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CONNIE NIELSEN (Christine) will next be seen in Lars Von Trier's Nymphomaniac, and Sean Hanish's independent feature Return to Zero, with Minnie Driver and Alfred Molina. Nielsen just wrapped shooting on J.C. Khoury's It's All Relative.

In the critically acclaimed and Golden Globe Award-nominated series "Boss," Nielsen played Meredith Kane, the wife of a powerful Chicago mayor, played by Kelsey Grammer. She also appeared in the cable miniseries "Hemingway & Gellhorn," and as Detective Dani Beck in a six-episode arc on "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit." This winter, she will star as the female lead in the "The Following" opposite Kevin Bacon, which airs on FOX.

It was Nielsen's portrayal of Princess Lucilla, opposite Russell Crowe in the Academy Award-winning movie Gladiator, which first garnered her attention.

Her previous film credits include The Hunted, Basic, One Hour Photo, Mission to Mars and The Devil's Advocate. Other notable credits include Lost in Africa, A Shine of Rainbows, Battle in Seattle, The Situation, The Ice Harvest and Return to Sender. She also appeared in Rushmore, as an unmatronly Texas mother; and in Permanent Midnight, as a German heroin junkie.

Offscreen, she founded the Human Needs Project, a water-based clean technology initiative, and created the Road to Freedom Scholarships, which provides private school education for children from Kenya's remote region of Kibera.

From Elling in Jutland, Denmark, Nielsen resides in San Francisco.


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