Birth Place Matching "Copenhagen, Denmark" (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)


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1. 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 ...

2. 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 ...

3. 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 ...

4. 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 ...

5. Deepika Padukone

Actress | Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani

Deepika Padukone, born 5 January 1986 in Copenhagen, Denmark, is an Indian model & 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 advertising...

6. 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. ...

7. 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 price for Best actor ...

8. Kim Bodnia

Actor | Pusher

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 ...

9. Sidse Babett Knudsen

Actress | Borgen

Sidse Babett Knudsen was born on November 22, 1968 in Copenhagen, Denmark. She is an actress, known for Borgen (2010), Westworld (2016) and Inferno (2016).

10. Emilie Ullerup

Actress | Sanctuary

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 ...

11. 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 6' 5" actor first came to attention as one of Thulsa Doom's bodyguards......

12. 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 ...

13. 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 ...

14. Susanne Bier

Director | Hævnen

Though Academy Award®, Golden Globe Award and Emmy Award winning writer and director Susanne Bier's films often play out against a wide-reaching global backdrop, their focus is intimate, carefully exploring the explosive emotions and complexities of familial bonds. This unique combination is part ...

15. Thomas Vinterberg

Director | Jagten

With Last Round (1993) (Last Round), his graduation short from The National Film School of Denmark, he 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. Popular ...

16. Anna Karina

Actress | Pierrot le fou

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 got married and she became famous with the "...

17. 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. ...

18. Allan Hyde

Actor | True Blood

Allan Hyde was born on December 20, 1989 in Copenhagen, Denmark. He is an actor and writer, known for True Blood (2008), Alla Salute! (2011) and Below the Surface (2017).

19. Casper Crump

Actor | Legends of Tomorrow

Casper Frederik Crump born 1977 is a Danish actor, best known for playing Rune in Almost Perfect and Enzo in Helium. Crump is currently playing the immortal villain Vandal Savage in the crossover episodes of the Arrow and The Flash. He is also playing the role in the Legends of Tomorrow. Crump has ...

20. Natalie Madueño

Actress | Bedrag

Natalie Madueño was born on November 7, 1987 in Copenhagen, Denmark. She is known for her work on Follow the Money (2016), In Love and War (2018) and Warrior (2018).

21. Jaqueline Fleming

Actress | The Quad

Jaqueline Fleming aka "JAQ," was born in Copenhagen, Denmark to an African American father and a Danish-German mother. She was raised between New York, St. Louis, and Chicago. After high school, she went on to graduate from Columbia Film School in Chicago where she was a Theatre & Dance Major. ...

22. Delia Sheppard

The Big Short

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).

23. Rie Rasmussen

Actress | Angel-A

Rie Rasmussen was born in Denmark in 1976 to an artist mother and an Economist father. She was raised in the Danish country in an extended family with nine brothers and sisters. She moved to New York at the age of 15 to paint and has continued to travel ever since. She lived in Huntington Beach ...

24. Victoria Carmen Sonne

Actress | Holiday

Victoria Carmen Sonne was born on April 23, 1994 in Copenhagen, Denmark. She is known for her work on Holiday (2018), Winter Brothers (2017) and In the Blood (2016).

25. Jesper Christensen

Actor | Spectre

Born 1948 in central Copenhagen. Lived there ever since. Did 25 years of theatre, - like Alceste in the Misanthropist, Richard in Richard lll (solo), Faust in Faust, Astrov in Vanja, a lot of worried men,- stopped doing it in 1998. Since then only worried men on film. Worked on more than 100 films ...

26. Helena Christensen

Actress | Julefrokosten

As a child Helena Christensen was more interested in becoming a musician, but as fate would have it began modeling at the age of 9. After leaving school, she moved to Paris, France to model for the french magazine 'Elle', and in 1986 she competed in the Miss Universe contest as Miss Denmark, but ...

27. Kim Kold

Actor | Furious 6

Kim Kold is a former football (soccer) goalkeeper, who in 1993 at 27 years of age suffered a serious injury in his Achilles tendon. He was sent to the gym doing rehabilitation training. He took up an interest in bodybuilding and started competing in 1997. He won the Danish National Bodybuilding ...

28. David Sakurai

Actor | Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

David Sakurai was born in Copenhagen, Denmark. At the age of 18, he moved to Japan where he received his theatrical training and honed his skills in the indie film scene in Tokyo.

After relocating back to Denmark in 2008, Sakurai proved himself a strong, versatile actor having been cast in a variety...

29. Paprika Steen

Actress | Applaus

In Okay (2002), director and actress Paprika Steen shows off her multi- faceted acting talent as the loud-mouth control-freak Nete. It is Paprika Steen's first major part for which she has already been nominated for The Best Actress Award from the European Film Academy. The actress has won the ...

30. Nikolaj Arcel

Writer | En kongelig affære

Nikolaj Arcel was born on August 25, 1972 in Copenhagen, Denmark. He is a writer and director, known for A Royal Affair (2012), King's Game (2004) and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009).

31. Heidi Kozak Haddad

Actress | Discord and Harmony

Heidi is a Writer, Producer, Actress, Entrepreneur, and Community Leader. She received a B. F. A. from the USC Theater/Cinema School, where she studied with notable artists such as Anna Deveare Smith and Frank Condon. She has performed in theater in both Los Angeles and New York, including ...

32. Carl Theodor Dreyer

Director | Ordet

The illegitimate son of a Danish farmer and his Swedish housekeeper, Carl Theodor Dreyer was born in Copenhagen on the 3th of February, 1889. He spent his early years in various foster homes before being adopted by the Dreyers at the age of two. Contrary to popular belief (perhaps nourished by the ...

33. Nicolas Bro

Actor | Adams æbler

Nicolas Bro was born on March 16, 1972 in Copenhagen, Denmark. He is an actor and assistant director, known for Adam's Apples (2005), King's Game (2004) and The Killing (2007).

34. Sandi Toksvig

Writer | No 73

Born 3 May 1958 in Copenhagen, Denmark as Sandra Birgitte Toksvig, she is a British-Danish actor, comedian, writer, producer, and activist. Her father, Claus Toksvig, was one of the most important figures in Danish broadcasting. Her mother, Julie Anne Toksvig (née Brett), was British. Her brother ...

35. Joachim Trier

Director | Louder Than Bombs

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 ...

36. Laura Christensen

Actress | Dig og mig

Laura Christensen was born on January 26, 1984 in Copenhagen, Denmark as Laura Elisabeth Christensen. She is an actress and writer, known for Crying for Love (2008), The Candidate (2008) and Midsummer (2003). She has been married to Thomas Levin since August 25, 2007.

37. Lone Scherfig

Director | An Education

Writer/director Lone Scherfig graduated from The National Film School of Denmark in 1984. Her first feature film, THE BIRTHDAY TRIP (1990), was selected for Panorama in Berlin, the New Directors section at MOMA in New York and won the Grand Jury Prix in Rouen. Her next film, ON OUR OWN (1998), ...

38. Sara Forestier

Actress | Le nom des gens

As of her youth, Sara Forestier revealed an artistic temperament, loving to write, to paint, and especially to act. When she was thirteen and half years old, she decided to accompany one of her friends to an audition. She took the audition with brilliance, and her career in the acting started here....

39. Simona Williams

Actress | Drive Angry

Born in Denmark, north of Copenhagen, Simona Levin, a.k.a. Simona Williams, grew up with one big dream -- to become an actress. Beginning her career with modeling at the age of 14, she quickly excelled and became a well known celebrity throughout Denmark. Acting in every school play, and ...

40. Osa Massen

Actress | Rocketship X-M

Osa Massen (born Aase Madsen Iversen) was a newspaper photographer with an ambition to become a film editor. Prolific Danish film director Alice O'Fredericks gave her a role in her film Kidnapped (1935). After only two films in Denmark, she was given a screen test by 20th Century Fox and arrived in...

41. Søren Pilmark

Actor | Blinkende lygter

Søren Pilmark was born on October 16, 1955 in Copenhagen, Denmark as Søren Louis Pilmark. He is an actor and writer, known for Flickering Lights (2000), Downsizing (2017) and King's Game (2004).

42. Lars Ranthe

Actor | Dirch

Lars Ranthe was born on August 26, 1969 in Vesterbro, Copenhagen, Denmark. He is known for his work on A Funny Man (2011), Adam's Apples (2005) and The Hunt (2012). He has been married to Christine Albeck Børge since 1998.

43. Cecilie Stenspil

Actress | Badehotellet

Cecilie Stenspil was born on October 22, 1979 in Copenhagen, Denmark. She is known for her work on Badehotellet (2013), The Protectors (2009) and Long Story Short (2015).

44. Valentina Marie Lomborg

Self | Share Your Scare

Born in Copenhagen, Denmark to a Danish mother and West African father, both of whom were doctors. Her career soon started off at age 1 1/2 as a model for Danish fashion magazine called Femina, in which she graced 3 covers before the age of 2.

By age 6 she was put in a school near Interlaken, ...

45. Jacob Lohmann

Actor | Norskov

Jacob Lohmann was born on February 4, 1974 in Copenhagen, Denmark. He is an actor, known for Norskov (2015), A Royal Affair (2012) and The Guilty (2018).

46. Rebecca Emilie Sattrup

Actress | Skammerens datter

Rebecca Emilie Sattrup was born on November 29, 2001 in Copenhagen, Denmark. She is an actress, known for The Shamer's Daughter (2015), The Shamer's Daughter II: The Serpent Gift (2019) and Aftenshowet (2007).

47. Kenneth M. Christensen

Actor | Den som dræber - Fanget af mørket

Born in 1983, Kenneth M. Christensen has been engaged in multiple Theatre,TV and Featurefilm productions and since his graduation from The Danish National School of Theatre, with roles in the critically acclaimed Danish Broadcasting productions 'The Government' and 'The Bridge'.

Furthermore Kenneth ...

48. Lars Brygmann

Actor | Rembrandt

Lars Brygmann was born on February 17, 1957 in Copenhagen, Denmark. He is an actor, known for Stealing Rembrandt (2003), Dicte: Crime Reporter (2013) and A Funny Man (2011). He has been married to Katrine Brygmann Salomon since 2000.

49. Laura Bro

Actress | En kongelig affære

Since graduating from the Danish National Theatre School in Copenhagen in 2002, Laura has achieved recognition for her work on both stage and screen. Recently she was co-recipient of the Natsværmer (Moth) Award at the Copenhagen Night Film Festival 2005 along with her brother, Nicolas. In 2004, ...

50. Maria Erwolter

Actress | The Ritual

Maria Erwolter was born on December 22, 1976 in Copenhagen, Denmark. She is known for her work on The Ritual (2017), With Blood on My Hands: Pusher II (2004) and Word of God (2017).


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