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


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1. Mads Mikkelsen

Actor | Hannibal

Mads Mikkelsen is a synonym to the great success the Danish film industry has had 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 to ...

2. Deepika Padukone

Actress | Chennai Express

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...

3. Stephanie Corneliussen

Actress | Mr. Robot

Stephanie Corneliussen was born on April 28, 1987 in Copenhagen, Denmark. She is an actress, known for Mr. Robot (2015), The Rebels (2014) and Legends of Tomorrow (2016).

4. Giancarlo Esposito

Actor | Breaking Bad

Giancarlo Giuseppe Alessandro Esposito was born in Copenhagen, Denmark, to an Italian carpenter/stagehand father from Naples and an opera-singing African-American mother from Alabama. His parents, working in Europe at the time of his birth, settled in Manhattan by the time he was six, and that's ...

5. 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).

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 | 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 teenage years...

8. Kim Bodnia

Actor | Pusher

Kim Bodnia is an actor who was born in Copenhagen. His ancestry is from Poland and Russia.

Kim Bodnia is educated as actor in states of Denmark Copenhagen Theatre school (1988-1991). After a amazing Theatre career as actor and creator of new Danish theatre in Copenhagen, He had His breakthrough as a...

9. Pilou Asbæk

Actor | Ghost in the Shell

Pilou Asbæk graduated from The Danish National School of Performing Arts in 2008. 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 at The ...

10. 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 ...

11. Thure Lindhardt

Actor | Flammen & Citronen

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 ...

12. 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......

13. Iben Hjejle

Actress | High Fidelity

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

14. Anna Karina

Actress | Une femme est une femme

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 "...

15. 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 ...

16. Thomas Vinterberg

Director | Jagten

With Sidste omgang (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 ...

17. 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 ...

18. Joachim Trier

Director | Louder Than Bombs

Joachim Trier is a Norwegian director and writer, born in Copenhagen, Denmark in 1974. Trier is son of Jacob Trier, which was the sound technician of Norway's most popular film ever Flåklypa Grand Prix (1975), and grandson of the important Norwegian filmmaker Erik Løchen. His mother was a ...

19. Evy Norlund

Actress | The Flying Fontaines

Evy Norlund was born on April 3, 1938 in Copenhagen, Denmark. She is an actress, known for The Flying Fontaines (1959), Behind Closed Doors (1958) and Honeymoon on Rhodes (1961). She has been married to James Darren since February 6, 1960. They have two children.

20. 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 ...

21. Susanne Bier

Director | Hævnen

Susanne Bier was born on April 15, 1960 in Copenhagen, Denmark. She is a director and writer, known for In a Better World (2010), After the Wedding (2006) and Brødre (2004). She is married to Jesper Winge Leisner. She was previously married to Philip Zandén.

22. 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 ...

23. 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).

24. 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 ...

25. 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), Sommeren '92 (2015) and Alla Salute! (2011).

26. 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), Kongekabale (2004) and Voksne mennesker (2005).

27. 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), ...

28. 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), Pusher II (2004) and Gud taler ud (2017).

29. 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), Kongekabale (2004) and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009).

30. Kenneth M. Christensen

Actor | Arvingerne

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 ...

31. Heidi Kozak

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. Kim Kold

Actor | 10 timer til Paradis

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 ...

33. 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 En enkelt til Korsør (2008). He was previously married to Signe Skov.

34. 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....

35. Carl Theodor Dreyer

Writer | Gertrud

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 ...

36. 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. ...

37. 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 Eksperimentet (2010), Karlas kabale (2007) and Sekten (1997). She is married to Christoffer Castenskiold. They have one child.

38. Natalie Madueño

Actress | Bedrag

Natalie Madueño was born on November 7, 1987 in Copenhagen, Denmark. She is known for her work on Bedrag (2016), Kriger (2018) and Swinger (2016).

39. Josephine Skriver

Actress | Life + Times: Empire State of Mind

Josephine Skriver is best known for her work as a print campaign and catwalk fashion model. She has been a Victoria's Secret lingerie model since 2013 and became in February 2016 a Victoria's Secret Angel. Skriver has worked the catwalk in over 300 fashion shows since her first full time season in ...

40. Frederikke Dahl Hansen

Actress | Copenhagen

Frederikke Dahl Hansen was born on March 26, 1994 in Copenhagen, Denmark. She is an actress, known for Copenhagen (2014), You & Me Forever (2012) and Frit fald (2011).

41. 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 Forbrydelsen (2007).

42. 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...

43. Sandi Toksvig

Actress | No 73

Sandi Toksvig was born on May 3, 1958 in Copenhagen, Denmark as Sandra Birgitte Toksvig. She is an actress and writer, known for No 73 (1982), Kingdom (2007) and The Big One (1992). She has been married to Debbie since December 10, 2014. They have three children.

44. Lars Brygmann

Actor | Rembrandt

Lars Brygmann was born on February 17, 1957 in Copenhagen, Denmark. He is an actor, known for Rembrandt (2003), Dicte (2012) and Dirch (2011). He has been married to Katrine Brygmann Salomon since 2000.

45. David Sakurai

Actor | Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

David Sakurai was born on July 19, 1979 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 ...

46. 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. ...

47. 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 Dig og mig (2008), Kandidaten (2008) and Midsommer (2003). She has been married to Thomas Levin since August 25, 2007.

48. Ghita Nørby

Actress | Hamsun

Ghita Nørby was born on January 11, 1935 in Copenhagen, Denmark. She is an actress, known for Hamsun (1996), Freud flyttar hemifrån... (1991) and Det som ingen ved (2008). She was previously married to Svend Skipper, Jørgen Reenberg, Dario Campeotto, Henrik Rosing Wiehe and Mogens ...

49. 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 Blinkende lygter (2000), Kongekabale (2004) and Hvordan vi slipper af med de andre (2007).

50. Jean Hersholt

Actor | Greed

If ever there was a Great Dane in Hollywood it was Jean Hersholt - and one of its great hearts as well. He was from a well-known Danish stage and entertainment family that had toured throughout Europe performing with young Jean as an essential cast member. He graduated from the Copenhagen Art ...


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