is no stranger to playing royalty. The Danish actress got her big U.S. break portraying Lucilla, daughter of the emperor, in 2000’s “Gladiator
,” which won the best picture Oscar. And this year she played warrior queen Hippolyta in “Wonder Woman
,” a role she revisits in “Justice League
,” which opens Nov. 17.
Nielsen was born in Denmark, where she began acting while a teenager. Variety first mentioned her on April 5, 1993, when she co-starred with Rutger Hauer
, Eric Roberts
and Karen Allen
in the made-for-tv thriller “Voyage
,” which told the story of two couples alone at sea.
She’s returning to her roots for the Danish television series “Liberty,” based on Jakob Ejersbo
’s novel, which revolves around the lives of two young men in Tanzania and their hopes of emigrating to Europe even as corruption among aid organizations threatens the lives of those in developing nations.
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