Biography

Sidse Babett Knudsen (born 22 November 1968) 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 been considered one of the top Danish actresses of her generation. In 2000, she again won both best actress awards for the comedy romance Den Eneste Ene (English title: The One and Only). In 2016, she won the César Award for Best Supporting Actress for the film Courted (L'Hermine). Knudsen has also received award nominations for her roles in Monas Verden (Mona's World) and Efter brylluppet (After the Wedding).

Knudsen achieved international recognition for her leading role as fictional Danish Prime Minister Birgitte Nyborg in the Danish TV series Borgen.

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Sidse Babett Knudsen (born 22 November 1968) 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 been considered one of the top Danish actresses of her generation. In 2000, she again won both best actress awards for the comedy romance Den Eneste Ene (English title: The One and Only). In 2016, she won the César Award for Best Supporting Actress for the film Courted (L'Hermine). Knudsen has also received award nominations for her roles in Monas Verden (Mona's World) and Efter brylluppet (After the Wedding).

Knudsen achieved international recognition for her leading role as fictional Danish Prime Minister Birgitte Nyborg in the Danish TV series Borgen.

Personal Info

Gender Female

Known Credits 39

Birthday 1968-11-22

Place of Birth Copenhagen - Denmark

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

2017 The Eternal Road as Sara
2016 150 Milligrams as Irène Frachon
2016 Inferno as Dr. Elizabeth Sinskey
2016 Westworld(10 episodes) as Theresa Cullen
2016 A Hologram for the King as Hanne
2016 1864: Brødre i krig as Johanne L. Heiberg
2015 Courted as Ditte Lorensen-Coteret
2015 Vitello digs a hole as Mother (voice)
2014 The Duke of Burgundy as Cynthia
2014 1864
2014 1864(8 episodes) as Johanne Louise Heiberg
2014 Speed Walking as Lizzi
2013 The Olsen Gang in Deep Trouble as (voice)
2012 Almost Perfect as Sandra
2010 Borgen(32 episodes) as Birgitte Nyborg
2010 Therapy as Puk
2009 Æblet & Ormen as Sylvia (voice)
2009 Above the Street, Below the Water as Anne
2008 Take the Trash as Lotte
2007 With Your Permission as Bente
2006 Søren Østergaards 'internationale' tivoli varieté
2006 After the Wedding as Helene
2004 Fakiren fra Bilbao as Louise
2004 Bjørno & Bingo as Bingo, The Penguin
2004 Villa Paranoia as Olga Holmgård
2004 Proof(8 episodes)
2003 Dogville: The Pilot as Grace
2003 Old, New, Borrowed and Blue as Katrine
2002 The Boy Who Wanted to Be a Bear as Woman (voice)
2001 Chop Chop as Rita
2001 Mona's World as Mona
2000 Miracle as Mona Pedersen
2000 Max as Sarah 'Max' Engell
1999 The One and Only as Sus
1999 Mifune's Last Song as Bibi
1998 Motello as Julie
1997 Let's Get Lost as Julie
1997 Fanny Farveløs as Mother
1996 Charlot og Charlotte as Helle

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