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


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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. 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 ...

3. Sidse Babett Knudsen

Actress | Borgen

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

4. 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 ...

5. 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. ...

6. 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 ...

7. Nicolas Winding Refn

Writer | Valhalla Rising

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. ...

8. 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 ...

9. 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 ...

10. 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 ...

11. 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...

12. 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), Darkness: Those Who Kill (2019) and The Rain (2018).

13. 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 ...

14. 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' 4" actor first came to attention as one of Thulsa Doom's bodyguards......

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. 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 ...

17. 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 ...

18. 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 ...

19. 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 ...

20. Nikolaj Groth

Actor | Rita

Nikolaj Groth was born on May 3, 1994 in Copenhagen, Denmark. He is an actor, known for Rita (2012), Bare tjue (2016) and Mille (2009).

21. Ellen Hillingsø

Actress | Eksperimentet

Ellen Hillingsø was born on March 9, 1967 in Copenhagen, Denmark as Ellen Gunilla Hillingsø. She is an actress, known for The Experiment (2010), Credo (1997) and Karla's World (2007). She is married to Christoffer Castenskiold. They have one child.

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. 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 Gidseltagningen (2017).

25. 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 ...

26. Johannes Lassen

Actor | Gidseltagningen

Johannes Lassen graduated from The Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts, 2007 in Odense where after he immediately landed very good roles on various theatre stages in Denmark.

He portrayed Wilhelm Dinesen in Ole Bornedal's highly anticipated drama-series "1864" on DR1 in autumn 2014 and a film version...

27. Stine Stengade

Actress | Flammen & Citronen

Stine Stengade was born on June 1, 1972 in Copenhagen, Denmark. She is an actress, known for Flame & Citron (2008), Kira's Reason: A Love Story (2001) and Fear Me Not (2008).

28. Mikael Birkkjær

Actor | Borgen

Mikael Birkkjær was born on September 14, 1958 in Copenhagen, Denmark. He is an actor, known for Borgen (2010), Forbrydelsen (2007) and Aftermath (2004).

29. 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 ...

30. Carsten Bjørnlund

Actor | Arvingerne

Carsten Bjørnlund was born on June 28, 1973 in Copenhagen, Denmark. He is an actor, known for The Legacy (2014), The Thing (2011) and Rita (2012). He was previously married to Signe Skov.

31. 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 Men & Chicken (2015).

32. Rex Leonard

Actor | The Rain

Rex Leonard is a young danish actor known for his comprehensive versatility and captivatingly credible performances.

Rex Leonard (pronounced LEE-O-NART) was born on July 23rd, 1993 - but despite his age, Rex has a uniquely youthful appearance. This gives him an extensive age-playing range, and the ...

33. 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 ...

34. 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 ...

35. 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...

36. 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...

37. Lars Brygmann

Actor | Dicte

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

38. 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 ...

39. Zaki Youssef

Actor | Danmarks sønner

Zaki Youssef was born on July 24, 1979 in Copenhagen, Denmark. He is an actor and writer, known for Sons of Denmark (2019), The Looming Tower (2018) and Rita (2012).

40. 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. ...

41. Jacob Lohmann

Actor | Norskov

Jacob Lohmann was born on February 4, 1974 in Copenhagen, Denmark. He is an actor, known for Norskov (2015), Follow the Money (2016) and A Royal Affair (2012).

42. 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), ...

43. Carl Theodor Dreyer

Writer | La passion de Jeanne d'Arc

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 ...

44. 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 ...

45. 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).

46. 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 Gidseltagningen (2017).

47. 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 ...

48. 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).

49. 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....

50. Masha Lund

Actress | Epic Movie

Masha Lund "Malu" is a celebrity Danish/Russian International Model, TV personality, Creative Designer and Entrepreneur. Masha started modeling at a young age doing major TV commercials for baby food, E*TRADE bank, and IKEA in Denmark and Sweden. After finishing business college in Denmark, she was...


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