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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 22 March 1971Copenhagen, Denmark
Height 5' 7¼" (1.71 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Iben Hjejle was born on March 22, 1971 in Copenhagen, Denmark. She is an actress and writer, known for High Fidelity (2000), Mifune (1999) and Defiance (2008). She was previously married to Emil de Waal.

Spouse (1)

Emil de Waal (31 August 1996 - 1999) (divorced) (1 child)

Trivia (19)

Biggest role model is Max von Sydow.
Her name is pronounced 'EE-behn YAY-leh'.
Speaks fluent English.
(2002-2011) Lived with Danish comedian Casper Christensen.
1999: Named as one of European films 'Shooting Stars' by European Film Promotion.
Turned down a chance to audition for a role in The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) because she didn't want to have to travel so much and leave her family behind in Denmark.
Has a son named William from marriage to Emil de Waal.
Dyed her hair black, for her role in Defiance (2008).
Disliked shooting with the rifle she had to use for some scenes in Defiance (2008).
She did not think the first season of Langt fra Las Vegas (2001) was particularly good, but she still took the role of 'Liva' in the second season, because she felt the character was interesting.
Voiced both 'Angie' in Shark Tale (2004) and 'Vanessa Bloome' in Bee Movie (2007) in the Danish dubbed versions, Both roles where voiced by Renée Zellweger in the original English version.
Has worked on 8 five projects with Casper Christensen; Langt fra Las Vegas (2001), The Collector (2004), the Danish dubbed version of Shark Tale (2004), Klovn (2005), The Boss of It All (2006), Journey to Saturn (2008), Live fra Bremen (2009) and Klown (2010).
Had filmed several scenes for Den eneste ene (1999), but neither of them did feature in the final movie.
Daughter in law of Lars Christensen.
Her role in The Escape (2009) was so physically demanding, that she chose to get her own personal trainer to get in shape for the role.
Shares birthday with Lena Olin and Reese Witherspoon.
Was originally cast as the German woman Birgit in the Oscar winning The Constant Gardener (2005) and was signed on. When the film's German financiers discovered that a Dane had been cast as a German, they made sure a German actress, Anneke Kim Sarnau, was cast instead.
Her icon is Charles Chaplin.
Paris, France: Filming her part in _Cheri (2009)_ with 'Michelle Pfieffer' and Kathy Bates. [May 2008]

Personal Quotes (2)

He just phoned me, and asked if I wanted to make a trip to Paris and get in some nice clothes. It's just a bit-part, in which I must come in through the door in a tight purple dress, like a real snake kind of lady and frustrate the two main characters idea. And I was really surprised to discover that the two were main characters were Michelle Pfeiffer and Kathy Bates. But it was incredibly fun to do. [About her role in Chéri (2009).]
It was really fun to work with him. He is really sweet and accessible. Not a smart-ass and namby-pampy. A nice guy. [About working with Daniel Craig.]

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