An accomplished actress and director, Paprika Steen is renowned for her extensive Danish film and television work. Blonde, beautiful and remarkably prolific, Steen kicked off her screen career in earn...
Featured in "The Celebration," which garnered international attention
Featured in "Open Hearts"
Featured in "Love Is All You Need"
Appeared in "Mifune," the third Dogme production
Starred in "Applause"
An accomplished actress and director, Paprika Steen is renowned for her extensive Danish film and television work. Blonde, beautiful and remarkably prolific, Steen kicked off her screen career in earnest during the mid-1990s, finding recurring TV roles in her homeland. Later in the decade, she became aligned with the naturalistic Dogme 95 film movement, most notably turning up in a featured role in Thomas Vinterberg's barbed drama "The Celebration" (1998). In 2002, Steen solidified her status as a significant Danish screen presence with the dramas "Okay" and "Open Hearts," and, two years later, she made her directorial debut with the lauded tragedy "Aftermath" (2004). She returned to helming duties with the dark comedy "With Your Permission" (2007), and remained busy, notably appearing in the romantic comedy "Love Is All You Need" (2012). Consistently acclaimed for her performances, Steen has garnered the reputation of being the Danish counterpart to Meryl Streep.
Steen is the only actress with roles in all of the initial three Dogme 95 films: "The Idiots," "The Celebration" and "Mifune."
"The whole Dogme thing was also a revolution of getting Danish film back on the map again, so I came from that group: a Brat Pack, Rat Pack, I don’t know what you call it here. We were like a group of actors and directors that were on the same path in many ways, and in some mysterious way we all met and became socially involved, too. We were friends, a lot of us, and a lot of them are still my friends." - from The AV Club, Jan. 21, 2011
"Dogme taught me to think in the now and to dance with the camera. I started to see it as a partner instead of a big strange instrument that controlled me. The camera became my friend." - from The San Francisco Chronicle, April 8, 2012