NOOMI RAPACE (Simza) gained global acclaim with her riveting
and unnerving portrayal of Lisbeth Salander in the original film adaptations of
Stieg Larsson’s best-selling Millennium Trilogy, beginning with her breakout
performance in Niels Arden Oplev’s “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.” For her
performance in the film, Rapace won several international honors, including
Sweden’s Guldbagge Award for Best Actress. She was also recognized with
nominations for a BAFTA Award, a Critics’ Choice Award and a European Film
Award. She went on to receive praise when she reprised her role in “The Girl Who
Played with Fire” and “The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest.”
Upcoming, Rapace will next be seen starring in Ridley Scott’s highly
anticipated sci-fi thriller “Prometheus,” with Michael Fassbender, Charlize
Theron, Idris Elba and Guy Pearce. The film is slated to open on June 8, 2012.
She is also set to star opposite Colin Farrell in the thriller “Dead Man Down,”
which reunites her with director Niels Arden Oplev.
Earlier in 2011, Rapace starred in Pål Sletaune’s Norwegian thriller “Babycall,”
earning her Best Actress honors at the Rome Film Festival for her performance as
a young mother who believes she has overheard a murder. In 2010, she starred in
Pernilla August’s award-winning directorial debut, “Beyond,” (“Svinalägorna”),
for which she earned another Guldbagge Award nomination.
Born in Sweden, Rapace began her acting career at the age of seven, in
Iceland’s “In the Shadow of the Raven.” She went on to appear in more than 20
film and television projects. In 2007, she made her mark on the big screen with
a critically acclaimed performance in the starring role of the Danish film