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. 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 ...

4. 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. ...

5. 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 ...

6. 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 ...

7. 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 ...

8. 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 ...

9. 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).

10. 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 ...

11. 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...

12. 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 ...

13. 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 ...

14. Maria Erwolter

Actress | 1899

Maria Erwolter was born on December 22, 1976 in Copenhagen, Denmark. She is known for her work on The Ritual (2017), Rig 45 (2018) and Pusher II (2004).

With her very special facial features and her unique acting talent, Maria Erwolter is gaining her ground on the Scandinavian and International ...

15. 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 ...

16. 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...

17. 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 Department Q: The Keeper of Lost Causes (2013).

Søren Pilmark (born 16 October 1955) is a Danish actor and director who has ...

18. 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).

19. 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 ...

20. Clara Rugaard

Actress | Love Gets a Room

Clara Rugaard was born on December 5, 1997 in Copenhagen, Denmark. Clara is an actor and producer, known for Love Gets a Room (2021), I Am Mother (2019) and Black Mirror (2011).

21. 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 ...

22. 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 ...

23. Delia Sheppard

The Big Short

Delia Sheppard was born on July 29, 1960 in Copenhagen, Denmark. Delia is an actor, known for The Big Short (2015), Rocky V (1990) and Now You See Me (2013).

24. 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 ...

25. 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.

26. 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 ...

27. 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 ...

28. Eigil Hedegaard

Actor | Vikings: Valhalla

Eigil Hedegaard graduated from The National Danish Filmactors Academy in 2017 and went on working with some of the best acting coaches, and continuing honing his acting skills.

He has also been working on a variety of his own projects, including a graduation in Script Development from the University...

29. 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), Cold Hawaii (2020) and Alla Salute! (2011).

30. 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...

31. Sandi Toksvig

Writer | No 73

The Danish-British star, a long-term member of the union, is a well-known broadcaster, actor, comedian, novelist and producer, familiar to audiences fronting shows including QI, The Great British Bake Off and 15 to 1. Her writing credits span theatre, TV, radio, and she has written more than 20 ...

32. Christian Tafdrup

Director | Speak No Evil

Christian Tafdrup was born on April 8, 1978 in Copenhagen, Denmark. He is an actor and director, known for Speak No Evil (2022), Awakening (2008) and Parents (2016).

33. Jesper Christensen

Actor | Quantum of Solace

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 ...

34. Laura Christensen

Actress | Dig og mig

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

35. 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 ...

36. 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...

37. Vic Carmen Sonne

Actress | Holiday

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

38. 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. ...

39. 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 ...

40. Cecilie Stenspil

Actress | Kollision

Cecilie Stenspil was born on October 22, 1979 in Copenhagen, Denmark. She is an actress, known for Collision (2019), Badehotellet (2013) and The Protectors (2009).

41. Lars Ranthe

Actor | Druk

Lars Ranthe was born on August 26, 1969 in Vesterbro, Copenhagen, Denmark. He is an actor, known for Another Round (2020), Adam's Apples (2005) and A Funny Man (2011). He has been married to Christine Albeck Børge since 1998.

42. 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 ...

43. Elliott Crosset Hove

Actor | Vinterbrødre

Elliott Hove Crosset is a Danish-American actor. Born March 18th 1988, in Copenhagen, Denmark.

He is educated at The Danish National School of Performing Arts, and graduated in 2015.

He is best known for his roles in film and television-series as In the Blood(2016), Winter Brothers(2017), Journal 64(...

44. 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...

45. Nicolas Bro

Actor | Retfærdighedens ryttere

Nicolas Bro was born on March 16, 1972 in Copenhagen, Denmark. He is an actor and assistant director, known for Riders of Justice (2020), Adam's Apples (2005) and Antboy (2013).

46. 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 ...

47. Jaqueline Fleming

Actress | The Quad

Jaqueline Fleming is an Award winning Film and Theatre actress. An African American and Danish beauty who grew up and traveled between Europe, New York, St Louis, Chicago and New Orleans. Jaqueline fell in love with acting at the age of five and performed in theater houses well into her adulthood ...

48. Paprika Steen

Actress | Applaus

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

49. Ghita Nørby

Actress | Hamsun

Ghita Nørby was born on January 11, 1935 in Copenhagen, Denmark. She is an actress and director, known for Hamsun (1996), Freud Leaving Home (1991) and Nøgle hus spejl (2015). She was previously married to Svend Skipper, Jørgen Reenberg, Dario Campeotto, Henrik Rosing Wiehe and Mogens ...

50. Lars Brygmann

Actor | Retfærdighedens ryttere

Lars Brygmann was born on February 17, 1957 in Copenhagen, Denmark. He is an actor, known for Riders of Justice (2020), Dicte (2013) and Rembrandt (2002). He has been married to Katrine Brygmann Salomon since 2000.


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