | JPod
Emilie Ullerup-Petersen was born in Denmark, where her father Ove Ullerup-Petersen, a Jurist and Diplomat and a decorated Ambassador of Denmark in Vietnam, held the title of Lord Chamberlain for the Danish Royal Family.
It was always been her ambition to become an actress. When she graduated from ...
20. Iben Hjejle
Actress | High Fidelity
Iben Hjejle (22 March 1971) is a Danish actress, notable for starring in the Stephen Frears film High Fidelity (2000). In Denmark, she is perhaps best known for appearing in the Danish television sitcom Langt fra Las Vegas (Far from Las Vegas) and playing the girlfriend of Danish comedian Casper ...
21. Thue Ersted Rasmussen
Actor | F9
Thue Ersted Rasmussen was born on November 15, 1985 in Aalborg, Denmark. He is an actor, known for F9: The Fast Saga (2021), Sunday (2019) and The Way to Mandalay (2018).
22. Kim Bodnia
Actor | Killing Eve
Kim Bodnia is a Danish actor, who was born in Copenhagen in 1965. His ancestry is from Poland and Russia.
Kim Bodnia is educated as an actor at the Copenhagen Theatre school (1988-1991). After an amazing theatre career as an actor and creator of new Danish theatre in Copenhagen, he had his ...
23. Simon Sears
Actor | Shadow and Bone
Simon Sears was born on January 25, 1984 in Roskilde, Denmark. He is an actor, known for Shadow and Bone (2021), Enforcement (2020) and Herrens veje (2017).
24. Ulrich Thomsen
Actor | Festen
Ulrich Thomsen graduated from The Danish National School of Theatre and Contemporary Dance in 1993, after which playing on several theaters in Copenhagen, i.e. Dr. Dantes Aveny, Mungo Park and Østre Gasværks Teater. His debut on film was in Ole Bornedal's Nightwatch (1994). Since then a number of ...
25. Vicki Berlin
Actress | Triangle of Sadness
Vicki Berlin was born on November 16, 1977 in Denmark. She is a writer and actress, known for Triangle of Sadness (2022), Forbrydelsen (2007) and Anja & Viktor - In Sickness and in Health (2008).
26. Nikolaj Lie Kaas
Actor | Kvinden i buret
"There are those who miss being in-depth with the world," explains Nikolaj Lie Kaas in an interview with Politiken on April 29th, 2001, "but for me superficiality means a lot - that's where I get my drive." This is an interesting comment from an actor, whose acting always strikes a deeply personal ...
27. Sven-Ole Thorsen
Actor | Gladiator
Born in Denmark, Sven-Ole Thorsen has a remarkable sporting background as a champion bodybuilder, champion power-lifter, and karate black belt that made him an obvious choice for movies roles as "muscle for hire." The hulking almost 6' 4" actor first came to attention as one of Thulsa Doom's ...
28. Natalie Madueño
Actress | Bedrag
Natalie Madueño was born on November 7, 1987 in Copenhagen, Denmark. She is an actress, known for Bedrag (2016), Darkness: Those Who Kill (2019) and The Rain (2018).
29. Trine Dyrholm
Actress | Dronningen
Trine Dyrholm was born on April 15, 1972 in Odense, Denmark. She is an actress and director, known for Queen of Hearts (2019), Love Is All You Need (2012) and In a Better World (2010).
30. Clara Rugaard
Actress | Love Gets a Room
Clara Rugaard was born on December 5, 1997 in Copenhagen, Denmark. She is an actress and producer, known for Love Gets a Room (2021), I Am Mother (2019) and Black Mirror (2011).
31. Lucas Lynggaard Tønnesen
Actor | The Rain
Lucas Lynggaard Tønnesen was born in Copenhagen, Denmark. He is a young actor, known for The Rain (2018), Department Q: The Keeper of Lost Causes (2013) and Tidsrejsen (2014). Lucas made his acting debut in the Danish Musical & Circus for children, Cirkus Summarum (2009), playing one of the leading...
32. Thomas Bo Larsen
Actor | Jagten
Thomas Bo Larsen was born on November 27, 1963 in Gladsaxe, Denmark. He is an actor, known for The Hunt (2012), The Celebration (1998) and Another Round (2020).
33. Maria Sten
Actress | Reacher
Maria Sten is an actress, writer and filmmaker from Copenhagen, Denmark. Of Danish, Swedish, Congolese ethnicity, Maria started her career as a professional dancer and model. She also holds the title of Miss Denmark 2008.
Maria was a fellow in The Black List / ATX TV Festival Writing Program 2017 ...
34. Delia Sheppard
Delia Sheppard was born on July 29, 1960 in Copenhagen, Denmark. She is an actress, known for The Big Short (2015), Rocky V (1990) and Now You See Me (2013).
35. Thure Lindhardt
Actor | Bron/Broen
Thure Frank Lindhardt was born 24 December 1974 in Copenhagen, Denmark. At 12, he was cast as the role of the mailman in Negerkys og labre larver (1987), and later that year, he acted as a classmate in Bille August's film Pelle the Conqueror (1987), which, in 1988, won the Palme d'Or at the Cannes ...
36. Elvira Lind
Director | The Letter Room
Elvira Lind was born on October 28, 1981 in Copenhagen, Denmark. She is a director and producer, known for The Letter Room (2020), Bobbi Jene (2017) and Songs for Alexis (2014). She has been married to Oscar Isaac since March 2017. They have two children.
37. Joachim Trier
Director | Thelma
Joachim Trier is a Norwegian writer and director. He is known for Reprise (2006), Oslo, August 31st (2011), Louder Than Bombs (2015) and Thelma (2017).
Trier also directed three short films, Pietà (2000), Still (2001) and Procter (2002).
His father, Jacob Trier, was the sound technician of The ...
38. Clara Rosager
Actress | Morbius
Clara Rosager was born on November 11, 1996 in Copenhagen, Denmark. She is an actress and writer, known for Morbius (2022), Before the Frost (2018) and Misbehaviour (2020).
39. Magnus Bruun
Actor | The Last Kingdom
Magnus Bruun is a Danish actor known for a variety of roles across film and television, most recognized for his portrayal of Cnut in The Last Kingdom and Eivor in Assassins Creed: Valhalla (where he provides the lead male voice, and mo-cap for all iterations of the character). Though accumulating ...
40. Susanne Bier
Director | Hævnen
Though Academy Award®, Golden Globe Award and Emmy Award winning writer and director Susanne Bier's work often plays out against a wide-reaching global backdrop, its focus is intimate, carefully exploring the explosive emotions and complexities of familial bonds. This unique combination is part of ...
41. Alba August
Actress | Unga Astrid
Alba Adéle August (born 6 June 1993) is a Danish-Swedish actress.
She is the daughter of Danish director Bille August and Swedish actress and director Pernilla August.
August started as a child actor and debuted in a minor role in her father's film A Song for Martin (2001). In 2017, August was cast ...
42. Anna Karina
Actress | Alphaville: Une étrange aventure de Lemmy Caution
Born in Denmark, she came to Paris at 18. She met Coco Chanel and Pierre Cardin and started as a top model. She met Jean-Luc Godard about a cameo in Breathless (1960), but she had to be naked and she refused to play in the movie. One year later, they wed and she became famous with the "Nouvelle ...
43. Amanda Collin
Actress | En frygtelig kvinde
Amanda Collin was born on March 4, 1986 in Rungsted, Denmark. She is an actress, known for A Horrible Woman (2017), Department Q: A Conspiracy of Faith (2016) and Splitting Up Together (2016).
44. Roland Møller
Actor | Under sandet
Born in Odense, Denmark, Roland Møller debuted on screen in 2010 in Lindholm & Noer's prison drama R as "the Mason", a brutal inmate, high in the pecking order. In 2011 Roland was nominated Best Supporting Actor for the film at The Danish Critics Association Awards, Bodil.
Two years later, Roland ...
45. Alexandre Willaume
Actor | The Wheel of Time
Alexandre Willaume was born on December 20, 1972 in Hellerup, Denmark. He is an actor, known for The Wheel of Time (2021), 1899 (2022) and Tomb Raider (2018).
46. Sofie Gråbøl
Actress | Forbrydelsen
Sofie Gråbøl was born on July 30, 1968 in Denmark. She is an actress, known for Forbrydelsen (2007), Flickering Lights (2000) and The House That Jack Built (2018). She was previously married to Jacob Thuesen.
47. Nina van Pallandt
Actress | The Long Goodbye
Nina van Pallandt became famous in the United States in the early 1970s as the mistress of hoaxer Clifford Irving, who went to jail when his biography of Howard Hughes, allegedly written with Hughes' co-operation, proved to be a fake when Hughes himself came out of seclusion to repudiate the work. ...
48. Mikkel Boe Følsgaard
Actor | En kongelig affære
Mikkel Boe Følsgaard is a young danish actor. In 2012, he won the award of Best Male Actor at the Berlinale for his appearance in the movie A Royal Affair, while still attending theatre school, Statens Teaterskole in Copenhagen. He graduated in the summer of 2012.
Mikkel Boe Følsgaard grew up in the...
49. Marco Ilsø
Actor | Vikings
Marco Ilsø was born on September 29, 1994 in Denmark. He is an actor, known for Vikings (2013), The Reunion (2011) and The Islander.
50. Allan Hyde
Actor | True Blood
With an English father and a Danish mother, Allan Hyde was born and raised in Copenhagen, Denmark. Allan began studying acting at the age of 11 and soon after was cast in Cameron Macintosch's production "Les Miserables".
Allan's big breakthrough came when Oscar-winning director Allan Ball reunited a...